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Carrier-grade KotahiNet bring IoT wireless network to New Ze

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 1:15 pm | Digitl

KotahiNet plans a New Zealand-wide network using LoRaWAN; a new wireless technology designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. More >>

New Zealand takes global silver for LTE speed

Monday, 8 February 2016, 8:03 pm | Digitl

New Zealand has the world's second fastest LTE phone downloads. Only Singapore has better mobile data speeds. Australia comes in at number eight in the list while the UK and USA are miles behind. More >>

I have seen the future of personal computing

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:53 pm | Digitl

Only a handful of today’s computers matter 1 . None are Windows laptops. None are desktops. More >>

Future of personal computing: Where Chromebook fits

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:42 pm | Digitl

Lim is right: Personal computing's future is cloudy. The trend is towards something we once called thin clients. I call them:  thinner clients . More >>

Modern technology is not expensive

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:37 pm | Digitl

When I began writing about computers in the 1980s a business microcomputer cost close to the annual average take home salary. In the 1990s most workers would need to toil for months to buy a basic PC. More >>

More thoughts on Skinny Broadband

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:26 pm | Digitl

If you don’t need fibre speeds or large amounts of data my review found Skinny Broadband is a good low cost alternative . While it’s possible to get speeds of 40 Mbps, I could only get 25 Mbps at home. Coverage Readers ask how they can know ... More >>

Microsoft now all about cloud

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:24 pm | Digitl

Surface Pro tablets  did well. Microsoft has strong orders for the Surface Book. Yet the big story is elsewhere. Investors are more interested in the cloud progress: Azure grew 140 percent last year. More >>

iPhone sales growth flattens – a perspective

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:22 pm | Digitl

Last week Apple confirmed iPhone sales grew at their lowest-ever rate during the last quarter of 2015. Apple went on to say sales could fall in the current quarter, ending in March. More >>

Android fails to revive BlackBerry

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:19 pm | Digitl

BlackBerry 's Android model, the Priv , failed to revive the company's phone sales. According to Juniper Research , BlackBerry only sold 734,000 phones in the last quarter of 2015 — a total of 3.7 million for the full year. More >>

Dell XPS 13 Touch review: Give my regards to Broadwell

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:16 pm | Digitl

Not everyone wants to move on from Windows laptops . Dell makes a case for staying with the touch-screen XPS 13 Touch. More >>

Asia-Pacific Podcast Conference in Auckland this Friday, Sat

Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:09 pm | Digitl

If you want to learn more about podcasting the first  Asia-Pacific Podcast Conference takes place in Auckland this Friday and Saturday. More >>

Android: Argumentum ad populum

Monday, 25 January 2016, 5:27 pm | Digitl

Argumentum ad populum is a fancy Latin term for a logical fallacy. It refers to an appeal to popular opinion to win an argument. More >>

Trans-Pacific submarine cable phoney war

Monday, 25 January 2016, 5:17 pm | Digitl

A new company plans to build a transpacific submarine cable. By now I have the hang of how this works: More >>

Skinny Broadband: Low-cost wireless alternative

Sunday, 24 January 2016, 6:00 pm | Digitl

Skinny Broadband is cost effective alternative to a copper or fibre internet connection. It is a fixed wireless broadband service piggybacking off the Spark 4G mobile data network. Sometimes this approach is known as BoLTE: broadband over LTE. More >>

Skinny Broadband undermines copper tax

Sunday, 24 January 2016, 4:02 pm | Digitl

Skinny Broadband is a solid, affordable low-end alternative to a copper or fibre internet connection. It suits many customers' needs . More >>

A month with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Sunday, 24 January 2016, 3:19 pm | Digitl

There are plenty of good options if you can afford a premium work computer. For most the best choices are something with MacBook in the name, an iPad Pro or a Surface Pro 4 1 . More >>

BrydgeAir iPad keyboard review

Sunday, 24 January 2016, 3:16 pm | Digitl

The BrydgeAir keyboard is a sturdy aluminium frame that clips to the iPad Air. More >>

Nexus 6P: Huawei and Google show Android potential

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 5:55 pm | Digitl

Update:   There's a minor edit in  Premium Android, premium price  to make the  pricing clearer. More >>

Nexus 6P: Android thoughts

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 12:00 pm | Digitl

For many that means it is the best phone full stop. Some people are only interested in Android. More >>

Huawei Watch

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 11:40 am | Digitl

Huawei made two of 2015’s better Android phones. It also makes watches. Huawei’s first watch, the Talkband B2 was unlike any other wearable device before or after. More >>

 

 

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