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Hands-on with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei is aiming big with the Mate 10 Pro. Here’s a glass-and-metal sandwich that arrives packing twin Leica cameras, an eye-catching 18:9 screen and skinny bezels – and yet it’s the teeny tiny CPU inside it that’s potentially even more exciting. The Kirin 970 is a piece of smartphone silicon with a separate AI brain inside, dedicated purely to machine learning, image recognition, and all ot...[Read More]

Wi-Fi can be KRACK-ed. Here’s what to do next

A security researcher has revealed serious flaws in the way that most contemporary Wi-Fi networks are secured. Discovered by Mathy Vanhoef from the University of Leuven, the vulnerability affects the protocol “Wi-Fi Protected Access 2”. Otherwise known as WPA2, this encrypts the connection between a computer or mobile phone and a Wi-Fi access point to keep your browsing safe. Because this security...[Read More]

This is the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and its little Mate 10 bro

Huawei’s latest and greatest smartphone headliner has been unveiled and it actually is the greatest device the company has made. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro arrives with some new AI features, a new in-house Kirin chipset and a Porsche Design edition as well. Just because. The Mate 10 packs in a solid 5.9in 1,440 x 2,560 display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and that new Kirin 970 proce...[Read More]

Expect to see Razer’s first smartphone on 1 November

Razer, the makers of neon green and black gaming peripherals, have got what looks an awful lot like a smartphone on the horizon. At least, that’s the impression we’re getting from the header image for what the company is calling their “biggest unveiling”. It looks an awful lot like a fellow playing games in the dark on a cellphone to us. Plus, you know, other evidence. We&#...[Read More]

Five vital things you can’t do properly when you’re on your phone

In a recent RAC survey, 26% of UK 1,700 motorists reported using a handheld mobile phone while driving, despite it being illegal. In response, road safety charity Brake, argued that society’s phone “addiction” can have very serious consequences. A quick online search throws up many articles suggesting that people are “glued” to their smartphones and therefore miss important and enriching experienc...[Read More]

Stuff Gadget Awards 2017: Vote for the Readers’ Smartphone of the Year

You might recall that we’ve been harping on about the Stuff Magazine Gadget Awards 2017 since last week. We’ve already revealed the Game of the Year Award and the Reader Gadget of the Year Award candidates (best you go and vote for those now, if you haven’t already) and now this: This is our final reader-voted category for the Gadget Awards 2017 and it’s arguably the big on...[Read More]

The 5-minute guide to Google’s Pixel 2 event

Google held a big event yesterday, as expected, and it showcased the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones – again, just as expected. What you might not have expected are wireless earbuds that translate 40 languages on the fly, or a really tiny Google Home – and also a very large Google Home, too. Google’s hardware event ran the gamut, from a high-end laptop to a tiny A.I. powered camera, but you do...[Read More]

iPhone 8 launching in SA on 20 October

Are your buying fingers ready? We hope so, because we’ve got an on-sale date for Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for South Africa. And that on-sale date is Friday, 20 October, from the iStore. Just one problem. iStore has not given out any pricing or even hints as to what Apple’s iPhone 8 will set us back yet. They’re probably saving that for a little closer to the time,...[Read More]

But can your phone do this? LG claims its new K7i handset can repel mozzies

Look, your phone might have a stunning camera or all the power in the world but we doubt it can match the features fielded by the new LG K7i. The new entry-level device, which LG has just launched in India, comes with a little something called Mosquito Away. Guess what that does? Allegedly, anyway. Mosquito Away is a feature that LG has previously included in some of its air conditioners which use...[Read More]

Vodacom cuts out-of-bundle rates, but they’re still around R1,000/GB

South African mobile operator Vodacom has today announced it’s cutting out-of-bundle data prices from the middle of October 2017. The new rate for prepaid and top-up customers will be 99c/MB from 15 October, while contract customers have been paying 89c/MB since the beginning of October. You’ll have to forgive us for not getting too excited at this news on account of having a calculato...[Read More]

8 of the best augmented reality apps and games for iPhone and Android

Apple is making a big augmented reality push with iOS 11 and its new phones – especially the iPhone X – but you don’t need a new handset to give AR a try. Augmented reality apps, which pop digital images and content atop real footage or images, or combine real and virtual elements with ease, are already found on both iPhone and Android. Most of these apps are pretty simplistic, sure, but the...[Read More]

The 16 best new iOS 11 features – and how to use them

When iOS 11 was announced, we suggested it would make iPad awesome all over again. But the truth is it’s a slice of awesome whatever iOS device you’re rocking. On iPad, iOS 11 is Apple’s attempt to marry desktop power with iOS elegance – hence the Files app, drag and drop, and souped-up multitasking. But iPhone owners aren’t left in the lurch, because they get plenty of goodies, too. So delve into...[Read More]

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