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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, ...



Apple iPads Re-programmable SIM
30 Oct 14
Apple have shaken up the market yet again with the launch of their re-programmable SIM card. New Apple iPads will feature a re-programmable SIM card that can be reprogrammed at will to any Network Service Provider (should that Service Provider participate in the programme). Of course this feature is causing a stir among Network Service Providers because it makes switching Networks really e...



MTN Collect Call Pay4Me Launched
30 Oct 14
Remember reverse charges? Well MTN have launched the cellular version called Pay4Me. If you don’t have enough airtime on your hone (you may be a student) you will still be able to place a collect call to another MTN subscriber.How it works:The subscriber who is out of cash or airtime places a call by dialing *127*#A Pay4Me call is then madeThe subscriber receiving the Pay4Me call then needs t...



Do You ZTE
20 Oct 14
With an aggressive growth strategy for South Africa chances are that you will ZTE pretty soon. The Chinese company ZTE has set its targets on South Africa with an aim of gaining 10% smartphone market share within three years. ZTE focuses on three strategic sectors 1) Telecommunications (network operators) 2) Broad information and communications technology (big enterprise) 3) P...



Goodbye Nashua Mobile
20 Oct 14
Nashua Mobile informed their subscribers last week that their accounts would be moved. All Cell C subscribers are to be moved to Altech Autopage Cellular while MTN and Vodacom will be moved to the relevant Network. Autopage, purchase Nashua Mobile’s 65,000 Cell C clients for approximately R91.5 million. The total sum including MTN and Vodacom is R2.26 billion – much of which will be used...



Vodacom Turbo - Smart Phone, Smart Price
20 Oct 14
Vodacom will soon be launching its new LTE smart phone, the Vodacom Turbo. The phone will come with all the bells and whistles and come in under R1500. Unfortunately this is just a teaser article since the phone is still in testing phases. Vodacom have not disclosed and features and specifications, only that it is due to launch soon. You may already be familiar with Vodacom’s other affo...



Android Lollipop Launched
20 Oct 14
Google has announced the newest version of the latest Android OS.Whenever the new Android OS is about to launch its name is much anticipated. Google has kept the long standing tradition of naming its new Android OS after a delicious sweet or dessert, keeping with alphabetical order of course. There has been Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat. Now the L-edition has b...



South Africa iPhone 6 Wait Is Almost Over
13 Oct 14
The South African iPhone 6 launch date is set for the 13th October 2014 Apple has announced that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be realised in South Africa on the 13th October 2014. Apple plans to make the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available in a total of 69 countries and territories by the end of the October and 115 countries by the end of the year. If they meet their goals the iP...



Watch Samsung Test the Galaxy Note 4 to the Point Of Destruction
13 Oct 14
Samsung Tests the Galaxy Note 4 to the Point Of Destruction Even the best of us can be butter-fingers, so smart phone manufacturers design their devices to cater to even the clumsiest users, and to ensure minimal phone damage manufacturers like Samsung quite literally torture their phones before releasing them to the public to test how durable they really are. In the video below you will...



The Rise Of the Selfie
13 Oct 14
Selfie is described by the Oxford Dictionary as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media”. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnaChat are littered with self-loving selfies for the world to see. This generation will certainly experience the repercussions of the selfie and its narcissistic manner. Never has a gen...



Snapchat Images Leaked
13 Oct 14
According to a report on the Business Insider there was recently a file containing at least 100,000 Snapchat photos which had been collected by hackers who were threatening to publish them online. This begs the question of "why?” Why would someone go through the trouble of stealing images from users who don’t care enough about them to even save them for large periods of time? SnapChat after a...



Samsung's Robotic Bum Test
05 Oct 14
This actually happened. Samsung have built a robotic bum to prove that their Galaxy Note 4 would not suffer the same fate as the Apple iPhone 6 during the #BendGate fiasco. So Samsung built a robotic bum (probably mostly just to ride the #BendGate wave). They wrapped the bum in a pair of jeans and simulated the weight of a 100kg person sitting up and down on the phone. After several hund...



London's Phone Kiosk Charging Stations
05 Oct 14
You definitely recognise a London phone kiosk – but what you find in many kiosks might surprise you because the very device which is making telephone kiosks obsolete have helped them find new life.Entrepreneurs Harold Craston and Kirsty Kenny have started bringing new life to London Phone Kiosks by converting the booths into solar-powered charging stations (and painting them green). The smart...



Amazing App for the Hard of Hearing
05 Oct 14
Support for this app should not fall on deaf ears – RogerVoice actually subtitles phone conversations in real time. This is the first app designed to allow the deaf and hard of hearing to verbally engage with their cell phone for the first time. RogerApp is in the fund-raising phase on KickStarter. The app is defined as "text-speech” and was created due to the demand for the ability to r...



App Makes Voice Like Email
05 Oct 14
This is a fantastic idea for the corporate world. This app will make voice calls more like the traditional email, with attachments and transcripts by using rich multimedia attachments and live voice chats. Business is largely dominated by emails even though a quick 5 minute call could be far more productive. The reasons why emails are usually preferred is because they allow for team collabora...



Cellphone Network Price Wars
04 Oct 14
You may have noticed that things are heating up in the South African cellular industry, and things are getting even hotter now that ICASA have stepped in with new proposed mobile termination rates. The good news: The price wars will be good for consumers, and Phonefinder aims to bring the "war” onto one website. The cell phone tariff wars aren’t only about prices though, a big drive is ...



PSA: Bug Might Erase Your iCloud Drive Documents
01 Oct 14
This is a Public Service Announcement from Phonefinder It’s been a horrible week for Apple, and it hasn't got any better. Mac Rumors has recently reported that a bug has hit iOS 8, and the effects are horrible! The bug could potentially erase all your documents in iWork documents which are stored in your iCloud drive. The bug is found in "Reset All Settings” which actually perma...



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