ARTICLES RELATING TO SMART PHONES

It will take 18 days of work for the average South African to buy the new iPhone

2019-09-22 11:21

Just as local tech fanatics are gearing up for the arrival of the new iPhone 11 Pro, a global analysis has revealed that it would take almost 18 days for the average South African to save up to buy the phone.

IPhone XS buyers undeterred by higher prices, few upgrades

2018-09-22 15:06

The iPhone XS is as much as $200 more expensive than last year’s already pricey iPhone X. But that means little to the Apple faithful or those seeking to upgrade their older iPhone.

You don't have to pay up to R15 000 for a banging smartphone

2018-06-24 12:06

Budget-friendly options that offer more than you think.

Will we get a smiling poop emoji... ?

2017-12-29 19:09

Will we get a smiling poop emoji? Well, there's a process to follow.

REVIEW: The Nokia 8 is made for video blogging

2017-09-27 06:30

Mobile device manufacturer, Nokia has burst onto the industry scene once gain in efforts to regain its former glory.

Shocker: R25 000 data bill from Vodacom

2016-11-22 20:45

If I knew data would be the new gold I would have built myself an empire, says a Vodacom client who was shocked to get a R25 000 bill.

Samsung unveils virtual reality headset

2014-09-03 17:30

Samsung has launched a wireless headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet, which allows users to watch videos and play games in a virtual reality setting.

BlackBerry unveils Amazon Appstore deal

2014-06-18 20:25

Blackberry has announced that it is partnering with the Amazon Appstore for the launch of Blackberry 10.3 operating system.

BlackBerry sells Canadian properties

2014-05-05 17:45

BlackBerry has announced the sale of most of its Canadian properties for $278m to San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Spear Street.

Automakers tap smartphone technology

2014-03-03 16:45

Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in austerity-scarred Europe.

 

Med students' smartphones riddled with bacteria and germs

2019-07-04 18:00

According to a new study, the possibility of disseminating pathogenic bacteria through cellphones is 'frightening'.

Here's how your phone's affecting your health

2018-08-24 11:34

We tap, we text, we scroll, we snap – most of us couldn’t live without our smartphones. But all that screen time could be taking a toll on our health

Here’s what smartphones might be doing to your teen

2018-01-25 13:04

An expert says that teens should aim to spend no more than two hours a day on digital media.

Apple iPhone X reportedly facing delays due to 3-D sensors

2017-09-27 19:51

Apple is facing production delays to its top-of-the-line iPhone X due to problems with the 3-D sensor manufacturing process, according to a series of news reports.

MUST READ: The little emoji glossary

2016-12-18 16:49

Emoji have exploded from 176 original designs to around 1 800 and counting, as the little symbols conquer the world. Here are a few things to know.

Data disaster: A cell phone bill of R20 000

2016-01-10 16:47

The South African National Consumer Union is urging consumers to be aware of their smart phone charges after receiving complaints from users with bills running over R20 000.

BlackBerry goes aggressive with SA launch of Z3 smartphone

2014-07-04 08:20

BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in South Africa and signalled its intention to fight for increased market share with a competitive price.

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T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerrys in US

2014-04-02 20:00

Struggling Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry says it will not renew an accord allowing T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

Upstarts challenge Google's Android

2014-02-25 14:41

A small band of upstarts is chipping away at Google's mighty Android, hoping one day to overthrow the system that runs eight in 10 smartphones sold worldwide.

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