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Typing on a glass keyboard

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:36 pm | Digitl

David Sparks writes about writing with iPad screen keyboards after years of touch typing . Much of what he says resonates: “It started with the iPad Air. On that machine I got quite good at thumb typing in portrait mode. It’s nothing like touch ... More >>

New Zealand wireless rural broadband hits key milestone

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:28 pm | Digitl

RBI is a government-subsidised scheme to give farmers and people living in rural areas a broadband network. More >>

Apple's role in the PC's downfall

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:26 pm | Digitl

There’s no question PC sales are down . Nor is there any end to the fall in sight. More >>

Notes on Sky-Vodafone merger

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:19 pm | Digitl

Earlier today Sky and Vodafone New Zealand confirmed they are to merge. It’s a big deal… The deal is worth about $3.5 billion. That’s huge by New Zealand standards. More >>

No reason for regulator to halt Vodafone-Sky deal

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:11 pm | Digitl

Vodafone and Sky need Commerce Commission approval for their merger. From a telecommunications point of view, there’s no reason to halt the deal. More >>

Wired doesn't get it about ad blockers

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:08 pm | Digitl

If I used an ad blocker Wired's pop-up screen would be annoying but deserved. Publishers need to sell advertising. Ad blockers undermine their business. You can't argue with the logic. More >>

Just days before Microsoft took over, I quit Linkedin. Here'

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:05 pm | Digitl

That was when it was about staying in touch with former colleagues and business contacts. More >>

Apple 2016 MacBook one month review: The song remains the sa

Sunday, 29 May 2016, 2:14 pm | Digitl

If the song remains the same, it now lasts longer and has a faster tempo. More >>

Finding opportunities in the fog

Sunday, 29 May 2016, 2:11 pm | Digitl

If you've only just come to terms with cloud computing , here comes the next thing: fog computing. More >>

Vodafone buyers may find 2degrees tempting too

Sunday, 29 May 2016, 1:55 pm | Digitl

News reports say overseas buyers want Vodafone New Zealand. Rival 2degrees is also a likely take-over target. More >>

Spark, Huawei crack 1Gbps as Christchurch 4.5G mobile launch

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:04 am | Digitl

You can see the Spark 4.5 antennae on the top of the Hereford Street building in the photo at the top left of the picture.  More >>

Reviewing technology products: Science and anecdotes

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 4:23 pm | Digitl

Scientific reviews involve research, prising the back from things, taking them apart and dropping them on hard surfaces. Listening to noises. Measuring everything. Running battery life tests. More >>

Here's one reason PC sales won't recover

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 4:18 pm | Digitl

The Wall Street Journal reports that desktop internet use is falling . The amount of time people spend accessing the Internet from desktop devices is showing signs of decline, according to online measurement specialist comScore. More >>

Review: 9.7-inch iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Cover

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 4:16 pm | Digitl

Apple’s NZ$280 Smart Keyboard Cover doesn’t turn the 9.7-inch iPad Pro into a laptop. It does something more useful. More >>

Falling PC sales: From bad to worse

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 4:06 pm | Digitl

Global PC sales were down 9.6 percent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2016 according to Gartner. Total sales for the quarter were a shade under 65 million. This was the first quarter with less than 65 million units sold since 2007. In contrast, ... More >>

New cables may revive overseas interest in New Zealand data

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 4:00 pm | Digitl

New Zealand hasn’t been able to capitalise on being a low-cost, green home for data centres. Until now. Tasman Global Access and Hawaiki could change that. More >>

Writing on iPad Pro: A field guide

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 3:50 pm | Digitl

Apple says the iPad Pro is more powerful than most laptops. It is more portable. That should make it ideal for journalists and others who need to write while on the move. More >>

Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB3 review

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 3:48 pm | Digitl

If you want to rock the house you need a big, heavy sub-woofer that moves a lot of air. The bad news is, car sound systems apart, it is hard to take big sub-woofers with you. More >>

Media should unfriend Facebook

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 8:10 pm | Digitl

Scientists say a meteor hit the earth 66 million years ago and wiped out most dinosaurs. More >>

Xero woos small business with Microsoft Outlook link

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 8:01 pm | Digitl

One of the advantages of cloud apps like Xero is that it is easy to link them. You do none of the hard work, that's all handled for you. Best of all, you don't need to buy fresh software or download and install patches. More >>



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