MTN Made for Me

mtn made for me

MTN Made For Me

Ever wanted to design a cellular plan that matches your needs? Well thanks to MTN’s Made For Me package you can do just that!

There are four base plans in the MTN Made For Me Range, all you have to do is select your base plan and then add “Booster Bundles”. With Booster Bundles you can get up to double the value in Minutes, Data or a combination thereof.

Step 1: Choose your base plan

Step 2: Personalise even further with value Booster Bundles

Step 3: Pick a device

Choose your device, and if you purchase an LTE device you get 10GB free for the first three months

Step 4: Top it off with fantastic freebies

This summer when you create your MTN Made For Me plan, you’ll get 3 months subscription access to Simfy Africa valued at R180 or Showmax valued R297 on us… now start enjoying exactly what you want, how you want for the next 24 months.

Huawei Mate 10

The Huawei Mate 10 has arrived and is Huawei’s best smartphone to date. Hugely impressive device with respectable battery life and gorgeous design.

Huawei has been making major strides in the smartphone market for some time, with a huge range of impressive devices proving to be popular for Android fans around the world.

Huawei is now the third largest smartphone vendor on the world and has gone over and above with their latest flagship device the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

Right between smartphone and phablet it sports an updated design along with upgraded hardware.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is firmly positioned at the company’s flagship offering, and as such features a highly-polished design and build.


The firm has altered the design from the Mate 9 device, with the Mate 10 Pro now sporting a slightly curved glass back, instead of the metal body that came before. Although this has made the device slightly prettier to look at, it could prove troublesome for anyone prone to accidentally dropping their device, and could lead to an expensive repair. This possibility is also raised significantly by the fact that the Mate 10 Pro appears to have a mind of its own when placed on its back on even the most minuscule incline (for example on top of a wallet), which left us scrambling to save the device before it plummeted to the floor. This is obviously not an ideal situation for anyone who might be using this device when out and about – and our advice is to invest in a leather or plastic backed case immediately.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro packs a 6.0in display which is a significant step up from the Mate 9, with the screen now covering more of the front display that ever – a stunning 80.9 per cent screen to body ratio. The side bezels are non-existent, although unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8 there is no curved display, with the 1080x2160p display stretching nearly to the very edge. That resolution equates to 402ppi, and means that there’s no 4K display, unlike some other phablet devices, but to be honest this is barely noticeable, as the screen is incredibly detailed and bright, even when streaming HD video.

The Mate 10 Pro is also slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, weighing in at just 178g, and just 0.31in thick. Its size still means that it will bulge somewhat if you’re keeping in a trouser pocket, but it’s overall much more compact than past devices.

One crucial extra detail is that Huawei has followed Apple’s example and ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack for the Mate 10 Pro. In an era of Bluetooth headphones, this may seem like a minor issue, however if you’re looking to use this phone with a headset for business calls, you may be out of luck. Huawei does provide a USB-C adaptor for traditional headphones, but this doesn’t ship with the device, meaning you’ll be needing to shell out more if you’re looking to do this.


Along with a revamped design, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro has been given a major upgrade when it comes to the hardware within.

Inside, the phone sports Huawei’s latest octa-core Kirin 970 SoC, the most powerful chip ever made by the company – backed up by a huge 6GB of RAM. Huawei says that the Kirin 970 is twice as fast as Apple’s latest iPhone 8, and our time with the Mate 10 Pro has shown it to be an incredibly fast device – but more on this in the experience section below.

Huawei has made the decision to remove the SD-card slot for the Mate 10 Pro, which may upset some users – however the device ships with an enormous 128GB of internal storage (as well as Google Photos pre-installed) so there’s plenty of room for your apps, photos and more.

Where the Mate 10 Pro really stands out, though, is in its battery life. The device an enormous 4,000mAh power unit, which far surpasses many of the other devices on the market today


It’s Wafa Wafa time again. The time of amaShibobo, amaMoemish nama Tsamaya. 8 teams go IN; one team comes OUT a winner. This is the tournament that gives fans all the MTN8 diski action, on and off the field.

With thrilling knockout action between the 8 teams, there’s also a big prize up for grabs. This year, The Last Fan Standing will win a once-in-a lifetime trip to the World Cup in Russia in 2018 with one of their friends, as well as R1 million in cash. The draw will take place on 31 October 2017.

