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2degrees launches into broadband market today
Posted on 28-Jul-2015 07:54Tags News, Broadband

2degrees officially enters the broadband market today with the launch of its first consumer plans. Comments (Comments)

Parrot to release new Minidrones in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 24-Jul-2015 08:23Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Thirteen new drones come with features including LEDs for night activities, mic and speaker and cameras to control from smartphones and tablets. Comments (Comments)

Yahoo TV launches in New Zealand
Posted on 23-Jul-2015 15:09Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Yahoo New Zealand has announced the launch of Yahoo TV, offering Kiwis exclusive premieres, box sets and catch-up TV on demand, for free. Comments (Comments)

Network of sensors to make it easier for drivers to find out travel times around New Zealand
Posted on 20-Jul-2015 22:23Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Travelling will be more predictable thanks to new high-tech BlipTrack sensors that collect and share live traffic information with people. Comments (Comments)

How long should you keep a phone?
Posted on 20-Jul-2015 13:07Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Tempting new phones arrive every month. Phone makers upgrade their main models once a year. You could almost set your watch by Apple’s annual iPhone launch event. Samsung and other popular brands run to a similar schedule. Phone makers will tell you they expect customers to hang on to their devices for two years even if model […] Comments (Comments)

Bussing locally made easy thanks to Hamilton student
Posted on 18-Jul-2015 17:27Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Hamilton bus users can now easily check their bus timetable on-the-go thanks to 18-year old Kaethe Basoc. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft New Zealand details Office 365 information security and privacy considerations
Posted on 18-Jul-2015 17:24Tags News, SaaS

The company has this week published details of how Office 365 addresses key issues presented by the New Zealand Government CIO's Cloud Computing Risk and Assurance Framework. Comments (Comments)

FishHunter makes it easier to fish with technology
Posted on 18-Jul-2015 17:15Tags News, Consumer Electronics

FishHunter is introducing a portable fish finder that fits in your pocket and uses an ultra high frequency transducer to tell anglers the water depth and bottom contour, water temperature and fish locations. Comments (Comments)

Kiwis rank telcos, government and banking organisations more likely to suffer a data breach
Posted on 17-Jul-2015 09:34Tags News, Security

Research from Unisys Corporation shows airlines perceived as much less likely to have a data breach. Comments (Comments)

Norton reports 74 percent of NZ parents are oblivious to their kids' online activities
Posted on 17-Jul-2015 09:24Tags News, Security

New Zealand parents are in the dark about their kids' online activities and are avoiding crucial conversations about their children's online privacy and security practices according to survey data released by Internet security company, Norton by Symantec. Comments (Comments)

Huawei P8 launches with screen repair promise
Posted on 17-Jul-2015 08:57Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If you’re the kind of person who drops phones, Huawei has the offer for you. The company promises a free screen repair service for customers buying the P8 phone. To qualify you have to register your phone with the company and the deal lasts for the 12 months from the time you purchase the phone. […] Comments (Comments)

VMob launches integration With Azure Mobile Engagement
Posted on 16-Jul-2015 09:57Tags News, SaaS

The integration will give existing Azure Mobile Engagement customers an easy way to add on VMob's solution, giving them the full functionality of VMob's personalization platform on top of Azure Mobile Engagement. Comments (Comments)

HERE and industry partners announce the formation of the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance (OMTA)
Posted on 16-Jul-2015 09:52Tags News, Computing

The aim of the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance is to enable the vision of 'Register once, travel anywhere' by developing open, interoperable standards with payment vendors and transit operators. Comments (Comments)

FarmIQ applies information technology to make a difference for farmers
Posted on 16-Jul-2015 09:45Tags News, SaaS

FarmIQ has been recognised for a project that has brought together Wellington IT capability and the company's agribusiness expertise to make a difference for New Zealand farmers. Comments (Comments)

Veeam announces integration with Oracle in new Veeam availability Suite v9
Posted on 16-Jul-2015 09:41Tags News, Computing

The addition of Veeam Explorer for Oracle comes at the request of enterprise customers seeking advanced Oracle support to deliver on the needs of today's Always-On Business. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand government Microsoft Licensing Agreement extended
Posted on 16-Jul-2015 09:35Tags News, SaaS

The all-of-government Microsoft Licensing Agreement has been extended for another three years, says Government Chief Technology Officer, Tim Occleshaw. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft NZ's former Managing Director Paul Muckleston heading to Seattle
Posted on 15-Jul-2015 12:28Tags News, Computing

Paul Muckleston heading to Seattle to take up new worldwide role as General Manager for Surface Channel Sales. Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast 238: CarPlay, Android Auto hands on; Global Mode; Apple Music; Voyager
Posted on 14-Jul-2015 11:59Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

I join Paul Spain (@paulspain) and Seeby Woodhouse to try Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, discuss the demise of Global Mode, Apple Music and Beats 1 radio, Voyager’s new consumer Internet services, Hacking Team themselves getting hacked and Blackberry’s Android, Lumia 940, One Plus 2, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Published by NZ’s Podcast […] Comments (Comments)

Phone woes drag Samsung down
Posted on 9-Jul-2015 07:13Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Samsung sees seventh straight profit decline says the Wall Street Journal as the world’s largest phone maker turns in another poor result. The report says sales of the latest Galaxy S6 phones were lower than expected. Although the company doesn’t break out quarterly results by division, the WSJ says the semiconductor business is booming and […] Comments (Comments)

Crapware still features on Windows devices
Posted on 8-Jul-2015 09:09Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

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 aren’t 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 13:20Tags News, Consumer Electronics

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 07:53Tags News, SaaS

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 07:50Tags News, Web media

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 07:47Tags News, Computing

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: 2015’s best Ultrabook
Posted on 6-Jul-2015 07:45Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

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 I’ve been excited about in a long time. For a while it looked as if traditional […] Comments (Comments)


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