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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]

When to expect the first 5G-enabled devices in South Africa

Before you get too excited, it’s safe to say that 5G is still quite a way off for South Africa. The problem is two fold. First, in order to roll out commercial 5G services mobile network operators need access to the radio frequency spectrum 5G requires. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is responsible for making that happen, but is bogged down in arguments about how ...[Read More]

Wireless charging AirPods 2.0 to drop in 2019

We’ll likely see new AirPods with a wireless charging case next year according to an Apple analyst. And that’s not all — the updated wireless earbuds will probably feature Bluetooth 5.0 and a W-series chip. Ming-Chi Kuo, the oft-accurate analyst, made the forecast in a note seen by AppleInsider. These predictions are in line with the rumours we’ve seen throughout the year, and ‘Pods-lo...[Read More]

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]

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]

Apple’s Sir Jony Ive designs a literal diamond ring to be auctioned for the (RED) charity

We really, really hope that this doesn’t give Apple any ideas. iPhones are expensive enough as it is. Apple’s chief design officer, Sir Jony Ive, has come up with something a little… different — a diamond ring made completely from diamond. None of that pesky gold or platinum involved at all. The only actual diamond ring we’ve seen is the creation of Sir Ive and indust...[Read More]

Here is the local pricing for the rest of Apple’s newest crop, from the iPad Pro 11in to the Mac Mini

We got an early peek at Apple’s MacBook Air pricing yesterday, now the rest of Apple’s latest have had their costs revealed. In the process, iStore has confirmed that we’re only going to be getting the 128GB and 256GB versions of the MacBook Air. If you’ve got your heart set on a new iPad Pro, then you’re looking at paying between R14,000 (for the 64GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi ...[Read More]

Is this the Apple MacBook Air pricing for South Africa? If so, you can pre-order it now

Usually when local pricing for a new Apple product is announced it turns up in Stuff‘s inbox without notice or warning. It’s not often found on the local iStore website for all to see, without fanfare. But that’s just what has happened with the local pricing for Apple’s new Macbook Air — it’s just kinda turned up. The new MacBook Air is now available on the iSto...[Read More]

Here’s how to stop Apple from throttling your iPhone 8’s battery

Apple’s been in trouble in the past when it comes to batteries in their tech. Older model iPhones have seen their speeds and battery capacities limited by software updates since 2016, a function that Apple said was to avoid devices shutting down when they get older. But… Apple didn’t give anybody a choice concerning those updates, leading to the company having to replace batterie...[Read More]

Apple CEO precipitously warns that “data industrial complex” needs to be resisted

Perhaps because it was Apple CEO Tim Cook sounding the alarm, his admonishments that our personal data “is being weaponized against us with military efficiency” are all the more real. Cook, the long-time Apple insider who took over from Steve Jobs, shares his predecessor’s stance on privacy, which is a rare difference in the world of tech firms who make money from their users. Fa...[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]

Your old Apple Pencil won’t work on the 3rd Gen iPad Pro

The highly anticipated third-generation iPad Pro was announced at Apple’s event yesterday evening, and it looks to be a very capable design tablet. Its new Adobe Photoshop capability, along with the updated Apple Pencil that now charges wirelessly via magnetic attachment, will make it any designer’s dream machine. Unfortunately, in the Apple tradition of selling accessories you really need separat...[Read More]

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