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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.
Robbie Williams (and his World Cup middle finger) spikes Google Search traffic

If you were expecting Will Smith to open the 2018 World Cup in Russia this evening, don't worry, we were, too...

By Andy Walker 15 Jun 2018

These are WhatsApp's shiny new group chat features

In a not-all-that-exciting update, WhatsApp has tweaked the way groups work on its platform...

By Andy Walker 18 May 2018

Mastercard to announce new collaboration with Zapper

Zapper will soon be compatible with Mastercard's Masterpass payments system, after the companies on Monday announced a new possible collaboration...

By Andy Walker 14 May 2018

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me...

By Andy Walker 20 Apr 2018

Drake and Jeremy Loops rule Spotify's first month in South Africa

One month after Scandinavian streaming service Spotify launched in South Africa, we now have an idea of what locals love listening to...

By Andy Walker 19 Apr 2018

Did Barack Obama really say 'Stay woke, bitches' in this viral video?

"Thank you. And stay woke, bitches," is not a quote you'd normally attribute to former US President Barack Obama. But filmmaker Jordan Peele just made this a reality, by using intelligent visual trickery...

By Andy Walker 19 Apr 2018

Instagram breaks third-party apps, services by throttling its API call limit

In what seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to its parent company's recent leaky-data woes, Instagram has restricted third-party developers from accessing its data pool...

By Andy Walker 5 Apr 2018

Google Chrome extensions will no longer mine crypto using your PC

In case you had no idea, before April Fools Day, Google allowed developers of Chrome browser extensions to mine cryptocurrency using your computer's resources...

By Andy Walker 5 Apr 2018

Three wounded, shooter kills herself after YouTube HQ shootout

Three people were wounded on Tuesday after a shooting broke out at YouTube's California headquarters. The shooter later committed suicide...

By Andy Walker 4 Apr 2018

How to download your Facebook data (and why you should)

It's the F-word you've been hearing an awful lot of this week, and its one everyone should be using. Yes, Facebook...

By Andy Walker 28 Mar 2018

South Africa, you can now tip your Uber driver

Feeling bad about not tipping your Uber driver for making your day? If saying "thanks" is just too cold for you, from today, riders can now give their drivers monetary appreciation through the app...

By Andy Walker 28 Mar 2018

You can 'live link' profiles and hashtags in your Instagram bio

Meanwhile on the less acerbic side of the Facebook spectrum, Instagram this week introduces a new feature to users' bios...

By Andy Walker 26 Mar 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook and deleting your account

So people are talking about Facebook a lot this week. You know, that social network that only Baby Boomers seem to use now? It somehow has more than two-billion users at present, and that number for data collection firms is a goldmine just waiting to be ravaged...

By Andy Walker 23 Mar 2018

It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]

The streaming music world's worst kept secret is finally confirmed to be true: Spotify will today launch in South Africa, the company's representatives confirmed in an email to Memeburn...

By Andy Walker 13 Mar 2018

Is Spotify launching in South Africa next week?

Well well well. It seems that Swedish music streaming giant Spotify may finally make a play in South Africa....

By Andy Walker 6 Mar 2018

These are your 2018 Oscar winners in 15 tweet-sized snippets

If you stayed up all night to catch the 90th edition of the Oscars, congratulations, you deserve that coffee.

By Andy Walker 5 Mar 2018

South Africa's #SaveWater mascot Splash is scarier than the drought

While the City of Cape Town is using apps, Twitter campaigns and Mmusi Maimane's bucket delegation skills to remind South Africans to save water, the nation's Department of Water and Sanitation is taking a - ahem - different approach...

By Andy Walker 19 Feb 2018

Raccoons, superheroes and bald heads are getting new emoji this year

Expect to see more options when picking out the perfect emoji to accompany your messages this year...

By Andy Walker 9 Feb 2018

Selfie Kid: Superbowl 52 births February's first wholesome meme

Many South Africans may not think of American Football as a valid sport (I mean, we have rugby after all), but we most certainly recognise a good meme when we see one...

By Andy Walker 7 Feb 2018

Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally...

By Andy Walker 24 Jan 2018

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