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Hadlee Simons is an editor at Memeburn. Terrible puns make Hadlee difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat.
Go go Google Go: all the Go apps in one convenient place

The last year or so has seen Google release a variety of lightweight "Go" apps for emerging markets, using less data and requiring less storage space than the standard apps...

By Hadlee Simons 28 Feb 2018

ANC recalls Zuma: here's how global news outlets reported it

The ANC has finally taken the decision to recall President Jacob Zuma, following weeks of talks between the National Executive Committee, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma...

By Hadlee Simons 14 Feb 2018

Fernando Alonso to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC

McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso, fresh from racing at the Daytona 24 Hours, will be competing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Feb 2018

Here's how to upload photos to Instagram from your PC

From multiple account support to Stories, Instagram's team has been hard at work over the years. In saying so, there is one big feature they haven't implemented yet - and I'm not talking about the return of a chronological timeline...

By Hadlee Simons 23 Jan 2018

A (non) update on Amazon Alexa coming to South Africa

Earlier this year, we got word from LG that it was targeting Alexa-enabled appliances for South Africa in 2018.

By Hadlee Simons 28 Dec 2017

Apple cracks down on lootboxes, devs now have to disclose details

Lootboxes have become one of the most contentious issues in the gaming industry in recent times, as everything from PC and console titles to smartphone games offer the feature...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Dec 2017

Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has seen far better days in emerging markets, as WhatsApp usurps it as the favoured instant messaging platform...

By Hadlee Simons 20 Dec 2017

FYI: Google Home Mini works just fine in South Africa

Google hardware is notoriously tough to come by in South Africa, as we've found out over the past couple of years...

By Hadlee Simons 13 Dec 2017

F1: here's what 2021 engine formula could look like

The current F1 engine formula is set to stay in place for a few more years, but the V6 turbo hybrid era is set for a significant change come 2021...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Nov 2017

Huawei Mate 10 revealed, packing AI smarts and more

After months of leaks and teases, Huawei has finally peeled the curtain back on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. So what should you expect then?

By Hadlee Simons 18 Oct 2017

An ode to Windows Phone: Five of the best WP handsets ever made

One of the bigger news stories this week has been a tacit admission by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore that Windows Phone is essentially dead...

By Hadlee Simons 12 Oct 2017

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix launched in South Africa more than a year ago, officially supporting the region with TV shows and movies. But the streaming service has also recently added South Africa to its monthly ISP Speed Index...

By Hadlee Simons 10 Oct 2017

The revived Nokia 3310: now with 3G and heftier price tag

The new Nokia 3310 made headlines around the world earlier this year, after HMD Global revived the handset for a new generation...

By Hadlee Simons 2 Oct 2017

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra

Fibre provider Vumatel made headlines in local tech publications last week when it revealed plans to deliver 100Mbps fibre internet to residents of Alexandra for just R89 a month...

By Hadlee Simons 12 Sep 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency...

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Jul 2017

Fake followers are a massive problem, as SA duo proves

It's almost become an unspoken fact over the years that social media has a major problem with fake followers. Now, two writers have brought the problem into the open by running a dummy Instagram account and buying fake followers in the process...

By Hadlee Simons 3 Apr 2017

Google Family Link lets you monitor kids' mobile usage

Apple's Family Sharing functionality has been one of the better features for parents, allowing them to approve family members' purchases and more. Now, Google has stepped things up in a big way thanks to the Family Link app...

By Hadlee Simons 16 Mar 2017

Snapchat IPO: 6 more things you should know

Snap Inc's IPO filing was made public overnight, revealing a variety of details surrounding Snapchat‘s operations...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Feb 2017

Snapchat IPO: The key figures revealed

Snap Inc. filed a confidential initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year, leaving many to wonder about the details. But now, the house of Snapchat has raised the curtain on aspects of the deal...

By Hadlee Simons 3 Feb 2017

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