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Thursday, 21 September 2017

New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA

Hello Friends,

This September, Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, will be launching two new smartphone models, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Moto Z2 Play with JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod in South Africa. Named the Best Phones of 2017 by CNET, consumers will enjoy the battery life of the Motorola Moto Z2 Play while the Moto G5S Plus promises a premium device on a budget.

The new models will be available in select Telkom stores nationwide. “Like the Motorola brand, Telkom is a veteran in the telecommunications industry. Both have a rich heritage of keeping the South African consumer connected through innovative products and cutting-edge technology. We are very excited to be launching these two new Motorola models at Telkom stores,” notes Patrick Halpin, Smartphone Territory Lead for South Africa, SADC & IOI at Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

“Telkom is looking forward to partnering with such a pioneering brand like Motorola,” adds Megan Nicholas, Managing Executive: Consumer and Mobile at Telkom. “The smartphone market is in such an interesting place at the moment, and we are enjoying being part of this revolution.”

The Motorola brand returned to the South African cellular phone market in 2016, bringing their game-changing Moto Mods that enable users to transform their smartphones into whatever they need, whenever they need it. The South African Moto Mods Family includes a JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker so users can take the party with them and the power packs from Incipio so consumers are never out of battery.
New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
The first new Motorola model that will be available at Telkom stores from 20 September is the Motorola Moto Z2 Play, which comes with the upgraded JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod, offering high quality sound in a snap. The new JBL SoundBoost 2 gives a full party’s worth of music for up to 10 hours. The built-in kickstand also provides a truly immersive audio-visual experience, all in a snap, with no pairing required. And with its water-repellant coating, a little spill or splash won’t stop the music either. The Moto Mod comes in black, and features a premium design with fabric and streamlined contours for a better feel in your hand. The app My JBL SoundBoost 2, allows users to adjust the sound to personal preferences.

With a thinner, lighter design and faster performance, the second-generation Moto Z Play delivers incredible features, and enables unlimited possibilities with all-new Moto Mods. The combination of laser autofocus and dual autofocus pixel technology on the Moto Z2 Play allows users to take brighter, sharper photos, even in low light. The next generation laser autofocus has an expanded range of up to five metres, so you can focus on objects three times further in a virtually dark environment. And with the 5MP front camera and dual colour corrected flash, selfies look great, day or night.

With a powerful combination of style and strength, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play has an all-metal unibody design that not only looks great, but stands up to everyday wear and tear. The 5.5” Full HD Super AMOLED display offers razor-sharp details, up to 30 hours of battery life and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.2 GHz octa-core processor.

New Moto Experiences offer an even more unique and meaningful software experience, including the Night Display feature, which automatically adjusts the phone’s screen to warmer tones at night, reducing the blue light that can disrupt sleep. Instant queries in Moto Voice will provide helpful information like weather or calendar updates, and a redesigned fingerprint reader.
New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA
Motorola Moto G5S Plus
The second new Motorola model that will be available at Telkom stores is the Motorola Moto G5S Plus. This phone has even more top features such as dual cameras which, until now, were reserved for premium phones. Dual 13MP rear cameras, combined with special photo enhancement software, makes it easy to do more with photos. In addition, the 8MP wide-angle front camera on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus has LED flash and a new panoramic mode so users can capture even more.

The phone’s 3000 mAh battery holds enough power to easily get users through their day. But if extra juice is needed, the TurboPower™ charger can provide up to six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.

The phone offers an all-metal unibody design crafted from a single piece of high-grade aluminum, so it’s not only beautiful, it’s stronger than ever. It has a 5.5” Full HD display, a blazing-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, powerful graphics capabilities and support for 4G LTE.

The fingerprint reader on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus does it all, from unlocking your phone to making mobile payments. The phone is also easier to use, thanks to Night Display and Quick Reply, two new Moto Experiences.

Availability and pricing

From 20 September 2017, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus will be available at R289 per month on a 24 months FreeMe 1 GB package. For R429 per month, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play with JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod bundle will be available on a 24 months FreeMe 1 GB package at select Telkom stores nationwide. 

Cheers!!!

