Has Nokia finally launched a product capable of swimming in the same smartphone pool as Apple and Samsung? It’s a fair question, given that you, the consumer currently find yourself in a tricky position. Do you go for a now considerably cheaper S3 or iPhone 5, or for the rather foreign, but attractively-priced Lumia? Check this out to decide.
Esmere Weideman, CEO of Media24 was caught in a SIM swop scam over the weekend, in which she was robbed of R360,000. Unbeknownst to Weideman, R1,5 million was transferred from her home loan account to her cheque account by criminals who had gained access to her information via a SIM swop.
In this week’s show, the Mail & Guardian team looked at the conspiracy to loot from national oil company, PetroSA, the beginning of the end for wine in SA. And oh, hey, there was a craft beer tasting on air!
Inbox zero is an almost-mythical technological Nirvana that we all strive for. Seeing as most of us make a living out of the information in our inbox, a stress free life really does mean a big fat zero. Seth explores how to get there.
The smartphone industry has become a boxing ring, with top companies – Samsung – taking a stab at competitors to benefit their product. Samsung was recently embarassed for paying college student to write reviews about their products and face them up against HTC, and they seem to back at it.
A “news machine” has been developed by Color Magazine and interactive designer, Jonathon Chomko in an effort to highlight sensationalism in journalism. The new machine turns user tweets into headlines, through various media filters. It’s an epic visual demonstration of broken telephone in the news cycle.
Top TV has been approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to broadcast three adult content channels. Their three new channels are: Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice. These adult channels will be broadcast from 20h00 to 5h00, daily
It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on an ongoing Ricky Gervais project, and while having been around for a few months already, we’ve decided to take this opportunity to let you know that Derek, by Ricky Gervais exists. And your life would be poorer without it.
In this week’s Mail & Guardian Newsroom podcast, Alistair Fairweather discusses why and how armed gangs are affecting broadband roll-out in South Africa. This, and much more, inside!
John Smit is set to become the new CEO of the Sharks and will take up his official postition on 1 July 2013. With stadium violence a concern at Kings Park, his year won’t be “a look and learn,” he will hit the ground running. Click through to listen
TIME magazine is celebrating its tenth year of the TIME Top 100 List. This year, to do something a little special, they’re presenting seven cover portraits of the TIME 100 honourees who, “Reflect the breadth and depth of our list, each one profiled inside – as in our tradition – by an equally luminary voice.”
We’ve all had that phone that constantly drains itself of battery power, way faster than it should. Well, you may actually be to blame for this one. Check out the video below to make sure your charger never wrecks your phone
According to newly released statistics by the Interactive Advertising Bureau in 2012, digital advertising hit a record high of $36,6 billion (R330 billion) in 2012. This spike was partly due to huge growth in mobile and video advertising.
Following South Africa’s disastrous military intervention in the Central African Republic, reports have emerged that South Africa and France are heading for a diplomatic showdown on commercial and political interests in Francophone Africa. This, and more on the M&G Newsroom podcast
There is something quite harrowing about this photo of a kid’s cellphone, showing the conversation he was having via text, as well as the unfinished text he was writing before he crashed his car and died. Click through to see.
The lengthy episodes, duels, unexplained deaths, new alliances and strange dreams typified by the average 20 minute stretch of Game Of Thrones require the occasional bout of explaining, and this faux Facebook feed does just that, delightfully.
Anyone with an ounce of metal in them will know that Metallica will be performing live in South Africa later this month. And by pure coincidence, Lars Ulrich’s girlfriend just did a campaign for Woolies. Check out the gallery:
The politics of withdrawing our soldiers from the CAR. Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s disastrous statements in parliament. The deployment of South African troops to the DRC after recent CAR turmoil. The best and worst of the Cape Town Jazz Festival. And the new Facebook Home product review.
Mad Men Season 6 launches tonight with the traditional double- episode premiere. You may have heard that Don is fairly likely to return to his philandering ways in this coming season, so we thought it best to get you up to speed with his list of conquests, so far.
UCT student conducts a survey to determine the most attractive race – white poeple. But her findings have caused much anger within the institution.
If you’re struggling to unwind, maybe its time you realigned your chakras. And your smart phone can help you do just that. Check it out!
Season six might have something that I know a couple people will be happy about – the return of Bad Don. But what exactly can we expect from Draper?
The saying goes, ‘if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.’ But in some cases preparation can lead to a FAIL, like when the Universal channel (channel 117) accidentally released a Nelson Mandeal obituary ad last night.
In what will most certainly be welcome news for eyewear-obsessed and internet savvy Capetonians, Canadian duo Phil Birnbaum and Tim Chan have joined forces to create street-style blog exclusively dedicated to documenting noteworthy eyewear, titled The Spectacled. Birnbaum snaps the pictures, and Chan scribes the words. This blog combines our love of fashion and our love [...]
Last week’s episode of eNCA’s Tech Report featured our insert on Tingo.com, TripAdvisor’s latest offering in foolproof online hotel booking. More often than not, hotel’s drop their room rates after you’ve made your booking, in an effort to meet booking quotas for calendar months. The result is that you’ll be punished for being organised and [...]
Finally, the old man is taking off his comfort robe to tell us exactly how many people he has let into is comfort robe… Hugh Hefner, Playboy and old man, finally reveals how many women he has done the dirty deed with. On Monday, Esquire posted an in depth interview, in which Hef finally gave us [...]
If you missed the Mail & Guardian Newsroom show on 2oceansvibe Radio, don’t dispair. We have the podcast of this week’s Mail & Guardian Newsroom show for your analytical pleasure. Feel free to listen on the page, or download for later listening. In this week’s show, Nickolaus Bauer and Verashni Pillay talked about the fifth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India and China [...]
They have done it again. We have yet another teaser from the Mad Men folk. If the illustrated poster and the teaser video weren’t thought provoking enough, we now have a series of glamour shots. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? The bearded Stan Rizzo, the most suspicious looking Peggy Olson and a photo perfect unfaithful Pete and his Trudy Campbell… And then [...]
Which means that you have just over three days to get yourself a decoder, before flogging it cheaply on Gumtree come Monday morning. The BBC-produced documentary, Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened? will air on Sunday, 24 March at 20h55 on Discovery Channel (DStv 121). You can hold out for the television version, but if you can’t wait, you [...]
That’s correct. In case you’ve been under a rock for the past week, the SABC has been hit with a spate of board member resignations. Last night was the worst of the blood-letting with six board members tendering their resignations in quick succession. This morning, only three board members remained: Pippa Green, Susan Vos, and [...]