Author: Stuff writer

You’re more than likely walking around with a SIM 24/7… That is, if you have a mobile device of some kind. If you’re here, we’re guessing you do. That’s why you should be more cognizant of SIM swap fraud, how you can be targeted, and what you stand to lose if someone gains access to your SIM and mobile number. This sneaky scheme targets unsuspecting individuals and aims to hijack their phone numbers and wreak havoc on their personal and financial lives. Copy, paste SIM swap fraud is a sophisticated form of identity theft. In an ‘attack’, cybercriminals manipulate cellular…

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Let’s face it – your laptop is probably grimy. But it’s also an essential tool in your daily life, aiding you in work, entertainment and communication. Which is why we won’t judge, considering you’re making the effort to keep it clean now and then. We get it, it’s easy to overlook its cleanliness when you’re busy. But it can lead to a myriad of issues over time. From dust accumulation hindering performance to grime buildup affecting aesthetics, neglecting your laptop’s hygiene can result in costly repairs and diminished functionality. All you have to do is maintain your laptop’s cleanliness and…

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Ah, good ol’ Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of the year couples get to show their love for capitalism their significant other, and singles dread. Maybe this year, you spoil your man for a change and gift him something he’ll love – tech. Whether he’s a coffee connoisseur, an outdoor adventurer, a gaming enthusiast, or a cinephile, there’s something on this list that’ll turn his eyes heart-shaped for sure. Valentine’s tech gifts for him Nespresso Vertuo Pop Coffee Machine | R3,300 Say goodbye to disappointing instant coffee, and welcome a Nespresso machine into your life. The Vertuo Pop variant comes…

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Sunglasses, guidebook, ironic hipster Count Duckula T-shirt? Yep, you’re just about all packed – but don’t forget to bring a gadget companion or two along on your big trip… Sony ZV-E1 – R48,000/outdoorphoto.co.za Stuff says – Like a cheaper, smaller A7S III with super video skills  Key specs: 12.1MP full-frame CMOS 4K@120fps 3in rotating touchscreen 121x72x54mm, 483g Even influencers go on holiday… and if you’re harbouring dreams of YouTube or TikTok stardom, your smartphone just isn’t going to cut it for capturing your summer adventures to share with the world. Enter Sony’s video-centric new ZV-E1: the first model in its vlog-friendly…

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It’s official – the globally recognised day we celebrate love is upon us, and it’s all about… buying things for the people we adore. Now, you could go out and buy your significant other a bunch of flowers and a box of those overpriced Lindt chocolates, or you could opt for the alternative. And Stuff it up a bit. We suggest opting for something gadgety for the tech-savvy woman in your life. Valentine’s tech gifts for her Skylight Digital Photo Frame | R10,500 Help her cherish her favourite memories with the Skylight Digital Photo Frame. This easy-to-use frame features a…

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Monkey see, monkey do – or that’s what it’s like from your children’s perspective, correct? If mom and dad wear fitness trackers and enforce an active lifestyle, so would the little ones. It’s always a good idea to encourage your little ones to embrace an active lifestyle. However, introducing your child to fitness tracking from a young age could be harmful. It’s essential to do ample research and consider your child’s individual needs before opting for a fitness tracker. Should I buy my child a fitness tracker? Let’s delve into the benefits and potential drawbacks. Firstly, the positives: A fitness…

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New year, new you, right? We welcome the age-old resolution to be better for ourselves. Whether that’s keeping fit or eating healthier – it’s admirable. This is why we’ve compiled the best fitness tech available on the market – from high-tech trackers to state-of-the-art stationary bikes, here are the best gadgets that will have you breaking a sweat in no time. Navigating the world of fitness tech can be overwhelming, with countless options promising to help you achieve new personal bests. Whether you’re a dedicated runner or a casual gym-lurker, we don’t judge. The only thing that matters is that…

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As we plunge head-first into the unpredictable tides of 2024, whether you find yourself navigating the concrete jungles of the corporate world or embracing the pyjama-clad elegance of remote work, we’ve got you with the office tech essentials that won’t cost you your lunch money. Picture this: you’ve just escaped another video meeting marathon, where your ancient laptop’s camera made you look like a pixelated ghost. Fear not, for we’ve uncovered the Logitech C920 webcam. This little dude captures your finest ideas in glorious 1080p. For those looking to minimise pesky house noises, cue the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones. Sure, other…

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The Basics Start small You might want to animate the next Toy Story or Akira in your shed, but rein in your ambition at first. Start by trying some basic animation: a simplified flying bird, a bouncing ball or a walking stick figure. Create a loop that repeats every few seconds and expand from there. Watch the world Unless you’re planning to create abstract animation best suited to late-night mushroom trips, what you build will be based on the real world. So study it. When you want to create a walk cycle, record someone walking (with their permission!) and play…

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Okay, we’re back at the office, what now? Some believe that a clean slate may be the next step – an early spring clean, if you will. Some may find it comforting to move their office around, and make it feel ‘new’. We stand by the third option – upgrade your professional life with the latest and greatest tech. If you can afford it, of course. Not everyone will have the means to, but whether you receive a significant business supplement to buy yourself new gear, or use it as a tax write-off for the home office, there are ways…

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