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Review: Huawei P9, premium phone at a sharp price

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:41 pm | Digitl

Huawei’s latest flagship phone scores on build quality, camera and fingerprint scanner. Huawei P9 : At a glance For: Design, high-quality build, camera, USB-C. Against: Android skin Maybe: Battery life, screen resolution Verdict: A top-notch ... More >>

Skinny Broadband sweetens fixed wireless internet deal

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:34 pm | Digitl

Skinny Broadband has dropped the cost of a fixed wireless internet connection. From today it costs 20 percent less. The price is $52 a month for 100GB of data. More >>

More gigacities coming as fibrecos ready October launch

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:32 pm | Digitl

Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October. They say they will offer download speeds of 1Gbps with uploads running at 500Mbps. More >>

Review: Dell Inspiron 13 5000

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:30 pm | Digitl

Dell sent a sample computer with a non-working trackpad. This meant we couldn’t do a full review. Here’s what we learned about the machine before it went back for repair. At a glance For: Laptop, can work as a tablet. Keyboard. Against: Heavy ... More >>

NZ Fire Service, Motorola, Spark team to develop firefighter

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:35 pm | Digitl

Motorola Solutions and the New Zealand Fire Service have developed a new two-way radio for fire fighters. More >>

ComCom investigates backhaul competition

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:33 pm | Digitl

In one sense the Commerce Commission’s move to investigate backhaul comes at a time when the sector has never been more competitive. Yet that’s not how everyone see things. There are issues that may need resolving by a regulator. More >>

NZ phone market 2016Q2 — Apple stumbles, Huawei leaps

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:29 pm | Digitl

Four brands dominate 2016 phone sales in New Zealand. Chayse Gorton, IDC associate market analyst, says Samsung, Apple, Vodafone and Huawei make up 87 percent of the market. That's almost nine out of every ten phones sold here. More >>

Why consumer PC sales will never rebound

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:26 pm | Digitl

Personal computer sales peaked in 2011. In that year businesses and consumers bought around 360 million personal computers. IDC puts the number at 352 million. Gartner says it was 365 million. Consumer PC sales were about half the total. More >>

Hybrid sales still need kickstart

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:24 pm | Digitl

It is a stripped-down computer with a touch-screen, sound and wireless connections. But there is no keyboard. It does many, but not all, the things laptops do. More >>

Trustpower misleads with untrusty broadband ads

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:23 pm | Digitl

Trustpower's $49 unlimited broadband offer always looked too good to be true. It turns out, it was too good to be true. At BusinessDesk Paul McBeth reports Trustpower to plead guilty over misleading broadband offer. More >>

Main data theft threat is inside, overlooked

Monday, 15 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Digitl

Despite companies spending billions to protect systems from external threats, data theft continues to climb. More >>

New Zealand looks overseas for tech skills

Monday, 15 August 2016, 12:00 pm | Digitl

Overseas readers wanted to know how New Zealand is filling its tech industry vacancies. Here is my story published earlier this year in London-based Computer Weekly.  More >>

Datacom surges to a billion

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:54 am | Digitl

The Wellington-based technology company reported 13 percent revenue growth to a shade over NZ$1 billion. It is the first New Zealand technology company to pass the billion dollar milestone. More >>

Apple's ageing Mac line-up reflects bigger picture

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 2:16 pm | Digitl

Apart from the 2016 MacBook, Apple's entire Mac line is overdue for a refresh. Sam Byford at The Verge caused a stir last week writing; “ Apple should stop selling four-year-old computers ". More >>

Consider government open source, don't mandate it

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 2:14 pm | Digitl

Act Party leader David Seymour wants the New Zealand government to consider open source software. More >>

Struggling Fairfax enters low-margin broadband market

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 2:11 pm | Digitl

At Business Day Fairfax journalist Tom Pullar-Strecker writes Stuff to enter the broadband market with Stuff Fibre . It’s a clumsy headline, but a safe bet managers would not allow the sub-editor to write a better one. More >>

Marine survey as Hawaiki cable build nears

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 1:28 pm | Digitl

A submarine cable is just talk until the ships start moving. Hawaiki expects the trans-Pacific cable will be delivered by mid–2018. More >>

Long-reach VDSL2 has potential for rural NZ broadband

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 1:27 pm | Digitl

Communications Day reports BT is testing a long-reach version of VDSL2 in rural areas. The story first appeared at ISP Review . More >>

Thoughts on iPad-only the new desktop Linux

Saturday, 6 August 2016, 4:13 pm | Digitl

“You like the iPad because it’s simple. But if you’re using the iPad as your primary computer, you may just like it because it’s a challenge.” More >>

What hasn't been said about MYOB buying Greentree

Saturday, 6 August 2016, 3:59 pm | Digitl

Australian accounting software company MYOB bought Greentree for NZ$25.5 million now and will pay another $3 million if the owners meet unspecified targets. More >>

 

 

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