Can South Africa become a cashless society ?
This is what all the great trend predictors say we will soon have. A cashless society is a situation where we will not have cash or credit cards anymore but our entire payment system will all be electronic. Banks will simply be instructed to transfer money from our account to another’s account. This instruction will happen via our computers and via our mobile phones. But how real is this ? And are South Africans ready for this ?
On Talking Tech with TheTechieGuy on CliffCentral, Darryl Linington (Online Editor for IT News Africa) and I spoke to Vuyo Mpako,Head of Innovation and Channel Design at Standard Bank about their mobile payment option Snapscan and MasterPass.
Other stories making news include:
- Resetting phones to factory defaults doesn’t delete all the info ! read all about that here
- WhatsApp makes a move to PC and here are 5 steps how to set that up
- We also spoke about the PlayStation TV which is a micro console that allows you to play PlayStation Vita titles and PlayStation One titles on your tv. It also has a remote play feature which means that if someone is watching TV in one room, you can connect up the PlayStation TV micro console to another tv located in another room and stream the game you want to play without interrupting the tv time.
- Finally we chatted about Samba App which allows you to share videos and it automatically records the person’s reaction (more about the Samba App here)
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