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Apple warms to apps using virtual currencies

<b>Apps accepting payments made with virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, could soon appear in Apple's app store.</b><p>The firm has changed its policy for apps to allow software developers to use "approved virtual currencies".<p>Apple has yet to publish a list of which virtual currencies it considers to be …

Apps

Samsung begins its break from Android

Seoul - Samsung announced on Monday the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step toward independence from the Google …

Google shows how to be 'forgotten'

San Francisco - Google began letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading internet search service.<p>The move came …

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.<p>The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away …

Sony aims to win in mobile market

Duncan Alfreds<p>The Sony Xperia Z1 has been launched in SA. (Sony)<p>Video<p>Watch this review of the Sony Xperia Z1, which is filmed by the device itself. …

BlackBerry starts looking for buyer or partner as new OS struggles

Blackberry’s board of directors has formed a committee to explore strategic alternatives for the future of the company that could include joint ventures or a sale of the company, as it struggles to turn its new BlackBerry 10 operating system into a success.<p>The news comes after the company announced …

Toss Your Old Phone? Think Again

Market for Used Smartphones Is Booming<p>U.S. wireless carriers have found a new appreciation for used smartphones.<p>Carriers were long happy to let customers drop their old phones in desk drawers or pass them down to their kids. But the market for previously owned iPhones and Androids is booming, …

Mobile

HTC targets Galaxy Note 3 with One Max

Samsung started a new market for smartphones with the introduction of the Galaxy Note, and it has been wildly successful. Competitors soon followed …

Amplats Mines Disrupted as 5,600 South Africa Workers Strike

Anglo American Platinum Ltd., the world’s biggest producer of the metal, said 11 percent of its workers went on strike less than a week after a …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Samsung expands Galaxy S4 family with water-resistant Active model

Samsung is adding another Galaxy S4 smartphone to its portfolio. The Active model is dust- and water-resistant, and has a special camera mode for underwater pictures and video.<p>Last week the company also added the cheaper Galaxy S4 mini to its range.<p>The Active is meant for people that want a more …

Rand weaker than fair value - analysts

Johannesburg - The rand was steady around Tuesday’s closing levels in early trade on Wednesday, but conditions remained volatile and uncertain.<p>This …

Marcus: Inflation targeting shields rand

Pretoria - SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) governor Gill Marcus has defended the government's policy of inflation targeting, arguing that it protects the …

iPhone 4 sales could be blocked in US after Samsung 3G patent victory

Samsung has won a surprise victory in a patent battle with Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G-capable iPad 2 banned from sale in the US.<p>The …

Google engineers: We're trying to fix Android fragmentation

During a Google I/O fireside chat, a team of Google Android engineers acknowledged continuing fragmentation issues with Android's software. Also: might Android get dramatically different camera abilities?<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Engineers on the Google Android team say they are still working hard to ensure …

Android News

Can BlackBerry move past 'solid ground' to recapture past glory?

The phone maker unleashes a flurry of announcements, all meant to convey rising momentum. But can it take that next big step?<p>ORLANDO, Fla.--If there's one message BlackBerry wanted to convey at its annual confab, it's this: "We're back."<p>"It hasn't been that easy, and there's still a lot of work to …

Mobile Technology

Google Introduces Play for Education at Google I/O

Google's keynote conference at Google I/O was extremely long. Though the company usual hosts several keynotes, this year, the web giant seemed keen …