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Crapware still features on Windows devices
Posted on 8-Jul-2015 09:09

Within minutes of starting the otherwise excellent Dell XPS†there was a reminder of one of the worst aspects of new Windows computers: Crapware. The review machine came with a copy of MacAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware. These programs arenít necessarily crap. But when shovelled on otherwise pristine systems they qualify as grade A crapware. Because I […]... Comments (Comments)

Semble adds Snapper to mobile wallet
Posted on 7-Jul-2015 13:20

Kiwis can now enjoy the convenience of using public transport with only their smartphone, thanks to the addition of Snapper to the Semble mobile wallet app.... Comments (Comments)

Revera Vault sizes up petabytes
Posted on 7-Jul-2015 07:53

Revera opens "Vault", a New Zealand-based cloud storage for petabyte volumes at public cloud prices.... Comments (Comments)

Department of Conservation deploys Content Management Solution
Posted on 7-Jul-2015 07:50

Department of Conservation (DOC) becomes first Government Department to implement ContentWorX, a new Enterprise Content Management solution from approved panel.... Comments (Comments)

Avondale College and HP in innovation partnership
Posted on 7-Jul-2015 07:47

Avondale College is one of New Zealand's largest secondary schools with over 2600 students, including 150 international students, 160+ staff.... Comments (Comments)

Dell XPS 13 review: 2015ís best Ultrabook
Posted on 6-Jul-2015 07:45

Dell designed the XPS 13 as a premium Ultrabook to show off what it can do with the format. It does that with style. You won’t find a better Windows 8.1 clamshell laptop. This is the first Dell PC Iíve been excited about in a long time. For a while it looked as if traditional […]... Comments (Comments)

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What is the point of Semble?
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Smoke Alarms for rented out batches.
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Do Vodafone stores have a policy not to answer the phone?
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Mazda 3 Petrol Range
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The world's biggest troll Steve Biddle turns 40
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vdsl 12a/12b
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Gigatown - What is your speed
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New Zealand as a orbit launch site?
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Constant Vigil Sentry Lite DC UPS Review
Posted on 1-Jul-2015 17:03

The Sentry Lite is designed to provide backup power to support an internet connection during a power cut, specifically providing power to homes using the new fibre internet being rolled out around New Zealand.... Comments (Comments)

Dyson DC65 Animal vacuum cleaner review
Posted on 14-Jun-2015 15:51

It is incredible the amount of dust our home accumulates. We have been using a Dyson vacuum cleaner for years but have never really tried an upright model, so the DC65 was a good surprise.... Comments (Comments)

HP EliteBook 1020 G1 review
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 14:45

HP introduced a new series of very slim and light business laptops with plenty of enterprise and security features to satisfy the most demanding IT infrastructures.... Comments (Comments)

