Author: Stuff writer

Samsung’s last batch of Galaxy Tabs were some of the top Android tablets around. In fact, we rated the S7 Plus as the best iPad alternative you could buy back in September 2020. Thanks to supply chain troubles, it’s taken Samsung some 18 months to come up with a worthy successor, but now we finally have one. Or rather, three: after no shortage of leaks and rumours, the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus and S8 Ultra are official. So what do Samsung’s latest slates have in store? And what’s so special about the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra? We’ve inspected the spec…

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TAG Heuer is one of the kings of product placement, along with most other purveyors of expensive horology. It’s hard to watch a spy attempting something suave without getting a glimpse at the expensive movement on their wrist. The point is to make you want one. Generally, it works. We’d be awful keen on sporting the brand’s new Aquaracer Professional 200 wristwear. Especially since they’re a) coming to South Africa and b) won’t cost you a kidney to own. Seriously. We checked. A kidney goes for about R760 000 on the black market, while you can legally sell one in…

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Both Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda might be celebrating not insignificant anniversaries this year, but it’s the Metroid series that Nintendo is showing some unexpected love to in the second half of 2021. Link and Mario are the Japanese giant’s favourite sons for sure, but look at any best games of all time lists online and you can bet your house that you’ll see at least a couple of Metroid games right near the top. Expertly combining puzzling, platforming, action and nonlinear exploration in a sci-fi universe dripping with atmosphere, the adventures of bounty hunter Samus Aran are up there with anything the medium has to…

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Remember when people would make fun of Apple for its devices not being able to play games? Yeah, that… kinda still happens, at least as far as Mac goes. But the iPhone and iPad have encroached on ‘serious’ gamer territory for some time now. And that’s even without the benefit of controllers. Developers seem to love Apple’s hardware. It’s powerful enough for some really interesting presentations, and touchscreen controls have taken a few enterprising turns in the last few years. It’s amazing what you can do with an accelerometer these days. But, even though Apple carefully vets what it’ll allow…

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Remember when supply chain dramas didn’t threaten to disrupt the launch of every major tech product? Such is life during a pandemic. Still, while the processor shortage isn’t totally solved, mobile makers do at least seem to have a handle on the chip sitch. Which is good news for smartphone fans: with production plans looking a little less wobbly, 2022 seems set to be a bumper year for handsets. From affordable blowers to folding phones to flagship devices, there’s plenty in store from the big names and upstarts of the mobile industry. Keen to stay on top of what’s around…

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It’s technically still 2021 for a little while, which means that we’ve come in under the wire on this one. The Xbox turned 20 years old this year. It’s nearly old enough to find out exactly how much of a difference its vote makes. Before that harsh reality sets in, though, we figured we’d take a look back at ten of the very best video games on the Xbox. And, by extension, the Xbox 360, the Xbox One, and even the Xbox Series X. There’s not much use in a list where you can’t play any of the games anymore.…

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The original Psychonauts offered a genuinely interesting story that wasn’t just about saving the princess or the world, or collecting a hundred MacGuffins. Here’s why its sequel is a timely one… A direct sequel set only a few days after the first game, Psychonauts 2 is keen to catch you up on everything that happened to little Raz prior to his graduation to become a member of the elite Psychonauts. Meet Raz The story sees Raz investigating both the secret group and his own circus-performing family, and often diverts you off course with new areas to explore and side-quests to…

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DJI might be best known for its superb drones, but it does a cracking side-line in gimbals: those clever gadgets that keep your camera level and steady as a rock while you’re walking around. The OM 5 is the fifth and latest in the company’s line of mobile gimbals, designed to work exclusively with smartphones. At R2,700 it’s quite pricey for a product in this field, and following only a year after the excellent OM 4 (which we awarded a full five stars in August 2020) it has some big shoes to fill. So, without further ado, let’s find out…

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There are loads of games on Android. Many are free, and there’s often a reason for that. Some are paid-for, and there’s also a reason for that. The trouble is deciding which free and which paid titles are worth your time or money. For a relatively small (sometimes zero) investment, you can tote along hours of fun on your Android smartphone or tablet. It’s not as easy as Apple’s curated store but that’s what Stuff’s for. We’ve got you covered when it comes to Android gaming quality. No matter which of these titles you choose — be they free-to-play, paid,…

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Amazing what you can get for R6 000 or less these days… but which of these three budget phones is the best bargain for you? Samsung Galaxy A32 5G R6,000 | samsung.com/za So you want to grab a Samsung for not very much money? You’ve got loads of options from the company but this is a very competitive market segment. There are loads of options everywhere. The A32 comes in two different flavours, the standard A32 and then this 5G version that trades an AMOLED screen and 64MP main camera sensor for a speedier internet connection, a TFT display, and…

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