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Extending New Zealand's fibre network

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:26 pm | Digitl

Last week engineers completed the first UFB stage. The so-called UFB1 fibre network reaches three quarters of the country. More >>

Spark dips toe as Vodafone plunges into 5G

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:11 pm | Digitl

Vodafone's 5G network will launch any day now. Spark wants you to know it already has New Zealand's first commercial 5G service . More >>

The limits of Spark's 600GB fixed wireless promise

Friday, 22 November 2019, 4:02 pm | Digitl

Writing at the NZ Herald, Chris Keall reports on Spark increasing the data cap on fixed wireless plans to 600GB . Spark only offers 600GB in Auckland where there are usually better broadband options. The company isn't so generous out in the sticks ... More >>

What Hyperfibre says about fixed-line broadband

Friday, 22 November 2019, 3:41 pm | Digitl

Early next year Chorus will start rolling out Hyperfibre, that is faster fibre services of up to 4Gbps . Forget whether you might need that speed today and focus instead on what it says about fibre broadband. More >>

Deebot Ozmo 900: lovable robot vacuum cleaner

Friday, 22 November 2019, 12:50 pm | Digitl

Bill Bennett writes: My first inclination was to turn down the offer to review Deebot Ozmo 90, a robot vacuum cleaner and mopper. At the time I was too busy. Jo overhead the phone conversation and told me to call back - she was keen. So keen I left her ... More >>

Huawei Watch GT 2: A short take

Friday, 22 November 2019, 12:46 pm | Digitl

The Huawei Watch GT 2 looks OK, has great battery life, is waterproof and has a slew of health features, but it can't run third-party apps. More >>

Fibre uptake passes 60% mark in 10 cities

Monday, 18 November 2019, 12:20 pm | Digitl

According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's latest Quarterly Connectivity Report, 10 cities now have fibre uptake rates of greater than 60 percent. More >>

Freebuds 3: Huawei pays homage to AirPods

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 3:24 pm | Digitl

Huawei’s Freebuds 3 look distinct from Apple’s Airpods . Presumably they are different enough to avoid knock-off litigation. More >>

Sign-in with Apple means privacy, security

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:57 pm | Digitl

At first sight sign-in with Apple looks like another attempt by a tech giant to collect user data. More >>

If tech giants paid NZ's Telecommunications Development Levy

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:34 pm | Digitl

In the UK, the Labour Party plans to nationalise part of the telecommunications network if it wins this year's election. To cover costs, a Labour government will tax multinational tech giants including Google and Facebook. Let's put aside the ... More >>

Telecommunications still most complained about industry

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 12:56 pm | Digitl

Once again telecommunications is New Zealand's most complained about industry. It's a story we've heard over and over. The latest report is MBIE's New Zealand Consumer Survey 2018 . More >>

Telecommunications still most complained about industry

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 12:56 pm | Digitl

Once again telecommunications is New Zealand's most complained about industry. It's a story we've heard over and over. The latest report is MBIE's New Zealand Consumer Survey 2018 . More >>

America isolates Huawei — dangerous move with few winners

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 12:47 pm | Digitl

Earlier this month the US banned American companies from using equipment made by firms that pose a risk to national security. Chinese technology giant Huawei wasn't named. It wasn't necessary. Everyone got the hint. More >>

Huawei blacklist- A guide for everyday users

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 12:43 pm | Digitl

What Huawei phone users need to know now the US government has blacklisted the company. More >>

Huawei P30 Pro review: More camera than phone

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:38 pm | Digitl

More a pocket camera with phone features than a mobile with a camera, the Huawei P30 Pro pushes the Android handset envelope further than any rival. Huawei’s P30 Pro is the first phone with 5x optical zoom. It’s also the first to feature four ... More >>

iPad Mini review: Size is its charm

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:34 pm | Digitl

Apple's fifth generation iPad Mini packs the power of the iPad Air in a smaller case. That compact size is the secret of the Mini's appeal. You may wonder if there’s a market for a 7.9-inch iPad when you can buy a 6.5-inch iPhone. After all, the iPhone ... More >>

Galaxy Fold woes deepen for Samsung

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:29 pm | Digitl

Samsung has postponed high-profile Galaxy Fold launches in Hong Kong and Shanghai . That’s after review phones sent to journalists had screen failures. Samsung can ill-afford a second major phone launch disaster. In 2016 the company’s Galaxy Note ... More >>

NZ, France aim to halt social media terror promotion

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12:24 pm | Digitl

New Zealand and France will work together to make it harder for terrorists to broadcast violence through social media. The move is a response to the March 15 attack in Christchurch which the terrorist streamed live. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President ... More >>

2degrees almost unlimited mobile plan looks the deal

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 3:23 pm | Digitl

A new unlimited mobile plan from 2degrees can be yours for as little as NZ$40 a month if you are on a shared account. If only one person pays the bill it’s NZ$85. This makes it the best bang-for-buck mobile plan in the country, but there are fish-hooks ... More >>

AirPods 2 review

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:57 pm | Digitl

Longer battery life, new charging case, hands-free Siri. AirPods 2 are a refreshed version of Apple’s popular wireless earphones. More >>

 

 

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