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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...



Control Your News Feed On Facebook With More Accuracy
08 Nov 14
Facebook are always tweaking what you see on your news feed (sometimes with negative feedback from its users). Now there is a new setting on your favourite social media site: "The News Feed” setting. This new setting control will show which of your friends shows up more often than others and which friends you have selected to unfollow (with the option to "reconnect”). Go check it out.&n...



Double-Blue I Know You Have Read My Whatsapp
08 Nov 14
WhatsApp finally released the "read receipt” feature and it came in the form of a double-blue tick and with mixed reviews. Phil for one loved the idea.No more "sorry, I never got your message”, that ship has sailed. ...



LG Developed the Phone Without a Frame
08 Nov 14
A Frame is called a bezel, and LG have found a way to just about do away with bezel altogether. This means that their phones won’t have to get bigger, only the bezel gets thinner. That’s good news for your pockets – no MC Hammer pants for you. LG’s super thin framed phone comes with a bezel of just 0.7mm thich (your credit card is thicker!). ...



The First non-Nokia Microsoft Phone
08 Nov 14
Microsoft promise their first non-Nokia smartphone will be "big on experiences”. #MoreLumia You may not have heard but Microsoft acquired Nokia earlier this year and are now planning on dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia phones. A status on the Microsoft website suggests that a mid-prices smartphone is on the way "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology t...



Google Inbox Is Really Awesome
01 Nov 14
Watch this introductory video to Google’s new mail system, Google Inbox. The new vision of email plans to make your life easier to manage by surfacing only relevant content such as your photos or important tasks. By doing this you don't have to open anything to get at what you really want. ...



Soon it might be a bit misleading to call your cell phone a “phone”
01 Nov 14
Soon it might be a bit misleading to call your cell phone a "phone”.When the cell phone was first envisioned it was meant to connect people by allowing phone calls from just about anywhere, cell phone signal allowing of course. That visions quickly evolved to include text messaging through SMSs. Along the path to the familiar smartphone the technology saw big phones, tiny phones, round phones, fli...



Watch the Amazing Project Ara Prototype at Work
01 Nov 14
Check out this prototype of the smartest modular phone that has come out of Project Ara yet. Project Ara is set on creating a modular, interchangeable and customisable phone of the future. The video below showcases the latest Project Ara smartphone, called Spiral One. ...



Future of the Smartphone
30 Oct 14
The Smartphone of the future (or a month today) is likely to be way smarter, faster and cooler than your current phone. The technology is designed to keep up with consumers 24 month contracts – but how far will your pocked brain go, and to what end? One idea is that your cell phone will soon be as powerful as a high powered computer, so all you will need is a phone and a display in order t...



Emoji and Beyond
30 Oct 14
In this article we highlight 2 Emoji apps that will help add character to your messages. Your standard smart phone key board quit simply does not have enough emoji images. How can you for example adequately depict that you are lost if you do not have an emoji of a teddy bear flying a plane with a crumpled up map smacking him in the face? You just can’t. Emoji icons are fun for WhatsApp, ...



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