ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONES

SA men have less sex than global average

2014-10-17 10:56

According to a survey, South African men are having sex on average 52 times a year – far less than the average for the rest of the world.

BlackBerry launches square Passport

2014-09-24 16:54

BlackBerry has launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport as it embarks on its long turnaround push.

New app that helps the blind see

2014-09-21 12:20

A new app that allows blind people to listen to an audio readback of printed text is receiving rave reviews and is being heralded as a life-changer by many.

Die-hard fans say why Nokia's the best

2014-09-19 12:00

Fin24 has received a string of emails from users declaring their unflinching support for Nokia, despite Microsoft's takeover of the brand.

Apple sees record demand for new iPhones

2014-09-15 15:39

Apple has received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, but customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions, the company says.

Apple shares jump on Watch reveal

2014-09-09 20:48

Apple shares have moved sharply higher, moving on heavy volume as the company unveiled a new smartwatch.

iPhone 6 Plus $100 more than iPhone 6

2014-09-09 19:58

Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller says the new iPhone devices will be available in at least 115 countries by the end of the year.

Apple set to make billions off new gadgets

2014-09-09 17:43

Apple is expected to unveil a smartwatch, its first new device in four years, in a gala event that may also mark its long-awaited entry into the mobile payments sphere.

US market anxious ahead of big Apple event

2014-09-09 16:48

US stocks have fallen in early trade after Home Depot disclosed that hackers infiltrated its payment system and ahead of Apple's launch event.

Z3, G3 - who will wear the crown?

2014-09-09 15:46

The LG G3 has been touted as contender for 2014 Phone of the Year, but the Sony Z3 shouldn't be discarded, according to user choices.

Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?

2014-09-08 21:55

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerise the masses.

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Battery life!

2014-08-21 07:24

Battery life is the last frontier for smartphone evolution, says Arthur Goldstuck.

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New Note 'just a white elephant'

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphones boast of their functionality over older models, but for Reshigan Moodley, his Samsung Note was less useful than a notebook.

Frustration as Nokia Lumia acts up

2014-08-08 13:03

Smartphones can be temperamental when they decide to act up. Fin24 users share their nightmare stories of breakdowns and the often poor after sales service.

Misstep for MTN Steppa

2014-08-08 13:01

South Africans have come out in support of a Fin24 user who has had problems in trying to get his smartphone repaired with stories of their own.

Chinese smartphone makers top in sales

2014-08-01 10:36

Chinese smartphone makers have racked up big gains as the global market for internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter.

Massive smartphone shift

2014-07-30 07:38

SA’s largest mobile retailer shows some startling numbers, says Arthur Goldstuck.

SA men have less sex than global average

2014-07-22 12:06
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According to a survey, South African men are having sex on average 52 times a year – far less than the average for the rest of the world.

Nokia X phones die from identity lack

2014-07-18 17:11

The Nokia X phones, which have been discontinued by Microsoft, blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.

Apple, IBM team up on mobile for business

2014-07-16 11:45

Historic rivals Apple and IBM have joined forces to win over business customers by offering iPhones and iPads especially tailored to the corporate world.

Naver goes global with messaging app

2014-07-08 16:00

The founder of Naver is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a messaging app developed to overcome communications wiped out after the 2011 tsunami.

Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk

2014-06-05 09:03

Amazon.com has revived speculation about its next major product, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to tease about a "launch event".

New Samsung phone a break from Android

2014-06-02 10:09

Samsung has announced the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform.

Tablet sales losing steam, survey shows

2014-05-29 19:23

Global sales of tablet computers are likely to slow this year, hurt in part by saturation and adoption of large-screen smartphones, a market tracker says.

 

BlackBerry Passport in SA before Christmas

2014-10-15 13:00

BlackBerry will release its new smartphone in South Africa within the next few weeks, the company has announced.

iPhone weekend sales top record 10 million

2014-09-22 17:44

Apple has broken its sales record for an opening weekend of a new iPhone model, delivering 10 million in the first three days and boasting it could have sold more.

SA market needs Nokia to stay - No1 fan

2014-09-19 12:20

A Fin24 user says it will be a great shame to see Nokia dwindle, because it has great offerings at reasonable prices.

Nokia, feature phones and Africa

2014-09-16 07:35

Since Microsoft's takeover of Nokia, it's been a roller-coaster ride for brand loyalists.

Smartwatch steals show at Apple launch

2014-09-09 23:06

For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones had to play second fiddle as the firm launched its first major new product since the iPad's debut in 2010.

Watch Apple's move into the next chapter

2014-09-09 20:31

Apple has unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch, venturing into its first new market in several years with a wearable device tethered to the iPhone.

Apple wows with larger iPhones

2014-09-09 19:36

Apple has unveiled two new iPhones with sharper and larger displays, confirming speculation it will move into a market segment dominated by arch-rival Samsung. .

Apple eyes future course with new devices

2014-09-09 17:14

Tech trend-setter Apple is charting its future course amid expectations for big-screen iPhones and an iWatch which could shake up the world of wearable computing.

Apple launch - as it happened

2014-09-09 16:33

Apple has wowed the market with the launch of two new iPhones, a smartwatch and a new mobile wallet.

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Arthur Goldstuck looks at the magic of arithmetic on the LG G3 and discusses its prospects.

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P7 boasts best selfie camera

2014-09-02 07:20

Arthur Goldstuck takes a look at the superlative Ascend P7's outstanding features.

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Can the Z3 save BlackBerry?

2014-08-26 07:00

BlackBerry use in SA is falling rapidly as the market embraces Android smartphones from Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Alcatel, LG and HTC. Arthur Goldstuck discusses.

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Most smartphones don't last even a working day, and are dead within eight hours. Arthur Goldstuck looks at the options.

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Bad BlackBerry leaves man bamboozled

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphone problems are not only limited to Android devices, as Jamie Wood discovered with his BlackBerry.

Sony budget smartphone somehow less smart

2014-08-08 13:03

Sony makes a range of smartphones for multiple markets, and Louis Ash had an issue with the Xperia V.

MTN eyes e-commerce to grow revenue

2014-08-07 14:15

Africa’s largest cellphone group is betting on rising smartphone usage to spur online shopping in the continent as part of its plans to diversify revenue streams.

Smartphone flaws put users at risk

2014-07-31 17:10

Security researchers have revealed two separate threats they say could put up to 90% of the world's two billion smartphones at risk.

SA men have less sex than global average

2014-07-23 16:05

According to a survey, South African men are having sex on average 52 times a year – far less than the average for the rest of the world.

Smartphones waste time

2014-07-21 09:32

Smartphones even eat into restaurant time. How? Mandi Smallhorne elaborates.

Pope demands justice for Argentina terror attack

2014-07-18 12:49

Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using an amateur Smartphone video message, recorded on the fly by a visiting friend.

Alcatel turns heads

2014-07-16 06:56

Alcatel's new offerings compete on design as well as price, says Arthur Goldstuck.

BlackBerry's new messaging security

2014-06-17 13:22

BlackBerry has announced the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs.

Mobile revolution sweeps Sub-Saharan Africa

2014-06-04 17:27

Mobile internet usage is expected to increase at twice the global rate in five years in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report.

Smartphones, tablets driving retail growth

2014-05-30 18:00

Smartphones and tablet computers are expected to boost online retail sales in the Asia-Pacific region to more than $400bn a year by 2018.

Smartphone market still growing

2014-05-29 10:03

Global smartphone sales will jump 23% this year to more than 1.2 billion units, fueled by growth of low-cost handsets in emerging markets.

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