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Android: A practical guide for iPhone switchers

Sunday, 9 July 2017, 3:20 pm | Digitl

Phone buyers tend to stick with their choices for the long-haul. More than nine-out-of-ten iPhone owners pick another Apple phone . More >>

New Zealand's broadband television end game in sight

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 6:10 pm | Digitl

Sky and Vodafone bow to the inevitable and call off their merger. Meanwhile TVNZ goes all in on streaming video. More >>

Fixed broadband: “Nothing more than backhaul”

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 6:06 pm | Digitl

At Computerworld NZ Stuart Corner writes about Spark's investor update held last week . He quotes Spark NZ managing director Simon Moutter: Customers want wireless everywhere and fixed broadband is nothing more than backhaul to a wireless hub (wi-fi) ... More >>

Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband ... seems to be fixed

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:27 pm | Digitl

After reporting a series of poor results, broadband monitoring company TrueNet notes a welcome return to form for Vodafone broadband performance . More >>

Behind Spark's slow-burn 4.5G plan

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:21 pm | Digitl

Last week Spark installed new technology on five Queenstown cellular towers. They mean the region now has New Zealand's fastest mobile data network. The Queenstown towers join one-off upgraded Spark  towers in Christchurch and Silverdale. More >>

NotPetya ransomware attack, New Zealand view

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:17 pm | Digitl

Victims of the NotPetya ransomware attack can't get at their own computer data even if they pay the ransom. More >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 5:59 pm | Digitl

Whatever you think about iOS and Android phones, Apple's tablets have always been streets ahead. Samsung wants to change that. Its Galaxy Tab S3 is anything but just-another-Android-tablet. More >>

Commerce Commission investigates Vodafone FibreX

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:50 am | Digitl

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet" - Juliet's speech from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet More >>

Huawei Nova Lite: NZ$400 Android alternative

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:41 am | Digitl

If you want a phone for less, consider Huawei's NZ$400 Nova Lite. It packs plenty of features you might find in a premium Android phone costing four times the price. Huawei Nova Lite at a glance For: Thin, solid, light, Great build quality, Attractive, ... More >>

Smart watch: The revolution that didn't happen

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:38 am | Digitl

Apple makes money selling Watches. In 2015 Apple said it made more money from watches than any company except Rolex . More >>

Review: Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:25 am | Digitl

If you have $700 to spend, these Sony MDR-1000X headphones do a fine job cancelling noise. Sony MDR-1000X at a glance For: Excellent noise cancellation, Seamless Bluetooth, First-class sound. Against: Erratic touch controls. Maybe: Features can complicate ... More >>

RBI2 bidders at Rural Connectivity Symposium

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12:02 pm | Digitl

The second stage of the government's Rural Broadband Initiative was centre stage at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington last week. More >>

IBM remote work recall a red herring

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:58 am | Digitl

Earlier this year IBM told remote employees they must return to the office or leave the company . More >>

Mobile termination rate revision not pressing

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:57 am | Digitl

Competition and regulation economist Donal Curtin says in a blog post there may be unfinished business with the mobile termination rate . More >>

2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:15 pm | Digitl

The company says it made a profit of $13.4 million in 2016 . That compares with a loss of $33.1 million a year earlier. Revenue was a shade over $700 million. More >>

Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:12 pm | Digitl

Vocus says its fibre broadband customers with unlimited data plans now download an average 1 of 430GB a month. The average for all Vocus fibre customers is 425GB. More >>

Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:09 pm | Digitl

There's an untold story behind the 2017 Commerce Commission telecommunications monitoring report. Before we get to that, edited highlights from the official media release : Telecommunications Commissioner Stephen Gale says: “The cost of internet use ... More >>

Edifier R1700BT speakers review: Luxury Bluetooth sounds

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 2:06 pm | Digitl

If you want more from desktop speakers, the Edifier R1700BT is worth a look, and a listen. At the price, NZ$250, they are a steal. More >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 6:08 pm | Digitl

Samsung needs a hit phone after the Note 7 debacle. The Galaxy S8 Plus could fit the bill. It is an elegant, slim, feature-packed slab of glass and metal. More >>

After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo

Monday, 15 May 2017, 1:26 pm | Digitl

Spark pitches the move from Yahoo to SMX mail as bringing mail home to New Zealand. More >>

   

 

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