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Twisted Light - Fast Broadband
11 Jan 15
Scientists are experimenting with "twisted light”. Of course data transmitted through twisted light will travel much faster. It’s unnecessary for the layman like you and I to understand how twisted light works, all which is necessary to know is that the upper limits of data transmitting has not even nearly been met. That is great news (even if South Africa is far away from "standard” bro...



BlackBerry Classic - One Step Back In the Right Direction
11 Jan 15
It seems that BlackBerry is returning to its roots with their new phone, the BlackBerry Classic. While other manufacturers have given up on the traditional keyboard BlackBerry is making it a predominant feature. BlackBerry’s rational behind this is that they are relying on their core user, the business user, to embrace the smartphone’s physical keyboard. This phone isn't intended fo...



Thumbtom - Earn Points With Your Lock Screen
11 Jan 15
Use your thumb to earn Tom! – That’s the promise from the latest South African cell phone app start-up app Thumbtom. ThumbTom is a free Android App that pays you to unlock your phone - enjoy beautiful content and timely promotions on your smart phone’s lockscreen. Every time you open your phone you will be greeted with a "billboard” advertisement. The advertisements are in line with your...



WhatsApp Exceeds 700 Million Users
11 Jan 15
Although only still only half as big as social media giant Facebook, WhatsApp has exceeded 700 million users. The difference of course is that WhatApp users are active daily and generally only have one account. Facebook acquired WhatsApp last year for $19bn when whatApp had 450 million users. South Africa reportedly has 10million active WhatsApp users.To compare cell phone contract dea...



Selfies Just Got Brighter
11 Jan 15
Do you take selfies in the dark only to find the picture is not "share-able”? Well Lenovo has a solution for that and it comes with the Vibe X2 Pro. The problem is the flash and Lenovo have come to the rescue. The Vibe X2 Pro comes with a flash extension which syncs with your phone's shutter to automatically flash any time a photo's taken. Of course it is currently only compatible ...



This Phone Will Self Destruct
02 Jan 15
This isn't a plot from Mission Impossible, this is the result of the collaboration between BlackBerry and Boeing. The smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry and Boeing are working on will be the safest phone for your data. So if you think your data is "highly confidential” then this will be the phone for you. Backed by highly encrypted phone calls and data transmissions the smart phone will...



Transparent Shell For A Transparent Phone
02 Jan 15
Meet the newest phone to run Firefox OS, the Fx0. You may notice something pretty cool; this phone is transparent. The Fx0 comes standard with all the latest technology including 4G LTE, NFC (technology used for mobile payments), a 4.7 inch display (the same size of the iPhone 6), a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and of course a see through shell. The reasoning behind the see-through shell ...



Jolla - The New Nokia
01 Jan 15
You may have already heard of Jolla; the cell phone claiming to be the answer to what the world needs. Their company slogan says it all "The world doesn't need yet another smartphone – it needs a new way of thinking”. So what is Jolla? Jolla’s story begins at Nokia (recently acquired by Microsoft). When Nokia began losing markets are in the cell phone market they decided to develop ...



Cell C Finishes Its Network Upgrades
30 Dec 14
Cell C’s Network upgrades which for part of its "2015 LTE strategy” have been completed. Cell C in the race to deliver increased capacity and coverage across the country have been working hard to complete its Radio Access Network (RAN) upgrade in Gauteng which is necessary for its Long Term Evolution (LTE) strategy. Here’s what Cell C has been up to: Upgrading 1,215 out of network e...



Great Apps For Expecting Parents
29 Dec 14
Anxious about the soon to arrive baby? Well don't be! These great apps for your tablet or smart-phone will answer all your questions, train you for all the new skills you will need and make sure that you forget nothing. Watch "Apps for expecting parents" by Tech Report. ...



Phonefinder Goes On Air with Geeks And Gadgets
27 Dec 14
Geeks And Gadgets is a weekly technology show on Jacaranda FM hosted by Frankie du Toit and Craig Wilson.Recently Frankie and Craig caught up with one of the founders of Phonefinder Lance Krom in order to find out the inspiration, hurdles and drive behind South Africa's only cell phone contract comparison website Phonefinder.Phonefinder is on a drive to help South African's choose the best...



Super Powered Communications Via Skype For Business
03 Dec 14
The perfect mash-up of Skype and Lync will connect hundreds of millions worldwide.No company in the world enables easy communication like Microsoft. Whether it’s routing important business calls through Lync or a quick Skype video call to mom and dad, the company connects countless millions of people every day.In the first half of 2015, the next version of Lync will become Skype for Business&...



Steps To Simplicity
30 Nov 14
The article "Catch-22 for cellphone plan complexity" - By By Bonnie Tubbs, (ITWeb telecoms editor.Johannesburg, 28 Nov 2014) talks about the trend towards cell phone contract price plan simplicity in the South African Cell Phone Network marketplace. This is the reason Phonefinder exists."Lance Krom, founder and MD of cellphone contract comparison site Phonefinder, says he developed the aggregator ...



