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Cast your vote for Stuff’s 2018 Reader Smartphone and Reader Gadget of the Year

Stuff always has a tough time at the end of the year. Not just because we’re fed up with the year-to-date (though, like the rest of the world, we often are) but because we have to sift through every piece of tech that entered the office, crossed a desk, or was fired out of an air cannon (that actually happened once) and decide which of these glorious items is worthy of winning one of Stuff&#...[Read More]

Apps to download this month: November 2018 edition

If you think about it, we mean, really think about it… It’s obvious that apps are essentially little software-gadgets. And you can count on Stuff to bring you the best apps to download every month. Snoozle Free / Android, iOS This split-personality alarm clock serenades you to sleep with the sounds of rainforests and crackling fires. In the morning you’re roused by messages sent by friends. Hope t...[Read More]

Help Stuff choose the best Apps of the Year for 2018

It’s that time of the year when the Stuff team gets down to the business of choosing the best tech and apps of the year (for the current year). We’ve got something brewing with the gadget side of things (that we’ll share with you soon, be patient), but right now we need a spot of assistance from our real confidants — our readers. You see, deciding which app will win each ca...[Read More]

Beta yourself: Android Pie

Using Google’s latest mobile OS is as easy as pie when you know where all the best bits are – Stuff reveals the tastiest slices, so you can get more from your phone. Find your way Try gestural navigation: Android 9 Pie retains the traditional navigation buttons (back, home, overview) but only by default. We recommend swapping them out for the new gestural system. In Settings, head to System then G...[Read More]

Get your Stuff Magazine subscription for 50% off this Black Friday

We know that there’s an awful lot going on today in terms of sales. And, not to be left out, Stuff Magazine is going to be joining the party this Black Friday. From today until 25 November, you can get a Stuff Magazine subscription for 50% off — what would normally run you R399 for ten issues of Stuff (that’s how many issues we put out a year) will now cost just R199.50. Again, u...[Read More]

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iPhone XR review – All things bright and beautiful

Launched a while after the iPhone XS and and XS Max, this colourful powerhouse is the youngest (and funnest) member in the X family. Think Jack-Jack in The Incredibles 2, but far more reliable. While it might not have the specs to match the XS duo, it certainly has many of the same perks. Apple has dropped the price (by Apple’s standards), switched out OLED for LED and scrapped a camera sens...[Read More]

Samsung Galaxy S10 preview: Everything we know so far

Are you ready for a punch-hole cutout in the display? After last year’s bold reinvention of the Samsung Galaxy S8, this year’s Galaxy S9 didn’t have quite the same impact. It’s still one of the best phones you can buy today, but it’s tougher to get excited about a super-expensive smartphone that feels… samesy. But surely the Galaxy S10 will go big again. Not onl...[Read More]

In the Cape Town area? We have two weekend passes for indie games festival Playtopia up for grabs

Gaming is growing around the world — whether it’s as a sport, a form of home entertainment, or a way of life, gamers of all stripes are steadily increasing their numbers. South Africa is no different, now playing host to several gaming events, from lifestyle to competitive. And here’s another one: Playtopia, an indie games and “playful media” event taking place in the...[Read More]

Stuff’s five-minute guide to Apple’s iPad Pro event

Apple’s events are renowned for dragging on a bit. So, you didn’t have 90 minutes to spare on a Tuesday afternoon to take it all in or even about fifteen minutes to go into specifics? We get it, you’re a busy person with stuff to do. That’s where Stuff comes in. We watched the whole thing — even the bit in the middle when they started rambling on about Apple Stores and everyone b...[Read More]

Drop everything and download: Google Art Selfie

We’ve all been there. Sitting on the couch on a Sunday, perusing the pages of the arts section when the big question hits like a daub of acrylic: “Which historic portrait do I most resemble?” Well, ponder no longer, because everyone’s favourite search giant has delivered a solution to this creative conundrum – and it’s brilliant. Simply download the Arts and Culture app, scroll down to the ‘Art Se...[Read More]

Mini Meme: Good habit formers

Stop that half-conscious Insta-scrolling, right now! If you want an extra nudge to use your phone for good rather than evil, these are the apps you need… Pause R28 / Android ● R30 / iOS Rather than staring at gurning faces on Facebook, Pause invites you to peer at a gloopy blob, which you track with a finger. You then close your eyes and continue moving your digit mindfully, until a bell goe...[Read More]

Win a Xiaomi Redmi S2 in the November issue of Stuff Magazine

If you are reading this, then we are dead. Nah, just kidding, that’s just what we look like when we’ve just finished sending a magazine to press. And in the November issue of Stuff Magazine, you have obviously noticed that we’re giving away the Xiaomi Redmi S2 to one Stuff reader.  That is, after all, how you got here. Aren’t QR codes magical? And giveaways are also magical...[Read More]

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