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Cellphones are now a big part of our lives - By Trevor Bruce - Independent on Sunday
17 Mar 15
SA has more phones than TVs – or toiletsPhonefinder (www.phonefinder.co.za) is a website which compares contract deals available from all of South Africa’s cellphone networks, service providers and device brands. It is South Africa’s first comparative cellphone contract listing company, listing more than 5 000 deals at any one time. Read the full article hereMarch 16 2015 at 11:46am By Trevor Bruc...



Top Game - Must Have iPhone or iPad
16 Mar 15
This smartphone game is just beautiful. It's called Limbo and it is simply a masterpiece (have a look at the video below).Limbo does require an iPhone 4S or later (or any model later than iPad 2).The game is set is an enchanted world where you need to navigate a young boy through a series of obstacles and traps. There are no instructions or explanations to the game - just play and have fun.___...



How To Activate WhatsApp Voice Calling In South Africa
15 Mar 15
If you don’t already have WhatsApp then we are confused how you are chatting to your friends; because everyone is on WhatsApp! Over 700 million users worldwide are on WhatsApp and now the popular chat app has released their much anticipated voice call functionality. However it’s not that easy. Just by having WhatsApp doesn't mean that you can suddenly call your friends from the app. Nope,...



Top App - Zenith Space Adventure
11 Mar 15
Like most brilliant games, Zenith Space Adventure is simple. Very simple, and very addictive.Zenith Space Adventure makes physics fun. The game is based in space and features a tiny space craft which must be expertly navigate to each level’s destination. Avoid crashes, make use of gravity and prepare to have fun.iOs download__________www.phonefinder.co.za offers a marketplace for consumers, s...



Your Phone May Soon Be Up For Ransom
09 Mar 15
Hackers love you and your smartphone. Want to know why? Well you are easy pickings for ransom. Most cell phones are left vulnerable by their owners and this has caused a recent boom in cyber-criminals who target your smart phone – mainly Android users. Fifteen years ago cyber-criminals attacked personal computers, now they are after your cell phone -which in effect is just a little compu...



The Problem With The SIM Card
08 Mar 15
Is it time to say goodbye to the SIM card? Most manufacturers and world Networks say yes, after all "subscriber identity modules” aka SIM cards have just recently turned 25 years old. You may be asking yourself "why even bother? My phone works just fine”. Well it’s not entirely about their ability to store data on your cell phone, SIM cards you see are vulnerable to data theft, and as your ce...



About Cellphones - 10 Facts
04 Mar 15
Cell phones are a big part of your life. You might deny it, but the truth is that you cannot function in today’s society without your trusty little friend. Let’s face it, our cell phones are part of our everyday lives (the below facts will prove it) and without them we will be lost (literally). That is precisely why we at www.phonefinder.co.za have created a world dedicated to cell phones just...



Best Gaming App - Timberman
03 Mar 15
To help convince you that this game is addictive, fun, challenging and just brilliant we will highlight that Timberman was featured as one of the best games of 2014. Over 15 million downloads. You should be one of them!Available on Apple iPad and iPhone ...



Android Is Winning The OS Race
03 Mar 15
When it comes to smartphones a large decision factor lies in the operating system. While there are choices it looks like the winner is clear (at least for now). That winner is Google Android. It was recently revealed that in 2014 Google’s Android OS dominated the global smartphone market with a whopping 81.5% market share. Apple was a distant second. The rest barely made the radar. Toget...



Cell C 20 Million Customer Achievement
02 Mar 15
Even though Cell C may be looking to sell (purely speculative) they can still be proud of their recent 20 million customer landmark. This marks a 44% increase. Remarkable. The increase is the result of the growth in pre-paid (45% increase) and a 29% increase in the number of Cell C data deal purchases. Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos revealed that data usage on the network increased by 106%.&...



The Tie - Green Or A Duck
02 Mar 15
The internet was in chaos last week over what colour Phil's tie is. Is it green or a duck? It seemed like no one could agree and it had everyone baffled. Not only could no one agree on the colour of Phil's tie but the question seemed to have split the internet in two camps; the green camp and the duck camp. Finally there seems to be an answer to the question.It turns out that the answer li...



Cell C Possible Sale
01 Mar 15
It looks like Cell C is investigating the possibility of a sale. These reports are purely speculative, however the cell phone network service operator is working with Goldman Sachs in exploring various options in SA. Cell C has been financially battling within the South African cellular network marketplace due to battles against the other big players (Vodacom and MTN). Rumors: Possi...



