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Stuff Magazine South Africa
Publisher and Editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak toby@stuff.co.za Editor Brett Venter brett@stuff.co.za Online Editor Marcé Bester marce@stuff.co.za Deputy Online Editor Brad Lang brad@stuff.co.za Art Director Brandon van Rensburg art@stuff.co.za
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Xbox Game Pass
This gaming subscription service has quickly become an essential pickup for Xbox owners, delivering 100+ games to download and play including all of Microsoft’s own first-party exclusives on day one. And EA Play is now being folded into Game Pass, br
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This Way To The Battle Of The Brands
Tecno is a Chinese brand that’s been big in Africa for ages. Just… not this bit of Africa. Until now, as Tecno makes inroads in a very crowded, competitive market. It’s not coming alone, either. There are a few candidates for your attention, with Opp
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A Couple Of ‘Dozen’ IPhones
This year has proved to be a very strange year for tech. Not that we expected anything different from 2020, but anomalies kept cropping up like we were exploring backwater planets in No Man’s Sky. Chief among these was Apple’s regular-as-clockwork iP
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In the Danger Zone
Cold War gets right in your face with brilliant graphics, engaging multiplayer options, riveting zombies and, of course, a capable campaign. It’s become something we can really sink our teeth into. Something that won’t feel grindy and pointlessly pul
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Headphones
R6 500 / takealot.com Sony’s WH-1000 series was already a top performer, and the WH-1000XM3s make for an even more compelling package. With Bluetooth wireless and great noise-cancellation, they’re the ultimate public transport stress killer… well,
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Hotstuff
From the outside, it doesn’t look like much has changed. Apple’s 13.3in MacBook Pro is still an attractive piece of hardware. But what you’re looking at here is so much more than just a Pro. It’s the first Pro with Apple’s M1 processor inside. That’s
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Xbox Series X
R12 000 / microsoft.com/za Take a look at this hulking block of a games console. Microsoft has abandoned the flatter footprint of past Xbox machines in favour of something more akin to a minimal PC tower, standing about 30cm tall and 15cm wide, an
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Let’s Tick Together
What’s the story? Samsung’s Galaxy Watches have always offered a fine blend of performance and design. The Galaxy Watch3 isn’t cheap, matching the base price of an Apple Watch 5, but it’s a handsome mix of leather and metal with physical buttons and
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Apple iPhone 12
Rtba / istore.co.za Choosing between an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 12 Pro will prove to be more difficult than ever this year. That’s because they’re closer together than ever before. They sport the same screens and the same processors, they’re the same
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Mail Of The Month
Q PICTURE THIS: FASTER INTERNET I am Tristan and I am currently fifteen years old. I have two questions which I think you might be able to answer. I have been dipping my toes into photography and am currently using my phone to do the job. However,
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Wireless Speakers
from R8 600 / sonos.co.za The Sonos range of wireless speakers had been crying out for a battery-powered portable model for ages – and finally our favourite multiroom audio specialist caved in. Luckily, the Move was worth the wait. Its adaptability
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Life Is A Processor
Apple’s M1 processor is a massive leap for the company. Based on ARM architecture, Apple’s made its own SoC (system-on-chip), incorporating an octacore CPU, a GPU with up to eight cores of its own, and then a 16-core neural engine – plus Apple’s Secu
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Xbox Series S
R7 000 / microsoft.com/za The Xbox Series S is much slimmer than the Series X, and it’s inevitably much less powerful as a result. While the cheaper console has some of the same key perks within, including the speedy SSD, Quick Resume and upgrades
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Reach For The Skyworth
from R8 000 / skyworth.co.za Skyworth is an often-overlooked TV brand in South Africa. Its budget arm, Sinotec, does good business at the lower price points but items like the UB7500 are a more premium experience. Not as premium as, say, Samsung or
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Dualling Cameras
The big new feature is Night Mode, which works on all of the iPhone 12’s cameras. Results are best from the rear pair, where more light can be gathered as you stand very, very still. Really very still. The main sensors are twin 12MP lenses, one f/1.
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Stuff TOP TEN OF EVERYTHING
This gadget has leapt straight outta testing and into our rankings. Searing with techy genius, a product that’s set our hearts aflame. A solid gold bargain. Worth owning, regardless of cashflow. Time changes everything, including Stuff Top Ten pla
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Consoles
R12 000 / koodoo.co.za Next-gen is finally here and it’s looking better than ever. The PlayStation 5 is a behemoth of a console and that size isn’t just for show. Games load faster and look better than ever before thanks to the new solid state drive
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More From Apple’s M1 Lineup
Apple’s smallest desktop also get a look-in by Apple Silicon. The M1 processor is present here as well. There’s no battery life increase to ooh and aah over so you’ll have to make do with the performance improvements, the fact that you’ll be able to
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Ps5 Digital Edition
R10 000 / playstation.com/za Unlike with the new Xboxes, there’s no difference in power between the standard PS5 and the cheaper Digital Edition – it really is just a matter of whether you want a disc drive or not, and that’s a R2 000 decision you
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This Is Just The Shape Of Things To Come
Skyworth’s UB7500 is a decent enough set but it pales in comparison to what’s coming next. There are smart sets due that are an incremental update on this solid, if unexciting, entry but Skyworth’s also got designs on smart home integration with 2021
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Rtba / istore.co.za Apple’s got a love for all things Pro, starting with the iPads before turning its attention to the ever-popular iPhone. This year, the iPhone 12 has a lot in common with the iPad Pro range thanks to its almost-throwback design tha
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Smartphones
Rtba / istore.co.za The iPhone 12 is a monumental smartphone. While it may not look like much of an upgrade from last year’s iPhone 11, the new A14 Bionic chipset means the iPhone 12 is one of the fastest devices on the market. It now also comes w
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Games
from R1 000 / PS4 The Last of Us Part II is a brilliant playthrough for anyone who enjoys a challenging game filled with heart-wrenching storylines, well-built characters and beautiful graphics. Be warned though, it’s a brutal experience that push
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In The Air To Knight
Lucid Air from R1.24 million / lucidmotors.com Lucid says the Air can cover the quarter-mile dash in 9.9 seconds without so much as breaking a sweat. That’s faster than any Tesla, outpaces Porsche’s Taycan Turbo S and even matches McLaren’s mighty 72
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Playstation 5
R12 000 / playstation.com/za Despite launching a week or so later than its green-hued competitor here in SA, the PS5 looks to continue Sony’s momentum from the PS4 – whose gaming-only focus, better pricing and constant flow of excellent exclusives
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Bloated Budget
from R4 000 / mia.africa.com Xiaomi has an impressive range of budget phones and in terms of pure hardware the Redmi Note 9 is no different. For what you’re paying, the Redmi Note 9 appeals to folks looking at purchasing a new smartphone without bre
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LIDAR To Me
LiDAR, which stands for ‘light detection and ranging’, is present here. The same tech used for self-driving cars, LiDAR enables faster lock-on, even in the darker places Night Mode loves. Apple’s given the Pro a third sensor – a 12MP f/2.0 telephoto
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TIPS & TRICKS
The iPhone 12 reportedly has 4x better drop performance. Still, better to be safe than sorry. Snap a MagSafe wallet to the back of your iPhone 12 and free up some pocket space. Hope you have a power adapter somewhere as the iPhone 12 won’t ship with
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Stuff WISHLIST
It’s that time of year where you battle to buy gifts for all and sundry, but the hardest part is a surfeit of choice mucking things up. Worry not, for Stuff ’s tech wish list will save your present-buying plans. Or completely ruin them, we’re not sur
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