Craig Wilson

Craig is Stuff magazine’s editor. He’s provides tech analysis and commentary for TV stations like eNCA, CNBC Africa and BusinessDay TV, and radio stations like 702, CapeTalk, PowerFM, MetroFM and Classic FM. You can contact him at craig@stuff.co.za

5 Things you can expect from Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 chip

This year the Snapdragon 835 chip was the belle of the ball for Android phone makers. The flagship phones from Samsung, LG, OnePlus and about 100 others — with the notable exceptions of Apple and Huawei, who like to do their own thing — all used it. Next year it’s going to be inclusion of the 845 that marks phones, tablets, virtual reality headsets and some laptops as being on th...[Read More]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 chip will power all of 2018’s big Android phones, and some laptops

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm has announced its forthcoming Snapdragon 845 chip at its Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii today. Details are still pretty light on the ground, but you can bet there’ll be more specifics as the even unfolds. Not that it matters too much, though. The big news isn’t the specs of the 845, it’s where you’re likely to see it: namely every major flagship Andr...[Read More]

Win 1 of 3 Nintendo Classic Mini SNES consoles

With the overeating, sunbathing and other sedentary activities the festive season promotes, we know we shouldn’t be giving you even more reasons to stay seated… but we also know you’re grownups, and you can make your own decisions. So, we’re giving away three Nintendo Classic Mini SNES consoles to three lucky people. Because you might be grownups, but that doesn’t mea...[Read More]

iStore reveals iPhone X contract deals

Today might be Black Friday (which means you can get 50% off a year’s worth of Stuff magazine, for example), but for Apple fans the bigger tech news is that the iPhone X is officially on sale in South Africa. The iStore has announced network contract pricing and iStore card finance pricing for the new jewel in Apple’s handset crown, and there are more contract options and buy-this-get-...[Read More]

On-demand delivery service WumDrop acquired by Makro

Retailer Makro has acquired a majority stake in WumDrop, the on-demand delivery service that was a Stuff App Award winner in 2015. Neither party has disclosed the value of the deal. Makro says the acquisition will reduce delivery time for items ordered online by customers living within 20km of a Makro store from three days to three hours. WumDrop was founded in Cape Town in 2014 by Simon Hartley a...[Read More]

OnePlus phones are coming to South Africa

From 15 November South African consumers will be able to buy the OnePlus 5 smartphone locally for R12,000 via Cernotech, the same company that distributes Cat Phones. The device will also be available from FNB for R600/month for 24 months. Originally launched in June, the OnePlus 5 offers seriously impressive specs, including the Snapdragon 835 processor found in Samsung’s S8/S8+/Note 8, LG&...[Read More]

Sent a WhatsApp by mistake? Now you can delete it

We’ve all done it. You get a WhatsApp message from someone, open the app, rapidly fire off a response… and then realise you’ve sent the wrong message to the wrong person or group. More often that not the result is a bemused recipient who at worst finds out the embarrassing pet name you use for your significant other. But sometimes the result is a surprised hockey group that now h...[Read More]

Cell C enters the streaming market with Black

Mobile operator Cell C has announced a video streaming service called Black that will go live in South Africa on 14 November. In addition to on-demand video content, the platform will include live TV streaming and additional services like the ability to bet on sporting events via the company’s affiliation with online betting service ClickaBet, and the option to make hotel reservations. Cell ...[Read More]

Stuffed Ep 06 – Data leaks, kracked Wi-Fi and robotic buttocks

Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak and Craig Wilson discuss the largest data breach to hit South Africa, the vulnerabilities discovered in the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol, and the Ford Motor Company’s robotic bottom for testing the longevity of its carseats. Catch up on previous episodes of Stuffed over here. Or subscribe to Stuffed in iTunes or via the podcast app of your choice (our favourite is...[Read More]

You’ll soon be able to pay for Netflix in rand… and it’s okay if you share your account

In the next few weeks, or months at most, local Netflix users will be able to pay for the service in rand rather than US dollars, and the company is exploring various partnerships with local telcos both to make it mitigate the cost of the data required to use the service, and so that subscribers can pay for the service through their mobile operator. Perhaps even better news is that, if you’r...[Read More]

Share your real-time location with WhatsApp Live Location

The Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has added a feature that allows users to share their location in real-time with individual or group chats. Called Live Location, the new feature includes end-to-end encryption and lets you decide how long the person or people you’re sharing your location with can view it. The feature is rolling out on both Android and iPhone in coming wee...[Read More]

The Fitbit Ionic is now available in SA for R5,500

Fitbit’s first full-on smartwatch, the Ionic, is now available in South Africa. In addition to Fitbit’s usual fitness and sleep tracking features, the Ionic adds smartwatch features and works with Android, iOS and Windows devices. The local recommended retail price is R5,500, which puts it in the same league as an entry level Apple Watch, and competes with mid-range sports watches from the l...[Read More]

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