In this episode, we look into how giant streaming services like Netflix, Showmax are directly affecting cinema businesses like Ster-kinekor and Nu Metro.
More and more people are moving towards the option of streaming movies and shows from their own comfort. This means we could see more people cutting costs and time from going in and out of cinemas. Ster-kinekor recently launched their pay per month service which allows movie lovers to subscribe to unlimited movies for a certain fee.
While we see both industries evolving, we cannot disregard the high rise and growth of streaming services which most of them end up getting the same movies we see in cinemas a month later.
In this episode, we talk all things RAIN, a mobile data-only network which recently launched a 5G network. RAIn is popular for its unlimited data which only costs R250 per month and only charging R50 for a gig. For those who have been wanting to know what is RAIN, how it works and how to get it, this episode is for you.
We debut Season 2 of YMZ Tech Talk Podcast with catching up on smartphone Apps. We share a number of unpopular Apps we recently discovered and think will also be interesting for most smartphone users.
We also chat:
- FNB launching more 'Tap & PIN' ATMs around the country
- Spotify launches LITE version to save data
- Disney is launching its streaming service Disney+ in November
Huawei, the world’s second-biggest smartphone manufacturer based in China, has been suspended to do business with companies like Google, Intel, Broadcom, Xilinx and Qualcomm. The news follows after U.S. Commerce Department added Huawei to its Entity List – meaning most of the companies mentioned above will need government approval to do any sort of business with Huawei.
In this episode we discuss how South African consumers will be affected, especially those who already own Huawei smartphones. It does not ends there, as this could open the door to retaliation against U.S. brands from hotels to sportswear e.g Nike, Apple and more.
We also chat:
- Telkom partnership with South African government to put fibre connection in Townships like Soweto
- WhatsApp launching ads on their platform in 2020
- Apple announces the return of iPod - the new iPod Touch
Social Media has become an essential tool to help individuals communicate easily and share content on daily basis. But using Social Media today comes with its perks and negative habits. Many users are caught up on the Internet and their smartphones for hours and hours and are not even aware they're addicted. Social Media addiction is serious case today, and could soon be declared a disease. Being addicted to Social Media can also be subjected to depression and mental health issues.
Today, many young Social Media users are depressed because of the pressures and life they observe on Social Media. In this episode we talk about the entire subject of Social Media addiction and the causes of it. And most importantly are we all addicted? How much is enough and normal?
In this episode we talk about Taxify (now known as Bolt) launching its new food delivery service. We discuss how the the food service will be affected by their ugly reputation and poor service in South Africa.
Technology is currently at its fastest pace, introducing new trends, products and solutions almost everyday.
With so much chaos in this tech-buzzing life, are humans keeping up with what's new and relevant?
In this episode, we discuss how humans are moving with these trends, learning about new products and how the internet has become an essential tool in our daily lives.
On this episode, we talk about how Twitter has evolved and changed the way we consume news, information and how it has impacted today's culture of journalism. We discuss how the platform is also helpful for individuals who would like to share information, advice on many topics and those looking for help. But also let's not shy away from the bad side of things, how factors like fake news, impersonation, trolls, and hacking of accounts has made Twitter as a company look bad.
Is Twitter the future of Social Media, can it be replaced? We chop it all down on this episode.
We also catch up on the latest news:
- Samsung launches Galaxy S10 smartphones
- Bonang Matheba's verified Twitter account hacked
-Superbalist customers hit by phishing scam
- SABC sings deal with streaming service Viu
- WhatsApp launches a feature to lock and unlock using Touch/Face ID
The culture of shopping and paying for stuff online is growing year by year in South Africa. But let's not also get excited about that, while there is a huge percentage of consumers who are shy and afraid of buying online. This comes with factors such as scams and the fear of sharing private information online. In this episode, we discuss all the major factors that hinder South African consumers, the good and the bad of it and share safety measures and tips for online shopping.
In this episode, we discuss the dangers our kids face on Social Media and the Internet as a whole. We also touch on some of the bad habits they're exposed to including, consuming adult content and cyberbullying.
Streaming has become a popular option for many who want to catch up on the latest TV shows, Movies etc. DStv as a satellite TV service is now competing with video-on-demand streaming services like Netflix and Showmax.
While all services have their own unique offering, it’s no surprise to see the rise of more people adapting to video-on-demand streaming. On this episode we discuss which service comes best, comparing content, pricing and setup.