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Addressing the skills gap for high growth companies

Monday, 25 August 2014, 7:15 pm | Digitl

Tomorrow night I'm chairing an interactive panel discussion on the skills challenge facing New Zealand technology companies. It's part of Massey University's ecentre cloud series.   The session starts at 5:30 at the Sir Neil Waters Building, Massey ... More >>

E-books harder for comprehension

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:38 pm | Digitl

Five years ago I wrote why people read less online than with print : People spend less time reading online news than reading printed newspapers because reading a screen is more mentally and physically taxing. More >>

Hack Miramar: Your suburb needs you

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:34 pm | Digitl

Ian Apperley wants geeks living in Wellington's Eastern Suburbs to work on problems like traffic, consultation and free internet access at Hack Miramar . More >>

When venture capital hurts start-ups

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:33 pm | Digitl

Peter Kerr at Stick reports raising venture capital can hurt a new business. The title of his  Should you bother with venture capital funding…the numbers suggest no says it all. He quotes one investor who points out there is an inverse correlation ... More >>

Dunedin as an innovation hub

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:31 pm | Digitl

Civic leaders from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch all talk of their city as the nation's leading innovation hub. Each city has a case: Auckland is big. It has the largest and the best university and an international airport. Most international ... More >>

TrueNet clocks Big Pipe as fastest ADSL

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:30 pm | Digitl

TrueNet's July 2014 urban broadband report says newcomer Bigpipe is the fastest ADSL ISP for downloading New Zealand web pages. The Spark-owned, no frills service provider was fractionally ahead of Slingshot and Flip downloading eight pages in ... More >>

New Zealand's Fastest ISPs 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:13 pm | Digitl

PC Magazine asked me to write about New Zealand's fastest ISPs as part of a series looking an online speeds in countries around the world. More >>

Firefox now or no choice later

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:12 pm | Digitl

Robert O'Callahan makes the case for not using Google's Chrome browser in  Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Wont Get A Choice . More >>

Technology Showcase hits Wellington Friday, Christchurch Mon

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:44 am | Digitl

Ingram Micro has an interesting pitch for its NZ Technology Showcase which reaches Wellington this Friday (August 22) and Christchurch on Monday (August 25). The company says: This is a fast track way for you and your colleagues to get an update from ... More >>

NZ’s largest tech Showcase comes to Auckland, Wellington, Ch

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:16 am | Digitl

NZ’s Technology Showcase – an Ingram Micro event is fast approaching, bringing more than 50 of the world’s biggest technology brands together under one roof for three days only. More >>

Apple iPhone 5S Case - review

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 1:54 pm | Digitl

Apple's iPhone 5S is a beautiful device. It looks and works best naked. When I carry the phone in my pocket it is so small and light I often forget it is there. More >>

Sky TV highlights its monopoly abuse by silencing competitor

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 1:47 pm | Digitl

Sky TV handed Slingshot a huge publicity win when it banned the ISP from advertising on the pay television service. More >>

NZ broadband zooming past Australia

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 1:09 pm | Digitl

Australia may be a bigger, better paid and more powerful nation than New Zealand. Yet there are areas where we are way out in front. More >>

Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 930 first NZ look

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 1:06 pm | Digitl

Although it says Nokia Lumia 930 on the box, the brand is under new ownership. Strictly speaking the Lumia 930 is Microsoft's first flagship phone. More >>

Tech21 Impact Shell case for iPhone 5S

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 12:59 pm | Digitl

Apple's leather-finish iPhone 5S case will protect your phone from everyday bumps and scratches. If the way you live and work means you give your phone a harder time, then Tech21's €29.99 Impact Shell Case promises to absorb more punishment. More >>

Word processors still geared to print

Monday, 4 August 2014, 8:47 am | Digitl

It's a long time since I used a word processor to create a printed document. Yet word processors are still made as if the goal is a sheet of paper. More >>

Stalling tablet sales

Monday, 4 August 2014, 8:42 am | Digitl

Apple's Q3 2014 result showed iPad sales dropped nine percent year-on-year while Mac sales were up by 18 percent. More >>

If you thought Novopay was a mess, wait for IRD

Monday, 4 August 2014, 8:40 am | Digitl

New Zealand's bungled Novopay schools payroll contract should be a wake up call for government decision makers. Last week Steven Joyce, the minister sent in to fix the mess sacked the Australian Talent2 software company. More >>

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 >>



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