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How to run or join a hackathon

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:14 pm | Digitl

A breakout session at Open Source Open Society 2015 lead by GovHackNZ organiser Mike Riversdale gave participants a quick taste of what to expect from a hackathon. More >>

When to choose closed or open source

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:51 am | Digitl

Open source has many advantages, but it isn’t always the right approach. At the Open Source Open Society 2025 conference in Wellington delgates discussed when projects should be closed and when open source is best. …it all depends on the circumstances ... More >>

Decision makers ignore technology impact

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 3:55 pm | Digitl

As Sascha Meinrath, founder of the Open Technology Institute says, that means the people making important decisions about how Americans use technology have no idea what is going on in that world. More >>

Open is about more than just transparency

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:03 pm | Digitl

“Share and share alike” is the message parents drum into children. But once they grow up and move out into the wider world, the shutters start to come down. We’re trained to be closed. Dave Lane, president of the New Zealand Open Source Society, ... More >>

One month with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:50 pm | Digitl

Mac Office:2011 was almost a generation behind the Windows version of Office at launch. It didn’t just look out-of-date, it was missing functionality [1] . More >>

Xero on iPad — the first month

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:45 pm | Digitl

Xero broke the mould when it put accounting software in the cloud. Now, thanks to the iPad app released last month, tablet owners can get the most out of the software. More >>

What an Australian Netflix tax means for New Zealand

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 5:48 pm | Digitl

Australia plans to make Netflix and other overseas-based online sellers of ‘intangible services’ pay GST (Good and Services tax). More >>

Netflix, Quickflix, Lightbox, Neon: An interim market

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:24 am | Digitl

After years of waiting New Zealanders are now spoilt for choice with streaming TV. Netflix, Quickflix, Lightbox and Neon each offer a decent local catalogues at reasonable prices. More >>

Taxing times at Netflix New Zealand

Monday, 6 April 2015, 5:15 pm | Digitl

The disruption started before the world’s largest streaming TV and film service opened in New Zealand last month . More >>

Global mode action: You Canute be serious

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 4:58 pm | Digitl

There's a whiff of  King Canute and the tide  in the Nick Grant and Chris Keall NBR report: "[Sky, Spark, TVNZ, MediaWorks take action against CallPlus, other global mode ISPs](http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/copyright-global-mode-ng-170966)": ... More >>

Lenmar ChugPlug MacBook power back-up

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 4:51 pm | Digitl

When Apple updated the MacBook Air in 2013 it went for extended battery life in a big way. At a pinch you can get 12 hours from a single charge. More >>

Two ways to get attention: advertising, publicity

Monday, 30 March 2015, 7:34 pm | Digitl

A basic guide for business owners and others who want publicity. This is an updated version of a story first posted in 2008. More >>

Asus Transformer T300 Chi

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:41 pm | Digitl

Asus has worked hard to move upmarket. Making low-cost no-brand PCs is not good business. Today Asus wants to been seen as a maker of affordable, good-quality hardware. And Asus wants to be interesting. More >>

Six months with iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 3:39 pm | Digitl

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus landed in New Zealand six months ago. At the time I posted  my first impressions . Here’s a more reflective review of what the phones are like to use. More >>

Macbook more interesting than Apple Watch

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 3:01 pm | Digitl

The MacBook is thinner and lighter than the already skinny MacBook Air. It has a 12 inch display with the same high-resolution Retina display found on flagship MacBook Pros. More >>

How to spot a psychopath boss

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 10:00 am | Digitl

“A psychopath is not a professional. You can't work with a psychopath, 'cause ya don't know what those sick assholes are gonna do next." More >>

Closing the copper network

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:33 pm | Digitl

A year ago I posted When should we rip out the copper network?  It's too early to name a date today, but following this discussion on Linkedin , I predicted: As the law stands today, a street has copper even if only one house uses it. The price is ... More >>

How (and why) New Zealand bucks worldwide PC sales trend

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:21 pm | Digitl

New Zealand PC sales surged in 2014. IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker unit reports sales grew almost 16 percent during the year. That total zoomed past IDC’s already bullish forecast. More >>

Google tweaks Google+ mix as Photos, Streams break away

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:17 pm | Digitl

Mike Murphy gets to the point for Quartz when he writes Google will strip Google+ for parts . More >>

Tackling data sovereignty

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:13 pm | Digitl

From a story I wrote for TechTarget's Storage ANZ eZine: Storage is a popular and fast-growing cloud service in Australia, but it comes with its challenges, not least local laws and latency Download the February ANZ Storage Management e-zine . There ... More >>

 

 

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