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Trend Micro detects almost 40,000 ransomware threats in New Zealand throughout 1H 2016
Posted on 24-Aug-2016 20:32

A Trend Micro security report, "The Reign of Ransomware" saw a 172 percent increase in ransomware and US$3 billion in losses due to business email compromise (BEC) scams so far in 2016, as well as nearly 500 vulnerabilities in a variety of products.... Comments (Comments)


Review: Dell Inspiron 13 5000
Posted on 24-Aug-2016 14:13

Dell sent a sample computer with a non-working trackpad. This meant we couldnít do a full review. Hereís what we learned about the machine before it went back for repair. At a glance For: Laptop, can work as a tablet. Keyboard. Against: Heavy for a tablet. Some missing drivers. Touchpad on review model didnít work. […]... Comments (Comments)

New Zealand CERT Establishment Advisory Board appointed
Posted on 23-Aug-2016 15:49

A highly skilled group of people from the private sector have been named as the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Establishment Advisory Board by Communications Minister Amy Adams.... Comments (Comments)

Class of 2016: The best ultraportables
Posted on 23-Aug-2016 07:20

There has never been a better time to buy an ultraportable computer. PC makers may face falling sales, but they havenít stopped building great laptops. For years the laptop market was stagnant, with lacklustre me-too designs and unappetising performance. Thatís changed. The challenge from phones and tablets has spurred a new wave of innovation. In […]... Comments (Comments)

More gigacities coming as fibrecos ready October launch
Posted on 22-Aug-2016 11:00

Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October. They say they will offer download speeds of 1Gbps with uploads running at 500Mbps. Meanwhile Spark New Zealand says it is already testing Enable’s gigabit services in Christchurch. The company had previously asked wholesale fibre companies to roll out […]... Comments (Comments)

Skinny Broadband sweetens fixed wireless internet deal
Posted on 22-Aug-2016 08:07

Skinny Broadband has dropped the cost of a fixed wireless internet connection. From today it costs 20 percent less. The price is $52 a month for 100GB of data. If you donít need the highest download speeds and lots of data it is a great alternative to fixed line internet. See an in-depth review of […]... Comments (Comments)



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Garmin vivomove review
Posted on 21-Aug-2016 18:57

The Garmin vivomove is a good looking activity tracker that resembles an analog watch. It is closer to a sport watch but the ability to swap wriststraps makes it easy to adapt to different social situations.... Comments (Comments)

Meizu M3 Note review
Posted on 21-Aug-2016 17:06

I have received a Meizu M3 Note smartphone from PB Tech for review and it's fair to say it's a very impressive device - for the middle-tier price range and superb service by PB Tech (more on this later) this is an excellent choice for our market.... Comments (Comments)

Philips Hue review
Posted on 14-Aug-2016 20:26

Philips has released an updated Hue platform with a new Hue Bridge, the little smart box that connects up to 50 Hue lights and lamps to the bigger network out there.... Comments (Comments)


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Sky OnDemand - Whats new in August in Movies
Posted by ockel on 4-Aug-2016 19:04
ockel
Every month I'll try to document the additions (and deletions) from its ondemand library. SkyOnDemand now has 312 movies available for Movie subscribers 42 movies available for Basic subscribers (at no additional charge) plus 11 movies for Rialto subscribers OnDemand movies totaling som...
ockel
Every month I'll try to document the additions (and deletions) from its ondemand library. SkyOnDemand now has 358 box sets for all Basic subscribers (at no additional cost) 39 additional box sets for Soho subscribers Almost 6,000 episodes totaling more than 4,100 hours (using an average e...
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It's not uncommon for companies to attempt to stretch the truth when it comes to advertising. Skinny have taken this to a whole new level with a bus stop advertising billboard saying that Vodafone's 2G network is shutting down – with the minor problem being Vodafone's 2G GSM network is not bei...
Vehicle Reviews on NZ TechBlog
Posted by sonyxperiageek on 19-Jul-2016 16:57
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So if you guys have been keeping up with NZ TechBlog, we have started doing new vehicle reviews since the beginning of the year! We started out with the Mazda6 Limited Sedan, and have tried out about 10 vehicles since! Some of them we have yet to post the review on. While we're no mechanics, we like...
Sky OnDemand - Whats new in July in Movies
Posted by ockel on 17-Jul-2016 13:47
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Every month I'll try to document the additions (and deletions) from its ondemand library. SkyOnDemand now has 315 movies available for Movie subscribers 35 movies available for Basic subscribers (at no additional charge) plus 6 movies for Rialto subscribers OnDemand movies totaling some 83...
Sky OnDemand - Whats new in July in Television
Posted by ockel on 16-Jul-2016 16:34
ockel
Every month I'll try to document the additions (and deletions) from its ondemand library. SkyOnDemand now has 347 box sets for all Basic subscribers (at no additional cost) 40 additional box sets for Soho subscribers 5832 episodes totaling more than 4,000 hours (using an average estimate of ...
sbiddle
Air New Zealand has a sale on flights to Australia today. There is nothing amazing about that – these days it's something that happens almost as a regularly as a sale at Briscoes. I happened to notice a few comments on social media this morning from people complaining about the cost of return ...


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