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Four essential Apps for every Smartphone User

Have you ever been stuck in a predicament, only to be told there's already an App for that? From holiday bookings, mobile banking, to guitar tuning and instant translations, mobile applications have become an essential part of of how we interact today. In fact, before...

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Smartphones Skyrocketing in Africa

The handset market grew to its largest size in 2014, expanding over 25% year on year to total 64 million units - and the largest growth seen in smartphones. Majority of this growth was seen in the smartphone category, with a major shift underway in the composition of...

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The Best Time to Sell Your Used iPhone Is RIGHT NOW

Its the worst-kept secret on the planet. We now know that Apple is announcing something on Sept. 9, and the smart money is that it will unveil a new iPhone (or possibly two new iPhones and a wearable, watch-like device). As a result, prices for used Apple smartphones...

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iPhone 5s review

The iPhone 5S is one of the best phones to be launched in the past year, although the screen size seems snitquated now the standard has moved to around 5-inches. The 4-inch screen is still excellent though - bright, colourful and responsive. It's very fast too. We've...

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Our Story

Techexchange started off as TechTrader around November 2013 when two business partners purchased a parcel of cellphones from a cellular network provider expecting to find damaged and salvaged phones that were to be used as spares in a repair business. What they found...

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Blackberry Z30 Review

If you were expecting BlackBerry to simply glue on an extra 0.8 inch to the Z10 and knock off early, then you lose a point. Nearly the whole of the Z30 is covered in glass. Wisely, the forward-facing webcam, LED light and earpiece have been pushed closer to the edge...

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Buy Now and Pay Later with Mobicred

Techexchange understands that sometimes your budget does not allow for big purchases, even when necessary. We are offering a solution to assist you in buying the device you need with the cash you may not have this month. Techexchange is able to offer our customers...

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Cellphone Contracts That Will Best Suit You

Are you undecided on which cellphone contract you should purchase that best suits your needs? A South African based software company has the newest and best solution to this problem. Cellphone contract optimising company Tariffic have released their Q2 2015 "perfect...

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Review: BlackBerry Z3

BlackBerry 10 is transforming from what it currently has right now. Gone are the clunky menus and frustrating interface, with a slick UI and modern operating system in tow. Although the Z10 and Q10 were well-received critically, the sales numbers just didn't roll in...

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Top 10 Apps for Fathers Day

Techexchange understands that parenting can be tricky. We recommend Tech savvy dads to use these Apps in order to make sure everything run smoothly. SoundCloud Millions of people use SoundCloud to listen to music and audio for free. Create your personal playlists...

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Microsoft release 3 new Lumia smartphones in SA

Microsoft introduces 3 new Lumia smartphones to the South African market. The devices introduced include the Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL, and the Lumia 430 which is a Dual SIM smartphone. If you are looking for a phone with flexibility, interchanges easily between work and...

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Cell C Commits to Investing in 5G

Cell C CEO, Jose Dos Santos says that the group aims to position the rollout of its network to be able to implement fifth-generation mobile technology, or 5G. Speaking this week at the company's headquarters in Midrand, Dos Santos said 5G will enable applications, new...

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Smarter Phones?

It was thought that we were meant to keep up with technology but nowadays its the other way. We expect the fastest, most reliable technology. We are too fast for our phones. The technology experts have to constantly update and improve processing speeds. The general...

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Techexchange | Earth Day

Techexchange is contributing in our own way to helping protect our Earth and so should you, find out how here: As you know, we are involved in recycling devices and disposing of them correctly. We have now taken a pledge to move away from plastic bags utilized for our...

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Is there a brand better than Apple?

Huawei have truly outdone themselves, but can it be possible for them to have outdone Apple? The Chinese-based tech company Huawei, have just released their latest and greatest models yet and Techexchange is impressed! Believe it or not, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus have...

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Has Autocorrect ever truly embarrassed you?

Here are some autocorrect tips you need to know in order to avoid potential disasters. Even if you don't have a horror story with an autocorrect mishap, you've probably still had irritations with the system on your smartphone or tablet. The Techexchange Team utilizes...

