Marcé Bester, Author at Stuff

Marcé Bester

Marce is the Deputy Digital Editor at Stuff Magazine.

Everyone can play Fortnite Creative Mode right now for free

Ever wish you can just play Fortnite without dying with every first encounter? Yeah, we do too. Fortnite’s Creative Mode is available to everyone for free now, and is essentially Minecraft meets forts. This Creative Mode takes the building of structures in Fortnite to the next level. Instead of building structures anywhere in the world as you play, Creative Mode gives each player their own i...[Read More]

Listening to music at work: what you need to know to improve your productivity

We all know the struggle that open-plan offices bring for many office-crawlers. Living the headphone life is almost compulsory if you hope to get any work done. What with talk radio and the politics around the stuff that’s usually playing in the background, being in an open office can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be. According to numerous studies, music can help with productivity, ...[Read More]

What trended on Google in South Africa this year?

Google has announced its annual statistics concerning web search around the world. And locally we’re not even surprised, because most of the top Google search terms for South Africa in 2018 mirror the real issues that South Africans experience on a daily. Here’s a breakdown of the search company’s Year in South African Search. The Google year review looks at the top searches in a few categor...[Read More]

Make your own beer at home with LG’s HomeBrew beer pods

You know coffee pods, right? What about the recently announced cocktail pods? Well, now we have beer pods to add to the list, all thanks to LG and their forthcoming HomeBrew machine. The LG HomeBrew is an at-home beer maker that makes it easy to make your own craft brews without turning your guest bathroom into a miniature brewery. The Korean company will debut this amazing piece of tech at the Co...[Read More]

Elon Musk plans to open a Tesla dealership in SA next year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has not forgotten about his birth country and its people. He recently tweeted that the electric car maker will likely open a branch in South Africa end of 2019. Okay, actually it was a reply to Riccardo Spagni (project lead for blockchain company Monero) who asked the CEO of Tesla (and Space X and The Boring Company) about the odds of a Tesla retailer opening in Mzanzi. “...[Read More]

The Honor View 20 features a 48MP camera and a cut-out front-camera

This week Huawei subsidiary Honor announced the Honor View 20, the successor to last year’s View 10 (which we didn’t get here), and it looks even better. One might even say, “infinitely better”. The View 20 will feature a full-display ‘infinity design’ with a cut-out or ‘punch-hole’ front-facing camera in the display. Around the back, it has a new Sony 48M...[Read More]

Uber South Africa opens call centres for local users

Brace yourselves for the craziness that is the South African road system in the holiday season. This includes the people who generally choose to Uber, though those folks will hopefully be a little calmer. Why? Because the company is finally launching a call centre in South Africa. The call centre is aimed at providing 24/7 telephonic support to customers who experience issues, whether that’s...[Read More]

First South African Netflix Original called Queen Sono planned for 2019

Just a week after Netflix vowed to invest in African content, they’ve announced they’re funding a proudly South African series starring Pearl Thusi called Queen Sono. This will be the first Netflix Original show made in South Africa, by South Africans. For this one they’re collaborating with two stars from local film Catching Feelings, Pearl Thusi and Kagiso Ledge, with Lediga also occupying...[Read More]

Feeling Steamed: Fortnite developers Epic Games launch their own online game store

Valve’s Steam is in for some competition, because Fortnite developers Epic Games just launched their own PC game store called… Epic Store. The store is open now, following last night’s The Game Awards broadcast — and it already has a (small, for the moment) selection of games available. Their gimmick? The Epic Store will offer a free game every fortnight. Get it? They hope to tak...[Read More]

Stuff’s load shedding survival guide for 2018 – Unlimited power!

We’re not here to disappoint anyone — we know you’re all quite fidgety because you’ve been stuck watching prehistoric Netflix (a candle flickering against the wall) for the past two weeks. Maybe you haven’t had a proper warm bath for a few days, or you’ve long since blown by your take-away budget. Here’s something to brighten up your gloom slightly — Stuff’s load shedding survival guid...[Read More]

Apple announces best iOS apps of 2018

Apps are a human’s best friend, and we’ve reached the part of the year when everyone decides which apps reign over the others. In Apple World that’s a big ask. iOS has consistently delivered some of the best apps we’ve ever seen. So when Apple throws out an award it’s for what is literally the best of the best. There were some surprises for the mobile iOS games of the year — we w...[Read More]

Google Play Store announces best apps of the year

Oh, the end of the year — when retailers get the red, white and green decorations out of the storeroom, end-of-year parties are badly attended, and awards are given to the best tech of the year. Ask us, we’re grinding to get the Stuff Gadget and App of the Year awards sorted before the Christmas spirit befalls us. The Google Play store has crowned its favourite apps of the year — and w...[Read More]

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