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New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:04 am | Digitl

New Zealanders don't like welfare agencies using personal spending data from credit card or insurance to verify benefit claims. More >>

Why New Zealand outplayed Australia on the NBN 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:33 pm | Digitl

New Zealand will reach its broadband roll out goal on time and on budget - with superior technology. What went wrong in Australia? More >>

New Zealanders naïve about wi-fi safety: Symantec

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:26 pm | Digitl

Two-out-of-three New Zealanders think their personal data is safe when they use public wi-fi hotspots. Roughly the same number use hotspots regardless of the consequences. Hardly any users know if they are transmitting data safely when using public wi-fi. More >>

Protecting the 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Covers, sleeves

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:18 pm | Digitl

Apple's Smart Keyboard cover gives the second generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro basic protection from knocks and scratches. More >>

How Microsoft killed Windows Phone

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:13 pm | Digitl

Monday Note's Jean-Louis Gassée writes about the death of Windows Phone: How could Microsoft’s Windows Phone licensing business model stand a chance against Google’s Free and Open Android? None of the Redmond giant’s complicated countermeasures ... More >>

Unisys Security Index 2017: How New Zealand compares

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:10 pm | Digitl

New Zealanders worry more about security than ever before. The 2017 Unisys Security Index shows the NZ index sits at 154 out of a possible 300. More >>

Acorn 6: MacOS image editing for the rest of us

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:22 pm | Digitl

For years Adobe Photoshop was my image editor. I used it on a Windows PC. Then switched to the Mac version. Now my first choice image editor is Flying Meat's Acorn 6 . More >>

We're spending more on tech, but not as much as Australians

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:11 pm | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand technology spending will be $11.8 billion in 2017. That's up 2.7 percent from 2016. It's also a lot higher than last year's forward looking forecast from Gartner . The total spend is forecast to pass $12 billion in 2018. More >>

Nothing nebulous about Microsoft's cloud-transition

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:04 pm | Digitl

Four years ago Microsoft lost its mojo. The software giant had failed to compete in web search. More >>

What to do if employer makes counter offer when you quit

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:55 am | Digitl

How to quit your job and stay friends  looks at how to resign without harming your future career prospects. More >>

Counter offers don't work

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:38 am | Digitl

Counter offers are proving to be ineffective in retaining employees for the long-term despite being common practice for many New Zealand companies. According to independent research commissioned by specialised recruiter Robert Half, more than eight in 10 ... More >>

Unisys: New Zealanders want IoT driving seat

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:34 am | Digitl

New Zealanders have a healthy scepticism when it comes to the Internet-of-Things collecting and sharing their data. More than anything, we want control. More >>

PC sales could be worse

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:19 pm | Digitl

~650,000 machines still ship every day, but that's the lowest total since 2007 Source: PC sales still slumping, but more slowly than feared • The Register More >>

Duet Display uses iPad to extend Mac, PC

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:14 pm | Digitl

Duet Display started life as an iOS app to turn an iPad into a second screen for a Mac or Windows PC. More >>

NZ IoT networks jostle for potential billions

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:20 pm | Digitl

New Zealanders have three mobile phone networks to choose from. New Zealand sensors will soon have four dedicated Internet of Things networks to choose from. That's a competitive market by any measure. More >>

Concerns about smart speakers are real

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:18 pm | Digitl

They capture data and insights about us and will become irresistible to hackers. Source: Why concerns about smart speakers are real - The Listener More >>

Enable Networks connects 50,000 to fibre

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:07 pm | Digitl

Hats off to Christchurch local fibre company Enable Networks. The company says it now has 50,000 customers connected to its network. CEO Steve Fuller says that means one in three of those who can get the company's services are now connected. More >>

Rural health professionals see fibre pay-off

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:03 pm | Digitl

Broadband gives health professionals and patients fast access to resources and expertise. In rural areas this would often be difficult, expensive or time-consuming to get any other way. More >>

Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 6:59 pm | Digitl

Wireless ISPs or wisps provide local wireless broadband. Most operate in areas the big carriers find uneconomic to service. They might connect a handful of properties further up a valley, or behind a range of hills. More >>

Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 6:59 pm | Digitl

Wireless ISPs or wisps provide local wireless broadband. Most operate in areas the big carriers find uneconomic to service. They might connect a handful of properties further up a valley, or behind a range of hills. More >>

 

 

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