7 Phone-Charging Myths Debunked
27 Feb 15
Ever heard that one about waiting until your phone battery is completely drained before recharging? Phonefinder shares 7 phone-charging myths to keep in mind, as well as some handy tips and tricks. Read the full article hereEssentials magazine is a 'practicals' lifestyle monthly packed with savvy solutions and stylish twists. Expect loads of tips and advice on fashion, beauty, health and t...



Mobile Myths and Tips
25 Feb 15
Recently the Afrikaans online publication www.rooirose.co.za ran an article written by Phonefinder."Die meeste selfoonvervaardigers belowe batterye met tot 21 uur praattyd en 390 uur bystand-tyd. Maar met verloop van tyd vervaag dit as jy jou foon laai met toeps en foto’s." Reaad the full article hereTo read the English version Click Here ...



Professional Film Shot Entirely On an iPhone 6
25 Feb 15
You may not believe it but this short film was shot entirely on an iPhone 6. Filmmaker and photographer Tristan Pope shot this short film, entitled Romance in NYC. The film was funded on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Enjoy...



Cell C Seem To Be Winning Over MTN Customers
23 Feb 15
Recent findings revealed by JSE-listed Blue Label Telecom reveal that MTN have lost 2% in the pre-paid (pay-as-you-go) market over the last 6 months to Cell C, while Vodacom have remained stable (at 50% of the market). Cell C has recently gained 21% of the market share (up from 17%). MTN on the other hand is down to 27% from 32%. Of course this does not paint a complete picture since the...



Frontback - The App That Takes a Picture Of The Front and The Back
22 Feb 15
It's all in the name, but still - this app needs a short description; it's just that cool.Frontback makes use of both your phones cameras at the same time and then stitches them together for you into one really amazing picture.Selfies appear less egotistical. Scenic shots capture your expression at the time (after all, you probably took the picture because the moment inspired you right?). ...



Mobile Data Strain On The Way In South Africa
21 Feb 15
Recently an article published on Fin24.com reported on a possible mobile data crunch that may be headed for South Africa. Experts are warning that the number of mobile data users and their data usage are growing faster than the available spectrum can handle. So what does this all mean? Well unless more mobile data spectrum is made available the demand for data will come under severe stra...



Kill Your Cell Phone Bill - Look Into Porting
20 Feb 15
Is your cell phone bill killing you?You may find that a Network other than the one you are on is offering the perfect deal to suit your needs. What’s stopping you? Porting your cell phone number is:QuickEasyFreeBest of all you won’t lose your current cell phone number (learn more about porting here). So kill your bill and switch Networks ...



Addictive Free Gaming App Of The Week
20 Feb 15
2048The game is just as simple as its name, but far more fun and far more addictive.Like most simple cell phone and tablet games "2048" is actually far easier to play than to describe, so Phil's advice is to just download it now and start playing. Our promise is that you will love it.In an attempt to describe the game here goes:You play the game by creating a box with the number 2048 in it. Yo...



How Cell Phone Signal Jamming Works
18 Feb 15
Did you know that your cell phone reception can be jammed? It’s really not that complicated and can be done on a fairly large scale (as evident at Thursday’s State of the Nation address). So how does it work? Cellular signal are typically really robust but they are also easily disturbed. In order to cause enough disturbance all a "jammer” needs to do is cause lots of signal noise which s...



Cell Phone Signal Jamming - Is It Legal?
16 Feb 15
In short the answer is "no”. However there are certain special instances where cell phone signals are legally allowed to be jammed. Icasa, in response to Thursdays State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma’s, said in 2012 that the use of wireless signal jammers in South Africa was illegal. In fact there are certain exceptions, none of which apply to what happened on Thursday ni...



The Repercussions Of Signal Blocking In Parliament - SONA
15 Feb 15
You may have heard (unless you only watch SABC News who did not report on this) that cell phone signals were blocked during President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation-address (SONA) on Thursday. This suspicious act of course has raised questions about whether the institution acted illegally in doing so. The South African media houses are now seeking a court order which will prevent this ...



Supercharged Cell Phones
12 Feb 15
ARM has announced that its next generation cell phone chip processor will deliver 3.5 times the power of the chips powering today's smartphones. What does that mean? The new chip will have 3.5 times more power (so your phone will become more powerful) and it will be 75% more energy efficient (so your super-fast phone will last longer). Loading apps faster, being able to process an...



Phone Battery Blues - Tips, Tricks and Facts to Get Through Loadshedding
11 Feb 15
Everyone knows that size doesn't count, in fact the smaller the better - its stamina that counts. We are of course talking about cell phone batteries.Your phone is important to you, you rely on it for information, navigation, communication, safety and of posting pictures of cats on the internet. However load shedding has made it ever more important to understand how to take care of your phone ...



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