By the end 2015, nearly 560 million people in Africa had some kind of mobile phone package.
The African continent appears to have the most remarkable potential for growth and transformation, but can it be sustainable?
Matatu or minibuses in a downtown Nairobi park. Good information about transport is critical for citizens in any place.
Involving the public in data collection - through crowd sourcing - to produce critical public services such as maps and transit apps helps build new conversations on how the system can be improved.
Mobile phones have many benefits. But they can also interrupt classes and distract pupils.
More pupils in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa are taking smartphones to school. These can be useful learning tools – or terrible distractions.
Don’t worry, we’ve seen no rise in rates of brain cancer since we started using mobile phones.
Earlier this year, Australia saw a whirlwind tour from the electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones alarmist Devra Davis. Davis is an international champion of the belief that populations bathed in…
Prepaid cellphones are just one of many technological tools used by criminals and terrorists.
flip phone image via shutterstock.com
Throwaway phones are just one piece of the ever-widening technological arsenal of extremists and terror groups of all kinds.
New research shows young men are more likely to make friends but women tend to have the strongest friendships.
Spot the mobile phone mast.
What can be done about the lack of connectivity in remote areas?
How you let young children use a tablet device can influence their behaviour in later years.
If you use a tablet device to keep a child quiet at the dining table or other event then you could be limiting their social skills. That could have an impact on the way they behave later in life.
Low-income teens are unable to participate in social media conversations of their wealthier peers.
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With low-income kids unable to participate in the social media conversations of their wealthier peers, a new form of digital inequity is emerging.
Old school and old fashioned - time to drop the SIM.
Take SIM cards out of the equation, and mobile phone operators will have to work harder for their customers.
Telstra takes a bite at Optus claims over mobile phone coverage.
Mobile coverage of two of the major telecommunications companies is in the news again after Telstra took Optus to court over an advertisement that was found to be misleading. The complaint against Optus…
When is a broken phone not really broken?
Businesses battling to keep their information safe pricked up their ears last week as it was announce that Boeing has produced a mobile phone that self-destructs should the wrong person try to use it…
New research has found there are no links between mobile phone technology and health problems such as cancer. The 11-year…
Advergames on mobile phones allow advertisers to directly target young children with games that promote unhealthy food.
Advergaming is a relatively recent approach to advertising that overcomes many of the limitations of traditional advertising. But advergames are increasingly being used by fast food companies to target…
The 4G revolution will not be live streamed due to insufficient bandwidth.
The latest battle between mobile phone companies for customers is well underway as they prepare for the full introduction of 4G, the new superfast service that is supposed to allow unprecedented internet…
Educating teens about the perils of sexting, instead of punishing them with criminal charges, is favoured amongst the US…