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One Night Only with Brian Temba @SilverstarZA #30Sep2017 @BriamTemba #unABC

Hi Guys, 
 
Gateway Media is on its second instalment of One Night Only and this time is with the multi talented Brian Temba.

Brian Temba is a SAMA award winner for Best RnB album, he’s a singer, songwriter, producer and well known actor in the South African known Soapie Muvhango on SABC 2 as Ranthumeng. Brian is also known for playing in The ensemble for the musical The Lion King as Simba in London and Los Angeles.
One Night Only with Brian Temba @SilverstarZA #30Sep2017 @BriamTemba #unABC
Brian will be showcasing his great work from his new album “”unABC” which stands for unApologetic, unBreakable, unCensored on the 30th of September 2017 at Silverstar.

The soul singer promises to deliver a great show of nothing but good and refreshing music for the soul, where he will feature Uhuru and Reason.

His Album will also be available on the day of his show.

Tickets will be available at Computicket from R180, doors to open from 7:30pm.
 
Cheers!!!
 
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R6.3 Million Cars and Cash Bonanza @MontecasinoZA #VivaItalia #GottaLuvMonte

Hi Guys,

It’s raining Italian cars and loads of cash for Rewards cardholders at Montecasino in the thrilling Viva Italia gaming promotion – with 12 brand new Fiat 500Xs and lots of cash being won, all totalling over R6.3 million.

The promotion has been running since 1 July and lasts until 29 September, with weekly handovers of cars and cash to players participating in the lucky draws.
R6.3 Million Cars and Cash Bonanza @MontecasinoZA #VivaItalia #GottaLuvMonte
Montecasino: one of thrilling Viva Italia gaming promotion car winners
To qualify to enter, cardholders earn points on the day of the draws by playing slots or tables or both in a ’12-hour car chase’ between 8am and 8pm, with no limit on the number of entries per draw. Three winners are selected at each car draw, with one winner taking home the Fiat 500X, and the other two winners sharing R7 500. Cash prizes ranging from R50 000 to R1 000 are being given away in 10 cash lucky draws to 30 winners, as well as smaller bonus cash prizes of between R250 and R1 500 to 50 winners throughout the promotion.
R6.3 Million Cars and Cash Bonanza @MontecasinoZA #VivaItalia #GottaLuvMonte
Montecasino:  another of thrilling Viva Italia gaming promotion car winners
Says Mike Page, Montecasino GM, “Cars and cash are favourite prizes for our casino players – and we’re giving those away in abundance in this exciting promotion. The Fiat 500X is said to have capability as iconic as its design, and it fits in perfectly with the Italian flair displayed throughout Montecasino. We’ve been delighted to welcome many existing and new cardholders to our gaming floor, hopeful for a car or cash win, in the weeks since the start of Viva Italia, and to send our lucky weekly winners home with more than they expected. It’s all about delivering excellent entertainment and great experiences for our Montecasino guests.”

Signing up to become a Rewards cardholder is free and easy to do. Simply visit guest relations desk at Montecasino.

Cheers!!!

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THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg

Hi Guys, 

“For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.”
~ Friedrich Nietsche ~

This is the start of something amazing…the smell of fresh country air, the sight of a number of rolling hills and countless trees, the feeling that you have arrived and that you probably never want to leave! We like to call it, The Retreet. Which has indeed been spelt “correctly” because it has two meanings…the meaning of ‘a place to relax’ as many of us would know a retreat as, but we have also used the word ‘tree’ in the name to represent the significant symbolism of trees of which a few include strength, wisdom, beauty and protection. So yes, we do like to consider ourselves just that, a relaxed haven, set in nature with the best intention to empower and inspire women!
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
Well that may sound like a bold statement, but let’s repeat the last few words, empower and inspire women…and yes, we say it like that because in the day of the 20th century, with technology as one of our only empowering tools, the boss/media/partner/husband or child as our instructor, it is time that women took a stance again and put our values where they will be most valued – and that is within!

