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16
JUN

TalkCentral: Ep 263 - 'Attack of the abbreviations'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss the new department of communications & digital technologies - is it more of the same, or will it be the "department of action"?
Also this week, Huawei's foldable phone is delayed (and it's not Donald Trump's fault); Showmax to offer live-streamed sport; and Asus's amazing new ZenBook Pro Duo.
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 new Dropbox, while Duncan has picked the mini series Chernobyl.
You can send a WhatsApp to the show on 0719991111. And please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.
09
JUN

TalkCentral: Ep 262 - 'Return of the cheese grater'

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the big announcements from Apple's developer conference, including the new Mac Pro, dark mode in iOS and the great features in the new iPadOS.
Also in the show this week, the latest in the Huawei debacle and the great South African bank branch massacre.
Listen to the show to find out who's been chosen as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the 512GB Gammix S11 Pro NVMe M.2 drive, while Duncan has chosen Apple's iPadOS.
26
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 261 - 'Techpocalypse'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the developments around Huawei and what they might mean for the future of the company and smartphones as we know them.
Also on the show, Facebook's plan to launch a cryptocurrency, a preview of Telkom's full-year results and the latest feature update to Windows 10.
Plus, are your headphones spying on you?
Watch or 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 Nokia 105 feature phone, while Duncan has chosen the air-quality app AirVisual.
19
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 260 - 'Angry (about) Wasps'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss MTN's decision to back down, under consumer pressure, over its plan to introduce an opt-out-only out-of-bundle service.
Also this week, Donald Trump's war on Huawei; Naspers told it can't buy WeBuyCars; and the big WhatsApp exploit.
Listen to or watch the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Duncan's pick this week is 4K Video Downloader, while Regardt has chosen a new super-light laptop from Asus.
12
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 259 - 'It's bitcoin, beaches!'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the astonishing comeback of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. What's driving it? And what happens next?
Also on the show this week, Duncan talks about telecommunications in Mauritius; Regardt reflects on Google's I/O conference; Duncan explains why he unsubscribed from Spotify (reluctantly); and who will be the next minister of communications.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Avengers: Endgame, while Duncan has chosen Netflix original movie The Highwaymen.
05
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 258 - 'Takealot gets physical'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss Takealot's decision to open a flagship customer collections centre in Midrand and two dozen other pick-up points around the country.
What does it say about the future of e-commerce in South Africa and why, in Duncan's view, does it make eminent sense?
Also on the show this week, MTN hires some heavy hitters; Netflix gets serious about audio; and Icasa has a fight with the communications minister.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is unsplash.com, while Duncan has chosen Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.
22
APR

TalkCentral: Ep 257 - 'Breaking the Fold'

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg take to YouTube for their first-ever live video discussion to talk about Samsung's breaking Galaxy Fold smartphone.
What do Samsung's problems mean for the future of foldable phones - and will anyone buy a Fold in light of the problems experienced by early reviewers?
Also on the show this week, there's plenty of news in the world of consoles; BBM is dead; and Apple and Qualcomm smoke the peace pipe.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Duncan's technology pick is the Sony WH-1000XM3 over-ear Bluetooth headphones, while Regardt doesn't have a pick this week.
WhatsApp the show on 0719991111 - voice notes may be used on air.
Apologies for the slightly poorer audio quality in this week's episode - it will be back to normal in our next show.
07
APR

TalkCentral: Ep 256 - 'Bitcoin's back, baby'

On the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the sudden surge in the value of bitcoin.
Also this week, Huawei launched the P30 series in South Africa; Apple's iPad turns nine; and the meaning behind The Matrix's green "falling rain" code.
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 Romoss Sense8+ 30 000mAh power bank, while Duncan has chosen DStv Now.
Our song this week is Placebo's Every You and Every Me.
WhatsApp the show on 0719991111 - voice notes might be replayed on the show.
31
MAR

TalkCentral: Ep 255 - 'Services, services, services'

On the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack Apple's big services event and wonder if the company has done enough to be a meaningful competitor to Netflix.
Also on the show, they look at why EOH's share price continues to plumb new depths; the likely impact of the resignation of Setumo Mohapi as CEO of the State IT Agency; and why MTN's bosses are rolling in the riches and whether it's justified.
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 US$4 000 Acer Predator Triton 900, while Duncan has picked the weather apps Ventusky and Windy.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show. The number to use is 0719991111.
24
MAR

TalkCentral: Ep 254 - 'Ad-free YouTube'

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the South African launch of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music.
What does it mean for Spotify? Are users prepared to pay for an ad-free YouTube experience? Will it grow the streaming market in South Africa?
Also this week, the hosts discuss Google's planned Stadia videogame streaming service; Kwese Free TV's plan to take on e.tv and the SABC in free-to-air television; and Microsoft's decision to develop antivirus software for Macs.
Plus, we've had hands-on time with Huawei's new Mate X foldable smartphone and give our views on it. And we preview Apple's big services keynote, happening on Monday evening South African time. What can we expect?
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 EskomSePush app, while Regardt has chosen Romoss's WF02 wireless charger.
03
MAR

TalkCentral: Ep 253 - 'Ripley, believe it or not'

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about some of the consumer electronics highlights from MWC 2019, including Huawei's foldable phone and Energizer's insane battery phone.
Also on the show this week, Vodacom fumbles the ball; Blue Label Telecoms' rough week; and another streaming video service launched in South Africa.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is AOC's 24-inch curved gaming monitor, while Duncan has chosen Showmax original The Girl from St Agnes.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show. The number to use is 0719991111.
24
FEB

TalkCentral: Ep 252 - 'EO-Eish!'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack what has been a dramatic two weeks for JSE-listed technology services group EOH.
Also on the show this week, Samsung's Galaxy S10 series of smartphones; Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona; billionaire Jonathan Beare to buy into mobile operator Cell C; and Vumatel's Vumacam to blanket Johannesburg with IP security cameras.
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 Acer Thronos, while Duncan has chosen the redesigned Gmail for Android.
The song pick this week is Regardt's: James, with Getting Away With It All (All Messed Up).
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show. The number to use is 0719991111.

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