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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 5:59 pm | Digitl

Whatever you think about iOS and Android phones, Apple's tablets have always been streets ahead. Samsung wants to change that. Its Galaxy Tab S3 is anything but just-another-Android-tablet. More >>

Commerce Commission investigates Vodafone FibreX

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:50 am | Digitl

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet" - Juliet's speech from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet More >>

Huawei Nova Lite: NZ$400 Android alternative

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:41 am | Digitl

If you want a phone for less, consider Huawei's NZ$400 Nova Lite. It packs plenty of features you might find in a premium Android phone costing four times the price. Huawei Nova Lite at a glance For: Thin, solid, light, Great build quality, Attractive, ... More >>

Smart watch: The revolution that didn't happen

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:38 am | Digitl

Apple makes money selling Watches. In 2015 Apple said it made more money from watches than any company except Rolex . More >>

Review: Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:25 am | Digitl

If you have $700 to spend, these Sony MDR-1000X headphones do a fine job cancelling noise. Sony MDR-1000X at a glance For: Excellent noise cancellation, Seamless Bluetooth, First-class sound. Against: Erratic touch controls. Maybe: Features can complicate ... More >>

RBI2 bidders at Rural Connectivity Symposium

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12:02 pm | Digitl

The second stage of the government's Rural Broadband Initiative was centre stage at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington last week. More >>

IBM remote work recall a red herring

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:58 am | Digitl

Earlier this year IBM told remote employees they must return to the office or leave the company . More >>

Mobile termination rate revision not pressing

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:57 am | Digitl

Competition and regulation economist Donal Curtin says in a blog post there may be unfinished business with the mobile termination rate . More >>

2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:15 pm | Digitl

The company says it made a profit of $13.4 million in 2016 . That compares with a loss of $33.1 million a year earlier. Revenue was a shade over $700 million. More >>

Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:12 pm | Digitl

Vocus says its fibre broadband customers with unlimited data plans now download an average 1 of 430GB a month. The average for all Vocus fibre customers is 425GB. More >>

Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:09 pm | Digitl

There's an untold story behind the 2017 Commerce Commission telecommunications monitoring report. Before we get to that, edited highlights from the official media release : Telecommunications Commissioner Stephen Gale says: “The cost of internet use ... More >>

Edifier R1700BT speakers review: Luxury Bluetooth sounds

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:06 pm | Digitl

If you want more from desktop speakers, the Edifier R1700BT is worth a look, and a listen. At the price, NZ$250, they are a steal. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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