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How Microsoft can win cloud computing

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:50 am | Digitl

Microsoft is now second only to Amazon in large scale cloud services. It may not overtake the market leader, but it has hit on a winning strategy More >>

Mac writing apps November 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:41 am | Digitl

Bill Bennett compares the current crop of writing apps for Apple's OS X. Includes Pages 5, Word:mac2011, Byword, Google Docs, iA Writer, More >>

Why people won’t try Windows Phone

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:37 pm | Digitl

My time with the Nokia Lumia 930 is up. Microsoft called on Friday asking me to return the review smartphone. I’ll miss it. More >>

Personal cloud storage plans - October 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:34 pm | Digitl

If you're looking for cloud storage there are plenty of options. Most cloud storage providers offer a basic service for free. You may get by using these free services alone. More >>

IBM stumbles on path to cloud

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:35 pm | Digitl

IBM needs to reinvent itself to deal with cloud computing. Although the job was never going to be easy, IBM has an enviable track record on major change. More >>

Why Gigatown is not a waste of money

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:33 pm | Digitl

On Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report critics describe Gigatown as a waste of money . More >>

Samsung launches phone, needs new business model

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 5:27 pm | Digitl

Yesterday Samsung launched the $1150 Galaxy Note 4 smartphone in New Zealand . While the Note 4 is interesting, it is not interesting enough to generate much local media coverage. More >>

Fibre-only MyRepublic aims to lead UFB push

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:39 pm | Digitl

MyRepublic , New Zealand’s newest ISP, sells nothing but full speed fibre-based broadband without data caps. Significantly are none of the pointless 30Mbps up, 10Mbps down entry-level fibre plans offering copper-like performance. More >>

New Zealand iPhone 6 Plus plans compared

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:28 pm | Digitl

Buy an  Apple iPhone 6 Plus   outright and you'll pay $1150 for the 16GB model. Move up to the 64GB iPhone 6 Plus and the price rises to $1300.  The 128GB model is $1450. I recommend buying at least 64GB, you'll soon bump against the limits of ... More >>

New Zealand iPhone 6 plans compared

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:21 pm | Digitl

New Zealand prices for Apple's iPhone 6 start at $1000 for the 16GB model. Well, $999 but we're not fooled. That's $50 cheaper than the cost of the lowest price iPhone 5S when it first launched here a year ago. More >>

Taking stolen emails at face value

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:40 am | Digitl

For a few weeks stories involving stolen emails dominated New Zealand news reports. It was no accident this was in the run up to the 2014 election. More >>

Chorus warns Australia on structural separation

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:36 am | Digitl

Chorus manager of marketing strategy and insight Rosalie Nelson warned Australia’s telecommunications industry on the risks of New Zealand-style full structural separation. She was speaking at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress and reported in Communications ... More >>

Android: Third among equals

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:34 pm | Digitl

Last year I spent a week working exclusively with each . My conclusion is you won’t go far wrong with any of them. All three cover the basics adequately. None of them is perfect and none has a fatal flaw. Each has pluses and minuses. More >>

Fibre uptake past 20% in Christchurch suburbs

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:28 pm | Digitl

Enable Networks reports it is connecting about 600 customers a month to the Christchurch fibre network. The company says it has a total of 6,100 customers already connected — making a total uptake of 11 percent across the city. That's a little better than ... More >>

Getting off the technology upgrade hamster wheel

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:22 pm | Digitl

Apple's first iPhone appeared in 2007. Since then there have been nine product cycles. Microsoft recently took the wraps off its third Surface Pro tablet in 18 months. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is the fifth model since the Galaxy S i9000 appeared in 2010. More >>

iPhone 6, 6 Plus: 20mm and miles apart

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 6:56 pm | Digitl

Apple’s iPhone 6 sports a 4.7 inch screen. The display on the iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches across the diagonal. That’s just 20mm more and yet, in use, the difference between the iPhones is huge. It’s almost as if you are looking at two separate ... More >>

HP split will change NZ PC market

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 6:44 pm | Digitl

Hewlett-Packard says it will split in two. One part will offer high-end computer equipment and services to large companies. The other will make and sell PCs, printers and other devices. More >>

Samsung profits fall as iPhone trumps Galaxy

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 6:39 pm | Digitl

Samsung makes beautiful hardware and sells more smartphones than any other company. All it needs to do now is to figure out how to make the business profitable. More >>

Asus pushes upmarket with Zenbook UX301

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:48 pm | Digitl

Asus is best known for mid-price PCs and tablets in New Zealand. It aims to change that with the upmarket Zenbook UX301. More >>

On TV3 talking Muse brainwave sensing headband

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:34 pm | Digitl

Muse is a brain wave sensing headband from Thought-Wired . It comes with software for computers and smartphones to help you manage stress, increase focus and enhance cognitive awareness. More >>

 

 

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