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Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children

2018-01-08 19:32

Two large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children.

Apple says sorry for secretly slowing older iPhones

2017-12-29 12:33

Apple has apologised for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.

Apple admits it deliberately slows iPhones as batteries age

2017-12-22 12:51

Apple has confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected - that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age.

Qualcomm launches powerful chipset for 2018 smartphones

2017-12-09 12:15

Chipset-maker Qualcomm has announced the launch of its new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, set to power many of the high-end smartphones to be released in 2018.

REVIEWED: How does the iPhone 8 differ from the iPhone 7?

2017-11-03 06:00

Fin24 was given the chance to test the iPhone 8.

Internet key to media and entertainment growth

2017-09-24 06:00

The internet is set to be a key growth driver in media and entertainment for the next four years.

8 ways you’re hurting your smartphone

2017-09-20 15:42

Take these steps to help ensure you don’t cause undue damage to your mobile device.

Sri Lanka train deaths prompt selfie crackdown

2017-06-13 18:02

Sri Lankan railway authorities have announced a crackdown on selfies after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died while snapping themselves on a coastal track.

Stellenbosch women students start WhatsApp safety groups

2017-05-31 16:56

More than 3 000 Stellenbosch University women students are now in contact with each other via WhatsApp.

Huawei closing gap on Samsung, Apple in smartphone market

2017-04-28 09:08

Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017, while Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, says a market tracker.

 

Apple's battery blunder big blow for iPhone sales

2018-01-04 08:23

Apple's offer to replace iPhone batteries cheaply may cut sales of new handsets by millions of units this year, according to Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz.

The best smartphones to get this festive season

2017-12-22 15:35

South Africans love smartphones. In fact, it’s estimated that 18.5-million of us own one. And as the cost of both devices and data continue to fall, demand will keep growing.

Top 10 countdown to the best phones of 2017

2017-12-12 07:43

This year was one of the most exciting for phones, with the launch of surprise devices building on the best features of previous smartphone models and a nostalgic nod to the past.

Free smartphone offer 'won't compromise your data'

2017-11-10 07:06

User information will be kept safe, promises a retailer which is giving away smartphones as part of a programme to disrupt the traditional mobile business model.

iPhone disappointment hammers suppliers

2017-09-25 06:42

Apple iPhone 8 pre-orders are "substantially lower" than iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 levels, says an analyst.

Google buys HTC talent for $1.1bn to spur devices push

2017-09-21 14:36

Google has agreed to buy part of HTC’s engineering and design teams for $1.1bn, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone.

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

2017-09-01 16:04

New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp focus.

REVEALED: Where Apple's New iPhone falls short

2017-06-09 19:01

Apple’s newest iPhones, which is set to go on sale later this year, lacks the technology to match the data speeds of rivals' smartphones, according to sources.

Apple's dilemma: what to do with $256bn cash pile

2017-05-04 21:57

It is a sign of Apple's success but also a thorny problem: its cash stockpile has hit a staggering $256.8bn, sparking debate on what do with such massive reserves.

Phone app nabs Coachella festival cell phone thief

2017-04-19 12:08

A thief who made off with cell phones belonging to more than 100 people at the Coachella music festival in California may want to consider a new line of work.

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