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Review: Sony Xperia XZ, Android contender

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:46 am | Digitl

A solid high-end Android phone with an excellent camera and great sound.  Sony Xperia XZ at a glance For: Great camera High-definition audio Water resistance Clean software Against: Generic design Maybe: Chunky performance Verdict: Solid Android ... More >>

Vodafone gigabit FibreX promises faster installs, lower cost

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:35 am | Digitl

Vodafone is using the promise of a three-day install and lower gigabit prices as a lure to its FibreX network. More >>

One month with the Apple Watch Series 2 and WatchOS3

Monday, 17 October 2016, 2:45 pm | Digitl

Apple’s Watch is not a direct competitor to Rolex. It is a fitness tracker first and wearable computer second. Being a wristwatch is only one of many applications. More >>

BlackBerry phone business ends not with a bang but a whimper

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 4:31 pm | Digitl

The phone maker continued to grow for the next three years. BlackBerry customer numbers didn’t peak until 2011. It’s been downhill ever since Last month BlackBerry finally threw in the towel . The company said it is shutting its phone business although ... More >>

No allergy worries with Apple Watch Series 2

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 4:26 pm | Digitl

The last time I wore an Apple Watch it made me ill. The Series 2 watches do not.  More >>

Samsung brand suffers from Galaxy Note 7 woes

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 4:25 pm | Digitl

Samsung has little choice but to scrap the Galaxy Note 7. But that's only the start of its problems. More >>

PC market consolidates as shipments fall another 5.7 percent

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 4:15 pm | Digitl

Gartner reports the PC industry shipped some 69 million units in the third quarter of 2016 . That’s a 5.7 decline on the same period in 2015 and the eighth consecutive quarter of falling sales. More >>

Worrying about the social media footprint

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 4:11 pm | Digitl

Some worry about privacy. Others are happy to give away their most intimate details in return for accessing online services. More >>

Windows 10 one year on

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:24 pm | Digitl

Some diehards still argue Windows XP was Microsoft's best-ever operating system. Nobody says that about Windows 8. Windows Vista was just as forgettable. For many users, Windows reached a peak with 7. More >>

What you'll pay for gigabit fibre

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:21 pm | Digitl

If you live in parts of New Zealand covered by the Ultrafast Broadband network, you can now download data at gigabit speeds. Most of the time that means services running at 1Gbps down and 500Mbps up. More >>

Akamai report fails to do justice to NZ broadband speeds

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:20 pm | Digitl

Everyone living in New Zealand knows broadband is getting faster. A lot faster. Regular Truenet reports documenting ISP performance underline this . More >>

New Zealand says no to smart watches

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:17 pm | Digitl

IDC Research says New Zealand smart watch adoption rates are less than half the worldwide average. More >>

Throw Yahoo mail overboard now, then worry about the rest

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:15 pm | Digitl

Yahoo can’t do anything right with email. It can't do anything right by its customers. The web company has also been a nightmare for partners like Spark NZ. More >>

Google Pixel phone, creepy Home speaker sideline NZ

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:10 pm | Digitl

New Zealand is not among the first countries to get Google’s Pixel phones. The US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and India are all ahead of us in the queue. More >>

What you'll pay for Vodafone gigabit fibre

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:07 pm | Digitl

New Zealand's second largest ISP, Vodafone, says it will soon offer gigabit fibre plans . More >>

Windows 8 damaged Microsoft in ways 10 can’t fix

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 5:05 pm | Digitl

In mid–2013 I needed a new computer. Like many others I chose A MacBook Air instead of a Windows laptop. More >>

iPhone 7 Plus review — it's all about the camera

Friday, 30 September 2016, 1:19 pm | Digitl

Forget all the nonsense you’ve read about the missing headphone jack. It isn’t important. The key to the iPhone 7 Plus is that it carries a second camera with a telephoto lens. More >>

Spark plugs digital divide with low-cost fixed wireless

Friday, 30 September 2016, 1:01 pm | Digitl

The families will each get 30GB of data a month for $15 on a pre-paid, no fixed-term Spark Jump contract. The price also includes a modem. More >>

Facebook not the media messiah

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:58 pm | Digitl

For years publishers, broadcasters and anyone else in the media business have wondered if Facebook could be their salvation. More >>

Commerce Commission loosens rules on selling old-style telep

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:54 pm | Digitl

Spark's wholesale voice services are set to be deregulated as the Commerce Commission tidies up outdated telecommunications rules. More >>



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