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Make way for the best outdoor activity buddy, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Hand in hand with an increased nutrition awareness, the world is witnessing a rise of fitness culture. Fitness influencers are being followed by millions on Social Media, workout applications are increasingly popular and gyms have never been busier. Outdoor workouts are getting increasingly popular too, especially in good weather. Whether on the beach, in the mountains or at parks, people are gett...[Read More]

The Honor View 20 features a 48MP camera and a cut-out front-camera

This week Huawei subsidiary Honor announced the Honor View 20, the successor to last year’s View 10 (which we didn’t get here), and it looks even better. One might even say, “infinitely better”. The View 20 will feature a full-display ‘infinity design’ with a cut-out or ‘punch-hole’ front-facing camera in the display. Around the back, it has a new Sony 48M...[Read More]

Voicemail, that old voice era hallmark, is dead. But app-centric voice messaging is very alive

Just over a month ago I turned off my voicemail. After voice calls and SMSes, voicemail has been the longest used service I’ve had since I bought my first cellphone in 1996. It was an essential part of the cellphone era, wasn’t it? To say I hardly miss it, hardly needs to be said. Like just about everyone I know these days, my voicemail has politely implored people not to leave a messa...[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]

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition detailed, official announcement on 11 December

Earlier this week Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus revealed a partnership announcement taking place on 11 December this year. The partnership is with McLaren, which makes an awful lot of sense — Huawei and BlackBerry have previously partnered with Porsche Design. OnePlus… is after something a little faster. The OnePlus/McLaren deal is supposed to be for a McLaren Edition of the OnePlus...[Read More]

Computing faces an energy crunch unless new technologies are found

There’s little doubt the information technology revolution has improved our lives. But unless we find a new form of electronic technology that uses less energy, computing will become limited by an “energy crunch” within decades. Even the most common events in our daily life – making a phone call, sending a text message or checking an email – use computing power. Some tasks, such as watching videos...[Read More]

DJI announces the Osmo Pocket, their smallest handheld camera and gimbal

So your social media cachet depends on having the very best video in your shared news feed but you don’t have film production money to throw at the dilemma? DJI’s got you covered — the drone-maker has announced the DJI Osmo Pocket. Which, if you know your DJI product lineup, sounds like a very portable gimbal. And camera, as it happens. The DJI Osmo Pocket is a fairly logical pro...[Read More]

Are phones listening to us? What they can learn from the sound of your voice

The vast majority of people in developed countries now carry a smartphone everywhere. And while many of us are already well aware of privacy issues associated with smartphones, like their ability to track our movements or even take surreptitious photos, an increasing number of people are starting to worry that their smartphone is actually listening to everything they say. There might not be much e...[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]

These are iStore’s Black Friday deals

iStore has unveiled its Black Friday 2018 specials, and they include special pricing for everything from iPhones and Apple Watches to MacBooks and even DJI drones. If you’re not one to deal with crowds you’ll be pleased to know the iStore’s deals are available online on the day too. Another upshot is that the specials are available from Friday 23 November (D-day) to Sunday 25 November,...[Read More]

Standard Bank launches its own ‘integrated’ MVNO – Meet SB Mobile

You can’t be a bank in South Africa these days unless you’re also administering your very own mobile network and now Standard Bank has joined in the cellular party. The bank has launched SB Mobile, its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) backed by Cell C and, by extension, MTN. So far, so good… so what? How is SB Mobile going to stand out in an increasingly crowded pack? O...[Read More]

The Honor 8X is coming to South Africa and will cost R5,500

Huawei’s more budget-friendly sub-brand, Honor, launched in South Africa earlier this year with two devices, the Honor 9 Lite and 7X. Now the company has announced they will start selling the latest flagship in their Hero series, the Honor 8X, here too. Almost two months after it launched in China, the Honor 8X will be available locally in SA. And the company says it’s investing in the local...[Read More]

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