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This episode we talk about testing commercial drones in NZ, highlights from the world of gaming at E3, Samsung's security nightmare plus our hands on experiences with LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel and Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth speaker. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulsp...
"Air NZ shares down10% on rival's bombshell" screamed the NBR headline this afternoon after Jetstar announced plans to deploy Q300 turboprop aircraft on regional routes in New Zealand. Up until now Jetstar has only focussed on main trunk routes using Airbus A320 jets. If there was a word I would use...
Insights on two impressive budget Android handsets Vodafone Smart Prime ($150) and Sony Xperia E4 ($200), Rural Broadband from Vodafone and Spark, Microsoft Ignite NZ update and Bill Bennett shares thoughts on mobile networks of the future. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) wit...
Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson is in NZ for CIO Summit and joins NZ Tech Podcast along with Nate Dunn. We discuss DARPA's Robot challenge, Rural Broadband, UFB and Apple WWDC announcements - including WatchOS 2, Payments, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@pa...
In this special edition of NZ Tech Podcast Paul Spain chats firstly about the Build Tour as it hits New Zealand - featuring Giorgio Sardo (Seattle, USA) and Nigel Parker (Auckland). Next he talks about Microsoft devices with Steve Lewis (Australia). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@pau...
Review: Huawei P8 smartphone
Posted by nate on 9-Jun-2015 16:16
A week ago today, I was up in Singapore for the South Pacific region launch of Huawei's new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8. There were 15 of us in total in the media group, with a mix of journalists from the main outlets and a few well known identities from NZ's Twitter tech space. Huawei aren't...
Growing your business with technology
Posted by nate on 9-Jun-2015 01:15
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Xero about my thoughts around growing your business using technology and social media. It's very cafe orientated, but I think the concepts apply to all businesses. You can head over to Xero's blog to read all about it.
During a recent weekend visit to Sydney in March I took to the opportunity to book an IHG reward night at one of Sydney's newest hotels – the Intercontinental Double Bay. The Intercontinental Double Bay opened in late 2014 after an extensive refurbishment of a building that for many years was ...
The news of the week and insights into the Dot Kiwi domain. Topics include Google IO news including unlimited free photo storage and Levi's wearable tech, Ford car sharing hits London, Windows 10 launch announced, and we talk with 'Alexa' (Amazon Echo). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@...
Email Data At Risk!
Posted by cyberhub on 3-Jun-2015 14:52
There has been a few comments on the Geekzone forum lately about email issues, so I thought I would write an article about it. All the time people are playing Russian Roulette with their emails. Generally all the problems come from people using 'Free email services'. Like pop email, imap email, xtra...

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Eden Light COB Downlights
Created by JPS, last reply by JPS on 8-Jul-2015 10:07 (12 replies)

What TV series episode did you watch and how was it?
Created by TimA, last reply by MileHighKiwi on 8-Jul-2015 10:04 (230 replies)
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Introducing the Dish TV S8200, the latest & smartest all-in-one MyFreeview Satellite PVR
Created by joshhill96, last reply by Reggimus on 8-Jul-2015 10:00 (47 replies)
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Spark, convert copper phone to fibre, have ETP box.
Created by MrJohn, last reply by linw on 8-Jul-2015 09:58 (58 replies)
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Office 365 PST migration extremely slow
Created by coffeebaron, last reply by dpf81 on 8-Jul-2015 09:56 (5 replies)

What is the point of Semble?
Created by graemeh, last reply by richms on 8-Jul-2015 09:54 (77 replies)
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thinking of joing flip
Created by kiwibro111, last reply by tonyestar on 8-Jul-2015 09:53 (2 replies)

Backup of archive.pst , any suggestions
Created by 1101, last reply by dpf81 on 8-Jul-2015 09:52 (10 replies)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Discussion & Owners Thread
Created by darkasdes2, last reply by mrtoken on 8-Jul-2015 09:50 (250 replies)
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PAP2t, Double Nat, first call after a period of time has one way audio
Created by foufee, last reply by k14 on 8-Jul-2015 09:49 (15 replies)

FS: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock & Thunderbolt Cable
Created by stevenz, last reply by PeterReader on 8-Jul-2015 09:41 (1 reply)

Goodbye IE
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Chorus took out my UFB for half a day, but fixed it within four hours of being told
Created by timmmay, last reply by joker97 on 8-Jul-2015 09:39 (17 replies)
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Can you program a Logitech Harmony Universal Remote to be a region hack remote?
Created by BitCrushed, last reply by BitCrushed on 8-Jul-2015 09:37 (2 replies)

"Here is my card"
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New Milo 'it is rank'
Created by Presso, last reply by tdgeek on 8-Jul-2015 09:30 (83 replies)
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Linkedin Recruiter Madness!
Created by BinaryLimited, last reply by kiwitrc on 8-Jul-2015 09:21 (14 replies)

FS: Macbook Pro Retina 13 Inch MGX72X/A 128GB SSD 8GB Ram
Created by maxeon, last reply by maxeon on 8-Jul-2015 09:20 (6 replies)

Windows 10 Downgrade Rights?
Created by kiwipeter, last reply by Rikkitic on 8-Jul-2015 09:16 (9 replies)

FS: Amazon Echo
Created by stevenz, last reply by PeterReader on 8-Jul-2015 08:55 (1 reply)