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  • Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children

    08 January 2018 6:00 PM 52

    New York - Two large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. "There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young users, this may be having unintentional

  • EOH sells off former subsidiaries for R385m

    04 January 2018 12:03 PM 52

    Cape Town - Information and communications technology company EOH is set to pay a total of R385m to unwind its acquisition of three former subsidiaries it bought in November 2015. In an investor announcement on Wednesday, EOH [JSE:EOH] said it has finalised an agreement to sell back and unwind its acquisition of Grid Control Technologies, Forensic Data Analysts

  • LEAKED: Latest images of Samsung S9 and S9+

    04 January 2018 11:09 AM 55

    Johannesburg - A Chinese microblogging website has posted leaked images of Samsung’s highly anticipated flagship smartphones the Galaxy S9 and S9+, touted for release in February. According to technology news website BGR, the images of the devices were leaked on popular website Weibo, which in the past has also leaked smartphone releases from other top manufacturers

  • Bitcoin frenzy has a new winner as plus500 users spike

    03 January 2018 5:00 PM 69

    London - Facilitators of bets on volatility could be among the biggest winners of the bitcoin bonanza. Shares in Plus500 soared on Wednesday after the online trading platform provider said demand for digital currency-linked products saw new customer numbers more than double in 2017. A surge in trading of crypto contracts for difference (CFDs) during

  • Beware: 250 Android gaming apps track what you watch on TV

    03 January 2018 7:45 AM 34

    Johannesburg - At least 250 games from the Google Play Store are using Android smartphone microphones to track users’ TV habits. According to a report by The New York Times, numerous mobile game apps are using the microphones of devices to listen to what content is being viewed on TVs while an app is open. The New York Times reported that the apps use software

  • Amazon in the Trump crosshairs

    02 January 2018 4:46 PM 34

    Washington - President Donald Trump said on Friday the US postal service should charge Amazon more to deliver packages, the latest in a series of public criticisms of the online retailer and one that sent the company’s stock lower in pre-market trading. The post office “should be charging MUCH MORE” for package delivery, the president tweeted from his Mar-a-Lago

  • Bitcoin already having a bad year

    02 January 2018 4:46 PM 35

    For the first time since 2015, the cryptocurrency began a new year by declining, extending its slide from a record $19 511 reached on December 18. The virtual coin traded at $13 624.56 as of 17:00 in New York on Monday, down 4.8% from Friday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s also a fall from the $14 156 it hit on Sunday, according to coinmarketcap

  • Nintendo eyes 20m 'Switch' sales, outpacing Wii

    29 December 2017 4:55 PM 18

    Tokyo - Nintendo is expecting to sell more than 20 million of its new "Switch" consoles in the next fiscal year, the firm's president said, with sales outpacing its smash-hit Wii console in some places. Tatsumi Kimishima told Thursday's Kyoto Shimbun newspaper that the momentum for Switch is stronger in some markets than that of the Wii, a smash-hit

  • AYO becomes biggest black ICT company after successful listing

    21 December 2017 5:38 PM 42

    Johannesburg - Information and communication technology (ICT) group AYO Technology listed on Thursday and reached a market cap of R14.7bn. Kevin Hardy, chief executive of AYO, said the company has the opportunity to forge a new path for South African technology companies into Africa and beyond. “With AYO Technology, we have built a very clear proposition

  • Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

    15 December 2017 5:05 PM 37

    New Delhi - He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings. The 82-year-old Buddhist monk announced the new app, which will allow users to watch live video of his teachings, to his 16.6 million Twitter