Gearburn on Hashtag Radio episode #3: Apple, Sony Xperia Z5 range and News24

Gearburn on Hashtag Radio is a bi-monthly segment where our editor Andy Walker, Hashtag Radio’s Zaid Kriel and other in-studio guests talk gaming, gadgets and all things tech in just under an hour. Catch the previous podcasts here.

Rather unfortunately, Andy couldn’t quite make the show, but the show must go on nevertheless. So, in studio alongside Zaid this week is TFG Tech editor Gavin Dudley and iAfrica CoolTech editor, Hadlee Simons.

This week’s show takes an interesting turn towards (or against) Apple. Is the company losing its mojo? Are Apple launches just underwhelming showcases of boring technology? These guys lay into the Cupertino company.

Read more: Missed Apple’s iPhone 6S launch last night? Here’s the video recap

And if Apple’s new iPad Pro screen doesn’t get you riled, chatter around the Sony Xperia Z5 range (including that preposterous 4K screen) is sure to get you interested.

Read more: 5 questions about the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium that need answers

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is discussed, as well as its two less hyped siblings.

And finally, if you haven’t heard, News24, one of South Africa’s largest news networks, will be culling its comments section site-wise from today onwards. Is it running away from a problem, or is it a necessary evil? These guys discuss the ins and outs of the move.

Read more: News24 to close down comments section because of ‘hate speech’

But, without any more build up, have a listen to the entire podcast below, and be sure to leave your comments in the section below (don’t worry, we won’t be turning ours off any time soon).



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