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Jan 05

Technology for the sake of technology is not a good thing.

Posted by sgb in sms , Adverts


On Monday 2nd January - a holiday here in Cape Town - I received an sms advertisement for life insurance.

Sep 28

SMS Spam - Maybe we will have to follow the Indian example?

Posted by Dissol in spam , sms


I really hate spam.  I have to have spam filters on my email accounts to block unwanted sales pitches, but I get especially annoyed with SMS spam as it is much less easy to block.  So maybe we ought to follow the Indian example in order to block SMS's?

Aug 09

Give the phone a break: mobile addiction

Posted by Mobile Kugel in sms , psycology today , ping , nora volkow , mobile , message , lisa merlo , gregory berns , Facebook , email , dopamine , Cell phone , blackberry , bbm , addiction

Mobile Kugel

Aug 03

Veteran technology shows its longevity

Posted by archived_user in sms , mobile , Dr Pieter Streicher ,


By Dr Pieter Streicher, managing director of

May 17

Got a SMS from the President?

Posted by Pumelela Nqelenga in Twitter , south africa , Social networks , sms , municipality elections , mshini wam , message , makana , letta mbulu , Jacob Zuma , helen zille , grahamstown , facebok , elections

Pumelela Nqelenga

May 05

SMS and Social Media – the new canary in a coal mine

Posted by archived_user in sms , Dr Pieter Streicher , , ban


By Dr Pieter Streicher, MD of

Mar 30

How South African companies can avoid becoming a spammer under the CPA

Posted by archived_user in sms , mobile , Dr Pieter Streicher , Direct Marketing Association , CPA , Consumer protection act ,


By Dr Pieter Streicher, MD of

Mar 17

How to put your own message tones for your iPhone

Posted by msbodetti in tone , sms , iTunes , iPhone , Apple


This is a tutorial on how to put your own tones for messages such as SMS, Email etc. The main reason for this is because Apple doesn't let you choose to make your own message tone and sync it via iTunes like how you would normally do for your custom ringtones.

You don't need to Jailbreak your iPhone/iPod Touch.


- iPhone/iPod Touch (Any generation) This can probably work for iPad as well.
- iPhone Explorer  you can download it from here  You can run it on both Windows and Mac and its free. Unfortunately the other iPod versions are not free from them.
- Message tones; Usually few seconds, you can also check this site for popular tones. You can download any for free!
- iTunes or any other Audio Converter (Needs to convert to .aiff)

How to do it:

1. You need to get your message tone ready. You can download some from here I downloaded the Skype message tone.

2. Add it to iTunes and right click it to convert to .aiff. If it doesn't show this option but MP3 or AAC. Just go to iTunes Preferences - General Tab - Import Settings - and change the Import using option to AIFF and you can change quality there as well. Or you can use any other Audio converter that converts to .aiff.