ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE

Telkom added 4.5 million users by piggybacking on the competition – and selling data for R50 less per gig than Vodacom

2019-05-27 10:31

Mobile now accounts for 25.7% of Telkom’s overall revenue, compared to 3.2% in 2013.

A new, free 'Minecraft' game was just revealed, and it takes major cues from the wildly popular 'Pokémon Go' phenomenon

2019-05-18 14:53

Like "Pokémon Go" before it, "Minecraft Earth" is a free-to-play, smartphone-only game that's intended to get players exploring the world around them.

Mobile political campaigns 'alienate, frustrate' SA voters, says new study

2019-05-09 13:04

Mobile political campaigns could be useful in informing voters on parties, but could also be alienating and frustrating them, says a researcher.

Microsoft just teased a futuristic new way to play 'Minecraft'

2019-05-07 15:02

What if the line between reality and "Minecraft" didn't exist? Microsoft aims to answer that question with a new tease.

Mobile operators, govt must step up to reduce data prices, fast – competition watchdog

2019-04-26 07:00

The Competition Commission has called for immediate relief on data pricing, among other things, following an inquiry into the data services market.

Vodacom, MTN shares fall after Competition Commission finds data too expensive

2019-04-24 16:13

Vodacom and MTN shares fell after one of the competition regulators ruled that the mobile-phone companies overcharge customers for data – particularly those with lower incomes.

There's now a version of the Bible that uses only Bitmoji, and it's arrived just in time for Easter and Passover

2019-04-20 18:19

Love religious scripture but don't love all that arcane language? The Bitmoji Bible is here to help.

How Huawei restructuring impacts customers in Africa

2019-04-09 10:30

The group informed customers in certain regions of the world, including Africa, that organisational changes within the group means several of its mobile services will be transferred on April 30, 2019 from Huawei Device to Aspiegel.

China backs Huawei not to be 'silent lamb' in US legal fight

2019-03-08 18:07

China threw its weight behind Huawei's legal battle against the United States on Friday, saying the telecom giant will not be a "silent lamb to the slaughter" and vowing to defend the rights of Chinese companies.

Forget about 'Super Mario Bros' — Nintendo's most important franchise is one you might not expect

2019-03-07 13:20

Sorry, Donkey Kong — the most important Nintendo franchise is actually "Mario Kart."

 

There's a wild conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and it just won’t go away

2019-05-19 16:10

There's a belief that Facebook is listening through your phone and then serving ads based on your life. But evidence suggests this is not true.

Meet the shadowy security firm from Israel whose technology is believed to be at the heart of the massive WhatsApp hack

2019-05-14 21:27

The NSO Group's "Pegasus" software is believed to be at the heart of a major new spyware attack that affects billions of people.

Apple just released a free iPhone game based on Warren Buffett

2019-05-07 17:24

Warren Buffett owns a huge amount of Apple shares. Apple apparently loves him for it, and just released a game dedicated to the legendary investor.

5G conference warns on security as Huawei controversy rages

2019-05-04 11:03

Experts called on 5G providers Friday to heed supply chain security in light of concerns about technology providers such as China's Huawei, recently banned by the US government.

SA data prices high, anti-poor and lack transparency, Competition Commission finds

2019-04-24 21:57

SA's mobile data prices are much higher than many other countries across the globe and the rest of Africa, and MTN and Vodacom charge domestic consumers much more than they do in other countries, the Competition Commission has found.

Samsung's wildly ambitious folding phone is a disaster for the smartphone giant — here's what happened

2019-04-23 06:14

In the span of a few days, Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone went from promising concept to public relations nightmare.

Nintendo and Xbox have an increasingly close relationship — and there's a simple reason for that

2019-04-11 17:02

Nintendo and Microsoft have teamed up repeatedly in recent years, and there are no signs of that slowing down.

MTN plans Nigeria IPO once $2bn tax case is resolved

2019-03-13 20:23

MTN Group plans to push ahead with an initial public offering of its Nigerian unit once Africa’s biggest wireless carrier resolves a $2bn tax dispute in the country.

Starting now, you can finally play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone

2019-03-08 07:51

Over five years later, Apple's iOS devices are finally getting Remote Play support on the PlayStation 4.

MTN sells Botswana unit as start of R15bn asset sales

2019-03-07 09:02

MTN Group has announced the disposal of its share in a Botswana joint venture, as Africa’s biggest wireless carrier by revenue kicks off a drive to raise at least R15bn from asset sales and strengthen the balance sheet.

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