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Afdtechtalk

31 EpisodesProduced by Afdtechtalk LtdWebsite

Afdtechtalk is a tech media startup based in Ghana, West Africa. We are of the view that, while tech flaunts a certain enigma about itself, it is actually not that far-fetched. Founded in 2016, we’ve set ourselves up to serve our followers with the simplest, practical, most timely and relevant feed … read more

31 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

S2E13: "COVID-19 is in Ghana. Now what?"

March 16th, 2020

42:46

This is the concluding part of the episode that aired last week. Six cases of the Novel Coronavirus have been reported in Ghana. On this episode, we have a look at how viruses spread, debunk a couple of myths, charge …

S2E12: “Coronavirus: What, Why, How”

March 7th, 2020

33:23

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has essentially been terrorizing planet Earth since 31st December 2019. With over 100,000 confirmed cases and a massive global scare, let’s join Nii and Selorm in the studio today to …

S2E10: "10 Reasons Why Telegram is better than WhatsApp"

February 2nd, 2020

47:49

WhatsApp may have the numbers but Telegram has the features. On today's episode, Kwamina tries to convince Selorm to switch to Telegram.

S2E9: "New Year, New Tech - All the goodies from CES2020"

January 20th, 2020

49:35

Happy New Year!!! We hope you had a terrific Christmas & you're still on track with your new year resolutions. Haha just kidding, we know you're …

S2E8: "The most important Tech highlights & announcements in 2019"

December 30th, 2019

27:30

All too soon, the year has come to an end, and depending on your understanding (or lack thereof) of the Gregorian calendar, so has the decade. On …

S2E7: "How Streaming Technology is changing the Music Industry"

December 22nd, 2019

1:00:28

In 2018, music streaming overtook physical and digital music sales for the first time in history, accounting for 38% of all recorded music revenue. Subscription-based music streaming has, to a significant extent, saved …

S2E6: "A non-intimidating discussion about how Digital Technology has transformed our culture"

December 16th, 2019

1:01:04

When this topic was first suggested, Selorm's reaction was "This is a podcast, not a PHD dissertation." Nii Acquaye also referred me to our tagline ("As simple as zeros and ones"). The reception was hilarious. 

On this …

S2E5: "How the following popular tech companies got their names"

December 3rd, 2019

33:42

What's in a name? For a long time, names have denoted attributes of a person, a product or service. But recently, especially in tech, founders choose names that seem to have no correlation to their product or service. …

S2E4: "Cool YouTube channels you haven't heard of and why you should check them out"

November 26th, 2019

25:29

We've all been caught in YouTube's endless rabbit hole before. You probably opened the app to check out a review of the Apple Watch 5 (that you …

S2E3: "Here's why you don't need a new smartphone every year"

November 18th, 2019

43:09

Year after year, smartphone manufacturers launch new smartphones that are "better, faster and with much more new features". And even though our phones work just fine, we are stuck in this loop where we feel the need to …

S2E2: "11.11, Black Friday, Panic Saturday & Cyber Monday"

November 11th, 2019

43:53

Today, November 11 is Singles Day - 11.11, a shopping holiday that originated in China but has become global due to the influence of the internet and …

S2E1: "File Heist - Ransomware & how to prevent hackers from holding your files hostage"

October 28th, 2019

33:25

Thought we were gonna go Kanye West on this podcast and not release Season 2? Siiiike!!!

It's finally here! Season 2 of your favorite tech podcast! Thank you for sticking with us even though the metronome's sound was …

S0E4: "Streaming Wars: Will Disney+ pack a punch against Netflix?"

September 2nd, 2019

18:20

Disney+ is an upcoming subscription video on-demand service owned by The Walt Disney Company. Disney owns a lot of big name franchises including Marvel and National Geographic, and makes an average of $1.2bn per movie …

S0E3: "Yango Unchained & The developing ride-sharing ecosystem in Ghana"

August 2nd, 2019

54:37

"Still hitching rides on the street? Download the ..." Oh God make it stop. Even Satan is tired of how pervasive Yango adverts have become on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Seriously, how much are they …

S1E14: "Paying it forward - Where are the $100m+ exits in Africa?"

July 10th, 2019

46:01

We have a simple question: Where are the multi-million dollar startup exits in Africa? Okay, that leads us to other questions - is it that the ideas …

S1E13: "In Zuck We Trust - Facebook wants to be your digital wallet"

June 26th, 2019

37:20

In Zuck We Trust, right? Facebook, on the quest for world domination recently announced plans to create a digital currency called Libra under the non-profit Libra Association together with 27 other companies. Libra …

S1E12: "Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 with AFD"

June 17th, 2019

39:07

E3 2019 may be over but we're still not over the scintillating announcements we heard. Our "game-gbee" staff at Afdtechtalk knocked themselves out with all the shows from Microsoft, Nintendo and Square Enix. Plug in …

S1E11: "Apple WWDC'19 - Keynote slam dunk of the year"

June 13th, 2019

35:15

Apple's powerpacked WWDC 2019 left all of us astonished with a number of fantastic announcements,some of which were long overdue. The two-and-a-half hour keynote brought to light changes made to tvOS, watchOS, iOS, …

S1E10: "If wishes were horses, Android fanboys will hop on iOS"

June 3rd, 2019

43:21

Today, Apple will hold its opening keynote for the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose.  Apple is expected to announce a couple …

S1E9: "Huawei is now on America's Blacklist. What does that mean for them?"

May 29th, 2019

45:09

Before anything else, we'd like to apologize for the quality of the audio you are about to listen to. We had an issue with one of the cables and it …

S1E8: "We woke up today and there was no internet!"

May 21st, 2019

34:57

We've become so used to the internet that it's very hard to imagine how daily routines and tasks will be completed without access to the world wide web. Today, we try to imagine how life's going to be without the …

S1E6: "Afdtechtalk presents ... The Big Boeing Theory"

May 6th, 2019

28:40

Google I/O brings together developers from around the globe for talks, hands-on learning with Google experts, and a first look at Google’s latest developer products. This year's edition kick-starts on the 7th of May …

S0E2: "What's the fuss over bending and folding displays in smartphones?"

May 3rd, 2019

25:32

Haha, this is the first ever recording we made. It is full of rookie mistakes with respect to sound & format. We initially decided not to put …

S1E5: "Does OnePlus have what it takes to capture the market with their latest flagship?"

May 1st, 2019

23:52

On today's episode, we try a mix and match – OnePlus is getting ready to release the next iterations of phones, the OnePlus 7 and 7Pro on May 14. …

S1E4: "Listen if you wanna become a Bookkeeping expert in 40 minutes"

April 23rd, 2019

41:29

We have a lot of tech startups springing up each and everyday in this part of the world. One of the major challenges they face is the ability to keep track of their finances and practising proper bookkeeping …

S1E3: "Is the first ever image of a Black Hole really that exciting?"

April 16th, 2019

15:37

The April 10 announcement that scientists had created the first-ever image of a black hole — in actuality its shadow, bending and warping a bright …

S1E2: "Why Selorm switched from Windows Phone to Android after 8 years"

April 9th, 2019

28:00

On today's episode, we have a chat with Selorm, a bloke who used Windows Mobile for 8 years and only recently switched to Android after his phone failed.

S0E1: "All major smartphones of 2019 in 30 minutes"

April 3rd, 2019

37:04

Welcome to our very first episode! Here, we talk about what we expect smartphone makers to announce in 2019.

S1E1: "The exciting announcements from the Apple Special Event explained"

April 2nd, 2019

29:36

Apple recently announced expansion to some of their services and some brand new services during their late March event. Here, we recap items of interest to us.

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