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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 >>

Passive Optical Lan means fibre to the desktop

Monday, 15 May 2017, 10:24 am | Digitl

Thanks to the government-sponsored UFB roll-out most New Zealand businesses are now on the fibre network. Fibre delivers gigabit internet to offices, factories and other business buildings. More >>

Windows 10S — Microsoft tries locking down again

Monday, 8 May 2017, 8:12 pm | Digitl

Windows 10S is an important strategic move from Microsoft. It could shake up the PC market or it could flop, but it can't be ignored. More >>

Ten things we've learnt about this year's phones

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 4:33 pm | Digitl

A look at the phones released so far in 2017 and what they tell us about the state of the market: less innovation, more glitter, higher prices More >>

Xero joins Silicon Valley elite as TCV invests

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:19 pm | Digitl

Xero has moved one step closer to becoming New Zealand's first global technology giant. More >>

Huawei P10 review: A steady-as-you-go upgrade

Monday, 17 April 2017, 6:26 pm | Digitl

An incremental update of last year's P9. The Huawei P10 contains few surprises.  Huawei P10 at a glance For: Camera app well matched with hardware. More >>

2degrees Data Clock sells bytes by the hour

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 6:02 pm | Digitl

Mobile carrier 2degrees now sells data in time blocks as well as by the gigabyte. Data Clock is an app for pre-pay customers to manage time-based data purchases. More >>

Spark, 2degrees unlimited mobile data plans reveal 4G limits

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 6:01 pm | Digitl

2degrees offers what it calls an unlimited mobile data plan . Unlimited in this context doesn't mean no limits. The plan has restrictions. More >>

Don Christie says global IT giants all take, no give

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 5:56 pm | Digitl

Don Christie writes in the New Zealand Herald Global IT companies are taking profit here and putting nothing back : An organisation I co-chair, NZRise, has been looking at the problem. We represent New Zealand owned digital companies who generate jobs ... More >>

Agile Spark responds to 2degrees with unlimited mobile plan

Friday, 7 April 2017, 5:10 pm | Digitl

It took Spark two days to respond to 2degrees' all-you-can-eat mobile plan . That's agile for a large company. There was a time when it would take months to get a counter offer like Freedom Mobile out the door. More >>

PressPatron: Now you can support my site

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:06 pm | Digitl

You may have spotted the PressPatron banner at the top of this page. It invites you to be a supporter. There's also a button to the right of this text. More >>

Samsung after the fire: big screen Galaxy S8 phone debuts

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:05 pm | Digitl

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S8 phone overnight. It's the first major phone release from Samsung since the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 which the company discontinued last year after some phones caught fire. More >>

2degrees offers trial unmetered mobile phone data

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:02 pm | Digitl

You can't share it. You can't tether. There are conditions. But you can download as much 2degrees mobile data as you need on your phone without worrying about the bill. More >>



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