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Chorus says 100GB is the new normal

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:13 pm | Digitl

A post at the Chorus blog says the average amount of data consumed by a household continue's to rise and now sits at 100GB a month . "Since the beginning of 2016 we’ve reported new highs of data consumption, and now it seems that 100GB is the ... More >>

New Zealand number six nation for mobile connectivity

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:10 pm | Digitl

GSMA, the global mobile industry trade association, ranks New Zealand number six in a league table measuring mobile connectivity in 130 countries. More >>

Best cloud storage plans — 2016

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:08 pm | Digitl

Storing files in the cloud and syncing them across devices has changed the way we use computers and data. More >>

Smartwatches a geek ghetto

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:04 pm | Digitl

New Zealand auction site TradeMe lists dozens, maybe hundreds, of Apple Watches. Many are new or nearly new. More >>

MyScript Stylus takes iPad Pro back to Newton MessagePad

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 6:01 pm | Digitl

The app is a keyboard extension. It replaces the normal on-screen qwerty keyboard with a space where you can write. More >>

Apple sales down, but no Macpocalypse

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 5:58 pm | Digitl

New figures from IDC and Gartner show Apple’s immunity to falling PC sales has ended . More >>

Where Open Source fits in New Zealand

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 5:55 pm | Digitl

NZ Open Source Society president Dave Lane is a frequent and articulate promoter of his cause. He can also be a scathing critic of proprietary software. More >>

Tuanz calls for better consumer protections

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 5:51 pm | Digitl

Tuanz — Telecommunications Users Association New Zealand — wants better consumer protection when the government revisits the Telecommunications Act. More >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch Smart Keyboard Cover

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 5:47 pm | Digitl

Apple’s Smart Keyboard Cover feels like an essential partner for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. That’s not the case with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. More >>

Goodbye BlackBerry qwerty keyboard phone

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:40 pm | Digitl

...struggling Canadian smartphone maker  BlackBerry  made a sharp detour from its history on Tuesday when it announced it was discontinuing the last phone to have the traditional version of the company’s iconic physical keyboard and trackpad. More >>

Putting Chorus shoddy work complaints in perspective

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:32 pm | Digitl

New Zealand’s media was quick to report stories about poor Ultrafast Broadband installation work this week. More >>

New Zealand Herald digital edition — a newspaper without pap

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:27 pm | Digitl

The New Zealand Herald sent an email today inviting readers to subscribe to a NZ$25 a month  digital edition . More >>

If your message matters don't use Facebook

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:25 pm | Digitl

If you need to contact someone in a hurry, don't use Facebook or any other social media unless you know for sure the person is used to getting messages that way. More >>

Tech sector gives Education Minister not achieved

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:22 pm | Digitl

Xero managing director Anna Curzon writes in for Stuff : “It’s about time digital technology was recognised as an important topic of education because it’s crucial we prepare our next generation for tomorrow’s world.” Someone could have written ... More >>

Review: HP gets Windows laptop right with Spectre

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:17 pm | Digitl

Reborn market leader hits prestige button to reboot the Windows laptop. Spectre prices start at NZ$2500. More >>

Norton Wi-Fi Privacy review

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 6:37 pm | Digitl

Symantec wants you to know public Wi-Fi is risky — see below . This is not news. But the company says it has your back with an app to keep you safe.  Norton WiFi Privacy comes in versions for Android and iOS. More >>

Operating system upgrade dilemma

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:59 pm | Digitl

Many users were unhappy about the way Microsoft pushed the recent Windows 10 upgrade. Not all Mac owners were overjoyed about moving to OSX 10 El Capitan. More >>

Windows 10 laptops still better than tablets

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:53 pm | Digitl

In hindsight most users agree Windows 8 was a stinker. Many thought so at the time . More >>

New Zealand PC buyers get worse deal than Poms

Saturday, 2 July 2016, 12:57 pm | Digitl

New Zealanders pay almost the same price as everyone else for Apple computers. That's not the case with PCs. That changes the way some of us think about buying and choosing devices.  More >>

Overheads, warranties behind New Zealand Windows PCs price p

Saturday, 2 July 2016, 12:54 pm | Digitl

HP New Zealand managing director Grant Hopkins says higher overheads are behind the premium we pay when buying Windows PCs. More >>

 

 

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