ARTICLES RELATING TO CELLPHONES

Standard Bank has been banned from selling data plans using an ‘ambiguous’ advertisement with 'complicated mathematical reasoning'

2019-10-15 12:12

An advertising regulator says the complex math needed to understand Standard Bank's data prices could confused buyers.

Changed your cell number? Your insurer may refuse to pay out if your phone gets stolen

2019-05-21 16:38

Cellphone-related complaints against insurers are on the increase, new numbers show.

South Africans are figuring out how to use Vodacom’s data promotions – and it is costing the company big

2019-01-24 11:17

Vodacom's customers are using a lot more data, its latest figures show – but paying almost exactly as much as they did before. And that is starting to hurt.

Telkom is seeing massive growth in cellphone subscribers – and it keeps making more money out of them

2018-11-13 09:13

Telkom increased its mobile subscribers by more than half again in its last six months, but in contrast to long-held wisdom, its average revenue from each of those customers is increasing.

Apple's new iOS update probably won't break your repaired iPhone – but you should wait before updating anyway

2018-04-18 10:18

iPhone 8 users reported broken screens after Apple’s latest iOS 11.3 software update.

Estate duty, luxury goods tax to rise

2018-02-21 14:37

Wealthier South Africans are set to contribute more to the national purse, after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced an increase in estate duty and higher excise taxes on luxury goods.

5 data-saving hacks every South African should know

2017-08-22 14:40

Whether it's on your phone or your home Wi-Fi network, data doesn’t come cheap (especially when it mysteriously disappears from your account...). Let’s look at what munches your megs – and what you can do about it.

Are you addicted to your phone?

2017-07-04 09:01

Many smartphone owners have trouble disconnecting from the internet, obsessively checking and re-checking their devices. As a result, people are opting for digital detoxes in order to reconnect with the real world.

Global advertising spend - the winners and losers

2016-09-11 16:47

Digital advertising spend, which is driven by cellphones, online video, social media and programmatic, is significantly outpacing the growth of all other media.

Why networks are becoming ‘just data pipes’

2015-11-27 14:53

A Fin24 user has explained why he thinks networks are just becoming all about the data.

 

If you own a Huawei phone in South Africa, here is everything you need to know about the Google crisis

2019-05-22 15:00

Licensing restrictions imposed by the USA saw Google suspend its business relationship with Huawei – and even after the US issued a temporary licence, questions remain about the future of Android, the Google Play Store, and apps such as Google Maps on Huawei smartphones.

A little panic in Polokwane but mostly calm in PE: here’s how South African customers are reacting to Huawei’s trouble

2019-05-21 16:38

Cellphone stores throughout South Africa have seen little customer reaction to Huawei's potential future troubles – so far. But not all of them are ordering lots of P30s either.

A British restaurant chain is asking diners to hand in their phones to 'celebrate family time,' and Twitter isn't having it

2018-12-01 21:06

Frankie & Benny's is asking diners to surrender their phones in a bid to 'celebrate family time,' but people are not loving it.

The troubling gap between girls and boys who own cellphones around the world revealed

2018-10-18 16:50

Studies reveal more boys have access to mobile technology than girls across the globe.

Screen time and your kids: how much is too much?

2018-03-28 15:57

If you haven’t done it with your own child, you’ve probably seen another parent do it. In a restaurant, in a waiting room, maybe even in church.

Personal cellphones banned in West Wing

2018-01-04 17:00

The White House has announced that its staff and visitors will no longer be allowed to use personal cellphones in the West Wing, the nerve centre of the American executive branch.

Technology and justice

2017-08-02 12:52

Camera and cellphone footage have provided solid evidence of various police shootings in the US which resulted in black members of the public being killed. But can tech really help bring the guilty to book?

Vodacom goes on Safari

2017-05-25 11:20

The mobile communications company plans to buy a significant stake in Kenyan mobile player Safaricom, which will make East Africa a much stronger hub for Vodacom.

How mobile phones are disrupting teaching and learning in Africa

2016-05-23 11:46

Gina Porter tells us why cellphones in school are not always a good thing.

Consumers shower and sleep with smartphones

2015-07-29 14:21

One in six smartphone users said they used their phones while showering, and more than half said they would reach for the smartphone before saving their cat in the event of a fire.

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