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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 >>

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 review: Impressive, pricey, useful

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:56 pm | Digitl

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold2 is good enough to be the breakthrough taking folding phones in the mainstream. More >>

Controlling digital subscription spending

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:54 pm | Digitl

You can buy streamed television entertainment, sports coverage and music. When these options bore you, there are services that deliver computer games over the net. More >>

Wireless charging:  Inefficient, bad for the planet

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 12:07 pm | Digitl

Wireless charging feels modern. But don't let clever looking technology fool you. It doesn't always work as well as promised and it could be terrible for the environment. "...the slight convenience of juicing up your phone by plopping it onto a pad ... More >>

D-Link EXO Mesh DIR-X1560 Wi-fi 6 router

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 12:04 pm | Digitl

D-Link’s NZ$300 DIR-X1560 is an affordable, basic way to upgrade your home wireless network to Wi-Fi 6. More >>

Working from home surveillance arms race

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 12:01 pm | Digitl

The move to working from home means there's a boom in employee surveillance software . Bosses can check workers are hard at it, not leaning back for a Netflix binge. More >>

How Huawei Matebook 13 compares with MacBook Air

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11:59 am | Digitl

Huawei pitches its 2020 Matebook 13 as an Apple MacBook Air alternative. That’s not my words, this is a quote from Huawei executive who said this at a recent industry function. More >>

IA Writer 5.6: Better than a word processor

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11:52 am | Digitl

IA Writer is a text editor. A stripped back, race-tuned greyhound of a writing app. There’s nothing fancy or complicated. That is its attraction. More >>

Data traffic hits new peak once a Fortnite

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11:35 am | Digitl

Chorus says traffic on its UFB network reached a record high on Thursday evening. It says data traffic peaked at 3.15Tbps. More >>

Petal Search highlights barriers facing Huawei

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 12:31 pm | Digitl

A US ban shut Huawei out of Google Play Services. It hope Petal Search will make that less of a problem. More >>

Huawei Y6P review: Budget phone but no Google

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 12:30 pm | Digitl

Huawei's NZ$300 1  Y6P comes with a three lens rear camera and a 5000mAh battery. There is a 6-inch screen and 64GB of storage. More >>

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 12:25 pm | Digitl

Surface Go 2 is Microsoft’s second generation Windows 10 tablet. Like Apple’s iPad, the Surface Go 2 is a lovely device, Yet it has more in common with ultraportable Window laptops than the iPad. More >>