smartphones

 
Italy fines Apple and Samsung
Italy fines Apple and Samsung
Italy’s competition authority has fined Apple and Samsung €10-million and €5-million respectively for the so-called “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones....
Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall
Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday its second-quarter net profit dipped slightly from a year earlier, with a fall in smartphone sales mitigated by...
SA smartphones hammered as sales decline after festive season
SA smartphones hammered as sales decline after festive season
South Africa's mobile market has taken a hit as smartphone sales decline after the festive shopping season, says an industry tracker.
Sticks and stones and smartphones
Sticks and stones and smartphones
Technology is ubiquitous in the 21st century. Children as young as eight have access to smartphones and 18-month-olds are using iPads.
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
It’s remarkably common for classes to be disrupted by teachers answering their cellphones, a study has found. Schoolchildrens’ phones are also...
Are new cheaper smartphones really all that smart?
Are new cheaper smartphones really all that smart?
The influx of cheap smartphones into the South African market means cellphone users no longer have to buy the latest and greatest models – ranging...
Smartphone makers bring us virtual reality headsets
Smartphone makers bring us virtual reality headsets
As the Mobile World Congress 2016, draws to a close in Barcelona, one thing is for certain: the days of the smartphone being the be-all and end-all...
Smartphones dumb down the news
Smartphones dumb down the news
The internet was meant to be an amazing engine for invention and diversification in the media. With the barriers to entry toppling, anybody could...
BlackBerry pursues Greatness: The sequel
BlackBerry pursues Greatness: The sequel
John Chen steps out on the stage at the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York not vastly unlike Tom Cruise at the climax of a Mission...
The bright secret of battery life
The bright secret of battery life
You know how it goes when you first get a new smartphone. Battery life is amazing for the first few days, often lasting well into the night. Then,...
LG hits the G-round running
LG hits the G-round running
With the release of the G4, it is ready for more. When the smartphone arrives in South African stores in mid-June, it won’t dazzle the market...
Blame Moore's Law for your obsolete new phone
Blame Moore's Law for your obsolete new phone
South Africa mobile phone contract holders have a big decision to make every year or two, on the anniversary of their contracts: which cellphone to...

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