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No data? No problem, says Absa

Absa customers will no longer have to ensure that they have an active data bundle to transact via the online application, the bank has announced. The Barclays-owned group said that it had concluded deals with network operators to offer

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It’s time to kill off the Sim card

The small microchips known as “subscriber identity modules” or Sim cards that are required for mobile phones to log on to a phone network will soon be 25 years old. While mobile phones and network technology have progressed in leaps and bounds, Sim cards are still

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What the great Sim heist means for you

Is it true spies hack technology companies? Can governments really listen to your phone calls? Should we care? The latest details of NSA and GCHQ intelligence agency activities to come from files leaked by Edward Snowden are of the apparently massive theft of mobile

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MTN, Samsung in big African m-health drive

The GSM Association (GSMA), which represents many of the world’s mobile operators, has announced that its Mobile for Development mHealth programme is launching a series of partnerships to deliver mobile health services to women and children across sub-Saharan Africa. There will be a strong focus on nutrition

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The tech inside SA’s new ID card

After decades of promising it, the department of home affairs is finally moving ahead with its plans to replace South Africa’s green, bar-coded identity books with new-fangled ID cards. And the technology built into the new cards, supplied by international digital security specialist Gemalto, is pretty neat