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Schools moving to the cloud

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:50 pm | Digitl

Network for Learning says 'moving to the cloud' is on the to-do list for many New Zealand schools. Here's the first of a series of posts I've written for the N4L blog that aim to demystify the cloud and how to make use of it. It's written for a non-technical ... More >>

Huawei's embarrassing HCSEC security report card

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30 pm | Digitl

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: More >>

Huawei's embarrassing HCSEC security report card

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30 pm | Digitl

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: More >>

iPhone XS Max review: Big is beautiful

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:01 am | Digitl

Apple's iPhone XS Max represents the state of the phone-maker's art. It is big, beautiful and screams luxury from the moment you open the box. More >>

HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2 review - Sound and vision

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:58 am | Digitl

HP has a new twist on the desktop docking station. The HP Thunderbolt Dock is modular. You can extend it with an optional Bang and Olufsen speaker. This is ideal for handling conference calls. More >>

Huawei Mate 20 Pro classy with in-screen fingerprint reader

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:56 am | Digitl

Mid-October is as late as a phone launch can be for the new model to feature in the all important Christmas sales quarter. Today Huawei showed New Zealanders the Mate 20 Pro. It clearly aims to challenge Samsung for space under the Christmas tree. ... More >>

Telecommunications Bill resets UFB price cap

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:52 am | Digitl

The Telecommunications Bill going through Parliament sets the tone for New Zealand's fibre era. More >>

VDSL doesn't get the love it deserves

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:48 am | Digitl

Everyone knows fibre is the best way to get broadband. It's reliable and can deliver gigabit speeds. Soon it will be able to go even faster. More >>

Hard copy books: Still big everywhere, bigger in NZ

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:45 am | Digitl

Neilsen says New Zealanders buy almost five million hard copy books a year. Meanwhile the Book Depository says out of the 160 countries it sell to, New Zealand is second only to Australia. We are ahead of the UK and the US. More >>

Still a place for non-phone cameras

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:42 am | Digitl

Many recent phone launch presentations have been all about the camera . Most of the rest spend more time talking about their phone cameras than anything else. I can't think of a single phone presentation I've seen in the last three years where the ... More >>

Huawei ban: Arguments for and against

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:38 am | Digitl

Communications Minister Kris Faafoi says New Zealand could ban Huawei from building 5G mobile networks. In New Zealand could bar Huawei Newsroom reports: Faafoi said that companies had approached him saying they would like to use Huawei’s technology, ... More >>

Sky TV deserves My Box video piracy win

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:35 am | Digitl

Sky TV is celebrating a court win against My Box , the streaming service that advertises its ability to play Sky’s content for free. More >>

Nokia 7.1 review: When money is an object

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:33 am | Digitl

You can spend the thick end of NZ$2000 and get a premium Android phone. Or you can spend NZ$600 and get the Nokia 7.1. More >>

Targus Fitness Backpack review: Laptops and gym gear

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:30 am | Digitl

There was a time when I always carried a laptop in a backpack. I needed to. Laptops were hefty. They weighed a few kilograms. They were big and thick. Their batteries didn't last long, That meant you also needed to lug a power brick wherever the laptop ... More >>

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2018: A journalist’s first impressions

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:27 am | Digitl

Three days in to using the latest Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro as my main computer I canned plans to buy a 2018 MacBook Air. More >>

Logitech Slim Combo iPad Pro keyboard review

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:31 am | Digitl

Logitech's Slim Combo for iPad Pro keyboard is a mixed bag. Its good points are excellent. Its less good features are, well, disappointing. More >>

Ultra Hub Plus: Vodafone 4G wireless while you wait for fibr

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:24 am | Digitl

New customers signing for Vodafone's home fibre plans can get an Ultra Hub Plus modem as part of the deal . This means they get a connection on the carrier's mobile network straight away. Lucky customers will connect via 4G. Less fortunate ones may have ... More >>

D-Link Covr review: fails to fix Wi-Fi woes

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:13 am | Digitl

D-Link's NZ$600 Covr attempts to help home users fill Wi-Fi blackspots. I say attempts because the results are hit and miss. Most of the time it misses. More >>

EliteBook x360 review: secure, tiny business convertible

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:08 am | Digitl

HP's EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is a premium business convertible laptop. It's the kind of upmarket laptop a big company employer might hand you if they think you need portability and flexibility. More >>

Oppo's wacky $2400 Lamborghini Android phone

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:03 am | Digitl

Phone maker Oppo has struck an exclusive deal with 2degrees for a NZ$2400 Lamborghini-branded Android phone. It is this seasons' most expensive Android phone; at least in New Zealand. More >>

   

 

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