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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 ...



Top App - SwiftKey
11 Feb 15
This is an oldie but a goodie. If you have just received a new phone, or if your current phone does't have Swiftkey - well what are you waiting for? Download it now!Swiftkey is a keyboard replacement for your iPhone and Android phone. With support for over 800 emoji emoticons you will be guaranteed to love this app. Swiftkey has transformed the keyboard to an extent that your typing skills wil...



Network Number Porting - The Facts
09 Feb 15
Mobile Number Portability, What Is It?(MNP), or Network Porting, or simply switching Networks gives you the power to switch your current cell phone network or service provider to a network of your choosing but still keep your existing cell phone number. In South Africa we have four Network Service Operating Providers namely; Vodacom, Cell C, MTN and Telkom. Each Net...



The Classic Revival - BlackBerry
08 Feb 15
There was a time in South Africa when owning a BlackBerry cell phone was the only choice when choosing a smartphone for the socially concerned. BlackBerry offered its users status, cutting edge technology and of course free BBM. Of course the honeymoon which BlackBerry enjoyed in South Africa was called to an abrupt end when the smartphone manufacturer couldn't offer its users what the...



Microsoft Buys Email Startup - Re-brands As Outlook
05 Feb 15
Recently Microsoft purchased Acompli; an email start-up app. Many were puzzled, that is until Microsoft rolled out a new version of the app under the familiar name Outlook. The Outlook app is powerful, beautiful and fills a big gap always evident in Microsoft’s mobile offering. The app supports Yahoo, Gmail, iCloud, Google Drive, DropBox… the list goes on, and you can set up multiple acc...



Xiaomi MiNote Sold Out Record - 3 Seconds
05 Feb 15
On your marks, get set, go. You can’t deny that the Xiaomi Mi Note is off to a great start – after all it was sold out in just about 3 seconds. The 5.7 inch smartphone was set to become the iPhone killer (or competitor). Although the total number of phones sold has not been disclosed however there were 220 million reservations for the device. The MiNote comes with an impressive bundle of...



The Future Of The iPad
04 Feb 15
Many people believe that the future isn't very bright for the tablet, except for Tim Cook, Apple CEO. Tim Cook believes that "over the long arc of time," there's still a "very, very bright future" for the iPad. This is response to the recent decline in iPad sales. Apple sold "only” 21 million iPads during the December quarter, down from 26 million just the year before. In relation ...



FillApp - The South African Fuel Alert App
03 Feb 15
FillApp is designed to help South Africans save petrol money. Recently fuel prices have become sovolatile that by knowing the best time to fill up could literally help you save hundreds of Rands.TouchFriendly (the developers behind this handy smartphone app) developed FuelApp for the consumer on the move. The app is easy to install, requires to sign up and delivers no advertisements. Like Phonefin...



Talking Tech On CliffCentral.com With Phonefinder
02 Feb 15
There are so many cell phone deals out there but which one is right for you? The tech team speak to Lance Krom from phonefinder.co.za who reveals a solution that marries you up to the ideal phone and contract package, all at the touch of a button.Listen to the podcast here ...



Win Power With Phonefinder - 10 Swiss Mobility Power Packs To Give Away
02 Feb 15
WIN!NO POWER AT HOME? THEN GET POWER IN YOUR POCKET! Phil has decided to give away 10 Swiss Mobility Power Packs to 10 lucky Phonefinder winners Keep your phone powered up during load shedding with PhonefinderHow to enter First sign up to our newsletterThen find Phil in this heap of phones on Facebook The 10 lucky winners will be selected at random and announced on th...



Facebook Has 1 Point 4 Billion Users
02 Feb 15
Boasting 1.4 billion users must be pretty amazing, no wonder Mark Zuckerberg as such a big smile. Facebook may evoke mixed emotions within you, but the chances are you will turn to Facebook to express those emotions anyway. That is because Facebook has become a part of many of our lives. It’s where we store precious pictures, curate our friendships and express our thoughts (some more than oth...



