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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. " 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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