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Charge your phone by SHOUTING at it: Gadget converts sound waves from speech into five volts of energy for your mobile.

Restricted use of mobiles for train drivers

The Minister for Public Works, Ana Pastor, has announced a series of measures relating to the railway sector and the implementation of a single channel of communication with the train driver, banning the use of mobile phones except in emergencies.

Samsung improving malaware protection

Malaware protection is becoming an important factor for mobile phone manufacturers and Samsung has signed a deal with an anti-virus firm to offer improved protection to its Galaxy-branded Android devices. Samsung beefs up Knox malware protection with Lookout

If it’s not nailed down

There has apparently been an increase in thefts of replica display phones from mobile phone shops in Málaga, with some shops now reducing the number of items on display.

Mobile phones sales down in 2012

In 2012, a total of 1.75 billion mobile phones were sold, a decline of 1.7% from 2011, according to the research firm Gartner. It is the first fall in sales since 2009.

Samsung rise to the top

Samsung Electronics has overtaken Nokia to become the world’s largest single maker of mobile phones, shipping 93 million units in the first quarter of 2012 compared to almost 83m by Nokia.

Mobile phones and driving

A total of nearly 17,000 vehicles were checked in Málaga province during the recent DGT crackdown on the use of mobile phones while driving, the campaign being carried out between March 5th and March 18th.

Apples and Blackberries

Apple’s hugely popular iPhone range has resulted in the company overtaking Research in Motion, makers of the BlackBerry, as one of the world’s biggest mobile phone companies…Apple iPhone sales outstrip BlackBerry, according to report…

New rules proposed to reinforce the authority of teachers

The Ministry of Education in Andalucía is set to take over the regulation of scholastic centres with regard to such things as uniforms and the permitted use or not of mobile phones, although the final decision will rest with the boards of the individual schools.