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2018 iPad: More iPad, fewer dollars

Saturday, 5 May 2018, 5:40 pm | Digitl

Apple’s sixth generation 2018 iPad is a bargain. In New Zealand it costs NZ$540. For many people it is all the computer they will ever need. More >>

Apple, Android, phones and productivity

Saturday, 5 May 2018, 5:32 pm | Digitl

My work involves looking at a lot of new phones. Most are premium Android phones. It's been a long time since I've seen one that I couldn't recommend. Within limits they are all good. More >>

How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown

Saturday, 5 May 2018, 5:30 pm | Digitl

As Microsoft refocuses to chase enterprise cloud opportunities , Google has an opportunity to lead the productivity software market. It has taken a decade, but now G-Suite can challenge Office. More >>

Huawei P20 Pro review: Best Android phone, best camera

Saturday, 5 May 2018, 5:14 pm | Digitl

The Huawei P20 Pro is 2018’s top Android phone by a healthy margin. You won't find a better combination of camera, hardware, performance and value for money. More >>

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:48 pm | Digitl

Microsoft's rebirth and success in cloud and enterprise computing has implications for the company's Windows operating system. They are not positive. More >>

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras

Sunday, 11 March 2018, 3:22 pm | Digitl

Phone makers spend more time talking about cameras than on any other aspect of new phone design. There are good reasons why they do this. More >>

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price

Friday, 2 March 2018, 2:51 pm | Digitl

Oppo released the R11s, a low-cost Android phone about three months after Apple’s iPhone X emerged. On the surface, the R11s resembles the iPhone X., so that’s quite an achievement. More >>

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow

Friday, 2 March 2018, 2:48 pm | Digitl

IDC says New Zealand phone shipments dropped 14.5 percent in unit terms during 2017. This is the first year-on-year decline reported in this country. A total of 1.60 million phones shipped in 2017 compared with 1.87 million in 2016. More >>

Spark doubles down on wireless broadband

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:03 pm | Digitl

For over a year Spark has pushed fixed wireless broadband as an alternative to fixed-line internet. More >>

Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:00 pm | Digitl

Slingshot has dropped the price of its fastest unlimited data fibre broadband plan to a shade under $100. The Gigantic fibre plan is $99.95 a month. Slingshot says it is available in most towns and cities where there is fibre. More >>

Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:55 pm | Digitl

You have to hand it to Nuance . The latest Dragon Professional voice recognition software is impressive. So is its business model. More >>

Time to take Apple's iPad Pro seriously

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:52 pm | Digitl

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Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:35 pm | Digitl

There are areas where New Zealand's mobile market competition does not work as well as it might. Here are three for the Commerce Commission to consider. More >>

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:28 pm | Digitl

New Zealand is getting a chief technology officer. There's a lot to do, but the job is as much about setting the tone, making sure policymakers are informed and giving technology a seat at the top table. More >>

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:17 pm | Digitl

Facebook will drop traditional news stories from the News Feed. Mark Zuckerberg says the goal is to clean up the social network making it a force for good . The move is overdue. More >>

Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:12 pm | Digitl

You don't need to spend the thick end of NZ$2000 to get a decent phone. The NZ$500 Huawei Nova 2i gives you three-quarters of a modern high-end phone for a quarter of the price. More >>

New Zealand hits peak broadband data

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:09 pm | Digitl

Chorus’ network hit its 2017 peak at 9.25pm on December 10. The broadband network was delivering 1.328 Terabits per second. The numbers are rising fast. More >>

Sky TV fights piracy battle that's already been won

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 7:36 pm | Digitl

Sky TV launched legal action in a bid to force ISPs to block access to streaming and video download websites. More >>

European regulator wants to rein in tech

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 6:17 pm | Digitl

Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, says the government has to move fast to ensure that tech does not subvert society. Presumably, she means the European government. "...as it becomes clearer how those companies were ... More >>

Google opens door to New Zealand smart home

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:12 am | Digitl

Nest, the smart thermostat maker Google acquired in 2014, is the world’s best-known home automation brand. The company is now selling its smart home products and services in New Zealand. More >>

   

 

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