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Review: Huawei Mate 9 Pro is best Android, for now

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:54 pm | Digitl

For now, Huawei's most expensive phone to date is also the best Android phone you can buy. Huawei Mate 9 Pro at a glance For: Second generation Leica dual camera, More >>

Fixed wireless laggard in independent broadband test

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:49 pm | Digitl

New Zealand fixed wireless broadband speeds are on a par with ADSL services delivered over copper lines. More >>

Samsung woes see Apple regain NZ phone crown

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:43 pm | Digitl

IDC says it is the first time Apple was New Zealand's top selling phone brand since early 2012. More >>

Call for truth in broadband advertising

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:33 pm | Digitl

"Australia’s equivalent of the NZ Commerce Commission, the ACCC, found that a whopping 80 percent of Australian consumers struggle to compare the broadband speeds of different ISPs..." — James Young-Drew More >>

Commerce Commission pushes for congestion-free copper

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:28 pm | Digitl

The Commission says it doesn't want service quality to fall as traffic volumes grow. More >>

Net neutrality in New Zealand

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:26 pm | Digitl

Net neutrality is controversial in the US. It is not an issue in New Zealand. As telecommunications and media companies get closer, it is time to take another look. More >>

According to this survey NZ cities aren't innovative

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:45 pm | Digitl

London, New York and Tokyo top the 2017 Innovation Cities index . Auckland limps in at a feeble 89. Wellington rates at 108. More >>

Review: Norton Security Premium

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:41 pm | Digitl

If you wrangle a handful of devices and need extra security software 1 , Norton Security Premium from Symantec will help. More >>

Apple, Microsoft dominate NZ slate sales

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:40 pm | Digitl

You can slide a wafer-thin device between Apple and Microsoft's New Zealand slate market share. More >>

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad E570

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:38 pm | Digitl

Lenovo serves up a mid-price, not-so-small business laptop. The ThinkPad E570 is so traditional it borders on retro. It will please laptop conservatives. If you need greater mobility, look elsewhere. More >>

First thoughts on Commerce Commission Vodafone-Sky ruling

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:58 pm | Digitl

The Commerce Commission declined the proposed Vodafone-Sky merger saying it would decrease competition in telecommunications. More >>

Chorus first half: Copper boosts, wireless bites

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Digitl

Chorus did better than expected during in its first-half. The network operator saw net profit rise to $66 million up from $33 million a year earlier. More >>

Staying safe online is about more than buying security

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:35 pm | Digitl

You may not need security software. Or, to be accurate, you may not need to buy extra security software. It's possible you already have all the defences you need. More >>

Spark's high risk broadband strategy

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:29 pm | Digitl

Spark New Zealand turned in a decent first year result earlier this month. The edited highlights are: Total operating revenues up 4.1 percent to $1.793 billion, Mobile revenue up 4.4 percent , and IT services revenue up 19.3 percent, and Broadband revenue ... More >>

Spark, Netflix a well-timed marketing promotion

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:26 am | Digitl

There's no comparison between Spark's Netflix promotion the and halted Vodafone-Sky deal. More >>

Android won't save Nokia or Blackberry

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:22 am | Digitl

Nokia played the retro card with a revamped 3310 . It’s an expensive novelty for indulgent spendthrifts. There are also three ho-hum conventional Android models. More >>

According to this survey NZ cities aren't innovative

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:21 am | Digitl

London, New York and Tokyo top the 2017 Innovation Cities index . Auckland limps in at a feeble 89. Wellington rates at 108. More >>

The enduring charm of VDSL

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:16 pm | Digitl

TrueNet reports users with VDSL connections on Chorus' copper network now get better speeds than the lowest priced fibre connections. More >>

Apple Watch a winner but not for me

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:08 pm | Digitl

Apple is now the world's second largest watch revenue earner. That's a solid performance for a product line introduced less than two years ago. By any commercial standard it is a success. More >>

Oppo R9s- Galaxy-like phone at half the price

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:06 pm | Digitl

Oppo delivers nine-tenths the function of a Samsung Galaxy S7 for half the dollars. Oppo R9s XZ at a glance For: Value 16 megapixel cameras front and rear Battery life Against: Rough edges Clumsy software overlay No NFC chip Maybe: Performance Verdict: ... More >>



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