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Huawei AppGallery is adding South African apps and themes, but will people use it?

Huawei has teamed up with local app developers to feature their content on AppGallery, as well as local designers to feature in the Themes Gallery app.

Google Play Store will help you save storage on Android soon

If you’re one of those people who love accumulating apps that you never use Google Play Store is rolling out a solution that’ll notify you about unused apps.

Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?

Technology is designed to be addictive. And a society that is “mobile dependent” has a hard time spending even minutes away from their app-enabled smartphones. In 2017, U.S. adults spent an average of three hours and 20 minutes a day using their smartphones and tablets. This is double the amount from just five years ago, according to an annual survey of internet trends. Another survey suggests ...[Read More]

Spotify is testing playlists combining tunes and podcasts, and now has 100m paying subscribers

Spotify rolled out a new playlist to a select few users on the down-low that includes short news-related podcast segments woven into a curated playlist of songs.

Spotify confirms it will acquire podcast companies Gimlet Media and Anchor

Spotify has announced that it will acquire Gimlet Media, an independent podcast producer, and Anchor, a platform with tools for podcast creators.

Mario Kart is coming to mobile this year

Now you’ll be able to ruin friendships even if you don’t own a Nintendo console of any kind. How, you ask? Nintendo’s mobile Mario Kart will be available on Android and iOS before March this year. Mario Kart’s mobile version, Mario Kart Tour, was announced early in 2018 on the Nintendo US Twitter account. Nintendo said at the time that development had started and that the game would be available b...[Read More]

Mini Meme: Be a real guitar hero

From tentative strummers to professional Hendrix impersonators, we can all improve our plank-spanking with judicious use of these rocking apps. Yousician Free / Android, iOS Learning a new instrument can be a right old trudge, which is why Yousician wisely reimagines plucking and strumming as a game. Its exercises are like Guitar Hero turned on its side, as you time your efforts to match coloured ...[Read More]

TikTok: the world’s most valuable startup that you’ve never heard of

Anticipation has long been building about the impending takeover of the tech world by Chinese digital giants like Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, and JD. Efforts so far, however, have been largely disappointing. The most popular messaging app in the West is WhatsApp, not WeChat; people use PayPal, not Alipay, for digital payments; Google dominates the search market, not Baidu. Indeed, Google, Facebook, I...[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]

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]

Confirmed: WhatsApp will start showing ads

Hopefully you’ve started transitioning to an alternative messaging service, because WhatsApp Vice-president Chris Daniels recently confirmed that the service will start showing ads. After the departure of both founders (who were against the idea of monetisation through ads), the company has decided that it’s time to flood the only safe space you had left with adverts. The ads will only be displaye...[Read More]

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