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Four proven ways to speed up your broadband

Sunday, 8 November 2015, 5:30 pm | Digitl

A lot of technology sits between you and the internet content you desire. Consider it a chain of links, with each link responsible for some component of performance. There are some links in the chain you can’t do much about, but others you can strengthen ... More >>

Helion public cloud: HP knows when to hold, when to fold

Sunday, 8 November 2015, 5:27 pm | Digitl

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run. More >>

Review: A month with the Apple iPhone 6S highlights changing

Sunday, 8 November 2015, 5:25 pm | Digitl

Phones are evolving fast. This year’s flagship iPhone is a big step up in power and capability. The longer you use it, the more this becomes clear; the more you understand why it matters. More >>

Sony Xperia Z5 review: Fast camera, two-day battery

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 1:10 pm | Digitl

Sony’s Xperia Z5 is a great flagship Android phone at a time when great is not enough to mean sales and profits. More >>

Globalisation: you’re standing in it

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 12:35 pm | Digitl

Exports took off 150 years ago when steamships, railways and refrigeration took sheep meat, wheat, minerals and butter to the other side of the world. The telegraph, radio, aeroplanes and container shipping were all once innovative new technologies. They ... More >>

A red shield to secure data — Aura Information Security

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 12:31 pm | Digitl

Like many self-made entrepreneurs, Andy may have questioned if he had the confidence or the personality to run his own business. However, there was always a ‘fire in his belly’ and a core motivation to do his own thing away from the corporate world, ... More >>

Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard works with almost everything

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 8:23 pm | Digitl

There’s a lot to like about Logitech’s K480 Bluetooth keyboard. It switches quickly and smoothly between computer, tablet and phone. You can use it to jump from one operating system to another without your hands ever leaving the keyboard. It does ... More >>

Apple Watch: It's not about the functionality

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 8:10 pm | Digitl

Nobody needs an Apple Watch. This product is not about need. It is not about making you more productive. An Apple Watch won’t boost your efficiency any more than a $100 Swatch watch will. More >>

Dell and EMC: Twilight of the gods

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 8:06 pm | Digitl

On October 12 Dell said it will pay US$67 billion for EMC. It’s the biggest technology deal ever and the latest in a never-ending wave of mergers. More >>

What the Trans Pacific Partnership means for New Zealand's t

Friday, 4 September 2015, 3:49 pm | Digitl

Writing on his organisation's TechBlog , IITP chief executive Paul Matthews says after a meeting with New Zealand TTP negotiators he feels more positive about what the trade agreement means for our technology sector. More >>

Ultimate Ears bluetooth speaker: Roll with it

Friday, 4 September 2015, 3:47 pm | Digitl

It hasn't taken Logitech's Ultimate Ears brand to carve out a niche as maker of stylish, rugged Bluetooth speakers. It helps that the speakers in the UE range look good and perform well yet sell at affordable prices. More >>

How Microsoft stumbled with touch-enabled Windows, then reco

Friday, 4 September 2015, 3:42 pm | Digitl

Two years ago Microsoft was staring down the barrel of disaster. Today it looks stronger than it has in a decade. More >>

New Zealand PC sales buck global trend

Friday, 4 September 2015, 3:38 pm | Digitl

IDC Research reports New Zealand sales fell 2.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year. This dip contrasts with plummeting sales in some overseas markets. More >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Note 5 models won’t cure premium ph

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:59 pm | Digitl

Samsung pioneered large screen phones. On Friday it launched two new models: the curved screen Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Note 5. More >>

Ashley Madison: A wake up call

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:49 pm | Digitl

A month ago a group called Impact Team stole the user database and transaction history from Ashley Madison, a website that arranges liaisons for married people. More >>

IBM: New business lines falter as old ones die

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 4:05 pm | Digitl

IBM's reinvention as a software and services business still serves as an object lesson in turning troubled technology companies around. It switched from dependence on mainframe and servers to selling software, services and outsourcing. More >>

Microsoft blew US$7.6 billion on Nokia overcoming Apple-envy

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 3:26 pm | Digitl

Things got crazy towards the end of Steve Ballmer’s time as Microsoft CEO. One of his dumbest moves was buying Nokia. More >>

Six of the best personal cloud storage plans — July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 5:22 pm | Digitl

Here is a list of the six best-known inexpensive services that consumers and small businesses can use with little specialist expertise. I've tried all of them myself and regularly use four of the services listed. All of them are free or inexpensive ... More >>

Dell XPS 13 review: 2015's best Ultrabook

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 5:07 pm | Digitl

Dell designed the XPS 13 as a premium Ultrabook to show off what it can do with the format. It does that with style. You won't find a better Windows 8.1 clamshell laptop. This is the first Dell PC I’ve been excited about in a long time. More >>

Crapware still features on Windows devices

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 5:06 pm | Digitl

Within minutes of starting the otherwise excellent Dell XPS  there was a reminder of one of the worst aspects of new Windows computers: Crapware. More >>



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