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Samsung Pay has arrived for Samsung wearables

Samsung has announced that Samsung Pay, its mobile payments solution that launched with Standard Bank and Absa earlier this year, is now available on the company’s recent wearable devices, specifically, the Gear Sport, Gear S3 and Galaxy Watch. The Korean electronics giant has confirmed the service will be coming to five more banks in 2019, including the recently announced Discovery Bank due...[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]

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]

DStv Now app available for Xbox One, some Hisense TVs

One of the biggest issues with DStv Now, Multichoice’s streaming service based on their DStv satellite television offering, is that the offering was limited to certain devices. Any time there’s a new platform added, though, DStv gets a little bit better. Guess what? It just got a little bit better. Multichoice has announced that DStv Now is finally available on the Xbox One, via its ow...[Read More]

How Samsung Pay wants to replace your wallet

From drawing cash, to swipe, insert chip, and now tap-to-pay mechanisms — transacting in stores has evolved with the needs of humans. Now physical, plastic cards might become obsolete thanks to digital channels like Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay is the company’s digital payment platform, and aims to replace the wallet completely. How? By loading bank cards, as well as loyalty cards, into the Sams...[Read More]

Smart home tech can reduce your household bills

We all know the age-old tips and tricks about cutting down on household bills, from switching lights off in rooms you aren’t occupying, and installing LED light bulbs, to not letting your taps run while you brush your teeth. But thanks to the ever-evolving world of technology, we can supplement these well-known practices with a few pieces of smart home tech that can help us save money in the long ...[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]

Google Family Link app is now available in SA

Every parent’s dream app has arrived in South Africa. Called Family Link and created by Google, the app gives parents more control over their children’s smartphone habits. The short version? No more illicit Netflix for little Jenny after 22:00 any more. Family Link helps parents keep track of their children’s smartphone activities while also offering a remote control function. A parent can, for ex...[Read More]

You really wanna know? Facebook launches tool that shows time spent on the social network

Perhaps you’re responsible with your social media usage, logging on and checking what everyone is up to only at set times of the day. You’re probably also one of those people capable of reaching the mythical Inbox Zero point on the reg. Whether you’re that ferociously organised or you spend so much time in cascading feeds that your fingers reflexively twitch looking for a Like bu...[Read More]

Instagram removes fake accounts and fake likes

Did you know you can pay for followers on the popular social media platform, Instagram? Well, it’s too late now, because Instagram is weeding out fake accounts and the likes that come with them. Most of these fake likes and follows come from third-party apps that charge money for followers, likes and comments. Although Instagram has been fully aware of these apps, they’re busy purging the platform...[Read More]

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