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Hong Kong’s doxxing law spooks tech giants

Monday, 12 July 2021, 9:31 pm | Digitl

Asia Internet Coalition, a Singapore-based lobby group says its members may leave Hong Kong if a new doxxing laws comes into force. More >>

Amazon Australia Store opens for New Zealand customers

Monday, 12 July 2021, 9:30 pm | Digitl

If the Australian experience is anything to go by, things won’t change much in New Zealand. More >>

Chorus: Connection speed doubles since 2019

Monday, 12 July 2021, 9:28 pm | Digitl

Chorus says the average connection speed on the company’s network hit 202Mbps at the end of June. That’s more than double the 100Mbps average speed in 2019. More >>

Cryptocurrency has a killer app

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 2:10 pm | Digitl

For years we wondered. What use would humanity find for cryptocurrency? Now we know. It is not necessarily a force for good. More >>

Tablets, Chromebooks have bumper year

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 2:08 pm | Digitl

IDC reports says sales for tablets and Chromebooks grew in 2020 and will continue to do well in 2021. More >>

Nokia G20 review: Big battery, low-price Android

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 2:03 pm | Digitl

The Nokia G20 won't win any high performance prizes. Yet at $279, the mid-range Android phone from HMD Global represents solid value. More >>

Flip fibre versus uncapped fixed wireless broadband

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 1:55 pm | Digitl

Skinny, Vodafone and Flip all chase broadband customers looking for low prices. How do the uncapped fi xed wireless broadband plans compare with the lowest cost fibre option? More >>

Consumer data right planned for next year

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 1:46 pm | Digitl

New Zealand’s government plans to give consumers more control over using the data about them that companies and organisations collect and store . This is the idea of a consumer data right . More >>

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook review: Bargain computer

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:22 am | Digitl

The NZ$400 Lenovo IdeaPad Duet is a small 2-in-1 Chromebook. It works as a tablet or as a ultra-portable laptop. More >>

Ericsson Mobile Report: The rise of fixed wireless

Monday, 21 June 2021, 5:18 pm | Digitl

In its June 2021 Ericsson Mobile Report , the company says users are taking up 5G technology at a faster rate than 4G. More >>

Farmside unlimited rural fixed wireless broadband trial

Monday, 21 June 2021, 5:15 pm | Digitl

Farmside is offering the trial. The rural broadband specialist has been a wholly owned Vodafone subsidiary since 2018. More >>

Ransomware is online threat number one

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 6:32 pm | Digitl

GCHQ cybersecurity boss sounds alarm over extortion by hackers who are mostly based in former Soviet states More >>

NZ peak fibre speed rises 160 times in a decade to 8Gbps

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 6:27 pm | Digitl

Orcon has connected its first 8Gbps broadband account. It runs at 160 times the speed of New Zealand's first fibre connections. More >>

Eight technology must-haves for small businesses

Monday, 14 June 2021, 8:15 pm | Digitl

Done well, technology can help small businesses thrive. None of the technologies mentioned here are expensive. Each offers a fast return on your investment. Broadband A fast internet connection is essential. If you live in a place where fibre broadband ... More >>

Starlink will be a lifeline for left-behind rural broadband

Monday, 14 June 2021, 8:12 pm | Digitl

If you are stuck with a slow, unreliable rural fixed wireless connection, Starlink will change your life. More >>

Sony WF-1000XM4 noise cancelling ear buds review

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4:20 pm | Digitl

Sony’s NZ$500 WF-1000XM4 ear buds promise clearer sound, better noise cancellation and longer battery life than any rival. More >>

Collabora Office: Unfinished open source productivity suite

Monday, 7 June 2021, 5:23 pm | Digitl

Collabora Office is a promising mobile open source document editing suite based on LibraOffice . There are versions for iOS, tested here, and Android. More >>

Smart homes: For people who love to tinker

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 1:07 pm | Digitl

The switch in question controls Philips Hue lights, nothing else. It won't control your standard light bulbs. It's expensive. To use it you need to dig around in your house wiring. Strictly speaking that's a job you should leave to a qualified tradesperson. ... More >>

New Zealand phone market rebounds

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 1:01 pm | Digitl

IDC says New Zealand mobile phone shipments for the first quarter of 2021 were up 30.1 percent on the previous year. This is the highest growth in a quarter since 2013. More >>

Huawei's "I don't believe it's not Android" HarmonyOS

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 12:55 pm | Digitl

To an untrained eye Huawei’s HarmonyOS looks like the Android phone operation system. Officially the company says it is not a copy of Android. But that’s not what your eyes will tell you if you give it try. More >>