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  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade’s biggest attraction was blue-haired Goku

    The 92nd edition of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade may have been the coldest on record, but that's only until everyone's favourite super saiyan took to the skies. Goku (or Kakarot if you're his edgy brother or everyone's favourite meme star), regarded by many as the best manga character, made his first appearance at the balloon parade which usually features pop culture stalwarts like Charlie Brown and Ronald McDonald. Goku takes NYC—making history in his first-ever appearance in the #MacysParade! #DBsuper pic.twitter.com/8p6dJm9bo9 — Macy's (@Macys) November 22, 2018 But on Thursday morning, the character took to the skies above New York in the form...

  • #CabinetReshuffle: Ramaphosa recycles two ministers, merges two ministries

    A cabinet reshuffle during the day? I know right. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, albeit a little late, announced his newly spring-cleaned cabinet to the country on Thursday afternoon. In light of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's resignation last week, and Minister of Environmental Affair's Edna Molewa's death earlier this year, there were a few vacancies to fill. Ramaphosa picked former Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele as Malusi Gigaba's replacement at Home Affairs. President @Cyril Ramaphosa announces new Ministers. #CabinetReshuffle pic.twitter.com/BHMJp54wJj — South African Government (@GovernmentZA) November 22, 2018 Nomvula Mokonyane, the country's former Minister of Communications, is now minister of...

  • Memeburn’s top tips and tricks for winning those Black Friday specials

    Black Friday is a game. Imagine that you're Mario, the sites offering specials are Princess Peach, and everything between you and the checkout is the level. Sometimes, these levels are pretty unfair, and laced with design issues. But there are ways to improve your chances of winning the game. Here are just a few. Log in to your favourite sites beforehand Once the crush begins and servers start melting, ensuring that you're logged in well before enhances your chances of successfully purchasing items. Last year, attempting to log in to any sites after 12am was impossible. Don't make that same mistake this...

  • Black Friday: these are Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Vodacom’s data specials

    Looking for more data this Black Friday? We take a look at what South Africa's big four networks -- Cell C, MTN, Telkom, and Vodacom -- are offering consumers this year. Cell C's Black Friday specials Following the announcement of its MediaPlay contract packages earlier this year, Cell C is now "is doubling the inclusive anytime data for both MediaPlay Postpaid and MediaPlay TopUp customers who purchase a 24-month contract". In a release, the mobile network suggested that the offer is valid for any new subscribers or those upgrading, and will be valid until 6 January 2019. "The double data will last for...

  • Dolce & Gabbana offends China, then claims its Instagram was hacked

    Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana is facing a huge PR dilemma after a tone-deaf advertisement was published to social media, mated to leaked discriminatory messages from co-founder Stefano Gabbana. Let's start with the ad. On Sunday, the brand published the first of a series of #DGLovesChina marketing clips to Instagram. The clip was part of the fashion company's build up to "The Great Show", an extravaganza featuring some of China's top personalities and models. The ad, which took the form of a short Instagram video, aimed to meld Italian and Chinese culture, but largely represented the latter as basic. "Welcome to Episode...

  • Pick n Pay Smart Shoppers can now gain points for petrol at BP

    Pick n Pay Smart Shopper card owners can now swipe their plastic at BP service stations to earn points on their fuel spend. The retailer and fuel company had previously hinted that the extended partnership will be implemented before year-end. Today, the pair made it official. BP and @PicknPay have partnered up! Visit your nearest BP and swipe your Smart Shopper card to start earning 20 points per litre of fuel! pic.twitter.com/7TnLlRfuLx — BP South Africa (@BP_SouthAfrica) November 22, 2018 Those who swipe their Smart Shopper cards at BP service centres will earn 20 points per litre of fuel. The points here, unlike...

  • Ariana Grande hits back at Piers Morgan for criticising Little Mix, Ellen and her mom

    Good Morning America anchor Piers Morgan has once again found himself at the centre of a Twitter war between UK pop group Little Mix, Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande and her mother. On Tuesday, Morgan targeted the girl band and criticised their choice of art for their upcoming album LM5. The cover is reminiscent of an Entertainement Weekly cover of the Dixie Chicks, who have text adorning their naked bodies. Hey @LittleMix - when are you going to admit you stole this idea from @dixiechicks? pic.twitter.com/dLRX2TMv2k — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 20, 2018 "Hey @LittleMix - when are you going to admit you stole...

