Lauren Kate Rawlins

Reviewers find Samsung's new foldable phone to be faulty

Samsung seeded a few early review units of its Galaxy Fold to journalists, who have found the foldable screens break after a few days of use.

15 Apr

Oracle's new Joburg office ready for workforce of the future

The enterprise software company hopes its new building in Woodmead, Johannesburg, will entice the best talent in the country.


Apple reveals news, gaming subscription services

The tech company launches Apple Arcade and News+ subscription services for Apple customers that will provide access to hundreds of original games and news titles.

25 Mar

Apple unveils its own credit card

Apple announces a credit card offering that does not charge fees, helps users manage their finances better and gives cash-back rewards.


Apple launches streaming service with Winfrey, Spielberg on board

Apple unveils a subscription-based video-streaming platform featuring some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Mar 13, 2019

YouTube Music lands in SA

Google's music streaming service, YouTube Music Premium, replaces Google Music and adds extra services.

Feb 27, 2019

MWC: Xiaomi unveils low-cost 5G slider smartphone

The Mi Mix 3 5G which is the cheapest 5G-enabled smartphone on the market at the moment.

Feb 26, 2019

MWC: LG flagship doubles screen size with screen in cover

In an effort to not be left behind when all its rivals are developing phones that fold out into tablets, LG has unveiled a smartphone with a phone cover that houses a second large screen.

Feb 26, 2019

MWC: Sony unveils longer than usual smartphones

The new Xperia models are about five centimetres longer than some of the largest smartphones currently available.

Feb 26, 2019

MWC: Microsoft debuts HoloLens 2

Microsoft took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to introduce the second generation of its mixed reality headset, the HoloLens 2.

Feb 25, 2019

MWC: Nokia unwraps flagship, mid-range devices

Nokia took to the stage at Mobile World Congress 2019 to unveil five new phones: one flagship, three mid-range and one feature phone.

Feb 24, 2019

MWC: Huawei debuts its own foldable phone

The Chinese electronics manufacturer joins rival Samsung in showcasing a smartphone with a foldable screen.

Lauren Kate Rawlins
ITWeb digital and innovation contributor.

Lauren made the move to online journalism after a stint with broadsheets in Durban. She now writes about the different ways businesses are embracing digital transformation, how small start-ups are disrupting big industry, and how the machines are slowing taking over. She investigates the far flung corners of the web and interrogates the algorithms our social lives revolve around. She researches emerging technologies and puts into words how 21st century living, more and more, resembles a scene in a science fiction novel.