“You can tell who the strong women are; they’re the ones building each other up instead of tearing each other down”
~Unknown~
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
This is no ‘burn the bra’ society or feminist group, we simply reference ourselves as a women sanctuary where women will be inspired, express themselves through creativity or just let their hair down and have some fun:

BE INSPIRED: Through the words of well versed, experienced and most of all, life trained coaches we aim to inspire women through an array of topics to encourage conversation and from that action to only make your life and the choices we make a better one.

CREATIVITY: We want women to use the art of creation to further encourage them by not only teaching them something new, or converting something from nothing to something, but to also recognise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, because after all we are all unique and this is an opportunity for women to truly express themselves.

FUN: Who doesn’t agree that laughter is one of the best forms of medication? After all life is meant to be lived, and in it we should laugh loud and laugh often. We want women to forget about their worries and cherish moments such as these to have a bit of fun!
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
At the end of the day, The Retreet is not run by Professors or Doctors, but women who feel the desperate need to give other women a chance to be the best that they can be, so we want to provide a platform for all women, from all walks of life and speakers and facilitators from all spheres of knowledge to come and just make life a better one for all!
 
At the end of the day, it is your job to influence, innovate, inspire and be fearless! And that is no easy task. So now is the time, do it for the love of your LIFE! Be the game changer.
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
The Retreet offers various packages and events to suit your individual or group needs. From inspirational talks and workshops to self-expressive creative classes with refreshments and lunch included. Visit their website at www.theretreet.co.za for more information or contact them at ask@theretreet.co.za for more information. 
 
Cheers!!!
 
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Sep 2016 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Guys, 

September is the start of the spring season and also the launch events starting from iPhone to many others who wants to cash in on the festival season in India. This is the time when Hindu community starts their celebrations towards the festival of lights and in Johannesburg Spring Walks is the talk of the season which converts to Jacaranda takes the center stage in October. 

1. Escape to Planet rAge - The Awesome Gaming Expo 07 to 09 October 2016 @rAgeExpo @TicketProDome - http://www.thelifesway.com/2016/09/escape-to-planet-rage-awesome-gaming.html - rAge has been one of my favourite events and this was my 3rd year at the show and this time I went with my family. The show was fully packed and there was no space to walk too. I really missed the CNA shop but there has been some new brands to showcase their latest gaming technology. Again this year rAge expo will celebrate it's 15th anniversary and it's going to be even bigger and better. I am looking forward to this year's event. 

2. Sometimes you do a lot of stuff for several brands but receive nothing in return, so is the case with Huawei. I have always tried to win their sponsorship to get one of the best product either Mate series or the P series smartphone but it never happened till now. The number of posts I have done for them is much more than their most of the sponsored media and celebrities also but still nothing in return. These are all the posts in a single month of September 2016 for the brands leading to hundreds of tweets, retweets and other social media sharings. 
3. Acer Africa too launched several products this year as well as in IFA 2016 and send me various press releases to share on my channels. This year they launched their online shop and you can buy some of their products at some amazing deal prices at shopacer.co.za


This brand also feels that my social media influence is not that much but never received the data from their end as to how much it is? Sometimes, it makes me think to close down The Life's Way social media channels but then I see a lot of unfinished tasks at my hands that I can't close this business in such adversaries.
  
4. Lenovo in all my engagements till now, I have only received one 4gb pendrive that too at one smartphone launch and nothing else. I don't know what to say about the same but here are some posts which I did for them in Sep 2016. 


5. A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Sep 2015 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay - http://www.thelifesway.com/2016/11/a-memoir-this-month-last-year-sep-2015.html - My favorite stories from last years September and connecting the dots during those times. 

Spring Cleaning can be applied to all parts of your life if I think about it, it can be used to clean all those brands and PR companies where you are getting nothing in kind or favour. As social media is all about give and take and If I am not getting benefits out of the brand, I won't invest my time and efforts into that brand. It can also be applied to all your old stuff which you haven't used in the last year. It's just that we are attached to so many things and always think that it might be handy sometime or someday but that time never comes and we are caught in that vicious circle all the time. 

Cheers!!!

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A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Sep 2016 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Guys,  September is the start of the spring season and also the launch events starting from iPhone to many others who wants to cash...