This week saw a lot of local tech news making headlines in South Africa.
First up was the launch of ShowMax – a video on demand service from Naspers which is set to compete against the likes of Vidi, MTN FrontRow, and Netflix.
At R99 per month and sporting a wide array of content, it looks a promising platform to try out – especially for those of you who are longing to watch Egoli: Place of Gold.
Other news heating things up was the leak of the Ashley Madison user database, and the subsequent creation of websites which allowed you to search email addresses of registered users.
An investigation by MyBroadband found that the Staff Writer held an account with the service. Here is how he described himself:
Single male who works in the tech-news industry.
Am into online gaming, cars, and girls who are willing to tolerate their parents telling them they “could have done so much better” in terms of a life partner.
I don’t know how to use a washing machine, and the only piece of furniture I own is a bed.
Also, can I borrow R4,000 to help start my career in magic?
At least he can pick out sweet deals – otherwise he would be completely useless.
LG 55-inch Smart Full HD LED TV from Makro – R8,999
Makro has reduced the price of the LG 55-inch Smart Full HD LED TV from the usual R10,999 to R8,999. The deal is available until 24 August 2015.
Hisense 65-inch 3D UHD Smart LED TV from Makro – R19,999
The Hisense 65-inch 3D UHD Smart LED TV is available from Makro for R19,999, a saving over the usual R27,999. The promotional price is available until 24 August 2015.
DStv Explora from Makro – R1,690
The promotional price is available until 24 August 2015.
Canon 1200D DSLR Twin Lens Camera Bundle from Makro – R4,499
Makro is offering the Canon 1200D camera bundle for R4,499. The bundle includes a Canon EOS 1200D body, two lenses, and a camera bag. The promotional price is available until 24 August 2015.
Seagate 2TB Slim Hard Drive from Makro – R1,299
The 2.5-inch 2TB Slim Hard Drive plus Panda Anti-Virus 2015 bundle is available from Makro for R1,299. The promotional price is available until 24 August 2015.
Samsung 27-inch LED Monitor from Makro – R3,999
The Samsung 27-inch LED Monitor is available from Makro for R3,999 until 24 August 2015.
Sansui 7-inch tablet from HiFi Corp – R999.90
The Sansui 7-inch Android tablet is available from HiFi Corp for R999.90. The promotional price is available until 23 August 2015.
PlayStation 4 Bundle from Takealot – R5,999
The 500GB Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 Bundle is available from Takealot for R5,999.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10-inch tablet from Takealot – R3,999
Takealot has reduced the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10-inch 3G and Wi-Fi tablet to R3,999.
ASUS MeMO Pad 8-inch from Orange – R2,385
The ASUS MeMO Pad 8-inch IPS LCD tablet with 16GB of storage is available from Orange for R2,385.
LG Soundbar from Dion Wired – R1,700
The LG 2.1 Channel 120W soundbar is available from Dion Wired for R1,700 until 25 August 2015.
Samsung 46-inch 3D Full HD LED TV from Loot – R6,799
The Samsung 46-inch 3D Full HD LED TV (UA46EH6030) is available from Loot for R6,799. The promotional price is available until 25 August 2015.
Acer Liquid Z500 5-inch Quad-Core Smartphone from Loot – R1,819
The Acer Liquid Z500 5-inch quad-core smartphone with dual-SIM slots and a black flip case is available from Loot for R1,819 until 25 August 2015.
Belkin Video Switch from Loot – R299
The Belkin F3Y045BF Video Switch, which offers 4 HDMI inputs to 1 HDMI output, is available from Loot for R299 until 25 August 2015.
SanDisk 128GB SSD from Evetech – R849
The SanDisk X110 2.5-inch 128GB SATA III MLC SSD is available from Evetech for R849.