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Purchases for the much-anticipated Apple Smartphone start from R20 499 to R23 999..
BlackBerry said the work of sub-licensing a broad range of its patents to global Smartphone manufacturers will fall to Teletry..
Smartphone games were Tencent's largest revenue source, surging 84% to 18.2 billion yuan in the quarter, led by titles such as the online battle arena game Honour of Kings.
When paying for goods, the customer will open the Masterpass app on their mobile device and scan the unique QR code that is generated on the SpazaApp retailer's Smartphone..
The group also announced the launch of its Black set-top box, the blackBOX. "You have a Smartphone, this is a smart box.
The system works by sending a message from the pill's sensor to a wearable patch, which then transmits the information to a mobile application so that patients can track the ingestion of the medication on their Smartphone..

Nokia launches low-cost smartphone in SA

14 Nov 2017 Telecoms
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

The Nokia 2 Smartphone..
According to a by Frost & Sullivan, the pay-TV, VOD and Internet Protocol television services market in Africa is growing rapidly as significant Internet penetration and Smartphone adoption in the continent alter the manner in which consumers view content..

Namola app now available nationally

13 Nov 2017 Security
By Kgaogelo Letsebe

The app is an advancement of the StellieSafe application piloted in Stellenbosch by former Vodacom boss Alan Knott-Craig Jnr. It was designed by , a non-profit organisation, to be inclusive and is accessible to anybody with a GPS-enabled Smartphone.
* Apple acquired image sensor company InVisage.* AXISCADES, a product engineering solutions firm, bought India-based specialised embedded technology company Mistral Solutions for $27 million.
Far South Networks' Wanderweb UCaaS application delivers enterprise-class communications to the SME arena..
While the possibilities around MR may be rather exciting, the price tag attached to accessing this technology is less so. Acknowledging the ubiquity of smartphones, and the impressive performance of existing Smartphone hardware, the Zappar team decided to design the entire Zapbox experience using existing smartphones, with no expensive additional hardware required.
Called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the game will be based on augmented reality (AR) technology. Smartphone users will be able to see pictures on their screens overlaid onto the real world by using their device's camera.
Analysts said Tencent has benefited from its social media apps for the phenomenal popularity of its Smartphone games such as Honour of Kings, and will need the help of local networks to fuel overseas growth..
A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of Smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber security firm Appthority warned yesterday..
Anytime, anywhere, any device data access: So that users aren't tempted to use personal Dropbox or OneDrive accounts to store files and data while working from home or the road, the solution should give them instant access to their data from all devices. A user should be able to create a document on his corporate-issued laptop and then edit it from his personal Smartphone, with all data constantly in sync and protected.

New CAT smartphone doubles as power bank

9 Nov 2017 Telecoms
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

The latest CAT Smartphone, the S41, has a 5 000mAh battery that can be used to power other devices..

African app creators recognised

9 Nov 2017 Software
By Staff Writer

SA's won the social impact award. The app lets school children learn anywhere from their Smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, with easy-to-follow video lessons and interactive quizzes.
"While we are all excited about the Smartphone evolution in Africa and the growth in emerging markets, in reality there is still a huge legacy base of feature phone users. A spam caller does not distinguish between a feature phone user or a Smartphone user," explained Priyam Bose, worldwide developer and start-up relations director at Truecaller.
Uber is looking to speed development of a new industry of electric, on-demand, urban air taxis, Holden said, which customers could order up via Smartphone in ways that parallel the ground-based taxi alternatives it has popularised while expanding into more than 600 cites since 2011..

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