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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 >>

Chorus warns Australia on structural separation

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:36 am | Digitl

Chorus manager of marketing strategy and insight Rosalie Nelson warned Australia’s telecommunications industry on the risks of New Zealand-style full structural separation. She was speaking at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress and reported in Communications ... More >>

Android: Third among equals

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:34 pm | Digitl

Last year I spent a week working exclusively with each . My conclusion is you won’t go far wrong with any of them. All three cover the basics adequately. None of them is perfect and none has a fatal flaw. Each has pluses and minuses. More >>

Fibre uptake past 20% in Christchurch suburbs

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:28 pm | Digitl

Enable Networks reports it is connecting about 600 customers a month to the Christchurch fibre network. The company says it has a total of 6,100 customers already connected — making a total uptake of 11 percent across the city. That's a little better than ... More >>

Getting off the technology upgrade hamster wheel

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:22 pm | Digitl

Apple's first iPhone appeared in 2007. Since then there have been nine product cycles. Microsoft recently took the wraps off its third Surface Pro tablet in 18 months. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is the fifth model since the Galaxy S i9000 appeared in 2010. More >>

iPhone 6, 6 Plus: 20mm and miles apart

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 6:56 pm | Digitl

Apple’s iPhone 6 sports a 4.7 inch screen. The display on the iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches across the diagonal. That’s just 20mm more and yet, in use, the difference between the iPhones is huge. It’s almost as if you are looking at two separate ... More >>

HP split will change NZ PC market

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 6:44 pm | Digitl

Hewlett-Packard says it will split in two. One part will offer high-end computer equipment and services to large companies. The other will make and sell PCs, printers and other devices. More >>

Samsung profits fall as iPhone trumps Galaxy

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 6:39 pm | Digitl

Samsung makes beautiful hardware and sells more smartphones than any other company. All it needs to do now is to figure out how to make the business profitable. More >>

Asus pushes upmarket with Zenbook UX301

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:48 pm | Digitl

Asus is best known for mid-price PCs and tablets in New Zealand. It aims to change that with the upmarket Zenbook UX301. More >>

On TV3 talking Muse brainwave sensing headband

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:34 pm | Digitl

Muse is a brain wave sensing headband from Thought-Wired . It comes with software for computers and smartphones to help you manage stress, increase focus and enhance cognitive awareness. More >>

Five must have free business apps for any device

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:27 pm | Digitl

Whether you use a smartphone, tablet, PC or all three here are five apps to give your business an immediate productivity boost. All are available for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android: More >>

Working with iPhone 6 Plus

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:13 pm | Digitl

Apple's demonstrator laid an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus side-by-side on the coffee table. He asked "which do you prefer?" My instinctive first answer was to pick the smaller iPhone 6. More >>

Microsoft Azure: Cloud for the rest of us

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:10 pm | Digitl

Cloud computing is great. Yet anything beyond Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud can be daunting for those of us who aren't IT professionals. While Amazon is the market leader at selling cloud services to business, you couldn't describe setting up a ... More >>

Touch Voicemail iPhone app makes smartphones smarter

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:04 pm | Digitl

Modern cellphones are smart, but that’s not what it feels like when it comes to voicemail. Until now the only way to get at missed incoming messages is to call your phone network’s voicemail service, wade through clumsy prompts and listen to messages ... More >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Digitl

Samsung has something to prove. The company sells more smartphones than anyone else. It is the only Android hardware maker that matters. But it doesn’t have Apple’s brand power. Samsung isn’t cool. That’s why Samsung took pains getting its latest ... More >>

NZ broadband beats Australia again

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 3:12 pm | Digitl

More evidence that New Zealand's broadband is accelerating past Australia's network. Local web performance measuring company TrueNet compared the speed of downloading Australian and New Zealand websites from PCs in Australia and New Zealand . More >>

 

 

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