Marcé Bester, Author at Stuff

Marcé Bester

Marce is the Deputy Digital Editor at Stuff Magazine.

A Spotify smart device might be in the pipeline

Apparently, Spotify has enough time on its hands to start working on its own smart speaker, and maybe its own AI voice assistant, but it doesn’t have the time to launch in South Africa (yes, we are still waiting). But you know… priorities! According to a job posting that has recently surfaced on the Spotify website, they are looking for a hardware operations manager (key word here being R...[Read More]

Paladins has released its own battle royale mode called Battlegrounds

After the hype around PUBG, many developers have followed the same trend of battle royale game modes going into 2018. Paladins, the free-to-play console game has released its own massive-online last-man-standing Paladins: Battlegrounds game mode with the latest update to the title. The OB66 update  is available today. At launch it’s in “alpha stage”, which really just means the c...[Read More]

Comic Con Africa is coming to Joburg in September

South African gaming and comic fans, best you mark 14-16 September 2018 in your diary, because Comic Con Africa is coming your way. The event will take place at the Kyalami Convention Centre and feature everything from comic books, competitive table-top gaming, eSports, anime and manga, to fantasy and series lore. The event is being organised by VS Gaming in association with Reed Exhibitions, the ...[Read More]

Samsung Galaxy S9 rumour round-up: More than just a mighty camera

We’re less than a week from the official Samsung Galaxy S9 Unpacked event taking place in Barcelona and we can barely keep up with all of the leaks and rumours. It looks like we’ll probably know every key feature of the upcoming flagship before the curtain even lifts. And why should we have all the fun? So here, for your reading pleasure, is everything we know so far. We have covered m...[Read More]

You can now use party chat for Xbox on Android and iOS

Microsoft has launched party chat on their Xbox apps, which are available on Android and iOS, so now you can have a chat with your couch-potato friends while slaving away at work. The company started testing Xbox party chat in the Xbox mobile apps in December, and have now decided to officially launch the feature. It gives players (and not-at-the-moment players) the ability to voice chat with frie...[Read More]

How to use Youtube for all of your music streaming needs

We have all heard the statistics — like 300 hours worth of uploads per minute and other nigh-incomprehensible numbers — and its safe to say that no person will be able to watch all of the video content on YouTube in one lifetime. Or even several. A ridiculous amount of new video content is uploaded to the website daily, and we can’t keep up. It’s literally impossible and thatR...[Read More]

Level up your resume with LinkedIn Resume Assistant

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn first announced their new Resume Assistant feature late last year and it now has made its way to South Africa. Microsoft Office 365 users now have access to this tool, that is designed to integrate with Microsoft Word. Now you don’t need to hire and pay a CV writer in order to impress the folks at your next interview, you can just do it yourself. Like a real South African....[Read More]

The new Call of Duty will be Black Ops IV

As if there was ever any doubt: The Call of Duty series is getting another sibling and, as is customary, it’s anticipated to drop later in 2018. If we were to take a totally ‘random’ stab at guessing the launch date, we’d put it at 2 November 2018. Activision isn’t one to mess with (any of) a winning formula.  Rumours concerning this year’s CoD have turned up early an...[Read More]

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Xqisit oE400 ANC Wireless Headphones – Prepare your earholes

The packaging for the Xqisit oE400 Wireless Headphones should read: “Constructed from mothers’ hugs for introverts and socially awkward individuals.” No, really. Put the oE400 headphones on and forget about your worries while your ears enjoy being in their own little little padded rooms. We had the chance to test out the oE400 ANC Wireless Headphones made by German sound magicians Xqisit. Th...[Read More]

PlayStation reveals New Dualshock 4 colours, launching 7 March

PlayStation has decided that your PS4 controller arsenal needs a (little) bit more colour and have announced two brand new varieties of our favourite controller. Don’t get too excited – it’s not like PlayStation are going to release a neon pink Dualshock soon but the company have decided that their loyal fans deserve a variety to choose from — something Xbox has been providing fo...[Read More]

DJI Mavic Air: hands-on – Emphasis on ‘hand’

Have you ever wondered at the power that resides in your hands? Just lift up your hand. Yes, right there. Now watch as this drone follows your hand’s every move. Why? Because it is equipped with 3D tracking tech that allows the pilot to put down the controller and wave their hands in the air instead. We saw this tech demonstrated at the South African launch of DJI’s new drone, the Mavic Air. This ...[Read More]

How to drop DStv and move to Netflix (or Showmax)

Just about every parent in South Africa has asked their adolescent children how the youngsters cope without the magic of satellite television. Once the folks find out how cheap Netflix and Showmax actually are, though, they tend to immediately get on board. But how do you make the change from broadcast to streaming? Step one: Cancel your DStv account. Why drop the DStv account, though? What did th...[Read More]

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