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Asus Transformer Pad TF103

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 2:17 pm | Digitl

At first glance the Asus Transformer Pad TF103 is a decent low-cost tablet. The specification, build and performance aren't noticeable better than the multitude of rival Android devices aiming at the same market. However, the value is undeniably ... More >>

Sony Vaio, Samsung PC business in Asus' sights

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 3:59 pm | Digitl

Asus New Zealand Systems Business Group manager David McKean says Sony and Samsung's retreat from the laptop market has left a gap his company plans to fill.  More >>

Europeans to learn from Chorus, Telecom structural separatio

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 3:53 pm | Digitl

For a cool €1000 plus VAT European telcos, regulators and policy makers can learn from New Zealand's experience structurally separating the network company Chorus from Telecom NZ. More >>

One year with the MacBook Air

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 3:47 pm | Digitl

Last June I switched from a Windows 8 desktop, without a touch screen, to an Apple MacBook Air. More >>

What smart watch makers need to do next

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 8:01 pm | Digitl

Smart watch makers would like us to think their tiny wrist-based gadgets represent the next technology wave. More >>

Not the wearables we're waiting for

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 7:58 pm | Digitl

Wearable so continue to attract headlines. Yet there's little interest in the current crop of tiny deceives outside of the geek bubble. More >>

Telecom becomes Spark on August 8

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 7:55 pm | Digitl

Standing out among the thicket of organisations in New Zealand and around the world sharing the same name will need work. Try Googling the word Spark to understand the size of the challenge. More >>

Vocus, FX Networks: Telecomms consolidation goes regional

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 7:52 pm | Digitl

Juha Saarinen reports  Vocus in talks to buy NZ backbone provider FX Networks . He writes: Stock exchange-listed telco and internet provider Vocus is said to be eyeing up New Zealand national backbone operator FX Networks, in a deal worth over ... More >>

Office 365 or iWorks: Choosing a Mac, iOS suite

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 7:49 pm | Digitl

Apple rebooted iWorks early in 2014 with versions for both OS X and IOS. The software runs much the same on Macs and iPads although there are feature differences. More >>

Google Drive for Work, more than unlimited storage

Monday, 30 June 2014, 11:47 am | Digitl

The service is a business version of Google Drive. It comes complete with administration controls and APIs. However, the headline story is Drive for Work offers customers unlimited cloud storage for US$10 per user per month. More >>

Google smart watches barely compatible with Android

Monday, 30 June 2014, 11:44 am | Digitl

Thinking of buying one of Google's new smart watches? If you are, be prepared to splash out on a new phone as well. More >>

Android Wear: Smartwatches still not ready for mainstream

Monday, 30 June 2014, 11:41 am | Digitl

Users will change their habits when the pain of their current situation is greater than their perceived pain of adopting a possible solution. More >>

Clare Curran attacks tech price gougers

Monday, 30 June 2014, 11:39 am | Digitl

At Stuff Tom Pullar-Strecker speaks to Labour IT spokesperson Clare Curran about the government's half-hearted investigation into technology price gouging in  MP claims IT report falls short . More >>

On the path to free, unlimited consumer cloud storage

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 6:21 pm | Digitl

Free, or almost free, unlimited consumer cloud storage moved a step closer overnight. Microsoft increased the free storage on its OneDrive cloud service to 15 GB. This is more than double the previous seven GB and is free to all comers. More >>

Personal cloud storage plans - June 2014 update

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 6:17 pm | Digitl

Less than two weeks ago I published a list of personal cloud plans . That list was prompted by Apple cutting prices for its iCloud service. Apple's move was a response to early jockeying by other cloud service providers. More >>

Old devices driving corporate, government computing

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 6:15 pm | Digitl

Dimension Data says the age of devices connecting to corporate and government networks is the highest in six years. More >>

PowerbyProxi in pole position as wireless charging takes off

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 6:12 pm | Digitl

That's not new. Inductive wireless charging has been around for a while. It hasn't taken off. More >>

CallPlus buys Orcon — deal makes sense

Monday, 23 June 2014, 10:27 am | Digitl

While CallPlus isn't saying how much it paid to buy Orcon. Assuming CallPlus paid the right price — which is a safe bet — the deal makes far more sense than any alternative mentioned in recent weeks . More >>

Secret trade agreement threatens NZ tech jobs

Monday, 23 June 2014, 10:25 am | Digitl

Among other things the Financial Services Annex of Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)  published this week by Wikileaks includes clauses which mean banks and other finance companies can quickly import overseas IT workers. More >>

Xero's $100 million milestone

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 4:21 pm | Digitl

New Zealand-based cloud software specialist Xero gets a sideways glance from some industry commentators because the company burns cash. More >>



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