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The South African Mobile Industry: 4 pretty cool stats
03 Aug 14
The South African Mobile Industry: 4 pretty cool stats With a mobile market penetration of 128% (that’s right, more than 100%) it is very clear that cell phones matters big time in South Africa. The below information was made possible thanks to the (MMASA) and the South African Audience Research Foundation’s AMPS (All Media and Products Survey), whose 2013 data collection published ge...



10 New Social Sites You Should Know About
29 Jul 14
10 New Social Sites You Should Know AboutEveryone knows that a cell phone is important if you want to stay social, even if you never even call anyone. However if you have had enough of Facebook and Twitter then you may want to have a look at Mashable's top 10 rising new Social Websites.The list includes Secret, Shots, SnapChat, WeChat, We Heart It, Tinder, Medium, Vine, Bubblews and Whisper. S...



How MTN made Wikipedia free to access for all MTN customers
28 Jul 14
How MTN made Wikipedia free to access for all MTN customersIn a response to an open letter by 3 South African students (Charlene Music, Victor Grigas, Andy R. Jordan) who were reaching out for nothing more that free and accessible access to education, MTN accepted the challenge and made Wikipedia free for all its customers.Data is expensive, Wikipedia is free. "That’s why the Wikimedia Foundation ...



Are you one of Cell C’s 18 million customers?
28 Jul 14
Are you one of Cell C’s 18 million customers? Cell C has recently revealed that it has an 18.1 million active customers on its book (June 2014, that’s a 59% increase from a year ago). It might surprise you to know that in Cell C’s 13 years of operation it has yet to make a net profit. However that has not slowed Cell C down! Despite their earnings Cell C has waged a price on South Africa...



Future smart phone displays could be analysing your DNA
19 Jul 14
Imagine if your smartphone display could tell if you were developing a cold.Researchers from Polytechnique Montreal and Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning are working on just that. The idea is that special spit sensors would be embedded in your cell phone display and be connected to your smart phone's processor. The applications are vast: assess blood levels, take your temperature, recommend v...



Mobile Typing without a keyboard
19 Jul 14
The keyboardless keyboardIntroducing the AirType; the first keyboardless keyboard which will let you use any surface to type up an email or WhatsApp message on your tablet or smart phone, and unlike the projector keyboards which you may have seen in the past the AirType has no visual displays at all, only 2 trendy bracelets.This is the future of mobile interaction. See the AirType in action below....



Top 5 Smart Watches Of 2014
18 Jul 14
If you love staying ahead of the curve, if the thought of taking your phone out of your pocket or handbag frustrates you, if making your friends jealous puts a smile on your face - then get your hands on a SmartWatch.There are literally dozens of smart-watches (both on the market and in development) so knowing which one to get is a tough challenge. In this short article we aim to highlight the bes...



The smartest smart-phones of 2014
13 Jul 14
Below is a list of this year’s top 4 smartest smart-phones of 2014. Phil selected these phones, and as a cell phone himself he has an eye for phone intelligence and beauty. Samsung Galaxy S5Running on Android 4.4 (KitKat) this beautiful phone boasts an array of performance features including an incredible display; blistering quad-core processor not to mention an excellent camera experience. For a ...



The very first cell phone advert
12 Jul 14
Have fun watching the very first cell phone advertisement. Centel Corporation was one of the early American telecommunications companies with a focus on providing a mobile phone service. It was founded in 1900 as an electric company and was eventually purchased by Sprint in 1993 (for approximately $3 billion). For more up-to-date, and South African phone deals you might want to have a lo...



Soon your cell phone will learn how to interact with you.
06 Jul 14
Siri: The next level of AI in your pocketSince the days when Michael Knight cracked wise ones with KITT, his artificial intelligent car, we (or at least every boy) has wanted to chat to a know-it-all computer. Apple came close to giving us just that when they launched SIRI for the iPhone in 2010; but the service wasn't exactly accurate, until now. Apple is making the next...



The end of exorbitant 3G roaming data fees
06 Jul 14
Flexible worldwide roaming Surf the Internet safely whenever and wherever you travel This is a fantastic product offered by SmartSim and will soon be offered to Phonefinder customers. If you are a travel bug, business jet-setter or planning a family holiday abroad then this is the product for you (unless you live exorbitant roaming 3G data fees). SmartSim is a Mobile Phone SIM card giv...



PhoneTip: How to Remove Scratches from Your Cell Phone Screen
30 Jun 14
This is not an April fool’s joke :)Below are two seemingly unbelievable ways to get rid of shallow scratches from your phone’s screen. Please try these at your own risk and before starting please make sure that you remove the battery (if you can, iPhone users just be extra careful) and in order to prevent liquid damage be sure to seal the ports of your phone with tap. Toothpaste 1. ...



