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  • Watch Burn Media’s best videos of 2015

    Video is becoming an integral part of how readers consume content. Now more than ever content needs to exist in different forms and reach different audiences in their preferred mediums. As a digital publication, we are determined to add different layers to our articles. The year 2015 has seen us integrate video layer to our stories and the next year 2016, the efforts will double, offering our readers more videos, more layers to our stories. Below are some of our favourite videos of 2015. 1. Nexus 7: how to replace a faulty USB port 2. Internet of Things ...

  • Memeburn dives into Geek Crate’s first themed box of goodies [video]

    We've previously reviewed Geek Crate's first and second boxes and now it's time to look at its third offering. This is the mystery crate service's very first themed box of goodies, which is centred around Star Wars, and looks to capitalise on the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The themed crates will generally be geared toward a certain geek brand, niche, or series, while still including goodies from other areas. Founders Grant Meeser and Jordan Lambis have yet to state what the next themed crate will be. Geek Crate's initial box received less than stellar reviews and...

  • The IoT Focus: how can SA make the most of the Internet of Things? [Video]

    About this content. When it comes to reporting on the Internet of Things, you'll often see publishers referring to the massive numbers surrounding this vast network of connected sensors embedded in everyday objects. They will, for instance, talk about the 5-billion or so connected objects which Gartner estimates are currently in existence. They'll probably also mention that number is set to grow to 25-billion by 2020 and that Mckinsey estimates that the IoT's impact could be worth as much as $11.1 trillion a year by 2025. But what real difference is the Internet of Things making to our lives right...

  • Thought Leader Friday: Sarah Rice, Batstone founder, speaks about purpose in business

    Hosted by Creative Spark and Burnmedia, our Thought Leader Friday sessions give our team, clients and other key members of the industry the opportunity to listen to insights from experts in the field. Our Friday sessions have featured the likes of Alan Knott-Craig Jnr (ex Mxit CEO), Matt Mullenweg (WordPress founder) and Ogilvy’s Gavin Levinsohn. These sessions are an opportunity to learn as well as network with others in the industry. Also, beer. This Thought Leader Friday session was delivered by Sarah Rice, founder of Batstone, and a technology communications specialist with over a decade's worth of experience. Rice ran...

  • Memeburn unboxes Geek Crate’s very first crate [video]

    Locally founded Geek Crate is South Africa's answer to Loot Crate, or that's what they're aiming to be. The business model is simple: ship out a monthly box to subscribers filled with a variety of geek goodies. Here at Memeburn we received the very first Geek Crate and decided to unbox it for you. Each crate is R300 per month for a three month plan, R285 per month for a six month plan, or R275 for a 12-month plan. The boxes will contain a variety of comics, figures, and other goodies from various partners, such as Readers Den, Battle Bunker, and...

  • Memeburn’s 3-minute look at the updated Google Translate app [video]

    A few days ago Google gave Google Translate an impressive update. Before the update, the online service was great for translating text which is handy from time-to-time. Now, after the update, all that impressiveness looks very basic. The new Google Translate is able to translate between 90 languages, take a picture from your phone camera and translate it directly into any language, translate offline while traveling, save your translations and access from any device. Some of the notable languages include Sesotho, Igbo, Yoruba, Swahili, Chinese, Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati amongst many, many others. To test some of these languages out, we...

  • The 3-minute guide to Inbox by Gmail [Video]

    Welcome to the latest episode of our YouTube show MemeTV — a show where we’ll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-tos and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. This week we take an in-depth look at Inbox, the latest app from Google's GMail team. As Memeburn reporter Jacques Coetzee illustrates, the app looks something like a cross between Facebook’s News Feed and Google Now, with highlights of your travel itineraries, pictures and the works; all looking colourful. Although, GMail was the first ever app to hit a billion downloads on the Google...

  • The ultimate guide to enjoying Fifa World Cup 2014 online [Video]

    Welcome to the latest episode of our YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-tos and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. Fifa World Cup 2014 is about to kick off and we're as excited as you are. But we know that not everyone will be able to sit in front of a TV for the next month so we've compiled the best ways to enjoy the beautiful game online. From apps to streaming services check out this short video so that even if you're...

  • Lock down your smartphone with these handy security tips [Video]

    Welcome to the seventh episode of our new YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-tos and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. When your life is on your smartphone, losing your precious device can be a huge problem. In this short video, Lauren Granger shares some tips to help you secure your phone, and give yourself peace of mind if it is ever lost or stolen. MemeTV is a show for our readers, so if you've got any requests -- such as how to set...

  • 3 simple Twitter tips you should know about [Video]

    Welcome to the sixth episode of our new YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-tos and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. Knowing how to get the most out of Twitter can make the difference between a retweet and a no-tweet. In this short video Lauren Granger gives three must-know Twitter tips to help get your tweets more reach and reads. MemeTV is a show for our readers, so if you've got any requests -- such as how to set up your social media profiles...

  • 3 Gmail tricks you probably didn’t know about [Video]

    Welcome to the fifth episode of our new YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-tos and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. Gmail is potentially the most widely used email client the world over, but optimising it is key to getting the most out of the application. In this short video Stuart Thomas shares three nifty tips to help you get the most out of Gmail -- even how to undo send! MemeTV is a show for our readers, so if you've got any requests...

  • 3 Facebook tricks you probably didn’t know about [Video]

    Welcome to the fourth episode of our new YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-tos and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. After a series of Google hidden tricks, we bring you three quick and fun Facebook Easter Eggs that will help you get more out of your language choice, or let you mess with your friends in chat. MemeTV is a show for our readers, so if you've got any requests -- such as how to set up your social media profiles for business,...

  • 7 Awesome Google Now Easter Eggs: ‘Okay Google’ [Video]

    Welcome to the third episode of our new YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-to's and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. Google Now is proving a worthy rival to Apple's Siri, but did you know that hidden inside of the voice-activated app are a bunch of easter eggs? In this video we share our favourite seven, so if you're a fan of Star Trek, Doctor Who, or just like having fun on your mobile phone, this video is for you. MemeTV is a...

  • How to unlock 3 awesome hidden tricks in Google Maps [Video]

    Welcome to the second episode of our new YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-to's and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. Google has a knack for hidden tricks, and in this video we'll show you three really cool ones that you'll find buried in Google Maps. If you're bored at home (or work) try out these out to brighten your day. MemeTV is a show for you, so if you've got any requests -- such as how to set up your social media profiles...

  • How to unlock 3 hidden Google tricks on your mobile phone [Video]

    Welcome to the very first episode of our new YouTube show MemeTV -- a weekly show where we'll share social media, online marketing and tech tips, how-to's and anything that we think will bring value to you, our readers. Google is notorious for its Easter eggs. From doodles to hilarious Google Maps' directions, the tech giant has always had its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. Today we've rounded up our favourite Google Easter eggs on mobile, so pick up your phone, watch the video and have some fun as we show you how to unlock these little gems. MemeTV is...