Video On Deman With Altech Node
31 Jan 15
Video on demand (VOD) is here in South Africa - and it is awesome. Using the Altech Node console and a MultiChoice DSTV dish viewers will now be able to tap into 700 hours of entertainment. Altech promises no buffering times, a rich library of fresh movies and TV shows all delivered in 1080p high definition (HD). What to expect 200 hours of TV series at launch 140 movies at lau...



WhatsApp Can Ban You
29 Jan 15
WhatsApp has banned users who have been using third party applications, which goes against its terms and conditions. Unauthorised third party apps such as WhatsApp+ (a really silly name for any company not owned by WhatsApp or Facebook because it is an obvious target for a cease and desist) are being shut down. Before you accuse WhatsApp of being bully you need to understand their reason...



Was Your Cellphone Contract Declined? - Phonefinder Can Help
29 Jan 15
Have you been declined a cellphone contract recently?You may have noticed how hard it is to sign up to a cell phone contract these days. It is frustrating and maddening - and that is why we at Phonefinder have put together the "credit friendly” Service Providers.Our Credit Friendly guys will ensure that you are heard and that applying for a phone contract is as easy as possible.CREDIT FRIENDLYView...



Phonefinder gets a mention on Menstuff.co.za
28 Jan 15
"Trying to pull apart the crux of a cellphone contract can be like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube with one hand, but a South African company is making the task a lot simpler thanks to a handy comparison feature." Read the full article herePhonefinder lists over 5000 cell phone contract deals from all South African Network Service Operators including MTN, Cell C, Vodacom, Telkom and Virgin Mobile S...



MTN Leading The Way With Data Share
28 Jan 15
Just when you thought that MTN was lagging behind in the cell phone operating service space they announce Data Share. Data Share is available to Prepaid, Postpaid, TopUp and MTNChoice customers. So what is it all about? Now you can share your data with up to 20 other MTN numbers. So unused data is a thing of the past because now you can add a link from a main account to up to 20 other...



We Won't Need Keyboards Where Wer'e Going
27 Jan 15
Your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices are getting increasingly familiar with you. Learning your habits, your voice your needs – so much so that you often don’t even need to type a thing to get the results you want. Wake up in the morning and your cell phone has the weather, the traffic and your news of interest ready for you. No need to type a thing, a simple tap on your touch s...



Google May Join MTN, Cell C, Vodacom And Telkom
26 Jan 15
Google is in talks to becoming a mobile phone carrier. That means that the amount of cell phone contract deals on Phonefinder may just increase very soon. The Google service won’t start in South Africa, it may never even reach us, however the thought is promising. Google would be a virtual network operator (MVNO), like Virgin Mobile South Africa. That means that Google would be buying Netw...



Top App iBillionaire
25 Jan 15
While this app won’t necessarily turn you into a billionaire it certainly will give you the skills so that you can make smarter decisions with your money (the type of decisions billionaires may use). So instead of playing Angry Birds or Clash of Clans on your cellphone why not use your spare time to become smarter with your investments? This handy app teaches strategies used by actual billi...



My Office Magazine - Phonefinder Sees Massive Growth
23 Jan 15
Phonefinder has become South Africa’s largest cellular services Price Comparison site, now listing over 5 000 deals at any one time from all of the country’s mobile network operators. Read more...



Tiny Keyboard In Your Pocket
22 Jan 15
TextBlade is here. This miniature keyboard easily clicks together with a magnet and fits snugly in your pocket (even inside that awkward little pocket that is inside of your jeans pocket). Say goodbye to frustrating text messages and mistyped words because the TextBlade is here. This new take on mobile keyboards is actually really ingenious, simple to use and not a struggle to smuggle around....



The Ultimate iPhone Drop Test From Space
21 Jan 15
This is by far the most daring drop test by any cell phone manufacturer. Of course the test wasn't purely just for the iPhone but also for the protective cover manufacturer Urban Armour Gear. This iPhone was protected by a composite iPhone case, so please don’t try this at home. Some facts before you watch this video Starting fall from 100,000 feetWithstanding temperatures of -6...



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