Nothing shows your love for your country quit like a R45,544.00 Cell Phone
29 Jun 14
This is the one cell phone you fork out R100 for a phone cover. It’s the gold iPhone featuring Vladimir Putin's Face. Designed byItalian luxury brand Caviar/Perla Penna Encrusted in18-karat-gold Hand-engraved imagery Portrait of Putin's faceFirst lines of Russia's national anthemThe Russian coat of arms Price4,300 (R45,544.00) While you won’t find this deal o...



“Using a charging phone can make it explode” and 5 other lies
22 Jun 14
In this article we will explore 6 Phone Charging myths and finally set the records straight. Myth: Phil is the result of a freak electrical surge which traveled up a charging cell phone and gave life to PhilVerdict: Fact.Myth: Using off-brand chargers destroys cell phone batteriesVerdict: False. Yes; you must avoid knock-offs, Fong-Kong products and Apple chargers that have a peach as a logo ...



SnapScan: The new convenient way to pay from your phone
22 Jun 14
No cash, No card swipes, just your smartphone. SnapScan won the MTN business App of the Year 2013. With the support of Standard Bank SnapScan is banking on the idea that consumers will take to the idea of making in-store payments using the mobile phones. Safe: Your card details are encrypted on your cell phone. Easy: Got a bank account or Credit Card? Well SnapScan can be used with any MasterCard ...



Coming Soon to Phonefinder: Trade-in and Repair
17 Jun 14
Our Trade-in and Repairs partner has over 15 years experience in the mobile device repair industry, this is the reason why they were Phonefinder's first partner choice. We are eager to get started as we are sure are you.Trade-inIf you have a spare phone just taking up room in your man-drawer then you must visit us again soon because we will be offering to buy up old phones. That's right! I...



New miracle film set to end shattered screens forever.
12 Jun 14
New miracle film set to end shattered screens forever. This screen is not your standard flexi plastic cover; it is far more scientific than that (it’s a transparent film of electrodes on a polymer surface). However don’t let the science of things stand in your way of the meaning of things. So in a nutshell what does this mean? Well it means a cost-effective solution to protecting you...



The 7 most impressive Features of iOS 8
05 Jun 14
Apple has finally created more flexibility for developers who can now start developing third-party apps for Apple. What does this mean? Well for starters you will now have access to more widgets and media apps will have greater access to the iPhone’s camera. Here is our quick rundown of what impresses us the most. 1. New keyboard(s) Of course Android has had this feature for a wh...



Graphene: What it is and why should you know
18 May 14
Graphenene, a material which was isolated only a decade ago may be the new miracle material. Samsung, Apple, IBM and Google sure seem to be making a big fuss about it. Want to know why?Thin, it’s super thinGraphene is the thinnest material known to mankind. In fact it has only two dimensions.Strong, its super strongabout 200 times stronger than steel.Excellent conductorMaking it the perfect substi...



Apple iPhone Has Got Tall Plans
09 May 14
Apple CEO Tim Cook referred to the company having "big plans" for 2014. Could this be a subtle reference to a larger iPhone If so he should have said "tall plans”. Yes; Apple is producing much larger six inch screens for its next generation of iPhones. The expected release date is in May (although South Africa may have to wait while the marketing experts overseas contro...



South African Mobile Data Consumption
17 Apr 14
How much data is South Africa using? It turns out that the answer is a lot! In fact the average South African data user is using on average 1 GB of data to service their smartphone internet needs. Effective Measure’s South African Mobile Report: 1GB of data per month: 54% of South African smartphone usersContract Data package: 65.4%Pre-paid Data Contract: 34.6%Using Vodacom Data: 53...



Samsung Galaxy S5: All You Need To Know
14 Apr 14
Introducing the latest smart phone from Samsung; the Samsung Galaxy S 5, packed with exciting features such as a 1080 x 1920 eye-popping screen; a versatile high quality camera; a battery that just won’t quit and a Quad-core CPU.The Galaxy S5is a new smart phone which summons excitement, something which has not happened since the iPhone 4; but is the Samsung Galaxy S5 the phone which you have been...



How to increase your Android battery life by up to 4 hours - with just 1 picture!
01 Apr 14
Frustrated about your phones decreasing battery time?If you are like millions of cell phone users worldwide then you are in luck!It turns out that Android devices are able to receive hardware updates through QR code and optical inception.All you need to do is download a QR code reader (standard on many new Android devices) and take a quick snap shot of the image above. Your phones circuitry will a...



Cell phone insurance. Protect your mobile devices.
30 Mar 14
(April 2014) Phonefinder has announced the launch of their South African cell phone insurance options. Underwritten by Admin Plus and Brokered by Majestic Financial Services. Phonefinder will soon be offering consumers a quick and simple way to protect their mobile devices including their laptops, cell phones, kindles, notebooks and laptops. The cover offered by Phonefinder will ensur...



Phonefinder on eNCA
23 Mar 14
Phonefinder makes your life a little easier If you're in the market for a new cellular service provider, you've probably come up against a lot of complication and small print. But there's an interesting new website that aims to help you make one of the most fundamental decisions of modern life. Read more on eNCA"There's an interesting new website that aims to help you make one...



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