Pope Francis urges families to put away phones at mealtimes
The pope has urged people to put their smartphones aside — and reconnect with their families. The Catholic leader cited Jesus, Mary and Joseph as leading examples for families to follow.
How China benefits from Africa's smartphone boom
Africans are increasingly using smartphones. Chinese providers in particular benefit from the boom. The African companies that are pushing their way onto the market are having a hard time competing with Chinese prices.
Nigerian teens create sci-fi with smartphones
A group of students from northern Nigeria are hoping to break into Nollywood thanks to the online success of their short films, created using very basic equipment.
US-China trade war: Huawei's loss is Samsung's gain
Google is suspending some services for Huawei smartphones after the Chinese company was placed on a US trade blacklist. The move effectively bars Huawei from making phones and tablets for sale outside China.
Ban smartphones for under-14s, says German government adviser
A German internet expert says children under 14 should be banned from using smartphones. She says the technology drastically raises their risk of exposure to damaging pornographic content.
Will the Nokia 3310 comeback be a success?
This year's smartest smartphones are being unveiled in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress officially kicks off on Monday, with the latest models on show.