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Learning to program – on a mobile phone

Learning to program – on a mobile phone

It’s not easy for computer science students at most universities in Africa to practise and develop their programming skills. They can program, but access to desktop or laptop computers might be a problem. I experienced this first-hand

Apple’s Qualcomm assault is margin grab

Apple’s Qualcomm assault is margin grab

Apple is piling onto lawsuits that attack the way Qualcomm licenses technology for mobile phones in a widespread effort to rake back profits in a slowing market. The latest suit by Apple, filed on Friday, alleges that Qualcomm has unfairly used

Why Naspers should launch an MVNO

Why Naspers should launch an MVNO

Mobile network operators need to adopt content-intensive strategies because “over-the-top” services will continue to impact their average revenue per user negatively. Cell C has responded to these threats by hosting mobile

WeChat soon a threat to the iPhone?

WeChat soon a threat to the iPhone?

The biggest long-term threat to the iPhone isn’t Android, Samsung Electronics or China’s bevy of cheap phone makers. Instead, it’s a deceptively simple idea: apps work better if you embed them in a single program, rather than

Samsung succession in disarray

Samsung succession in disarray

The long-orchestrated plan to cement Jay Y Lee’s position atop Samsung Group may put him in jail instead, raising questions about who would step in to run South Korea’s biggest conglomerate in the aftermath. Prosecutors are seeking

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

Ten years ago this week, Steve Jobs took to a stage in San Francisco to unveil the first iPhone. In the intervening decade, Apple’s iconic device has revolutionised the way people communicate. But as Apple celebrates 10 years since the iPhone

Drone industry crashes into reality

Drone industry crashes into reality

Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week could play around with a dizzying array of unmanned aerial vehicles. Drones that take selfies. Drones equipped with thermal

Will AI ever understand human emotions?

Will AI ever understand human emotions?

How would you feel about getting therapy from a robot? Emotionally intelligent machines may not be as far away as they seem. Over the last few decades, artificial intelligence has got increasingly good at reading

Looking back at 10 years of iPhone

Looking back at 10 years of iPhone

It is 10 years this week since Steve Jobs walked onto a stage and said, “Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” He was referring to the iPhone, launched

Why SA must urgently fix its maths crisis

Why SA must urgently fix its maths crisis

South Africa is not producing enough school leavers who are competent in mathematics and science. This is a fact borne out by international assessments such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

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