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TechMoms this ones for you

Techexchange would like to offer our moms some Treats to sweeten their Mothers Day and some TechTips to ensure their loved ones are always safe online. TECHTIPS Parents are always asking us how to monitor the safety of their children online. Combine that with social...

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Instagram is changing, are you ready?

Instagrams new icon is pink. I mean, its pink and purple and yellow and orange. It looks slightly like the colours in a PowerPoint Presentation theme. Instagram is rolling out a radical redesign of its mobile application, which not only includes this new, brightly...

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LG G5 | Techexchange | Phone Review

LG is back, with strong innovation - the LG G5 is a competitive smartphone which fights in the league of the best devices from 2016 so far. LG G5 FEATURES OS: Android 6 | Screen size: 5.3-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | RAM:& 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery:...

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Facebooks New Update Will Introduce the 360-degree Selfie

Facebook has become part of the way the world communicates and shares content. We find that, keeping up with a friends does not require conversation but rather just taking a look at their wall. What if we told you that Facebook will now be able to virtually take you...

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Optimizing your iPhone to save on Data Costs

Does your iPhone constantly run out of included Data Bundles long before the next Data allocation kicks in? Follow these essential tips and get the most from your iPhones Data Package while avoiding excessive Out of Bundle Rates. 1. Disable Wifi Assist Wifi Assist is...

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Switching from iPhone to an Android device. What to expect.

Having made the grand leap from your first smartphone to a more sophisticated Apple iPhone, the chances are, you've likely left Androids operating system in the dust, and become accustomed to Apples consistent interface and will never look back. However, not everybody...

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Cell phone Water Damage? What to do next?

There are many of us who land up running in the rain with our device in-hand, dropping our phone in water and other such creative ways to cause our phones to stop functioning immediately or over time. We are therefore left with a device with water damage and...

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The 7 Most Wanted Smartphones of 2017

2017 will be remembered as a massive turning point in the history of the smartphone era where manufacturers moved towards "edge-to-edge" designs, and shy'd away from large bezels. A few brand such as Apple kept the bezels in tact such as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but...

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Samsung S5 review

The Samsung Galaxy S5 can be defined by one word: evolution. However, it's hard to point to one stand out feature that will grab the prospective user when they handle the Galaxy S5 for the first time. To many, that won't matter, as Samsung's built a fan-base that only...

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Top 5 Free Android Smartphone Apps of 2019

Have you recently bought a demo a pre-owned Android phone or perhaps just want a suggestions of apps to check out? These free apps have become must have with Android smartphones and if you are looking for the best apps then you may already have some of these. There...

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

With its new Xperia Z3 Compact, Sony has produced an all-round performer: a small smartphone with uncompromised performance in a compact design. The Compact is a smaller, 4,6-inch version of the flagship 5,2-inch Z3, designed for those who require a pocket sized...

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Apples New IPhones Seen Fueling Switch From Android

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and it's latest iPhones are fueling a surge of trade-ins of Android device smartphones, threatening to loosen Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)s grip on the large-screen smartphone segment as users switch allegiances. When Apples main product,...

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Growing rate of smartphones and decreasing prices

The IDC has stated that 1.4 billion smartphones will be shipped in 2015 with a 12.2% annual growth rate. The International Data Corporation (IDC), has stated that global shipments of new smartphones will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, that is an...

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Smartphone manufacturer usage in Africa

BlackBerry, once the darling of the smartphone world, has been widely positioned as moribund, but a new study of African smartphone users reveals that this is not the case locally. A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered surprising...

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The Evolution of the Cell Phone

In recent years, the purpose of the cell phone has drifted away from a verbal communication tool and is now considered a multimedia tool. We now use our cell phones for surfing the web, checking and responding to emails, taking photos and updating our social media...

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Worldwide Mobile Subscriptions Skyrockets to over 7 Billion

For the first time ever, the number of mobile subscriptions is over 7 billion in the world according to recent research. There is new research done by telecommunications research firm TeleGeography that shows that over 7 billion people have now registered their mobile...

