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The Download Weekly - Vodafone FibreX back in court

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:10 pm | Digitl

Vodafone and the Commerce Commission head back to court over FibreX in a week the TCF issues broadband marketing codes that should avoid similar problems in the future.  FibreX record fine not enough for Commerce Commission The Commerce Commission has ... More >>

Budget 2022 earmarks $20 million for NZ software

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:08 pm | Digitl

New Zealand’s 2022 Budget includes $20 million that will be spent over the next four years on supporting our technology sector . More >>

Pages 12: Apple’s excellent free word processor

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:39 pm | Digitl

If you use a Mac or an iPad, Apple’s Pages 12 could be the only word processor you need. It’s free, easy to master and, unless you are a lawyer or an academic it includes everything you are likely to need. More >>

WiFi Calling lets you phone without a cell signal

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:30 pm | Digitl

Our house has never had the best cellular reception. It can be hit and miss. Sometimes calls drop out, other times the audio quality is poor. It’s variable there are days when the back deck is a dead spot on other days there’s no signal in the home ... More >>

Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:26 pm | Digitl

Earlier this month Te Waihanga, New Zealand’s infrastructure commission, tabled its first Infrastructure Strategy : Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa . More >>

The Download Weekly – Southern Cross Next cable live in July

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:21 pm | Digitl

July will see the Southern Cross Next submarine cable almost double New Zealand's international data capacity.   More >>

Is upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 a smart move?

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:31 pm | Digitl

Upgrading your home network to Wi-Fi 6 will give you the full benefit of a fast broadband connection but it may be best to wait until you update your devices.  More >>

Mercury NZ rising in retail broadband, mobile

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:27 pm | Digitl

Mercury NZ told the NZX its NZ$467 acquisition of Trustpower’s retail business is now unconditional . More >>

Phone shipments tumble 9 percent in first quarter

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:22 pm | Digitl

IDC reports worldwide phone shipments tumbled 8.9 percent in the first quarter of 2022 when compared with 2021. More >>

Download Weekly - Final UFB leg secures West Coast network

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:09 pm | Digitl

Final UFB leg secures West Coast network resilience A 250km fibre connection between Fox Glacier and Haast completes the project giving the West Coast modern and resilient communications. Until now the region has depended on two lines. One runs along State ... More >>

Pages 12: Apple’s excellent free word processor

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 12:48 pm | Digitl

You may already have Pages 12. Apple installs the software on new Mac computers. It doesn’t come preinstalled on new iPads or iPhones, but you can download it for free from the App Store. More >>

Doing one thing at a time works wonders

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1:47 pm | Digitl

He says digital devices with always-on connections train us to split attention between tasks without ever focusing on one. More >>

Surface Laptop Studio review: Versatile Windows 11 PC

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1:43 pm | Digitl

At a casual glance the Surface Laptop Studio looks like every other Windows 11 laptop. You have to look closer to see a second hinge. This lets you fold the device into a variety of positions for different tasks. More >>

MBNZ records leap on 300 Mbps upgrade

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:47 pm | Digitl

MBNZ records leap as popular fibre speeds triple In its latest Measuring Broadband New Zealand report, the Commerce Commission says the average download speed is now 314 Mbps. More >>

When public relations should shut up

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:42 pm | Digitl

It’s not hard to understand why public relations companies push clients to respond to negative news stories. Yet responding may not always be the best strategy. More >>

Admitting ignorance is powerful

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:25 pm | Digitl

Well, maybe not ignorance . But it is OK to not know things. Journalists can ask dumb sounding questions without feeling dumb. More >>

Download Weekly - UFB average speed nears 400 Mbps

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:22 pm | Digitl

Download Weekly newsletter for April 1, 2022 Crown Infrastructure Partners' latest quarterly report shows a leap in UFB download speeds and significant rural broadband progress.  More >>

How Amazon's Project Kuiper satellite broadband will compete

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:14 pm | Digitl

You might be forgiven for thinking that Amazon's Project Kuiper doesn't have much hope of competing with SpaceX in the low Earth orbit satellite broadband business. More >>

How Amazon's Project Kuiper satellite broadband will compete

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:11 pm | Digitl

You might be forgiven for thinking that Amazon's Project Kuiper doesn't have much hope of competing with SpaceX in the low Earth orbit satellite broadband business. More >>

Download Weekly - IT spending boom, Amazon's LEOs

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 5:17 pm | Digitl

New Zealand tech spending is set to climb ten percent in 2022 - Amazon moves on LEO satellite network plans.  Gartner: IT spending to hit NZ$15.9 billion this year Gartner’s latest forecast for the New Zealand information technology sector projects ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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