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Huawei to replace existing Spark 3G network equipment with latest technology
Posted on 21-Nov-2014 20:24Tags News, 4G

Work is also commencing to use Huawei technology to upgrade Spark's 3G network nationwide, replacing the existing equipment with a cutting edge SRAN (Single Radio Access Network) platform. Comments (Comments)

Kia Ora Netflix
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 16:14Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Netflix will launch in New Zealand in March. The online video service say it will soon begin operation in New Zealand and Australia. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross cable signs largest customers until 2030
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 13:46Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable's CEO, Anthony Briscoe has announced that the undersea cable connecting New Zealand to the rest of the world will be fully functional for at least another 15 years. Comments (Comments)

Netflix to launch in Australia and New Zealand March 2015
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 11:08Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows in high-definition or even 4K where available. Comments (Comments)

Coding kids win at 2014 Orion Health Codeworx
Posted on 18-Nov-2014 18:20Tags News, Computing

Several innovative high school students recently received awards in Codeworx, a coding competition organised by eHealth provider, Orion Health. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi tech start-up Transfercar revs up the US rental car industry
Posted on 18-Nov-2014 18:14Tags News, SaaS

New Zealand-based free rental car company makes waves in America while its popularity hits record levels at home. Comments (Comments)

Fire Fighting Pacific
Posted on 17-Nov-2014 18:06Tags Articles, Sponsored Content

Digital technology helps NZ business put out fires across the country - in the case of Fire Fighting Pacific, quite literally. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand technology journalism: the twilight years
Posted on 17-Nov-2014 09:33Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand has a vibrant and flourishing technology sector. Nobody would use those words to describe New Zealand technology journalism. Like a retirement village there are still pockets of life, but things are winding down. You can count the number of full-time technology journalists writing for New Zealand audiences on your fingers. Experienced local journalists […] Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Lambda
Posted on 14-Nov-2014 11:27Tags News, SaaS

New compute service runs developers' code in response to events, and makes it even faster and easier for developers to build dynamic applications on the AWS Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Contactless technology to star in Spotify and Spark partnership
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 13:33Tags News, NFC

Thousands of festival-goers heading to summer music events Rhythm & Vines and Rhythm & Alps will have access to the world's best festival tech on their wrists, thanks to event partners Spark and Spotify. Comments (Comments)

Nanogirl wins science communication award
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 10:49Tags News, General

Michelle Dickinson, one of the country's most recognisable scientists, has been awarded one of the year's top honours for her work in making science accessible to a wide range of New Zealanders. Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Aurora
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 10:18Tags News, SaaS

Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible database engine for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Comments (Comments)

Dimension Data adds New Zealand centre to global cloud solution
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 09:44Tags News, SaaS

ICT service and solutions provider Dimension Data is adding to its global, enterprise-class cloud platform with a new local data centre located in Kapua, Hamilton. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft takes .NET open source and cross-platform
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 08:59Tags News, Computing

Also announced new development capabilities with Visual Studio 2015, .NET 2015 and Visual Studio Online. Comments (Comments)

One rule for telecoms investors, another for Air NZ
Posted on 12-Nov-2014 17:16Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If there are good reasons for the rest of New Zealand to subsidise rural telecommunications, we should come clean and do it through the tax system Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry’s hip square phone on TV3 Firstline
Posted on 12-Nov-2014 11:36Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Here I am on TV3's Firstline showing the BlackBerry Passport. You can see how it differs from other smartphones. Comments (Comments)

ADATA SP610 SSD review
Posted on 11-Nov-2014 19:06Tags Reviews, Computing

My week with The ADATA SP610: From Ho Hum to Oh Wow! Comments (Comments)

Westpac New Zealand Augmented Reality app goes live
Posted on 11-Nov-2014 16:04Tags News, Mobile

A mobile app using augmented reality for managing money has been released by Westpac New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Intellibots touch down in NZ
Posted on 10-Nov-2014 19:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The world's most advanced robotic commercial floor-cleaning machine, the Intellibot, has landed in New Zealand and could be coming to an airport, shopping mall or stadium near you. Comments (Comments)

King Salmon
Posted on 10-Nov-2014 18:21Tags Articles, Sponsored Content

You wouldn't think digital technology would play such a huge role in growing, harvesting and exporting the world's best salmon. But you'd be wrong. Comments (Comments)

How to decide between Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus
Posted on 10-Nov-2014 12:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple’s two iPhone 6 models are the best smartphones money can buy. If your pockets are deep enough — something we’ll come back to in a minute — the question is which one to choose. Should you go for the bigger iPhone or the biggest iPhone? It comes down to a trade-off between the trouble […] Comments (Comments)

Dealing with the Android security risk
Posted on 8-Nov-2014 14:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

BlackBerry still gets a sympathetic hearing in some quarters because it offers enterprise-grade security on its phones. Security is baked in to BlackBerry DNA. Its smartphones, operating systems and services are the safest around. That’s important because mobile devices, especially Android smartphones, are now the biggest online security risk. A recent Symantec Cybersecurity Report found 38 percent […] Comments (Comments)

Microsoft brings Office to everyone, everywhere
Posted on 7-Nov-2014 12:18Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft Corp. is bringing new Office apps and experiences for the iPhone and iPad, a preview of Office apps for Android tablets, and the ability for customers using these devices to create and edit Office content without a subscription. Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry Passport — the productive business smartphone you won’t buy
Posted on 5-Nov-2014 18:21Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

You don’t need to be told there is something different about the BlackBerry Passport. For a start there’s a retro qwerty keyboard. Then there’s the shape, different to any other smartphone. It is also big — as big as an Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Passport is BlackBerry’s business class smartphone. BlackBerry built the Passport with […] Comments (Comments)

9Spokes cloud integration, dashboard
Posted on 4-Nov-2014 15:56Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

9Spokes says its cloud dashboard gives small businesses the oversight corporations pay millions to get from ERP systems. The New Zealand-based start-up is a cloud app integrator. When customers first arrive they find a one-stop marketplace. 9Spokes walks customers through the stages as they build tailored software suites. 9Spokes has recommended suites for several vertical […] Comments (Comments)


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