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Google opens door to New Zealand smart home

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:12 am | Digitl

Nest, the smart thermostat maker Google acquired in 2014, is the world’s best-known home automation brand. The company is now selling its smart home products and services in New Zealand. More >>

Nokia 3310 - a $100 nostalgia phone with long battery life

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:05 am | Digitl

Phone nostalgia fans will love the new Nokia 3310 3G. The $100 phone looks like the old Nokia 3310 that was a hit in the first years of the 21st century. More >>

Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:00 am | Digitl

Computerworld New Zealand reports that Chorus says it has moved to 'active wholesale' to stem the loss of customers to rival networks . More >>

TDL shows flat telecommunications growth

Friday, 27 October 2017, 5:39 pm | Digitl

This week the Commerce Commission published its draft numbers for the $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy. In a way the TDL acts as a report card on the shifting fortunes of the main telecommunications companies. More >>

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 9:33 am | Digitl

Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners and Sky TV CEO John Fellett at the launch event in Auckland. More >>

Vocus New Zealand on the block as Aussies bail

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 9:27 am | Digitl

Vocus is preparing its New Zealand assets, which include mobile, broadband, and energy offerings, for sale by June 2018, while also exploring the sale of its 'non-core Australian assets' including datacentres. Source: Vocus to sell New Zealand assets ... More >>

The latest mobile phones in perspective

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:16 am | Bill Bennett

This year's premium phones are better equipped and more powerful than most PCs. They also tend to be more expensive. More >>

Notes on Nokia's phone comeback

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:12 am | Bill Bennett

There's a Nokia 8 phone vibrating on the desk in front of me. Soon I'll write a potted review of my experience with the phone. For now, let's tease you with this: My first impressions are favourable. More >>

Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:08 am | Bill Bennett

Earlier this year Communications Minister Simon Bridges wrote to the Commerce Commission asking it to investigate competition in the mobile market. More >>

Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:06 am | Bill Bennett

The Nokia 8 looks and feels nice enough.It covers all the bases, but is expensive compared with other mid-range Android handsets More >>

Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup

Sunday, 8 October 2017, 2:18 pm | Digitl

Acronis True Image promises to store all your data so you can recover it in a hurry. The company's marketing says the process is complete and easy. More >>

Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:10 am | Digitl

Vodafone has a new version of its speech-mark logo and a new slogan:  ‘The Future is Exciting. Ready?’ More >>

New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:04 am | Digitl

New Zealanders don't like welfare agencies using personal spending data from credit card or insurance to verify benefit claims. More >>

Why New Zealand outplayed Australia on the NBN 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:33 pm | Digitl

New Zealand will reach its broadband roll out goal on time and on budget - with superior technology. What went wrong in Australia? More >>

New Zealanders naïve about wi-fi safety: Symantec

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:26 pm | Digitl

Two-out-of-three New Zealanders think their personal data is safe when they use public wi-fi hotspots. Roughly the same number use hotspots regardless of the consequences. Hardly any users know if they are transmitting data safely when using public wi-fi. More >>

Protecting the 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Covers, sleeves

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:18 pm | Digitl

Apple's Smart Keyboard cover gives the second generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro basic protection from knocks and scratches. More >>

How Microsoft killed Windows Phone

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:13 pm | Digitl

Monday Note's Jean-Louis Gassée writes about the death of Windows Phone: How could Microsoft’s Windows Phone licensing business model stand a chance against Google’s Free and Open Android? None of the Redmond giant’s complicated countermeasures ... More >>

Unisys Security Index 2017: How New Zealand compares

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:10 pm | Digitl

New Zealanders worry more about security than ever before. The 2017 Unisys Security Index shows the NZ index sits at 154 out of a possible 300. More >>

Acorn 6: MacOS image editing for the rest of us

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:22 pm | Digitl

For years Adobe Photoshop was my image editor. I used it on a Windows PC. Then switched to the Mac version. Now my first choice image editor is Flying Meat's Acorn 6 . More >>

We're spending more on tech, but not as much as Australians

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:11 pm | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand technology spending will be $11.8 billion in 2017. That's up 2.7 percent from 2016. It's also a lot higher than last year's forward looking forecast from Gartner . The total spend is forecast to pass $12 billion in 2018. More >>

 

 

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