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Acronis True Image 2019: Serious backup updated

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 6:53 pm | Digitl

Acronis says True Image 2019 provides set and forget protection. Going by my experience with the 2018 version, I can verify this. The last time I checked the older edition of the software was in May. I know this date is correct because that's when I swapped ... More >>

Dragon Anywhere: Impressive, pricey iPhone dictation

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 6:50 pm | Digitl

Dragon Anywhere is the iOS version of Nuance's Dragon speech recognition software . It's a powerful dictation application that can transform how you work. More >>

Galaxy Note 9 offers longer life, bigger screen

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:29 pm | Digitl

Galaxy Note 9 is now Samsung's most important phone. It matters because lacklustre Galaxy S9 sales mean falling revenues. A successful Note launch could help reverse that. Two days before the launch I wrote that the Galaxy Note 9 had better be good ... More >>

5G mobile challenge for New Zealand carriers

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:19 pm | Digitl

New Zealand's mobile carriers are keen to talk about 5G mobile. Telecommunications equipment makers are even keener to talk about it. They have more to gain in the short term. It's possible they have more to gain in the long term too. More >>

Oppo R15 Pro review: An Android chasing the iPhone

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:47 pm | Digitl

Android phone makers often borrow ideas from Apple. Oppo takes this further than its rivals. Oppo’s need to emulate Apple runs through Its phones like Blackpool through a stick of English seaside rock. More >>

Best phones 2018: Handsets to consider

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:46 pm | Digitl

This year's phones are better than last year's. They alway are. The best phones are great, yet 2018 has not been a vintage year for mobile innovation. More >>

Sluggish demand dents Samsung profit

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:43 pm | Digitl

Samsung reported a second quarter operating profit of US$13.4 billion. That's up 5.7 percent on the same time as a year ago, but behind analyst expectations. Revenue for the quarter dropped 4 percent year-on-year. More >>

Education, technology and digital divides

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:41 pm | Digitl

As education minister, Hekia Parata upset New Zealand's tech sector by not elevating digital technology teaching to the level they asked for. More >>

Service quality needs Commerce Commission scrutiny

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:35 pm | Digitl

The Commerce Commission says retail telecoms service will be one of its priorities for the next year. More >>

Samsung DeX Pad review

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 6:33 pm | Digitl

Samsung’s $180 DeX Pad is a docking station that turns a Galaxy S9 or S9 phone into a desktop computer . On paper it looks like a good idea. In practice it's not as useful as you might expect. At least not for most people. More >>

What the Fortnite update tells us about NZ telecommunication

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Digitl

Imagine if at 9pm one Thursday evening there was a sudden 20 percent surge in demand on the electricity network. At the very least there would be a few households reaching for candles and electric torches. More >>

Oppo R15 Pro review: An Android chasing the iPhone

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 5:49 pm | Digitl

Android phone makers often borrow ideas from Apple. Oppo takes this further than its rivals. Oppo’s need to emulate Apple runs through Its phones like Blackpool through a stick of English seaside rock. More >>

Best phones 2018: Handsets to consider

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 5:44 pm | Digitl

This year's phones are better than last year's. They alway are. The best phones are great, yet 2018 has not been a vintage year for mobile innovation. More >>

Surface Go: Tempting, but no iPad challenger

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:38 pm | Digitl

At NZ$700, Surface Go rounds out the bottom end of Microsoft's tablet-to-laptop range. It's a small, thin tablet with a 10-inch screen. No doubt people will compare it with another small, thin 10-inch tablet: Apple's NZ$540 iPad. More >>

Samsung DeX Pad review: Nicely done device almost no-one nee

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:24 pm | Digitl

Samsung’s $180 DeX Pad is a docking station that turns a Galaxy S9 or S9 phone into a desktop computer . On paper it looks like a good idea. In practice it's not as useful as you might expect. At least not for most people. More >>

Dealing with the pay wall economy

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:10 pm | Digitl

Ben Brooks gets close to the heart of the problem with pay walls when he writes Subscription Hell . It's hard to make money from pay walls. More >>

Lack of innovation hurts phone makers

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:06 pm | Digitl

Reuters reports from Seoul : Samsung is expected to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter, as lackluster sales of its premium Galaxy smartphones overshadow its highly profitable chip business. More >>

Potential entrant means regulator wants to keep mobile roami

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 2:48 pm | Digitl

The Commerce Commission wants to continue regulating mobile roaming. At present it can make Spark, Vodafone or 2degrees give a new network owner wholesale access. This is part of the Telecommunications Act. More >>

PC shipments up: Recovery or dead cat bounce?

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 2:46 pm | Digitl

PC shipments are up for the first time in 6 years. No-one is talking about a revival yet. It could be what finance industry people call a dead cat bounce. More >>

Framing Facebook: It's not about technology

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 11:27 am | Digitl

Put aside for one moment the recent headlines. Forget about Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg facing politicians in Washington. And park everything you've heard about Cambridge Analytica. More >>

   

 

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