As smartphone screens go ever-larger, some expect a backlash and a return to poky displays. But there is a powerful force behind the trend.
The main focus at the Mobile World Congress was on big names like Samsung, Sony and Nokia but smaller and lesser known brands also made a splash.
This week, Pravin Gordhan does a balancing act, an Oscar Pistorius TV channel is launched and Uganda criminalises gay sex.
Samsung's "Unpacked" event in Barcelona has delivered not only the new Galaxy S5 and Gear products, but also the promise of a new device ecosystem.
Sony Mobile has unveiled a large-screen 6" smartphone, the Xperia T2 Ultra, targeted at emerging markets, including Africa.
Samsung Electronics expects to supply half of the smartphones sold in Africa this year and hopes to double sales on the continent in 2014.
Rumours are swirling that both Apple and Samsung are working on a new gadget: the smartwatch. But does the world really need - or want - these gizmos?
The once high-tech tool of world leaders and the financial elite has lost its cutting-edge reputation, aspirational appeal and its customers.
On Weekend 101 this week, Mandla and Makaziwe Mandela battle in court, Egyptians overthrow their president; and where the hell is Edward Snowden?
An initiative to give boys a chance to be coached at Chelsea has shown how sponsorship can go beyond return on investment, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
Samsung has tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that will eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.
The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released in April and for once "around the world" means South Africa, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV this week, it will be easy to forget the massive presence of the company’s other devices.
Personal technology is now a fully fledged cultural force, and it will only become more powerful, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Apple shares have extended their losses, ending a miserable week for the tech giant as it surrendered its position as the world's biggest company.
From high-end smartphones to feature phones, Arthur Goldstuck declares his choice for the best phones of 2012.
A US judge has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung's smartphones.
The first decline in personal computer sales in a decade has prompted analysts to ask whether tablets will kill the PC, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Samsung says it will add the iPhone 5 to a series of lawsuits over Apple equipment in the US, alleging that it infringes a series of patents.
It's the naysayers vs the sales figures, features vs functionality and everyone else vs Apple. Alistair Fairweather unpacks the new iPhone 5.