Microsoft unveils new surface pro device to combat sales dip

2017-05-23 17:54

Microsoft has unveiled a new version of its Surface Pro tablet and laptop combination device with more powerful chips and better battery life, after declining sales.

App usage soars as smartphones take hold

2016-01-05 16:46

A survey has found that global app usage on mobile devices jumped 58% last year, cooling slightly from 76% growth in 2014.

Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping

2015-11-26 09:48

Online shoppers are set too opt for smartphones over tablets and desktops this holiday season, according to a big data tool.

How to secure your smartphone and tablet data

2015-03-18 12:30

Creating a backup is critical in case of theft or system failure of your device, says an expert.

More Gauteng schools to get tablet tech

2015-02-23 15:17

Six more Gauteng schools are planned to go paperless, says Premier David Makhura.

Microsoft lifts lid on Nextbook tablets for SA

2014-11-10 16:01

Software giant Microsoft has launched its awaited low-cost tablets for the SA market, but the device sports no SIM card slots.

Samsung launches tablets in iPad challenge

2014-06-13 16:11

Samsung has begun selling a new line of high-end tablet computers that aim directly at the market-leading Apple iPad.

China unveils first tablet

2014-05-15 14:21

Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to challenge Samsung and Apple.

PCs to lose more ground to tablets

2014-03-28 09:12

Sales of traditional computers will lose more ground in 2014 to tablets and other mobile devices, a market tracker says.

Apple unveils revamped iPads to beat back rivals

2013-10-23 08:38

Apple has unveiled the iPad Air, a slimmer version of its top-selling full-size tablet, and a revamped iPad Mini.


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.

Kiddie tablets 'grow up' as competition grows

2015-12-26 16:44

Kids tablet makers shift to more mature, higher-end products as competition increases

Apple ups hiring, but faces obstacles

2015-09-08 12:47

Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programmes and posting dozens of job listings.

Tablets need to stop ‘being so boring’

2015-03-04 08:27

Slowing tablet sales can be curbed by launching more interesting devices, says an expert at the mobile conference in Barcelona.

Longer product life-cycles slow global tablet sales

2014-11-30 09:30

Headwinds face the global tablet computer market which is forecast to experience slowing growth of 7.2% in 2014, down from 52.5% last year according to researchers.

Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

2014-10-22 13:26

If Anick Jesdanun has ever seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, he's probably made fun of you, but the new iPad Air 2 has changed his mind.

Smartphones, tablets driving retail growth

2014-05-30 18:00

Smartphones and tablet computers are expected to boost online retail sales in the Asia-Pacific region to more than $400bn a year by 2018.

Global tablet sales freeze up

2014-05-02 11:31

The world market for tablet computers went into hibernation in early 2014, ending a long run of sizzling growth, a survey shows.

Toddlers using smartphones

2013-10-29 08:06

In America the craze for tablets and smartphones is spreading to ever younger users.

Apple expected to rev up iPad line

2013-10-21 09:35

Apple is expected to rev up its iPad lineas the tablet market heats up with competition from devices powered by software from Google and Microsoft.

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