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Evernote changes: End of the line for some users
Posted on 30-Jun-2016 13:16Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

For a long time cloud-based note-taking app Evernote was a key part of many people’s work productivity. Somewhere along the way it lost the plot. It was no longer essential. Alternatives emerged which did the same or a similar job. Sometimes the new options did things better. Then Evernote stopped being any part of work productivity for many […] Comments (Comments)

Thumbs up for the Truly Ergonomic keyboard
Posted on 30-Jun-2016 12:49Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Johanna B

It looks odd, but the Truly Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard delivers on its promise of pain-free typing The keyboard has its frustrations, but it works. It’s now several weeks since I took on the Tek, and, yes, I can report it keeps RSI at bay — just as it promises. I have minor RSI problems and, […] Comments (Comments)

AWS Launches Elastic File System
Posted on 29-Jun-2016 22:37Tags News, SaaS

New elastic file storage service makes it easy to deploy and scale highly durable file systems in the AWS Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services Summit Auckland 2016 photos
Posted on 29-Jun-2016 12:11Tags News, SaaS

A general view of the AWS Summit keynote and surroundings. Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services Summit Auckland 2016
Posted on 29-Jun-2016 11:48Tags News, SaaS

Tim Dacome-Bird, Regional Sales Manager, New Zealand kick-started the AWS Summit Auckland 2016 welcoming the 2000 registered people. Comments (Comments)

Overheads, warranties behind New Zealand Windows PCs price premium
Posted on 28-Jun-2016 11:58Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

HP New Zealand managing director Grant Hopkins says higher overheads are behind the premium we pay when buying Windows PCs. While New Zealanders get the same hardware as US or UK customers, we get better warranties. He says HP’s US customers get a one-year warranty. That’s it. In New Zealand the Consumer Guarantees Act applies […] Comments (Comments)

Code Club Aotearoa lanches initiative to link computer coding with te reo
Posted on 25-Jun-2016 18:58Tags News, Computing

A national charity organisation has, with Ngai Tahu, produced a first of its kind initiative to teach primary school students how to embrace Ngai Tahu's cultural beliefs and language by creating a variety of coding projects incorporating te reo. Comments (Comments)

Hapara launches on Microsoft Office 365
Posted on 25-Jun-2016 18:55Tags News, SaaS

Engaging students online and tailoring individual learning just got easier for educators worldwide with the launch of New Zealand-developed education instructional management system Hapara on the Microsoft Office 365 platform. Comments (Comments)

Huawei Cloud Conference 2016 held in Auckland
Posted on 24-Jun-2016 16:11Tags News, SaaS

Huawei Cloud Conference (HCC) 2016 was held at Auckland's ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, with experts sharing their vision for the future of the Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit unveils new personalised sleep schedule features
Posted on 22-Jun-2016 20:56Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The new Sleep Schedule features on the Fitbit app will help users meet their sleep goals and maintain a more consistent pattern of sleep. Comments (Comments)

UE speakers bring Siri and Google Now Voice integration
Posted on 22-Jun-2016 20:48Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Ultimate Ears is introducing Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM speakers, allowing music fans to stay connected with faster, easier access to their music. Comments (Comments)

SMX launches new anti-phishing software to combat sophisticated email fraud attacks
Posted on 21-Jun-2016 19:02Tags News, Security

SMX Limited has launched new software enhancements to its SMX SmartRules software designed to protect against sophisticated email phishing fraud. Comments (Comments)

Ruckus Wireless to update AccoHotels wireless infrastructure around the world
Posted on 21-Jun-2016 18:58Tags News, Wi-Fi

Ruckus will update AccorHotels' Wi-Fi technology and infrastructure to help ensure high performance for both customers and hotels, enable future developments, and intensify the strength of AccorHotels' digital services. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand PC buyers get worse deal than Poms
Posted on 21-Jun-2016 11:55Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealanders pay almost the same price as everyone else for Apple computers. That’s not the case with PCs. That changes the way some of us think about buying and choosing devices.  Writing at The Guardian, Jack Schofield tells a UK reader an Apple MacBook is an expensive choice for working from home. It is. He […] Comments (Comments)

SAP HANA Enterprise cloud service available in New Zealand
Posted on 20-Jun-2016 19:39Tags News, SaaS

SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise offer rapid onshore deployment of real-time, in-memory capabilities for the first time in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Just days before Microsoft took over, I quit Linkedin. Here’s why…
Posted on 20-Jun-2016 13:23Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Linkedin was useful for a moment. That was when it was about staying in touch with former colleagues and business contacts. It works as a contact book with automatic updates. Linkedin manages the links when people move jobs. People often move jobs in industries like technology and telecommunications. When Microsoft Outlook was still popular, you […] Comments (Comments)

HTC enters enterprise VR with Vive Business Edition
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:38Tags News, Computing

HTC Corporation has announced Vive Business Edition ("Vive BE") to capture the huge demand from industries worldwide to employ virtual reality technology in commercial applications. Comments (Comments)

Kaspersky Lab exposes massive underground market selling over 70,000 hacked servers
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:34Tags News, Security

Researchers have investigated a global forum where cybercriminals can buy and sell access to compromised servers for as little as $6 each. Comments (Comments)

VMware and IBM expand global cloud partnership with desktop services
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:29Tags News, SaaS

IBM and VMware, Inc. continue to expand their strategic partnership by enabling VMware Horizon Air customers to take advantage of cloud-hosted desktop and application services via the IBM Cloud. Comments (Comments)

SugarCRM taps IBM Cloud
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:25Tags News, SaaS

SugarCRM clients can now deploy the Sugar customer relationship management (CRM) platform on-premises or across IBM's global network of Cloud Data Centers for security-rich cloud environments, data isolation and performance Comments (Comments)

Tony Marsh behind fitness and social I.AM app
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 12:09Tags News, Social media

A new fitness app connects Kiwis with like-minded training buddies, specialised trainers, facilities and a variety of fitness classes - anywhere, anytime, nationwide. Comments (Comments)

Panasonic unveils new ultra-wide angle LUMIX lenses by Leica
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 12:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Panasonic New Zealand has today introduced a new lens for its popular range of LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds System cameras - the 24mm Ultra-Wide Angle F1.4 High-Speed Single Focal Length LEICA DG SUMMILUX Lens (H-X012). Comments (Comments)

LG launches their new LG 4K UHD OLED TV and webOS 3.0 Smart TV
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 11:50Tags News, DVB and HD

LG Electronics New Zealand has unveiled the company's 2016 range of Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR)-enabled LG 4K UHD OLED TV model line-up. Comments (Comments)

Tablet shipments slow down slightly while mobile phone shipments up 26%
Posted on 16-Jun-2016 16:12Tags News, Mobile

In contrast to the ups and downs of the tablet market, the mobile phone market posted impressive growth rates, experiencing a 26% YoY growth in shipments, in Q1 2016, to reach 382,000 units. Comments (Comments)

Samsung to acquire Joyent
Posted on 16-Jun-2016 15:31Tags News, SaaS

With Joyent's cloud technology, Samsung will now have access to its own cloud platform capable of supporting its growing lineup of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based software and services. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions. Comments (Comments)


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