We love the smell of fresh magazine pages in the morning (or the afternoon, or the evening), so we’ve been casting our snoots over the latest issue of Stuff and we can tell you with confidence, it smells as good as it reads. Don’t believe us? Head to your local purveyor of printed materials (or, you know, the supermarket), pick up a copy of the April 2018 issue, flip through the pages, and inhale deeply. If you notice a hint of elegance, that’s probably because of our cover star, the Samsung Galaxy S9… or as we’re calling it, the current king of smartphones.
Last year’s Galaxy S8 took the top honours for a flagship smartphone in last year’s Stuff Awards, can the Galaxy S9 hang onto the title? Well, there’s a lot of year left, with new phones in the pipeline from Apple and Huawei that’ll be looking to unseat the champ, but it’s a mighty strong showing from the South Koreans. Find out why it’s our new favourite phone, then head over to our first look at Apple’s HomePod smart speaker.
Siri might not be the smartest smart assistant, but the Apple HomePod is actually going to be sold in South Africa, which in the absence of Amazon’s Echo speakers or Google’s Home devices, means we’ll deal with her quirks (like not playing nicely with Spotify, c’mon Siri). Incidentally, look out for an even more thorough test of the HomePod in next month’s issue.
We’ve also plumbed the substantial and murky depths of the App Store and Google Play store to bring you the 100 best apps your phone and tablet deserve. From things to make you more productive — and plenty to make you less so — to games, photo-snapping-and-improving services and apps to make you smarter, slimmer and richer, it’s a smorgasbord of appiness.
If that’s not enough (what is “enough”, anyway?) you can look forward to our selection of smart home tech, a round-up of the best turntables for your vinyl, some of the best gaming hardware you can batter your thumbs with, tips for getting the most out of Apple’s AirPods, a selection of gadget reviews, and oh so much more. So, what are you still doing here? Get out there and grab a copy of the April 2018 issue of Stuff Magazine today.