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A podcast about Zimbabwean lives and the tech involved in them

The Zimbabwean Perspectivecast The Zimbabwean Perspectivecast

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A podcast about Zimbabwean lives and the tech involved in them

    Special Episode 2: Windows 11

    Special Episode 2: Windows 11

    So, late delivery . We actually covered the Windows 11 event about 2 days after the OS was revealed, but through a lot of weird mishaps, we had to postpone this recording going up for almost a month. there's already a disclaimer at the beginning about things like the compatibility issues but if you want to here us geek out over Windows 11 and read more about it in the articles below, you're in the right spot.



    Further reading :

    The Reason why Windows 11 might not come to most PCs(and why Microsoft might reverse that decision)

    Say Hello to Windows 11: it has a new look, improved multi-tasking, more gaming features and the ability to run Android apps!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    09 Google I0 2021, How cameras are racially biased, Ster-Kinekor movie interview part 2, M1 iMac Review

    09 Google I0 2021, How cameras are racially biased, Ster-Kinekor movie interview part 2, M1 iMac Review

    We snuck an M1 iPad review in there for fun too..

    Okay so two things: 1) sorry we took so long

    2) sorry some of the mic quality is hit-or-miss

    But we finally got a chance to record again! In this episode of the Perspectivecast we recap the craziness that was Google I/O 2021, talk about racial diversity in technology , more specifically cameras due to Google’s equitable camera initiative , and recap some local movie industry biz after a little recap of our Ster-Kinekor movie interview(did we tell you we’re helping them give away free tickets now?). Add in an M1 iMac review recap (and an M1 iPad review) and we’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s jump in!

    Featured Articles:

    An interview with Ster-Kinekor Zimbabwe on the operating in a pandemic,  the state of the movie industry and streaming services, Mortal Kombat  and more.

    Google I/0 2021 Recap: From Android a very expressive 12 to smartwatch partnerships to the eerie “inclusive” camera.

    Microsoft OneNote needs to STEAL this Google Keep Notes feature

    M1 iMac Review Roundup: Elegant Form. Middling Function

    Google’s  Inclusive Camera Initiative raises eyebrows and questions over the  representation in cameras self image of people of color.

    • 49 min
    08 Apple Spring Loaded event(including the new iMacs), Sony's new Xperia Flagships and BancABC's customer centric winning streak

    08 Apple Spring Loaded event(including the new iMacs), Sony's new Xperia Flagships and BancABC's customer centric winning streak

    In our latest episode of the Perspectivecast we talk about Sony’s amazing (yet elusive and expensive) Xperia1 III and Xperia 5 III flagship phones, jump into Apple’s Spring loaded event and talk about everything from the new iMacs and their lack of ports, AirTags and their status as the most first-world product that even Apple has ever made, and the iPad Pro’s need for true purpose in life. Add in a little study of BancABC’s amazing customer-focused strategy and how other banks should follow suit and we’re in full swing of the Perspectivecast. Here we go:

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    Mentioned articles:

    Sony’s Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III combine the  best of high end photography, display and gaming phones to create  flagships everyone should pay attention to this year.

    Apple’s Spring Loaded Event Recap: Impressive looking new iMacs, an (unreasonably?) more powerful iPad Pro and AirTags.

    So can we just agree that BancABC is doing almost everything right at the moment?

    • 1 hr 33 min
    07 LG abandons the Smartphone Business, Zimbos and Covid-19 Vaccination, and things to come in 2021

    07 LG abandons the Smartphone Business, Zimbos and Covid-19 Vaccination, and things to come in 2021

    We're back! After way too many delays(Zimbabwe is a jungle guys) we've finally gotten everyone together for what's not exactly the happiest of tech news: LG leaving the smartphone business. We talk about how LG failed despite being one of the most innovative and capable smartphone makers on the planet, what they could have done better, and most importantly how that affects the rest of the smartphone market both around the world and even here in Zimbabwe. We also talk about the still prevailing pandemic, more importantly the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines and how they Zimbabweans are reacting to them, giving our own thoughts on how we should all navigate this unpredictable situation we're in. Add in some more traditional tech news and a look at things to come, and The Perspectivecast is back. Check out more details below: 

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    Further Reading:

    Farewell LG Mobile: You deserved better……though we hardly knew ye

    Why Samsung's Galaxy S21 and S21+ SUCK

    WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy change finally made  people in Africa take note of Facebook’s privacy issues, even if they  probably overreacted.

    What Spotify coming to Zimbabwe means for music streaming in general.

    So what actually caused the TM Pick n Pay hack?

    • 1 hr 56 min
    06 2020 Year in review, The future of streaming and movie cinemas, PS5 VS Xbox Series X and Smartphone Awards 2020

    06 2020 Year in review, The future of streaming and movie cinemas, PS5 VS Xbox Series X and Smartphone Awards 2020

    So as our final episode of 2020 , we recap all the big things that happened in the year both in tech and in Zim, from the effects of 2019, the effectiveness of distance/elearning,the public transport situation going into 2021 and how tech and our relationship with it was affected. We also talk about topics we hadn't really covered on the podcast, namely how movies shifting to streaming services could mess up watching movies in cinemas for all of us, and that long awaited PS5 vs Xbox Series X comparison! So let's jump in:

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    Further Reading:

    Wonder Woman 1984 and the future of how we’ll watch movies

    Best Smartphones of 2020

    2020 probably proved more than ever that the best Zimbabwean Entertainment is found online.

    So with Strive Masiyiwa joining Netflix’s board of director, can we expect to pay for Netflix with EcoCash?

    iPhone 12 Pro Max Reviews: Apple finally has the best camera again

    Xbox Series X review roundup: The PC-like beast that needs new games.

    PlayStation 5 review roundup: It’s huge, it’s awesome , it’s probably worth buying after about a year.

    The rise of E-Learning bundle scammers shows all the flaws the model has to begin with.

    Econet brings back eLearning bundles and they can now be bought directly from your phone!

    • 2 hrs 30 min
    05 #ZimbabweanLivesMatter, American Congress Hearing lessons, Microsoft and TikTok and Galaxy Note 20 vs. Google Pixel 4A

    05 #ZimbabweanLivesMatter, American Congress Hearing lessons, Microsoft and TikTok and Galaxy Note 20 vs. Google Pixel 4A

    In our latest episode Clint and Tinashe have guest Tapiwanashe Manhombo on to discuss the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter online movement, it's impact on Zimbabwe's general socio-political state and what that may mean for free speech online as a whole. We also talk about last week's American Congress hearing's with the tech monopolies of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and discuss what our own government should and shouldn't learn from that. Then we get into some more conventional tech news talking about Microsoft buying TikTok, the Galaxy Note 20 phones and how the Pixel 4A would be the perfect Zimbabwean phone if it was widely available.

    Remember to check out more Perspectivecast episodes and TZP articles at: https://tzperspective.com

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    Follow Clint on Twitter : @clintroy_mkt

    Follow Tinashe everywhere(except TikTok): @lordalpha/@tinashe_gufu

    • 1 hr 12 min

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