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The future of learning is here — and it’s mobile

The smartphone is a crucial tool for enabling lifelong learning and has the potential to democratise education, particularly with internet penetration and access to data both continuing to rise

All South Africans can help build a sustainable digital infrastructure

Technology is key for youth to access economic opportunities, however many cannot afford devices or data

Biometric data poses grave risks to privacy

The technology is permeating every facet of our lives, but few countries have laws to make it safe

Huawei takes mobile photography to new heights

The P30 Pro is capable of shooting images in low-light that are ridiculously good when compared to that of an iPhone or Samsung

Mobile tech is going to the dogs… literally

Among countless new 'wearable' gadgets presented this week at the Mobile World Congress trade fair were monitors that attach to dog or cat collars

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

The next catalyst for smartphones could be the possibilities offered by the forthcoming 5G or advances in virtual and augmented reality

Italy fines Apple and Samsung

Italy’s competition authority has fined Apple and Samsung €10-million and €5-million respectively for the 'planned obsolescence' of their smartphones

Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall

Samsung, the world's biggest maker of memory chips, has weathered a series of setbacks, including an embarrassing global recall of its Galaxy Note 7

SA smartphones hammered as sales decline after festive season

South African mobile operators have shown resilience amid lower smartphone sales data

Sticks and stones and smartphones

Teachers and parents must watch for signs of cyberbullying and help children to deal with it

Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms

Positive use of cellphones appears to be limited to mundane tasks such as contacting friends to check homework.

Are new cheaper smartphones really all that smart?

There's been an explosion of cheaper smartphones that are affordable to most people and offering many high-end features. But are they smart enough?

Smartphone makers bring us virtual reality headsets

Virtual reality headsets led the charge in the maelstrom of new gadgets to expand phones’ capabilities at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

Smartphones dumb down the news

Certain tactics win. Short and fast beats long and detailed. The headline becomes incredibly important, especially the one that appears on Facebook.

BlackBerry pursues Greatness: The sequel

BlackBerry may be yesterday's smartphone but at its annual Security Summit in New York, it was looking a lot like tomorrow’s mobile security leader.

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