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The enduring charm of VDSL

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:16 pm | Digitl

TrueNet reports users with VDSL connections on Chorus' copper network now get better speeds than the lowest priced fibre connections. More >>

Apple Watch a winner but not for me

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:08 pm | Digitl

Apple is now the world's second largest watch revenue earner. That's a solid performance for a product line introduced less than two years ago. By any commercial standard it is a success. More >>

Oppo R9s- Galaxy-like phone at half the price

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:06 pm | Digitl

Oppo delivers nine-tenths the function of a Samsung Galaxy S7 for half the dollars. Oppo R9s XZ at a glance For: Value 16 megapixel cameras front and rear Battery life Against: Rough edges Clumsy software overlay No NFC chip Maybe: Performance Verdict: ... More >>

Here's the thing about Apple Pay and banks

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:59 pm | Digitl

Apple insists banks don't pass on Apple Pay charges to customers. Banks accept this in most countries. But not in Australia and, by extension, New Zealand. 1 More >>

Northpower in 10Gbps world first test run

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:56 pm | Digitl

A press release from Northpower partner Calix says this is the world's first live test of its NG-Pon2 technology. More >>

NZ IT spending to climb 2.3 percent in 2017

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:10 am | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand spending on IT  will reach NZ$11.4 billion in 2017. That's up 2.3 percent on last year. More >>

Hawaiki sub-cable on track for mid-2018 launch

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:09 am | Digitl

Hawaiki says it has completed the route survey for its 14,000km submarine cable connecting New Zealand and Australia to the US mainland via Pacific island nations and Hawaii. The job was done with Hawaiki partner TE SubCom. More >>

Oppo phones coming to NZ

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:07 am | Digitl

At the time of writing there are few details on Oppo’s New Zealand plans: the company says it will launch phone models and announce New Zealand partners in the first quarter of 2017. It has already recruited local staff. More >>

UFB fuels Xero Hawke's Bay move

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:43 pm | Digitl

If you're wondering why the government was so keen to build a fibre network look no further than Victoria White's Xero boss brings jobs to Hawke’s Bay   in Hawke’s Bay Today. She writes: Next year, Hawke’s Bay will join the likes of San Francisco, ... More >>

PC down, not out

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:27 pm | Digitl

PC sales have fallen for five years. They will never return to the glory days. But the PC is a long way from extinction. More >>

Spark, Chorus streamline fibre installs

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:12 pm | Digitl

Spark has extended its streamlined street-in-a-week fibre installation trial to include Chorus UFB coverage areas. More >>

Touch typing on the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro keyboard

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:01 pm | Digitl

Apple introduced its  butterfly laptop keyboard design for the 2015 12-inch MacBook . It is shallower than previous keyboards. More >>

50Mbps the new fibre normal

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:59 am | Digitl

Chorus says it will upgrade the 85,000 residential customers on a 30Mbps plan to 50Mbps at no extra charge. From January  50Mbps will become the new entry-level plan speed for customers on the company's fibre network. Because Chorus doesn't sell ... More >>

Xero adds Apple Pay

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:55 am | Digitl

The company says slow payments are a major source of grief for small businesses who often struggle with poor cash flow. More >>

Spark moves to 200Gbps wavelength

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:48 am | Digitl

Spark is using Nokia kit to roll out New Zealand's first 200Gbps wavelength network link. More >>

Understanding Apple’s MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:44 am | Digitl

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro has a slim new body. It boasts a faster processor, larger trackpad, improved keyboard , better speakers and a glorious high-resolution Retina display. More >>

On switching from Mac to Windows, or Windows to Mac

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:39 am | Digitl

At the Guardian Alex Hern writes: Is it time to swap your Mac for a Windows laptop? 1 More >>

Lenovo Miix 510: A Surface Pro 4 for less

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:35 am | Digitl

If you want a Surface Pro 4 but find Microsoft's price too high, Lenovo's Miix 510 may fit the bill. More >>

Choosing between MacBook Pro, Surface Book

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:28 am | Digitl

In the end it's all about what you do with your hands. More >>

Australian websites download faster in Auckland than Sydney

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 2:03 pm | Digitl

Nothing illustrates the gulf opening between broadband services in New Zealand and Australia better than this snippet of data from TrueNet's October 2016 report.  The major point we noticed this month is the gap opening up between NZ ISPs and our ... More >>

 

 

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