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Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn.
South Africa received more spam calls and SMSes in 2019 than ever before

Spam calls. You'd probably rather receive a lump of coal in your stock this Christmas, but it's an annoyance that affects all phone owners worldwide. In South Africa though, you may experience it more frequently than others...

By Andy Walker 6 Dec 2019

Cell C's 4G coverage will be even greater thanks to latest MTN deal

Cell C and MTN on Monday announced a new roaming agreement, building on and extending the firms' previous agreement made in 2018, and pushing Cell C's LTE coverage further across South Africa...

By Andy Walker 19 Nov 2019

DStv Now streaming records smashed by the Rugby World Cup final

Surprise, surprise. It turns out that South Africa really loves watching rugby - so much so that Saturday's World Cup Final broke DStv Now streaming records.

By Andy Walker 5 Nov 2019

Twitter Support: Tweetdeck, Twitter may be down for some users

Twitter is ironing out a few problems with Tweetdeck and its service at large this morning...

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2019

Truecaller now has 150m daily active users across the world

Truecaller now has over 150-million daily active users, the company announced last week...

By Andy Walker 11 Sep 2019

#AmINext is not a hashtag, it's the reality of life as a woman in South Africa

Late last week, South Africa was harbouring hope of finding missing 18-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana...

By Andy Walker 3 Sep 2019

South African digital agency Black Beard rebrands to Basalt

South African digital agency Black Beard has rebranded to Basalt, the company announced last week...

By Andy Walker 20 Aug 2019

Cape Town's Metrorail train updates are now available on Telegram

Cape Town's Metrorail train service announced that users can now follow line-specific information channels on Telegram...

By Andy Walker 14 Aug 2019

Twitter could be getting a 'snooze' button to pause your notifications

Twitter may soon allow users to "snooze" the app's notifications thanks to a yet-unreleased feature...

By Andy Walker 13 Aug 2019

WhatsApp and Instagram are getting name changes 'from Facebook'

According to a paywalled article by The Information, both Instagram and WhatsApp will receive a subtle name change "from Facebook"...

By Andy Walker 6 Aug 2019

You can now circumvent 'soft' paywalls with Google Chrome 76

Google's Chrome 76 browser is now available to all online and with it comes a good number of quality-of-life improvements...

By Andy Walker 2 Aug 2019

Cape Town's Metrorail trains to shutter free SMS alert service from August

Cape Town's Metrorail train service announced in a communication with commuters on Tuesday that it will soon shutter its free SMS notification service...

By Andy Walker 1 Aug 2019

It's 'confirmed': WhatsApp will allow one account across multiple devices

What was an exciting rumour just days ago, is now all but "confirmed"...

By Andy Walker 30 Jul 2019

Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app

South African telecoms giant Vodacom and global payments firm Mastercard on Thursday announced a new secure digital wallet and payments app called VodaPay Masterpass...

By Andy Walker 16 Jul 2019

Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

David Mabuza cat memes flood Twitter ahead of his swearing-in as MP

South Africa's former deputy president David "The Cat" Mabuza will be sworn in as an MP later today, this after he postponed taking his oath of office last week in Cape Town...

By Andy Walker 30 May 2019

From the daring to the daft: 2019's April Fools jokes rated

Lies. Dishonesty. Deceit. April Fools Day is one of the most vile 24 hours on the calendar for those innocents browsing the web looking for the latest, honest, news...

By Andy Walker 1 Apr 2019

WhatsApp to get its own Facebook-made cryptocurrency, report suggests

Facebook is working on a cryptocurrency for its chat service WhatsApp, a New York Times report suggests...

By Andy Walker 5 Mar 2019

Superbalist phishing scam sneakily asks for your credit card info

Clothing retailer Superbalist on Monday alerted users that a new phishing scam is doing the rounds via SMS and email...

By Andy Walker 25 Feb 2019

EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story

Load shedding apps first came to the fore in 2014, back when it was common practice for our glorious electricity provider to switch off our lights at the most inconvenient times. Some five years later, South Africa's once again facing long nights lit only by ever-shortening candles...

By Andy Walker 13 Feb 2019

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