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Bumper PC sales in 2020 as NZers worked, studied at home

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:48 am | Digitl

For much of last year the word on the street was that PC sales were running hot . Brands and stores reported shortages of certain models as the pandemic bit and New Zealanders were sent home to work or study online. More >>

Tutela's March 2021 mobile snapshot: Everyone's a winner

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:38 am | Digitl

Spark tied with 2degrees for first place, out of three, for  Excellent Consistent Quality.  Vodafone has the fastest data speeds, 2degrees has the most responsive network. More >>

Sky takes wraps off broadband service

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:32 am | Digitl

After talking about it for months , Sky has finally soft-launched its fibre broadband service . More >>

Innovation studio showcases all Spark wireless networks

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 8:00 pm | Digitl

Spark has opened an innovation studio to let potential customers see how the company’s wireless networks can work for their businesses. More >>

Bosses overestimate workers’ online security know how

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 7:57 pm | Digitl

Humans are online security’s weakest link. That’s not news. Yet New Zealand bosses will plug every other hole before they attend to the problem. More >>

Rowan Simpson on Callaghan's legacy

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 7:41 pm | Digitl

If you’re interested about technology’s role in New Zealand’s economic growth, read Rowan Simpson’s April 4 post is a must-read. More >>

Here's why Facebook and Google are building submarine cables

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 7:38 pm | Digitl

Facebook and Google plan to build two new submarine cables connecting Asia to North America. More >>

LG stops making mobile phones

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 7:31 pm | Digitl

LG Electronics said Monday that its board decided to terminate the company's loss-making smartphone business, with analysts saying focus is now expected to shift to the more profitable home appliance and TV divisions. Source: LG Electronics to end loss-making ... More >>

Plotting the future path of PC sales

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:42 pm | Digitl

After years of decline, PC sales picked up in 2020 . They should remain above their long-term trend this year. More >>

Phones - less choice than you might think

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:38 pm | Digitl

When the company’s phone business peaked in 2013 LG was the third largest player. More >>

A look at Facebook’s vulnerability

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:30 pm | Digitl

"They’re not good in any industry they have to compete in or have to be innovative in. They can buy and they can copy, like they just did the other day, again, with another thing. What did they borrow from? From Clubhouse or whatever. They just can’t ... More >>

How to pick the right mobile phone plan

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 12:58 pm | Digitl

As many as a quarter of New Zealanders could save money on their mobile phone plan by choosing one better tailored to their use . More >>

Flip reborn as affordable broadband brand

Friday, 6 November 2020, 12:49 pm | Digitl

Last week Vocus moved customers off its Flip brand and grandfathered the existing plans and prices. More >>

Commerce Commission calls out mobile price confusion

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 1:31 pm | Digitl

Telcos have used mobile price confusion as a weapon for years. The Telecommunications Commissioner would like that to stop. More >>

Acronis True Image 2021 review - back-up and securi

Friday, 9 October 2020, 6:53 pm | Digitl

Acronis True Image 2021 promises to keep your data safe for around A$100 a year. It protects PCs and Macs from disasters, accidents, criminal attacks and ransomware. What is True Image? True Image started life as a back-up application. The name refers ... More >>

Selling fixed wireless in the face of ignorance

Monday, 28 September 2020, 5:28 pm | Digitl

Now it will be tougher. That’s thanks to misinformation, conspiracy theories and, there’s no kind way of saying this… ignorance. More >>

LibreOffice 7: First impressions of a solid update

Monday, 28 September 2020, 5:26 pm | Digitl

Taken at face value it is a free, open source office suite. This has been my starting point in the past . More >>

Scribble can change how you use iPad

Monday, 28 September 2020, 5:23 pm | Digitl

The first few paragraphs of this review were handwritten on an iPad Pro running iPadOS 14. Apple included a new feature in the operating system called Scribble. More >>

Thors Magnetic Charging Cable

Monday, 21 September 2020, 12:00 pm | Digitl

Thors’ NZ$15 magnetic charging cable can save your precious devices from a early grave. More >>

A practical guide to writing on the iPad

Monday, 21 September 2020, 11:51 am | Digitl

The iPad is a great tool for writers. For many professional and part-time writers it is a better option than a laptop. In this feature we’ll look at why the iPad could be a better option for you. We’ll examine which model iPad to choose, explore ... More >>