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New Zealand technology journalism: the twilight years

Monday, 24 November 2014, 7:51 am | Digitl

New Zealand has a vibrant and flourishing technology sector. Nobody would use those words to describe New Zealand technology journalism. More >>

Kia Ora Netflix

Monday, 24 November 2014, 7:47 am | Digitl

Netflix will launch in New Zealand in March. The online video service say it will soon begin operation in New Zealand and Australia. More >>

BlackBerry's hip square phone on TV3 Firstline

Friday, 14 November 2014, 5:00 pm | Digitl

On Monday I went on TV3 Firstline to talk about the BlackBerry Passport with Sacha McNeil and Michael Wilson . More >>

One rule for telecoms investors, another for Air NZ

Friday, 14 November 2014, 4:50 pm | Digitl

If there are good reasons for the rest of New Zealand to subsidise rural telecommunications, we should come clean and do it through the tax system More >>

How to decide between Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:02 am | Digitl

Should you go for the bigger or the biggest iPhone? It's a trade-off between the trouble of carrying the extra size against the benefits of a bigger display. More >>

Dealing with the Android security risk

Saturday, 8 November 2014, 5:04 pm | Digitl

Blackberry struggles to sell secure smartphones. No-one seems to care much about mobile security and Android is now the biggest risk More >>

BlackBerry Passport — the productive business smartphone you

Saturday, 8 November 2014, 3:05 pm | Digitl

Passport is BlackBerry’s business class smartphone. BlackBerry built the Passport with productivity in mind. Although BlackBerry tailored the smartphone to meet enterprise customers' needs, it can work for smaller organisations operating in the corporate ... More >>

NZ start-up 9Spokes offers cloud integration, dashboard

Saturday, 8 November 2014, 2:56 pm | Digitl

9Spokes is a New Zealand cloud integrator. Its cloud dashboard gives small businesses the oversight corporations pay millions to get from ERP systems. More >>

Cloud latency, data centres and the lure of Australia

Monday, 3 November 2014, 11:25 am | Digitl

Latency isn't the only reason to build datacentres in New Zealand. But it's a good one considering how long it can take to ping overseas cloud services More >>

How Microsoft can win cloud computing

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:50 am | Digitl

Microsoft is now second only to Amazon in large scale cloud services. It may not overtake the market leader, but it has hit on a winning strategy More >>

Mac writing apps November 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:41 am | Digitl

Bill Bennett compares the current crop of writing apps for Apple's OS X. Includes Pages 5, Word:mac2011, Byword, Google Docs, iA Writer, More >>

Why people won’t try Windows Phone

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:37 pm | Digitl

My time with the Nokia Lumia 930 is up. Microsoft called on Friday asking me to return the review smartphone. I’ll miss it. More >>

Personal cloud storage plans - October 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:34 pm | Digitl

If you're looking for cloud storage there are plenty of options. Most cloud storage providers offer a basic service for free. You may get by using these free services alone. More >>

IBM stumbles on path to cloud

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:35 pm | Digitl

IBM needs to reinvent itself to deal with cloud computing. Although the job was never going to be easy, IBM has an enviable track record on major change. More >>

Why Gigatown is not a waste of money

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:33 pm | Digitl

On Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report critics describe Gigatown as a waste of money . More >>

Samsung launches phone, needs new business model

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 5:27 pm | Digitl

Yesterday Samsung launched the $1150 Galaxy Note 4 smartphone in New Zealand . While the Note 4 is interesting, it is not interesting enough to generate much local media coverage. More >>

Fibre-only MyRepublic aims to lead UFB push

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:39 pm | Digitl

MyRepublic , New Zealand’s newest ISP, sells nothing but full speed fibre-based broadband without data caps. Significantly are none of the pointless 30Mbps up, 10Mbps down entry-level fibre plans offering copper-like performance. More >>

New Zealand iPhone 6 Plus plans compared

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:28 pm | Digitl

Buy an  Apple iPhone 6 Plus   outright and you'll pay $1150 for the 16GB model. Move up to the 64GB iPhone 6 Plus and the price rises to $1300.  The 128GB model is $1450. I recommend buying at least 64GB, you'll soon bump against the limits of ... More >>

New Zealand iPhone 6 plans compared

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:21 pm | Digitl

New Zealand prices for Apple's iPhone 6 start at $1000 for the 16GB model. Well, $999 but we're not fooled. That's $50 cheaper than the cost of the lowest price iPhone 5S when it first launched here a year ago. More >>

Taking stolen emails at face value

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:40 am | Digitl

For a few weeks stories involving stolen emails dominated New Zealand news reports. It was no accident this was in the run up to the 2014 election. More >>

 

 

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