Video-streaming service Viu is officially entering the South African market and has partnered with the SABC to license local content.
Probably the only good load shedding news to come out of SA, is that locally developed load shedding push-notification app EskomSePush gained hundreds of thousands of downloads this week. The app only had 2,500 active users a week ago, and since load shedding was implemented, more than 400,000 people have downloaded the app. Now that’s what we call a quick turnaround. According to Business ...[Read More]
Spotify has announced that it will acquire Gimlet Media, an independent podcast producer, and Anchor, a platform with tools for podcast creators.
Nintendo’s list of games aimed at mobile phone users continues to grow. The newest addition to the stable — or perhaps the medical centre in this case — is Dr. Mario World, an action puzzler based around the company’s mascot, this time clad in a lab coat. The Japanese games maker says that there’s an ‘early summer’ release planned, meaning we should see it...[Read More]
Japanese company Shueisha publishes some of the most well-know manga in the world (think Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, One Piece and Tokyo Ghoul), and they’ve just launched a new app, called Manga Plus, to make English manga more accessible worldwide. It’s built round the idea that readers will be on-par with Japanese manga releases. And if that doesn’t work for you, you also have acc...[Read More]
In the last few years while WhatsApp was being sued by privacy watchdogs in Europe for data infringements, Telegram was sued in Russia for refusing to compromise on its users’ privacy. Telegram is a messaging app that prides itself on its encryption and privacy. It was created in 2013 Pavel Durov – often called Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg – specifically to prevent his own government from eavesd...[Read More]
Netflix has launched a new feature that allows people to share their favourite shows on Instagram Stories. Now you can share the new season of The Punisher with your followers whether they like unadulterated violence or not. The feature has launched on iOS first, and is already available via the Netflix app. To use it, go to the show you’d like to share with your followers, tap ‘Share’, and choose...[Read More]
That image of your littlest nephew sitting on the couch all chocolate-covered, with a half-eaten banana and a manic grin on his face? WhatsApp will only let you forward that image a maximum of five times, thanks to silly people who believe everything that they read. The messaging app has announced that it will be limiting available forwards from 20 groups or people down to just five. The reasoning...[Read More]