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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Note 5 models won’t cure premium ph

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:59 pm | Digitl

Samsung pioneered large screen phones. On Friday it launched two new models: the curved screen Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Note 5. More >>

Ashley Madison: A wake up call

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:49 pm | Digitl

A month ago a group called Impact Team stole the user database and transaction history from Ashley Madison, a website that arranges liaisons for married people. More >>

IBM: New business lines falter as old ones die

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 4:05 pm | Digitl

IBM's reinvention as a software and services business still serves as an object lesson in turning troubled technology companies around. It switched from dependence on mainframe and servers to selling software, services and outsourcing. More >>

Microsoft blew US$7.6 billion on Nokia overcoming Apple-envy

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 3:26 pm | Digitl

Things got crazy towards the end of Steve Ballmer’s time as Microsoft CEO. One of his dumbest moves was buying Nokia. More >>

Six of the best personal cloud storage plans — July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 5:22 pm | Digitl

Here is a list of the six best-known inexpensive services that consumers and small businesses can use with little specialist expertise. I've tried all of them myself and regularly use four of the services listed. All of them are free or inexpensive ... More >>

Dell XPS 13 review: 2015's best Ultrabook

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 5:07 pm | Digitl

Dell designed the XPS 13 as a premium Ultrabook to show off what it can do with the format. It does that with style. You won't find a better Windows 8.1 clamshell laptop. This is the first Dell PC I’ve been excited about in a long time. More >>

Crapware still features on Windows devices

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 5:06 pm | Digitl

Within minutes of starting the otherwise excellent Dell XPS  there was a reminder of one of the worst aspects of new Windows computers: Crapware. More >>

LG G4: One of the better Android flagship phones

Friday, 3 July 2015, 7:16 pm | Digitl

LG's latest flagship phone, the G4, will warm the heart of any long-term Android fan. It is one of the last remaining Android flagships to keep a removable back, memory expansion slot and replaceable battery. That combination once distinguished ... More >>

No Android phone is worth NZ$1000

Friday, 3 July 2015, 6:52 pm | Digitl

Although  LG's G4 is one of the best Android phones you can buy  it isn't likely to sell large numbers. At least not in New Zealand. More >>

Meet the weekend ethical hackers

Friday, 3 July 2015, 6:50 pm | Digitl

Ethical hackers, a growing band of computer professionals, use their skills to work out of hours on projects benefitting society. More >>

Global Mode: No winners, only losers

Monday, 29 June 2015, 5:08 pm | Digitl

CallPlus backed down. From September it will stop providing Global Mode, a service allowing customers to hide their whereabouts so they can buy low-cost streaming video services direct from the US, UK or elsewhere. More >>

Rural broadband gets competitive reboot

Monday, 29 June 2015, 5:05 pm | Digitl

Spark will soon begin selling a fixed wireless broadband service to rural customers in direct competition with Vodafone. More >>

Duck Duck Go undercooked in New Zealand

Monday, 22 June 2015, 3:29 pm | Digitl

It doesn't spy on you. It doesn't track your searches. Nor does it collect your IP address when you search. There's no log-in. More >>

When even a MacBook Air is too big

Monday, 22 June 2015, 3:11 pm | Digitl

There are times when even the lightest, slimmest laptop is more than you want to carry. And times when there’s not enough room to use it. More >>

Huawei P8 review: Flagship phone, midrange price

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 1:49 pm | Digitl

Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of Huawei . Soon the brand will be as well-known and the name as easy to pronounce as Nokia or Samsung. More >>

NZ Tech Podcast 234: Apple, robots, Unisys’ chief engineer,

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 1:40 pm | Digitl

Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson is in New Zealand for the CIO Summit and joins the NZ Tech Podcast along with Nate Dunn. We discuss DARPA's robot challenge, rural broadband, UFB and Apple WWDC announcements - including WatchOS 2, Payments, iOS ... More >>

Trans-Tasman consolidation as Vibe buys RackCentral

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 12:01 pm | Digitl

New Zealand's telecommunications industry consolidation continues as Vibe Communications acquires RackCentral, a troubled Australian cloud service provider. More >>

Apple Music: What New Zealanders will pay

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 5:55 pm | Digitl

From the announcement Apple Music seems an interesting mix of Spotify-like music streaming with DJs and human, not algorithmic, curation. More >>

Talking Apple Music on TV3 News 6PM 

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 5:46 pm | Digitl

New Zealand DJ Zane Lowe is the face of Apple Music. TV3 journalist Adam Hollingworth interviewed interviewed me for last night's 6PM news bulletin me for last night's 6PM news bulletin asking me what it means for local music. More >>

Behind Vodafone's Worldxchange acquisition

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 5:40 pm | Digitl

Vodafone's official press release sheds little light on the reason the company acquired Worldxchange. More >>



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