There has been a lot of hallabelu this last week about companies rejecting Apple Pay and instead opting to use their own dingus instead. Not only did Walmart’s get hacked within the first week, it just doesn’t seem like these companies have thought much about this. Anyway, over the last two months I have seen this bloody annoying logo EVERYWHERE.
That is the logo for local mobile payments company SnapScan. I didn’t even give them a chance as often these products are slow, buggy and just plain shit to be honest. Sometimes local is not lekker. Recently, however, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first Rocking The Daisies festival – don’t worry, more to come on that soon – but they finally managed to convince me to sign up to SnapScan. Nearly all stalls would be supporting it they said, and it negated the need to have cash money dolla on hand.
Anyway, after not really having the need to use it due to us catering like a mofo, I didn’t get to test it out in the end. So, today I went to Primi Piatti at the Waterfront and when the bill arrived, I noticed that they supported SnapScan. Being nerdy and all, I jumped at the chance to try it out in a more real world situation. It was seriously simple and chop, chop and it was done. No seriously – it was like lightning.
- Open App.
- Scan QR code on bill instantly
- Enter your security PIN
That is it – nothing else needed. It honestly took me about 20 seconds to pay and it probably loaded faster than the card machine. The other advantage was that I handled the entire transaction myself, rather than handing my card to the waiter. #Winning. Did I also mention that I didn’t even need to get my wallet out? Read More
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The nerd parts of my brain are tingling after watching the trailer for this! This is the first look at the upcoming Silicon Valley series that will be airing on HBO from April. This is the latest project from the “office space” creator Mike Judge. Doesn’t look particularly accurate, but it does look amusing :) Read More
My little awesomesaucers – I have been very quiet lately. Please forgive me. Life is busy as I am sure that all you awesome people are aware of and experiencing yourself.
However, I have a little treat for you today. My friends over at Kaspersky Lab and Offerforge have given me some lovely goodies to give to you. I have three different levels of discount to make sure that you people keep your sexy machines safe and sound. How else are we meant to keep in touch if your baby is sick?
I have the following gifts to the first that claim them.
Don’t say that I don’t ever look after you people. I know these gifts are a bit late but enjoy! Read More
Cut Down Costs on Your Cellphone
These days, cellphones are everywhere. Whether they are touch screen or QWERTY, pink or black, you can bet everyone has one (or two)… People use them to take photos, SMS friends, make phonecalls and play games… all of it coming at an unnecessarily high price. The good news? It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Arm yourself with the knowledge of how to cut those costs, without giving up your favourite gadget.
Safeguard the phone
Replacing a phone by paying cash is a hard pill to swallow. Cellphones don’t come cheap these days, and having to pay out of your pocket won’t go unnoticed. Take out cell phone insurance to cover you for any damage or theft.
Free is awesome
Whether it’s a free app or free minutes; use it! You might see a great app about gaming, but it probably costs, right? Don’t download the first app you see; browse the app store and find a cheaper alternative or even a completely free version. As for free minutes, this is a great way to save money if your phone is used mainly to call. Ask your service provider about free minute offers. It may be limited to certain hours of the day, but it’s worth it. Also worth a try are (free) apps which allow you to call friends at no cost to you (if they have the same free app installed).
Do you mostly call people in the evenings, or the weekends? There are specific calling plans available for these time slots, and they will save you a big chunk of money by offering discounts when you call between certain hours.
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There are loads of “make money online” scams out there. You always see the ads claiming that you can make thousands of dollars a month by just sitting at home. Pffft! We all wish!
I have been blogging for a good number of years now and my blog is four years old. I have learnt so much from blogging and formed some pretty awesome relationships and been exposed to some fantastic opportunities, all because of my blog. I landed my first proper job because of my blog!
A blog isn’t just a tiny piece of the internet where you can throw out your thoughts, but it is actually a highly valuable tool both personally and professionally, and many companies around the world are starting to realize their true potential. The latest to recognize just how powerful blogs and their network can be is MyScoop.
MyScoop isn’t a new company and has actually been around for ages. What is new though is there latest app where bloggers can now register their blog for paid marketing opportunities.
All you need to do is provide them with analytics access and away you go! Their system does the rest and collects what traffic you get in a month and then applies a Tier to your site. The system then automatically calculates an offer price for an opportunity and you get alerted via email as soon as a new opportunity arises. #winning
So far I have already raked in a few hundred rand from this new system and so far there have been no problems! The system is obviously still brand new so it will only get better with more companies coming on board realizing the power of blogging and social media.
What do you mean you haven’t signed up yet!? Read More
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