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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 6:08 pm | Digitl

Samsung needs a hit phone after the Note 7 debacle. The Galaxy S8 Plus could fit the bill. It is an elegant, slim, feature-packed slab of glass and metal. More >>

After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo

Monday, 15 May 2017, 1:26 pm | Digitl

Spark pitches the move from Yahoo to SMX mail as bringing mail home to New Zealand. More >>

Passive Optical Lan means fibre to the desktop

Monday, 15 May 2017, 10:24 am | Digitl

Thanks to the government-sponsored UFB roll-out most New Zealand businesses are now on the fibre network. Fibre delivers gigabit internet to offices, factories and other business buildings. More >>

Windows 10S — Microsoft tries locking down again

Monday, 8 May 2017, 8:12 pm | Digitl

Windows 10S is an important strategic move from Microsoft. It could shake up the PC market or it could flop, but it can't be ignored. More >>

Ten things we've learnt about this year's phones

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 4:33 pm | Digitl

A look at the phones released so far in 2017 and what they tell us about the state of the market: less innovation, more glitter, higher prices More >>

Xero joins Silicon Valley elite as TCV invests

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:19 pm | Digitl

Xero has moved one step closer to becoming New Zealand's first global technology giant. More >>

Huawei P10 review: A steady-as-you-go upgrade

Monday, 17 April 2017, 6:26 pm | Digitl

An incremental update of last year's P9. The Huawei P10 contains few surprises.  Huawei P10 at a glance For: Camera app well matched with hardware. More >>

2degrees Data Clock sells bytes by the hour

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 6:02 pm | Digitl

Mobile carrier 2degrees now sells data in time blocks as well as by the gigabyte. Data Clock is an app for pre-pay customers to manage time-based data purchases. More >>

Spark, 2degrees unlimited mobile data plans reveal 4G limits

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 6:01 pm | Digitl

2degrees offers what it calls an unlimited mobile data plan . Unlimited in this context doesn't mean no limits. The plan has restrictions. More >>

Don Christie says global IT giants all take, no give

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 5:56 pm | Digitl

Don Christie writes in the New Zealand Herald Global IT companies are taking profit here and putting nothing back : An organisation I co-chair, NZRise, has been looking at the problem. We represent New Zealand owned digital companies who generate jobs ... More >>

Agile Spark responds to 2degrees with unlimited mobile plan

Friday, 7 April 2017, 5:10 pm | Digitl

It took Spark two days to respond to 2degrees' all-you-can-eat mobile plan . That's agile for a large company. There was a time when it would take months to get a counter offer like Freedom Mobile out the door. More >>

PressPatron: Now you can support my site

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:06 pm | Digitl

You may have spotted the PressPatron banner at the top of this page. It invites you to be a supporter. There's also a button to the right of this text. More >>

Samsung after the fire: big screen Galaxy S8 phone debuts

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:05 pm | Digitl

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S8 phone overnight. It's the first major phone release from Samsung since the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 which the company discontinued last year after some phones caught fire. More >>

2degrees offers trial unmetered mobile phone data

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:02 pm | Digitl

You can't share it. You can't tether. There are conditions. But you can download as much 2degrees mobile data as you need on your phone without worrying about the bill. More >>

Rural broadband extension bids: Your guide to the RBI2 runne

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 6:59 pm | Digitl

Crown Fibre Holdings' Rural Broadband Initiative and Mobile Black Spot request for proposal closed on Monday.  That's RBI2 to the rest of us. More >>

Journalists too mean to tech companies

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

At The Register Shaun Nichols writes : "The tech press has dared to lean away from its core mission of making technology companies more profitable, says tech advocacy house ITIF." The ITIF or Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is ... More >>

Review: Huawei Mate 9 Pro is best Android, for now

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:54 pm | Digitl

For now, Huawei's most expensive phone to date is also the best Android phone you can buy. Huawei Mate 9 Pro at a glance For: Second generation Leica dual camera, More >>

Fixed wireless laggard in independent broadband test

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:49 pm | Digitl

New Zealand fixed wireless broadband speeds are on a par with ADSL services delivered over copper lines. More >>

Samsung woes see Apple regain NZ phone crown

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:43 pm | Digitl

IDC says it is the first time Apple was New Zealand's top selling phone brand since early 2012. More >>

Call for truth in broadband advertising

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:33 pm | Digitl

"Australia’s equivalent of the NZ Commerce Commission, the ACCC, found that a whopping 80 percent of Australian consumers struggle to compare the broadband speeds of different ISPs..." — James Young-Drew More >>

 

 

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