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What are Demo, Pre-owned and Refurbished Phones

Have you always purchased a new phone from a cellphone store or do you get a free phone from your network provider? Well, if you answered yes then you have been overcharged on your last cellphones but it is not too late to save big bucks. Retailers selling new phones...

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What is the difference?

We have all the answers for you! Techexchange specializes in a variety of graded devices. These devices are classified into New, Demo and Refurbished and are placed in these categories depending on where they came from and their condition. What we can assure you is...

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Make Money on your Upgrade

Techexchange's partner TechTrader would love to help you make some extra money this month! Why don't you keep your perfectly working device and sell us your upgrade? It makes sense, and we are pretty sure that the majority of you don't need the extensive set of...

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iPhone X Specs compared to iPhone XS, XS MAX AND XR

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR are the latest update to last year's iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone XS maintains a similar design to the iPhone X, with a 5.8-inch OLED display and stainless-steel rims. Apple also has a bigger version of the XS with a...

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The top smartphone stats in South Africa

If you thought that the& iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5 are the most popular smartphones in South Africa, you were sorely mistaken. The most used smartphones in South Africa are the BlackBerry 8520 Curve, the BlackBerry 9320 Curve, and the BlackBerry 9300 Curve....

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iOS 10 Release Date, News & Features

Apple's iOS 10 update for iPhone and iPad lives up to its milestone software version number, with the first official announced at WWDC 2016 in San Francisco earlier this month. It's filled with major changes for your daily phone and tablet routine, but don't worry,...

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Apple 7 is Perfection

The waiting has come and gone and the Apple iPhone 7 has arrived. It has been on people's lips ever since, if you're going to buy a phone, the new iPhone is the one to get. The software is awesome, the camera is better, slightly longer battery life, fast innards and...

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What to think about when buying your next smartphone

Smartphones have become essential in our every day lives. Looking back you would not believe that we could have ever survived without one let alone the fact that the average person looks at their phone every 12 minutes. That means you are burying your head into your...

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Google keeps track of everywhere you go

This is how you can stop them from tracking you. Google stores a detailed a log of everyplace you go to,& if you use Google services and apps on your device. It has a very high level of detail that might freak you out. Fortunately Google makes it simple to find...

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Apple unveils the all new iPhone 11

On September 10 Apple unveiled the new iPhone 11, its flagship R12000 smartphone that offers a range of powerful new features with an [affordable] price tag. The more expensive iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, while the iPhone 11 is going to be the perfect...

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Are cheap feature phones making a comeback?

With all the talk around the new iPhones ready to launch on 10 September, there are many debating something on the other end of the spectrum: a cheap, prepaid mobile phone. It may just be an addition to you high end smartphone, not its replacement, but a low-cost...

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Valuable uses for your old smartphone

Before you throw away your old smartphone, first check out these interesting ways you can use it. Most people are always looking for the latest smartphone, and the outdated one usually ends up being given away, thrown away or left in a drawer. Don't forget that these...

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How to save data on your smartphone

Here are some ways to save data on your smartphone. In the days of social distancing, we rely heavily on our smartphones as we spend more time online. When were not watching hours of Youtube or TikTok videos, we are constantly switching between apps for entertainment...

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8 Ways to improve smartphone security

'Here are 8 ways to improve smartphone security. The fast pace set by smartphone manufacturers to bring out new devices could be causing them to lose integrity when it comes to security threats with new smartphones. A report by Kaspersky shows that security threats...

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Best smartphones for under R1,000

Here are some of the best smartphones available in South Africa for less than R1,000. They're not the fanciest, but are many are unexpectedly powerful. Most of the brands are not as popular as brands like Samsung or Huawei, but don't be put off by that. Smartphones...

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Apple iPhone 12: News, Specs, Price & Launch

The Apple iPhone 12 is coming soon and this is what we know so far. The Apple iPhone 12 is one of most anticipated products from the recently crowned 2 Trillion Dollar Apple Company. The launch will comprise of a four handsets that will house Apples new A14 bionic...

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How to Find Out What is Draining Your iPhone Battery

To identify which apps are sucking up the most power, and which you should close when not in use, visit Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. You can then decide whether to use the apps less, or delete them. Follow these 10 tips to make help your battery last...

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