Everyone likes the idea of the Sunday papers being delivered to their door. But imagine if one of those papers was the orange/pink pages of the FT Weekend? And imagine it came with the ‘How To Spend It’ magazine. Stop imagining, baby shoes!
‘Time’ is known for their world-class journalism, hard hitting analysis and classy magazine covers. Never one to take cheap shots at public figures, the world was shocked when they decided to make a fat joke on their most recent cover.
If you’re somewhat disenchanted with how quickly the honeymoon was over for you and iOS7, you may want to rekindle your love for the piece of technology that you spend more time with than anything else by taking a deeper look into its innermost being, and finding new, fresh delights. For your pleasure, we present these iOS7 tips and tricks.
Sanef deputy chairperson, and editor of the Star newspaper, Makhudu Sefara speaks with Mmanaledi Mataboge about the police’s threat of legal action over intercepted calls involving police commissioner Riah Phiyega. This comes shortly after the Independent Police Investigative Directorate confirmed that it is to probe claims of defeating the ends of justice against Phiyega.
Meet Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. Originally from Johannesberg, St. Lucia grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School in KwaZulu-Natal. Nowadays he lives in Brooklyn, and is blowing up on the New York music scene. On October 31 he posted the following announcement to the band’s Facebook page:
Meet SnapScan. Developed in Stellenbosch, SnapScan is a mobile payment system that uses a combination of QR code recognition and PIN entry for payment of goods and services, without a credit card or cash note ever seeing the light of day. It’s a payment system that could mean the end of grubby banknotes and troublesome change, and we have the lowdown.
After much anticipation and controversy, the show’s creator and screenwriter, Doug Ellin, has confirmed that the hit show will become a movie. I say anticipation because since the show launched in 2004, it captured everyone’s attention with it’s “one celebrity cameo per show format”, creating a massive worldwide audience.
A 12-month-long investigation by Ruth Hopkins, a journalist for the Wits Justice Project, has uncovered evidence of prisoners at the Mangaung Correctional Facility in the Free State being given medication against their will and subjected to electroshock therapy and assaults.
Freelancing sounds pretty good – flexible hours, flexible locations and at the end of the day – flexible jobs. But it’s quite tricky to get it right. For one, you don’t have the security of a regular salary. It’s a rough world out there, and for anyone who wants to freelance their way to the top – you’ll need to read this.
Slowly, surely and inevitably, our social media spaces are becoming commercialised. We all knew it was coming – it’s just a matter of coming to terms with it, getting used to the new layout and trying to make the best of it. This time, it’s Instagram’s turn to start earning some cold hard cash.
One could spend hours scrolling through the listings of Gumtree. Logging in to one of South Africa’s most popular classifieds has become a little bit like window shopping, with a few key differences. For one, you don’t have to actually get up and go anywhere – so no need for pants.
You may, like us, have been rattled by the news that the NSA is pying on pretty much everyone in the world. If your paranoia has gotten a firm grip on you, you may well want to join the growing band of people who opt to go underground. But you need not necessarily lose your ability to surf the web. Check out how.
Joel Schat created this radical timelapse highlighting the locations of Walter White’s gradual journey from high school chemistry teacher to New Mexico’s meth kingpin. All the major filming locations are represented, from the White house, to Los Pollos Hermanos, to Saul Goodman’s office.
We’ve gotten to that point where many of us are questioning this whole internet thing. If you are among the many thousands of people who want out from the internet, or think you may well want to join that club in the future, then you need to check out JustDelete.Me.
Ferial Haffajee took to Twitter to voice her concerns over racism, after she and her City Press colleagues took part in a meeting, “to have a discussion about a genuine future, to find ways of altering our work patterns, to do wonderful journalism”. It sounds like it didn’t go all that well, judging by her tweets following the meeting…
Some people like to watch fat men try to ramp over a dirty river in an inflatable tube – and fail. And then there’s some people who like to watch other people being murdered. Now, YouTube is the place to go for funny cat videos, but where can a man get some good old snuff? The answer, up until quite recently,was BestGore.com. That was, until it’s owner was arrested for “corrupting morals”.
Goodbye, TopTV. Fare thee well, for you are no more. After suffering months and months of severe brand damage by asking, being denied, asking again, and being denied again for permission to flight porn channels, the owners of the TopTV brand, On Digital Media have decided to pack it in.
Cats have been ousted as the most popular animal on social media for the minute, and have been replaced by a 6-month old pig named ‘Jamon’ from São Paulo, Brazil. The pigs owner is a bit of a funny one, often dressing his pig up as a turtle. (What?)
Vice Media CEO, Shane Smith conducted a lengthy interview with Fortune Magazine this past week, covering subjects ranging from Dennis Rodman and North Korea, to making money from YouTube and telling old media that they can “go to hell”. These are our highlights:
Local YouTube phemon, Anne Hirsch has been causing quite a stink (a nice stink) lately, and her success has begged the question: Is the future of South African comedy online? Watch the clip, and find out. Catch Tech Report every Thursday evening at 21h30 on eNCA Africa DSTV channel 403. Check out their YouTube channel, here. Follow […]
Kanye West made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show yesterday to clear the air following a very public Twitter spat between the pair some time in the last 10 days. The full interview is well worth your time. If you don’t have much time to spare, hit part 2 straight away, and skip to the four minute mark for an amazing eight-minute long rant.
Veteran BBC cameraman, Doug Allen confirmed in a recent convocation speech at a UK university that scenes in BBC wildlife documentaries are regularly filmed in artificial sets to guarantee the quality of the shots.
Remember the accusations that some Gupta TV (ANN7) staff were working with holiday visas? Remember Gupta TV denied the allegations? Well those staff have been kicked out of SA..
Fox News has just unveiled its ridiculous new newsroom – it’s clear they’re big fans of Minority Report. Their new studio comes complete with giant 55-inch touchscreen tablets (or BATs – Big Area Touchscreens), an 11,5 meter video wall full of tweets and journalists furiously touching, flicking and swiping through apps with potential news stories.
Power FM owner, Given Mkhari says he plans to lay charges of extortion and trespassing against a a 25-year-old media studies student and Vodacom service centre employee who has accused him 0f raping her. The unnamed woman laid the charge of sexual assault against the PowerFM co-founder eight months after the alleged incident. Mkhari says he is the victim of a targeted campaign of harassment.
The Daily Maverick caught up with Mail & Guardian editor in chief, Chris Roper to discuss the R500 million defamation suit brought against the paper by the notorious Gupta family. They’re suing the Sunday Times for the same amount – putting their claim at a cool R1 billion.
Ladies and gentlemen, it could be one for the record books! The Mail & Guardian reports that the Gupta family is suing the newspaper for R500 million, in what may well be the largest media defamation suit in the history of South Africa. According to the M&G, “The case relates to an article published in the M&G in March […]
This was roped to the traffic light on the corner of Strand and Adderley in Cape Town this morning. There you go. Just enjoy that. I’d love to know what the story behind that one is. Anyone care to have a go at guessing the scenario behind that headline in the comments section?
Are you a car salesman? Know someone who is? This next story might just change your life… In this segment, Seth finds out about a new niche app that makes selling cars that much easier. It’s called JustCapture.It.
Roadhogs is a local site put together to report bad drivers on our roads. As it stands now, Johannesburg is voted the worst city to drive in (with 49% of the votes!) and Volkswagen drivers, the worst on the road