ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONES

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

2017-03-02 15:08

Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

How mobile innovation can cut the cost of workplace training

2017-01-24 16:06

Mobile learning can reduce the cost of training substantially, making workforce education far more accessible to businesses in South Africa, says an expert.

Why SA smartphone brand AG Mobile was liquidated

2017-01-16 12:23

The founder of a local smartphone brand that has gone bust has blamed a weak rand and "high demand" of the product for the company’s liquidation.

Nokia launches smarter device after 'dumb phone' release

2017-01-09 12:05

Nokia has announced the release of its first smartphone through the HMD Group – the new home of Nokia phones.

#Dataisfalling, says independent economist

2016-12-29 15:04

Over time, the real price of data has been falling, network speeds have increased, and subscriber numbers have rocketed, writes Luke Muller.

No more cheap gadgets as Orange shuts down SA store

2016-12-01 10:24

French telecommunications company Orange Group has pulled the plug on its South African phone sales operation, just before the festive season has started in full swing.

Could 100 new Pokémon keep users playing?

2016-11-10 16:35

Pokémon Go creators have hinted at new and hidden features within the smash-hit app which has since seen an over decrease in users - in possible attempts to keep interest in the game.

Why Africa is ‘crucial’ to Huawei’s smartphone ambitions

2016-11-06 11:06

Africa is a crucial region for Chinese phone maker Huawei's future growth strategy, says a top executive at the company.

Lawsuit seeks to block NY ban on 'ballot selfies'

2016-10-28 07:25

A federal lawsuit is challenging a New York state law that makes it a misdemeanour to show a marked election ballot to others.

US Elections: Posting a ballot selfie?

2016-10-24 08:52

If you're a US voter thinking of snapping a picture of your ballot and posting it online, you'd best check the law first.

 

5 conditions you can manage with your smartphone

2017-02-20 15:08

Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to nifty add-ons and apps.

Here's why your future smartphone could be bendable

2017-01-18 13:39

Smartphones have evolved to replace digital cameras, video and voice recorders. But they could soon also replace laptops, judging by patents that have been filed of late.

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung boss

2017-01-16 09:44

Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to arrest Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee for allegations including bribery and embezzlement.

Huawei vows to shake up business for tougher 2017

2016-12-30 09:14

Huawei pledged to overhaul its culture and re-think the way it conducts business, expecting global uncertainty to mount in 2017 after sales growth slowed.

Smartphone-obsessed Finns top in screen time

2016-12-27 14:31

Finland is in a class of its own when it comes to internet usage on smartphones and tablets, thanks to cheap subscription plans.

Made in SA mobile set to launch

2016-11-13 06:00

A young entrepreneur from rural Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga is breaking new ground after inventing and designing his own range of smartphones and tablets, called T-Touch mobile.

Samsung: 85% of US Note 7 phones replaced

2016-11-07 11:06

Samsung Electronics said about 85% of its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US have been replaced.

Huawei eyes doubling its SA smartphone market share

2016-11-02 13:11

Huawei’s current market share in South Africa is between 10% and 13% but it wants to reach the 20% mark, according to a local company spokesperson.

Doing more work from a smartphone? You're not alone in SA

2016-10-25 11:44

South African office workers spend nearly an hour a day working on their mobile devices despite having access to more powerful computers, says a survey.

Here's why any smartphone battery can explode

2016-10-21 13:38

Samsung’s Note 7 phablet has become synonymous with exploding batteries, but other smartphone brands risk facing the same problem amid a race for faster charging times.

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