The Internet Is Getting Pretty Crowded
29 Nov 14
By 2014 the internet will get pretty crowded, accommodating nearly half of the world’s population. Global Internet usage will amount to about 2.89 billion in 2015 (around 42.4% of the world’s population). Of course the most obvious reason for this sudden growth is accessibility to mobile phones. Hope you are ready to make more friend’s on Facebook and look at even more cat memes. ...



Pinterest - The Fastest Growing Social Media Platform This Year
29 Nov 14
Turns out that the quickest growing social media site this year was not a new boy on the block or the obvious Instagram, but rather Pinterest.Phonefinder has a Pinterest account, but judging from our followers it looks like South Africa has not yet adapted to this platform yet (or just don’t think we load interesting content). While Facebook’s active users grew by just 2%, the active users on...



Telkom Mobile Deals Find A Home On Phonefinder
29 Nov 14
We are really excited to announce that as of today (17 February 2015) all of Telkom's exciting cellular and data deals will be available to compare on Phonefinder.You may have noticed the recent re-branding of Telkom recently. From 8Ta to Telkom Mobile to just simply "Telkom”. Now all Telkom cellular, fixed line and business services are housed under one brand, and it’s not just the name ...



Phonefinder On TechCentral
29 Nov 14
It's always a pleasure featuring on TechCentral. TechCentral is the leading quality news and information resource for anyone involved in South Africa’s fast-growing information and communications technology industry. If you are interested in the fast-changing world of information technology then be sure to bookmark TechCentral because they provide quality news, reviews and comment relevan...



Your Uber Ride Comes With Free Internet
29 Nov 14
Did you know that your Uber ride comes with free internet? It’s true. Earlier this year Orange Horizons teamed up with Uber to offer this incredible service. This was just a quick public service announcement for the holidays. Don’t switch on your mobile data when in an Uber car, just log onto Orange Horizons free WiFi. ...



Phonefinder One Year On - Making Waves In The Mobile Space
26 Nov 14
Press release: Johannesburg, 26 November 2014 Just one year after the official launch of Phonefinder, the start-up is making waves in the cell phone contract industry in South Africa. The cell phone contract aggregator website now boasts almost 5 000 deals at any one time from all South African mobile network operators (MNO). In addition, the website provides information on insurance options, phon...



Phonefinder On 2oceansvibe.com
21 Nov 14
2OceanVibe.com publishes the stuff people really talk-about. Business, Tech, Entertainment, Politics. - and just enough of each. Last week.Phonefinder was privileged to make the cut. Who knew that a website dedicated to comparing cell phone talk plans and contracts would raise an eyebrow down at the 2OceanVibe Headquarters in Cape Town."You know what’s hard? Having to find a new phone contract. Th...



Android Security Gets Beefed Up Thanks To An Unlikely Pair
16 Nov 14
Samsung and BlackBerry recently teamed up with the goal of beefing up the security of Android OS. BlackBerry's encryption services is a powerful ally for Samsung who wants its Galaxy Smartphones to be the number one phone trusted by big businesses (just like BlackBerry was in the not too distant past). Samsung licences a software from BlackBerry called Knox. It is Knox which will add...



Glu Mobile, Kim Kardashian, 43 Million Dollars
16 Nov 14
How did a simple game developed by Glu Mobile for Kim Kardashian make over $43 million in under 6 months? The smartphone app is a game with a simple premise (of course it would be) and simply requires players to reach the A list alongside Kim Kardashian. In order to do this players are able to purchase virtual goods like handbags and other luxurious items. Kim Kardashian Hollywood  ...



Facebook Downsizes Advertisements
16 Nov 14
Users demanded it and Facebook listened. Adverts will be downsized. Starting early January 2015 users of Facebook will start seeing less and less adverts. That includes "download this” and "like this”. "How then will Facebook make money?” you might ask. Well Facebook is really just making sure that you start seeing posts which you actually "want” to see. That includes interesting posts from your f...



Lumia Gets a Powerful Video Editor
16 Nov 14
Microsoft are making big changes to their newly adopted Lumia range. Lumia’s camera is the focus (pun definitely intended) of Microsoft these days. The new video editor will allow Lumia Smartphone users to create videos out of multiple images, videos and even text. Using Microsoft powered features the user will have far greater editing features at his disposal than ever before. This...



Weekly Spotlight on Apps
16 Nov 14
Have a look at the Apps which Phil has decided make his "Favorite App List".4 December 2014:Name: BoggleCategory: Puzzle GameDescription: Search for words in this mind game. Boggle is fun, addictive and stimulating - so you won't go mind-dead over the upcoming December holidays. Challenge friends, unlock power-ups and test your skills with multiple scenarios.Why: It's addictive. It's f...



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