Classrooms should not be a free-for-all TikTok fest. But we need to support children to learn how to concentrate and function in a digitally-saturated world.
One option is for schools to develop mobile phone policies together with children and parents.
To date, the program has provided nearly $10 million to roughly 137,000 of the country’s poorest citizens.
The introduction of these technologies in Ghana has created an enabling platform for consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for goods and services
Many drivers still use mobile phones despite the fact that it’s illegal.
The idea seems to make sense: if the system can predict your intended word before you type it, this should save you time. But that’s not necessarily the case.
A post-pandemic healthcare service in Ghana and beyond may usefully incorporate elements of mobile health programmes.
Mobile phones are enhancing the lives of internally displaced people in Nigeria.
Wireless earphones have freed us from devices. It’s tempting to wear them all day for phone calls, podcasts and music but research into hearing aids suggests this can create a sticky problem.
Watch Lotti Tajouri explain how mobile phones are vectors for bacteria and viruses, why this is a problem in our hospitals, and how you can sanitise your phone to help stop the spread of disease.
Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time – usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
The ubiquity of mobile phones is a defining feature of the 21st century, but it’s been possible to place a phone call on the go since shortly after World War II.
Dutch mobile operator KPN was warned in 2010 that Huawei could snoop on millions of its customers’ calls.
Google mobility data shows people staying home less and visiting shops more than they were last spring.
By adding excessive hurdles to the repair process and restricting access to parts, big device manufacturers leave both the customer and small repair businesses disadvantaged.
During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, research in places like refugee camps can continue through mobile devices connected to the internet.
With school closures across 2020, teenagers used mobile phones even more frequently than before. But their use has an effect on their sleep.
The Education Minister Dan Tehan has said research shows mobile phone bans have a positive effect on academic performance. But this is not necessarily true.
Companies can’t verify that their source didn’t involve artisanal mining. A discussion over responsible sourcing strategies and practices is needed.
A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today’s 5G networks.