There’s also a weekly draw happening every Monday, from 21 August 2017- 23 October 2017. Recharge with R10 or more, and be IN for a chance to win your share of R8 million in prizes, which include: Samsung 55” full HD Curve TVs, refrigerator combi fridges, MTN airtime and data vouchers plus many more awesome prizes.

So follow the soccer action, dial *130*1# to opt IN and recharge with R10 or more to stand to win. Tjela uma’olady, your old timer, even lo makhelwane othand’ indaba ukuthi it’s Wafa Wafa time again!

Catch the MTN8 Tournament on:

  • Friday, 11 August – Bidvest Wits vs. Golden Arrows, Bidvest Stadium, 20:00
  • Saturday, 12 August – Cape Town City vs. Polokwane City, Peter Mokaba Stadium, 15:00
  • Saturday, 12 August – Kaizer Chiefs vs. SuperSport United, Moses Mabhida Stadium, 20:00Sunday, 13 August – Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Maritzburg United, Lucas Moripe Stadium, 15:00

Look out for the teams that will be IN:

  • 10 – 11 September (Semi-finals 1st leg – details to be confirmed)
  • 17 – 18 September (Semi-finals 2nd leg – details to be confirmed)
  • 14 October (Final – details to be confirmed)

Ulindeni? Are you IN or OUT?

Terms & Conditions apply!

Entrants need to be new or existing MTN subscribers, be 18 years or older as well as have a valid South African bank account in order to claim prizes.


Source: MTN Blog

For years, one of the biggest criticisms of Snapchat has been that the app’s intentionally unintuitive design makes it difficult to use, particularly for new users. While longtime users are well-acquainted with the app’s swipe-based interface and other quirks, it could be difficult for newcomers (and, let’s be honest, older users) to grasp.

Some of that is now changing.

Earlier this week, Snapchat officially rolled out its latest update, which added a search bar that makes it much easier to find things within the app — although it does take some time to get right.

The good news, however, is that once you get used to it, you can actually save quite a bit of time as it reduces the need to swipe around to different parts of the app. Here’s a look at everything you need to know to master Snapchat’s new search.

The basics

The search bar can help you find conversations, contacts, friends, live stories and just about anything else you’d expect to find in the main section of the app. You can use this a few different ways, either as a shortcut to find specific group conversations or friends you already follow, or as a way to search for new friends.

Though some have dubbed it “universal search,” there are a few things you can’t find from the main search bar. Searching items in Memories, for example, still requires that you first navigate to the Memories section of the app (from there you can search for specific photos you have previously saved). You also can’t search the text of your chats or for items within, say, the settings menu.

You can search with emoji

If a friend uses an emoji in their username or emoji are used in the title of a group chat, then searching for that emoji will surface the relevant person or conversation. You may recall that Snapchat also uses emoji as its own form of verification for official accounts. In that case, it will surface the relevant celebrity (or celebrities) associated with that emoji.

You can watch stories from public accounts you don’t follow

Speaking of verified accounts, Snapchat’s search also allows you access the public-facing stories of verified users, even if you haven’t formally followed them in the app. Search for a celeb and a thumbnail will appear next to the add button if they have a current story. Tap into the story and you can watch without actually adding them.

We should note that this appears to apply to both officially verified accounts as well as normal accounts with public-facing stories. So, keep in mind that if you have your story set to be viewable by everyone, even those who don’t follow you can see it. (Note that if you have your story set to friends only, friends will also be able to view your story via search.)

New Friends and Quick Add

In the search menu, you’ll also notice a lower section that has three different menus: New Friends, Quick Add and contacts. These provide shortcuts to different people Snapchat predicts you may want to interact with.

New friends, as the name suggests, surfaces friends you have recently added. Contacts, on the other hand, shows people in your contacts who you haven’t yet added or those who you may want to invite to the app.

Likewise, the Quick Add section surfaces follow suggestions based on mutual friends and people you have recently added in your address book (the app displays this context under their username.)

Live Stories and Discover

Besides individual accounts and your own chats, you can also search for Discover publishers as well as live stories. There are a few different ways you can use this. You can search directly for a publisher or live story, like “NBA,” which would surface both the NBA’s publisher as well as any relevant live stories.

Or, you can also search by story title. For example, search for “Trump” and you can also see any relevant live story with the name in the title. However, this doesn’t apply to content within publisher channels, so searching for “Trump” won’t surface individual stories within Discover pages.

Article Source: Mashable

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