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Apple AirPods 2021 review: Updated classic

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 4:56 pm | Digitl

It’s five years since Apple launched AirPods. They weren’t the first wireless earbuds, but by adding an easy-to-carry charging case, Apple turned an obscure niche product into another iconic design, another sales hit. More >>

A simple guide to the NZ My Vaccine Pass

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 4:54 pm | Digitl

The Ministry of Health has released the technical specifications of its Covid vaccine pass. The documents call it My Vaccine Pass . More >>

It's not possible to control a super intelligent AI

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 4:50 pm | Digitl

Science fiction writers have worried about the idea of artificial intelligence getting out of control for years. More >>

Download 2.0 – October 22 – IDC says telco recovery will be

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 6:43 pm | Digitl

Telco sector revenues were flat last year. IDC forecasts a slow recovery. IDC: Telco recovery will be slow IDC says telecommunications sector revenue was flat last year despite the impact of the Covid pandemic. Across the sector revenues for connectivity ... More >>

Why bother with Windows 11?

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 6:33 pm | Digitl

After a couple of weeks using the beta and a week with the final version of Windows 11, I've yet to find a real reason to use it. Steven Vaughan-Nichols nails the problem with Windows 11 in at Computerworld.  More >>

Your home printer could be a security risk

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 6:28 pm | Digitl

Overpriced home printer ink is annoying. On its own it doesn’t pose a security risk. More >>

Telcowatch shows Spark ahead in mobile

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 6:20 pm | Digitl

Spark topped New Zealand’s mobile market share in the third quarter of 2021. It has a 36 percent market share, a mere sliver in front of Vodafone which is on 35 percent. More >>

Canon sued after printer stops scanning when  ink runs out

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 5:50 pm | Digitl

David Leacraft found his Canon Pixma MG6320 printer would refuse to scan or fax documents if there was no ink in the device's cartridges. More >>

Printers: An offer you cannot refuse

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 6:25 pm | Digitl

In the 1980s I worked on a magazine feature about the paperless office of the future. We interviewed people who said it was close. Any day now. More >>

The home printer market is broken

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 1:24 pm | Digitl

When much of the world went into lockdown companies and schools sent employees and students home to work and study. More >>

Download 2.0 - Oct 15 - New Zealand third for fixed data use

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 1:13 pm | Digitl

New Zealand takes the bronze medal for fixed line broadband data use in a week where numbers and reports dominate the telco sector news.   New Zealand third for fixed line data use A report from UK-based Communications Chambers shows New Zealand fixed ... More >>

Poly Voyager Focus 2 headphones review: made for work

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 6:11 pm | Digitl

Long battery life, unfussy design and an innovative approach to better microphone performance make the Poly Voyager Focus 2 Bluetooth headphones a solid work-from-home performer. More >>

China deals with out-of-control tech giants: Should we?

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 6:08 pm | Digitl

Xi Jinping has grasped a fundamental truth in his quest to win the technology race – that internet companies are all ultimately disposable Writing at the Guardian John Naughton wonders if   there are lessons for the west in the way China deals ... More >>

SafeStack Academy raises $2.3m to export security know how

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 6:03 pm | Digitl

Laura Bell has raised $2.2m to expand her online security training platform SafeStack Academy, with Jelix Ventures leading a raft of local investors in the round. More >>

Gartner: PC shipments flat in third quarter of 2021

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 6:00 pm | Digitl

Gartner says 84.1 million PC were shipped in the third quarter of 2021 . That's up one percent on the same period a year earlier. Which doesn't sound much, but last year saw the most buoyant PC activity in almost a decade. More >>

ThinkPad P14s i Gen 2 workstation review

Friday, 1 October 2021, 7:00 pm | Digitl

Lenovo’s ThinkPad P14s i Gen 2 workstation may be pricey but it is one of the most powerful laptops you can buy. If you need raw power, this delivers. More >>

Download 2.0 – October 1, 2021

Friday, 1 October 2021, 12:53 pm | Digitl

This week: A trial run of The Download 2.0, a weekly wrap of New Zealand telecommunications news. You can subscribe below to get the newsletter delivered to your email inbox every Friday.  Spark chooses Nokia to speed 5G rollout More >>

Unpicking AWS' New Zealand numbers

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 1:54 pm | Digitl

Amazon Web Services says it will build a Region in New Zealand . AWS plans to start operating local cloud data centres by 2024. More >>

Dealing with telecoms pain points

Sunday, 26 September 2021, 7:28 pm | Digitl

The Commerce Commission wants to find and fix the pain points people have when dealing with telcos. More >>

NZ broadband faces competitive reset

Sunday, 26 September 2021, 7:27 pm | Digitl

Low Earth orbit satellites, 5G and a fibre speed bump are set to reboot broadband competition. More >>