  • Craziest Black Friday deal? Makro offers R150k off this bottle of whisky

    Stores are usually criticised for taking advantage of the hype by offering less-than-impressive Black Friday discounts, but one retailer is slicing nearly R150 000 off one particular product this year. The usually R550 000 bottle of Glenlivet 50 Year Old Winchester Collection Speyside Single Malt Scotch whisky (*breathe*) will this week retail for R399 999 at Makro. That's 27% discount, but results in quite the price drop nonetheless. Sure, we doubt any one is camping outside the firm's stores this morning waiting to get their hands on a bottle, but others on Twitter are considering using the deal for their own...

  • Instagram users have nothing but love for pumpkin pie

    Forget turkey, pies are an integral centrepiece to the Thanksgiving meal. It's so important, that even the Pentagon has gone a bit nuts with pie orders, while Khloe Kardashian has even "lied" about making her own little pastries in the past. Scenes. Yeah, it's a serious, serious menu item. So it's massive news when Instagram announces the most popular pies of the feast day. According to hashtag analysis of posts made within the past week, the social media company revealed that over half of its users hold pumpkin pie in the highest regard. 🚨 TREND ALERT 🚨 #Thanksgiving = time for pie. So, here's...

  • ‘Sabrina’ star Gavin Leatherwood demonstrates how not to baste a turkey

    Thanksgiving's tomorrow, but you may not want to take genuine cooking advice from the following clip. Netflix is known for using some pretty strange methods on social media to parade its shows, but the latest promo for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is among the weirdest. Nicholas Scratch, or Gavin Leatherwood as he's known in the human realm, shows everyone how you shouldn't baste a turkey. From zero to cringe in two minutes, the warlock drizzles raw bird juice down his throat, garnishes that with whipped cream, and, the worst part of the video by far, makes the lumpiest looking mashed potatoes...

  • Standard Bank Mobile is South Africa’s latest (virtual) network

    South Africa has a new (virtual) mobile network operator in Standard Bank. The financial services provider today confirmed that it will ply its trade in the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) space with Standard Bank Mobile. The network will be supported by Cell C, which also platforms rival offering FNB Connect. While Cell C and MTN will do the heavy lifting, as an MVNO, Standard Bank Mobile offers packages on its network favouring its own banking clientele. Users who don't have a Standard Bank account cannot use the network. The network's base subscription fee is R39 per month, while voice calls are...

  • iOS update allows you to use Google Assistant through Siri

    A new update to the iOS version of Google Assistant now allows users to add Google shortcuts to Siri. This means that the two voice assistants can work together, and users can access Google Assistant features such as “Hey Google” via Siri. Previously, Apple users would have to choose between the two virtual assistant options. With the addition of Assistant shortcuts for Siri however, Google is growing its prevalence on iOS devices. Feature image: Appstore

  • Netflix’s iOS app update adds a gaggle of Android features

    Streaming platform Netflix has updated its iOS app to include a few simple features that are already standard with the Android version. Apple users will now have access to the 10 second forward/rewind feature, as well as the “Next Episode” button. “Enjoy bigger controls like play/pause, with labels to quickly select Episodes or turn on Audio & Subtitles,” the company also adds in a media update. The Netflix update requires devices running iOS 11.0 or newer. Feature image: Netflix

  • Instagram will start removing fake likes and followers

    Instagram has announced that it will begin to remove fake likes and followers on its platform’s accounts. The company believes that the move will allow for a more genuine experience of Instagram, particularly affecting those who have bought followers and likes. “Every day people come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions. It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity,” says the social network in a blog post. The company explains that it will use machine learning to pick out which accounts buy likes, followers and comments, and remove the activity. Seemingly, Instagram will not be...

  • 3 ways your mobile ecommerce efforts are failing

    Whether you call it mobile ecommerce or m-commerce, there is no denying that mobile and ecommerce are a match made in shopper heaven. As ecommerce marketing continues to adapt and the mobile space continues to grow, it’s only natural that these two channels would merge, offering customers a convenient way to shop from just about anywhere. With that said, there are still a few hiccups that have made it hard for some etailers to integrate their mobile shopping strategies. To understand how to get more from your mobile ecommerce efforts, it can be very useful to first understand where you are going...