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Huawei P30 Pro review: More camera than phone

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:38 pm | Digitl

More a pocket camera with phone features than a mobile with a camera, the Huawei P30 Pro pushes the Android handset envelope further than any rival. Huawei’s P30 Pro is the first phone with 5x optical zoom. It’s also the first to feature four ... More >>

iPad Mini review: Size is its charm

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:34 pm | Digitl

Apple's fifth generation iPad Mini packs the power of the iPad Air in a smaller case. That compact size is the secret of the Mini's appeal. You may wonder if there’s a market for a 7.9-inch iPad when you can buy a 6.5-inch iPhone. After all, the iPhone ... More >>

Galaxy Fold woes deepen for Samsung

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:29 pm | Digitl

Samsung has postponed high-profile Galaxy Fold launches in Hong Kong and Shanghai . That’s after review phones sent to journalists had screen failures. Samsung can ill-afford a second major phone launch disaster. In 2016 the company’s Galaxy Note ... More >>

NZ, France aim to halt social media terror promotion

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:24 pm | Digitl

New Zealand and France will work together to make it harder for terrorists to broadcast violence through social media. The move is a response to the March 15 attack in Christchurch which the terrorist streamed live. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President ... More >>

2degrees almost unlimited mobile plan looks the deal

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 3:23 pm | Digitl

A new unlimited mobile plan from 2degrees can be yours for as little as NZ$40 a month if you are on a shared account. If only one person pays the bill it’s NZ$85. This makes it the best bang-for-buck mobile plan in the country, but there are fish-hooks ... More >>

AirPods 2 review

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:57 pm | Digitl

Longer battery life, new charging case, hands-free Siri. AirPods 2 are a refreshed version of Apple’s popular wireless earphones. More >>

Schools moving to the cloud

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:50 pm | Digitl

Network for Learning says 'moving to the cloud' is on the to-do list for many New Zealand schools. Here's the first of a series of posts I've written for the N4L blog that aim to demystify the cloud and how to make use of it. It's written for a non-technical ... More >>

Huawei's embarrassing HCSEC security report card

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30 pm | Digitl

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: More >>

Huawei's embarrassing HCSEC security report card

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30 pm | Digitl

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: More >>

iPhone XS Max review: Big is beautiful

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:01 am | Digitl

Apple's iPhone XS Max represents the state of the phone-maker's art. It is big, beautiful and screams luxury from the moment you open the box. More >>

HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2 review - Sound and vision

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:58 am | Digitl

HP has a new twist on the desktop docking station. The HP Thunderbolt Dock is modular. You can extend it with an optional Bang and Olufsen speaker. This is ideal for handling conference calls. More >>

Huawei Mate 20 Pro classy with in-screen fingerprint reader

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:56 am | Digitl

Mid-October is as late as a phone launch can be for the new model to feature in the all important Christmas sales quarter. Today Huawei showed New Zealanders the Mate 20 Pro. It clearly aims to challenge Samsung for space under the Christmas tree. ... More >>

Telecommunications Bill resets UFB price cap

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:52 am | Digitl

The Telecommunications Bill going through Parliament sets the tone for New Zealand's fibre era. More >>

VDSL doesn't get the love it deserves

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:48 am | Digitl

Everyone knows fibre is the best way to get broadband. It's reliable and can deliver gigabit speeds. Soon it will be able to go even faster. More >>

Hard copy books: Still big everywhere, bigger in NZ

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:45 am | Digitl

Neilsen says New Zealanders buy almost five million hard copy books a year. Meanwhile the Book Depository says out of the 160 countries it sell to, New Zealand is second only to Australia. We are ahead of the UK and the US. More >>

Still a place for non-phone cameras

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:42 am | Digitl

Many recent phone launch presentations have been all about the camera . Most of the rest spend more time talking about their phone cameras than anything else. I can't think of a single phone presentation I've seen in the last three years where the ... More >>

Huawei ban: Arguments for and against

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:38 am | Digitl

Communications Minister Kris Faafoi says New Zealand could ban Huawei from building 5G mobile networks. In New Zealand could bar Huawei Newsroom reports: Faafoi said that companies had approached him saying they would like to use Huawei’s technology, ... More >>

Sky TV deserves My Box video piracy win

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:35 am | Digitl

Sky TV is celebrating a court win against My Box , the streaming service that advertises its ability to play Sky’s content for free. More >>

Nokia 7.1 review: When money is an object

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:33 am | Digitl

You can spend the thick end of NZ$2000 and get a premium Android phone. Or you can spend NZ$600 and get the Nokia 7.1. More >>

Targus Fitness Backpack review: Laptops and gym gear

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:30 am | Digitl

There was a time when I always carried a laptop in a backpack. I needed to. Laptops were hefty. They weighed a few kilograms. They were big and thick. Their batteries didn't last long, That meant you also needed to lug a power brick wherever the laptop ... More >>



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