Brettski, Duncan McLeod and Steven Ambrose gather again this week for a talk about (amongst other things):

  • The demise of GigaOm (and what’s wrong with media today);
  • Blackberry’s R22 000 smartphone;
  • Apple’s $18 000 Gold Watch; and
  • Office 16 and the new Office for Mac.

Our technology picks of the week are:

  • Steven picks Mio Fuse
  • Duncan picks Microsoft Office for Mac; and
  • Brettski picks the Supersport and DSTV apps, and Dimension Data’s plans for the Tour de France.
Brett is the big cheese at Hypertext Media. He's been covering the technology industry for so long, he's seen old technology be 'respun' as the next big thing one too many times. He started Hypertext in 2002 and quite frankly hasn't looked back (although he often longs for the days when a steady salary, sick days and leave were a given). Publications in his stable include htxt.africa; DailyFive (http://www.dailyfive.tv); Connect; Tarsus Channel and GirlGuides (http://www.girlguides.co.za). He also hosts the ZA Tech Show (http://www.zatech.co.za), does a monthly tech column for Sawubona and writes the odd gadget piece for a magazine here and there. Currently uses: 11-inch Macbook Air, iPhone 5, Blackberry Z10, iPad Mini, Nexus 7, Kindle Paperwhite, Marley TTR Headphones, Xbox360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS.