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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...



Windows 10 - Because Seven Ate Nine
01 Oct 14
The new Windows was recently launched and the name was first announce; Windows 10. The name in line should have been Windows 9, but Windows skipped 9 and went straight for 10, possibly because seven ate nine?What’s in a name anyway? The true value is in what it can do.Windows 10 supports smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs and will sport a fancy new start menu (they had to include that didn't...



BlackBerry's Fighting Back
01 Oct 14
BlackBerry predicts a big turnaround in the months to come, which is optimistic seeing that the cell phone manufacturer has posted a loss of $207 million on $916 billion in revenues over the last three months ending August 30. BlackBerry’s optimism is largely due to their widely accepted and acclaimed BlackBerry Passport which is already winning the hearts of business customers. The Bl...



Inside Apple's Testing Lab
01 Oct 14
In the midst of #BendGate fiasco, Apple defends the charges that their new phones bend and break too easily In the video link below you will see how Apple painstakingly tested their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were before being sent off into the market. In fact Consumer Reports conducted stress tests on the iPhone 6 series and found that it took 90 pounds of force to even star...



Vodacom Voice Over LTE
01 Oct 14
Vodacom has done it! They made the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in South Africa. What does this mean? "The migration of voice traffic to the LTE network will also have the benefit of freeing up capacity currently used to carry voice services,” Delport said. This will ultimately result in faster call setup times, clearer voice quality and potentially cheaper services to com. U...



Emoticons: the origin story from 1900 – 2014
24 Sep 14
Emoticons: the origin story from 1900 – 2014Emoticons are excellent ways to express your hidden meaning when you WhatsApp or SMS your friends. Sarcasm for example is completely lost without a tongue in your face punctuation :P or a wink-face smiley ;)It might surprise you to know how old the emoticons date back. Long before your smartphone, long before the Nokia 3210, even longer before your dad a...



Free WhatsApp for Cell C Subscribers
24 Sep 14
Free WhatsApp for Cell C Subscribers WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat services in the World. Cell C have leaped on the opportunity to give something back to their subscribers – free WhatsApp usage. "I have said before that we as mobile carriers have to embrace the over the top (OTT) players and partner with them to provide customers with added value,” said Cell C CEO Jose Dos San...



The iPhone 6 Plus might have the bends
24 Sep 14
It is rumoured that the iPhone 6 Plus might warp to the shape of your leg if kept in your pocket for too long. The rumours have been spreading on Twitter and Apple Forums. While the rumours might be false they are plausible since Apple does use aluminium as its housing metal and the iPhone 6 Plus is remarkably thin. However don’t be quick to laugh at Apple because other manufacturers hav...



Google’s balloons pass over South Africa
24 Sep 14
Google’s balloons pass over South Africa Google’s Project Loon is the internet and information giant’s effort to provide high speed wireless internet to rural areas by beaming LTE signals down to customers via a series of high flying Google Balloons. Each Google balloon is designed to stay in the air for up to 100 days....



iPhone 6 Plus bringing in the Apple bucks
24 Sep 14
iPhone 6 Plus bringing in the Apple bucks As you most likely know Apple launched their new iPhone, the iPhone 6. The new device comes in two versions, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. What you may not know however is that the iPhone 6 Plus sells for around R1113 more than its smaller counterpart, however its rumoured to only costs Apple an additional R166 to produce. Apple reporte...



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