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16
SEP

TalkCentral: Ep 234 - 'iPhone Excess Max'

In the TalkCentral podcast this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the big Apple keynote, when the world's most valuable company revealed the new iPhones and a new Watch.
Their verdict? The new iPhones aren't terribly exciting (over last year's iPhone X), but the Watch is starting to look very exciting indeed from a health-monitoring perspective.
Also on the show this week, looming job cuts at the SABC (and why the public broadcaster is starting to look exciting again) and MTN launched voice over LTE (what took it so long?).
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the Razer Gaming Phone, while Duncan has chosen ourworldindata.org.
WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111. Voice notes might be included in a future episode.
02
SEP

TalkCentral: Ep 233 - 'Gather round'

On the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda’s startling claims about why he was fired by Jacob Zuma.
Also this week, a discussion about the problems at underserviced agency Usaasa, MTN's new crisis Nigeria, and Apple's holding a special event - what could it be about?
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt pick this week is DU Meter, while Duncan has chosen Slack.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111. WhatsApp voice notes may be used on air.
26
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 232 - 'Blustery'

On the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Nvidia's new ray-tracing GPUs.
Also on the show, Telkom is very upset with the communications regulator, Icasa, over proposed new call termination rates; Nikon has debuted new pro-level mirrorless cameras (to take on Sony); and another look ahead to Apple's big iPhone keynote (expected in a little over two weeks from now).
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the Alienware 17 Core i7 with Geforce GTX 1060 graphics, while Duncan has chosen the Windows 95 app for, umm, Windows.
TalkCentral is recorded live on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za. WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111. Voice notes may be used on air.
19
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 231 - 'Give us gigarays!'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg preview Nvidia's big graphics card announcement happening on Monday. The company is expected to announce a series of new graphics cards, including the high-end ray-tracing GeForce RTX 2080ti. What can we expect?
Also this week, Moya Messenger's plan to take on WhatsApp with zero-rated text messaging, DStv and the SABC have a new channel-supply agreement and Tencent's earnings woes show the difficulty of doing business in China.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the Razer Phone, while Duncan has picked AsciiCam for Android.
WhatsApp the show on 0719991111 - voice notes may be used on air. Remember, we record on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za.
12
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 230 - 'Take Note'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the launch of Samsung's new flagship "phablet", the Galaxy Note9.
Also on the show this week, MTN and Vodacom are squabbling at the Advertising Standards Authority again, Google ads could soon be coming to an outdoor billboard near you and Android 9 Pie is here.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the game SpyParty, while Duncan has chosen the Nikon AF-S 40mm f/2.8 G DX macro lens.
We record live on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za. Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be used in a future episode.
05
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 229 - 'Slapped with a smelly trout'

In this episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the week's biggest tech news.
In the show this week, Apple is now a trillion-dollar company and Huawei is the world's second largest smartphone maker.
Also this week, Liquid Telecom's plans to monetise its radio frequency spectrum and an insane new camera lens for taking pictures of bugs.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the zombie game Dying Light, while Duncan has chosen the MirrorLab photo app for Android.
Feedback? Send a WhatsApp message to 0719991111. Voice notes may be included in future shows.
29
JUL

TalkCentral: Ep 228 - 'Lego, cameras and foldable phones'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about rumours of a new foldable Samsung flagship smartphone and the growing importance of WhatsApp as a communications platform in South Africa.
Also in the show, they chat about a new Apple patent that suggests your MacBook may in future charge your iPhone or Watch. Plus: the impending launch of Samsung Pay tap-and-go payments in South Africa.
And there's a discussion on mirrorless vs single-lens reflex cameras - and photography more broadly.
Listen to the show to find out who's been named as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt has two picks this week, the Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera and the new Lego store in Sandton, while Duncan has chosen a bundle of four photography video books by Chelsea and Tony Northrup.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. We record live on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za.
22
JUL

TalkCentral: Ep 227 - 'Attack of the EU Vogons'

In this episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the European Union's record €4.3-billion fine against Google over Android - is it justified, or is the EU simply interfering in a market that doesn't need regulating?
Also on the show this week, they chat about the impending layoffs at Internet Solutions, Tbo Touch's new video-streaming platform, Stephen van Coller joining EOH as new group CEO and Project Loon Internet balloons coming to Kenya.
Listen to the show to find out who's been chosen as winner and loser of the week.
Duncan's pick this week is the Jabra Elite 65t, while Regardt has chosen Dell's new 13-inch XPS two-in-one ultraportable.
Please send questions or comments via WhatsApp to 0719991111. Voice notes might be included in the next show.
15
JUL

TalkCentral: Ep 226 - 'Where to next for DStv?'

In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg ask whether South Africa's digital migration project is finally getting kicked into high gear.
Also in the show this week, a wide-ranging discussion on the future of DStv in light of MultiChoice's decision this week to open the SuperSport channels to all subscribers, and Adobe Photoshop is coming to the iPad.
Listen to the show to hear who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the Amaryllo iCare FHD security camera, while Duncan has chosen the new South African fintech/cryptocurrency start-up BitFund.
We record the show live on Sundays at 1pm. To be included in the show, please send questions and comments via WhatsApp voice note to 0719991111.
08
JUL

TalkCentral: Ep 225 - 'Home automation special'

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by special guest - and veteran podcaster - Glen Verran for a wide-ranging discussion on home entertainment and home automation.
In the podcast, Glen talks about why he bought the Nvidia Shield to power his home entertainment - using everything from Plex to DStv Now and YouTube to Netflix.
He also explains how he is dabbling with home automation, including intelligent lighting and smart speakers. It's a fascinating discussion and what is possible for those wanting to automate their homes, without breaking the bank.
Also in the show this week, the trio talk about Telkom's aggressively priced new FreeMe voice bundles and Teraco's big data centre expansion plans.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Holo for Android and iOS; Duncan has chosen the book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari; and Glen has picked the Amazon Echo Dot.
Send a WhatsApp voice note with comments or questions to 0719991111 to be included in the next show.
01
JUL

TalkCentral: Ep 224 - 'More bandwidth!'

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the week's big technology news - with a South African flavour.
On the menu, a new submarine cable system - the first to cross the southern Atlantic Ocean - is going live soon. What does the South Atlantic Cable System, or Sacs, mean for broadband prices and Internet latency?
Also this week, the newspaper formerly known as The New Age has closed down - is Mzwanele Manyi's 24-hour news channel next?
Plus, Duncan talks about communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane's big press conference on the SABC and digital terrestrial television, while Regardt chats about a new "secret" and "pocketable" Surface computer that may or may not be coming from Microsoft (we hope it does see the light of day).
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is PinballFundi.com, while Duncan has chosen EarTrumpet for Windows.
Remember, you can participate in the show. We record live on Sundays at 1pm. Send a WhatsApp voice note any time to 0719991111. Voice notes may be used on air.
24
JUN

TalkCentral: Ep 223 - 'On the future of television'

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by special guest Aki Anastasiou to talk about the week's big technology news, and plenty more besides.
On the podcast, the trio have an in-depth discussion on the future of television, with a closer look at the Naspers/MultiChoice financial results and subscriber numbers; sports rights; streaming; YouTube as a TV platform; and the meaning of Facebook's IGTV.
Also in the show this week, the fibre industry versus the City of Tswhane, Vox is said to be for sale and Intel's CEO falls on his sword.
Listen to the show to find out who has been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Aki's pick this week is the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Regardt has chosen IGTV (with PUBG as a bonus pick) and Duncan's gone for the Podcasts app from Google.
We welcome your feedback on the show. Please send comments and questions via WhatsApp to 0719991111.

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