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Unfinished business in NZ 700MHz band

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 5:43 pm | Digitl

In Spectrum fight goes on and on  Telecommunications Users Association Of New Zealand CEO Paul Brislen reports: The Commerce Commission has again delayed giving clearance to Telecom to buy the last block of management rights for 700MHz spectrum. More >>

Microsoft expands Office Online reach with Chrome App Store

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 5:42 pm | Digitl

After years of jealously protecting its turf, Microsoft now appears serious about getting its Office software in the hands of as many users as possible. More >>

Westpac NZ claims world first finger scan banking

Monday, 14 April 2014, 9:50 pm | Digitl

Westpac New Zealand says it hopes it's customers will soon be able to use fingerprint scanning as a quick way to get secure access to mobile banking, At the moment it is at the 'proof of concept' stage. When it arrives, it says the technology will ... More >>

NZ Samsung Galaxy S5 plans compared

Monday, 14 April 2014, 8:52 pm | Digitl

Want to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S5  without paying the full $1050 asking price upfront? New Zealand's mobile phone carriers have a range of plans that could get the Android smartphone into your paws if you commit to a monthly plan. More >>

Whangarei: New Zealand's first fibre city

Monday, 14 April 2014, 8:42 pm | Digitl

In the next few weeks NorthPower will finish building Whangarei's fibre network. It will be the first city in New Zealand to have a full, ultrafast broadband network. More >>

Xero upbeat as losses double

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 8:07 am | Digitl

Xero is officially  upbeat about its latest year-end financials  announced earlier today. It turned in an 83 percent increase in operating revenue. Xero says the increase was held back by the strong New Zealand dollar; measured in last year's ... More >>

Microsoft's Office top of the iPad charts

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:23 am | Digitl

If there was any doubt of a pent-up demand for Microsoft Office on the iPad, the weekend's performance cleared things up. More >>

HTC One M8 coming this month

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:21 am | Digitl

Update:  Telecom NZ says there are delays with the HTC One M8 reaching New Zealand and the phone may not now be available in April. More >>

Cloud driving software market growth

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:20 am | Digitl

"The software market has been changing shape over the past five years, and cloud is driving the bulk of this change as software vendors acquire and provide applications and infrastructure technology to support the cloud and the Internet ... More >>

Chromebook demand rising fast

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:17 am | Digitl

Channelnomics quotes a report from ABI Research saying Chromebooks sales are climbing at a healthy rate. More >>

Commercialising New Zealand science

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:15 am | Digitl

New Zealand has performed badly at commercialising science in the past, but is catching up fast. More >>

Telecom NZ's Cook Island sale all part of the bigger picture

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:12 am | Digitl

Telecom New Zealand's methodical sell-off of overseas and non-core assets continues with the $23 million sale of Telecom Cook Islands . More >>

Windows Phone 8.1

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 10:03 pm | Digitl

Microsoft announced a huge upgrade to Windows Phone at a developer  conference early this morning New Zealand time. The changes in Windows Phone 8.1 are dramatic, easily as big as the leap from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8. More >>

Office for the iPad: Important even if you are not a Microso

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 1:55 pm | Digitl

Microsoft is woefully late to market, but don't underestimate incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's move to launch iPad versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. More >>

Galaxy S5 hands on: At last a worthwhile upgrade

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 1:42 pm | Digitl

Late last week I met two Samsung executives in a North Shore café to get a briefing on the Galaxy S5 smartphone and to collect a review model for a temporary loan. That's business as normal in my line of work. More >>

What does Vodafone know about Ultrafast Broadband anyway?

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 4:42 pm | Digitl

Russell Stanners' offer of a fibre network deal is at least worth a listen - Vodafone has done a better job than the government of building and selling broadband More >>

Datacom shows entrepreneurial DNA

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 9:04 am | Digitl

New Zealand tech companies don't come much bigger than Datacom. The company is also old by industry standards. It started in the 1960s. For years Datacom deliberately stayed out of the public eye, preferring to keep its own counsel and communicate ... More >>

Datacom buys Origen, takes Ozone to Australia

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 9:01 am | Digitl

Earlier today I wrote  Datacom buys Origen, takes Ozone to Australia  for the IITP TechBlog. More >>

Samsung sees Knox as key to Android in the enterprise

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 9:00 am | Digitl

Jae Shin, vice-president of Samsung's Knox business group, is candid about enterprise customers being wary of letting employees use Android devices on company networks. More >>

Apple users loyal but bigger screens tempt

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 9:01 am | Digitl

Kantar Worldpanel reports : There are signs that Apple isn’t attracting and retaining as many early adopters as it once did, with larger screens seeming to drag a number of users away from the brand. But with industry-leading satisfaction and loyalty ... More >>

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