From sad faces to a "smiling pile of poo", Alistair Fairweather looks at how these symbols have seeped into every form of textual communication.
Social media, games and fitness dominate the app stores of three of the major smartphone platforms in South Africa, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
Amazon says it will take its chances in the smartphone market despite the poor ratings of its Fire phone, but can it survive among the other big boys?
Forget freezing eggs – firms should welcome pregnancy as a chance to invest in its staff.
Apple has released a special tool that lets users remove U2's new album, 'Songs of Innocence' from their collections.
Archaic methods of payment make way for the new with Apple Pay, writes Alistair Fairweather.
We're taking Weekend 101 to new levels - basement level. We reveal agent Thuli, LOL at Kebby Maphatsoe, drool over Apple and take back the elevator.
Along with larger phones, Apple has launched a multi-purpose watch - which marks the company's first innovation since Steve Jobs's death.
Apple's new product rollout - including the Apple Watch - could see consumers pulling the plug on charging cords.
The starlets who had their privacy invaded by hackers did not deserve it, but they could have prevented it, writes Alistair Fairweather.
A new update to iTunes U now includes tools that lets teachers and students build and experience educational content on iPads.
Dr Dre's Beats has caught Apple's eye for $3-billion and the rapper and high school drop-out is laughing all the way to the bank.
From Apple Magic Mouse and the Polar Loop fitness band, to the Seagate 6TB V4 hard drive, here are this week's top gadget choices.
Apple is building a team of medical technology executives, offering a hint of what its planning for its new wearable technology.
The iPad 4 with retina display will be Apple's new entry-level tablet in South Africa.
Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial have secured a meeting with Apple officials in the US over accessing evidence on his locked iPhone.
An appeals court has ruled that Apple did not use patented technology owned by Google unit Motorola Mobility in making its iPhones.
Google's latest app Wallet has represented a challenge to the Passbook program that Apple built into the iPhone's operating system.
Once a company renowned for breaking new ground, Apple is turning into a typical American corporation, writes Aditya Chakrabortty.