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Web conferencing company BigMarker opens server in Sydney
Posted on 10-Mar-2014 19:10Tags News, VoIP

Web conferencing network BigMarker now allows New Zealand Australian users to host public webinars for free, on a mission to make help and knowledge more accessible. Comments (Comments)

Qrious delivers greater insight into a smart data world
Posted on 10-Mar-2014 19:07Tags News, Computing

Qrious will provide a better way for New Zealand organisations to tap into the world of insights and create value from data, analytics and applications. Comments (Comments)

What does Vodafone know about Ultrafast Broadband anyway?
Posted on 8-Mar-2014 16:37Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Last week Vodafone New Zealand chief executive Russell Stanners caused a stir when he called on the government to scrap the roll-out of fibre-based ultrafast broadband in much of Wellington and Christchurch. Comments (Comments)

Samsung sees Knox as key to Android in the enterprise
Posted on 6-Mar-2014 08:19Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Jae Shin, vice-president of Samsungís Knox business group, is candid about enterprise customers being wary of letting employees use Android devices on company networks. Comments (Comments)

Datacom buys Origen, takes Ozone to Australia
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 20:03Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Earlier today I wrote†Datacom buys Origen, takes Ozone to Australia†for the IITP TechBlog. Buying Origen is an interesting move on Datacomís part. On the surface itís a †simply a consolidation play. Comments (Comments)

Datacom shows entrepreneurial DNA
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 10:57Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand tech companies donít come much bigger than Datacom. The company is also old by industry standards. Comments (Comments)

Samsung New Zealand brings English Premier League to consumer devices and smartphones
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 10:28Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung Electronics New Zealand partners with Coliseum Sports Media for English Premier League rights. Comments (Comments)

Sean Connolly and Monteith's team up to launch mobile app
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 18:34Tags News, Gaming

The latest mobile app from Monteith's uses augmented reality to give punters the opportunity to "hunt" duck, stag, lamb and beef, everywhere from their local bar to their office. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft New Zealand technology bazaar
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 16:28Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

One of my more enjoyable writing jobs is working on the The New Zealand Heraldís annual Innovation report. †Itís a subject thatís close to my heart and it means I get to talk to interesting people about fascinating ideas. Comments (Comments)

Apple users loyal but bigger screens tempt
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 14:58Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Kantar Worldpanel reports: There are signs that Apple isnít attracting and retaining as many early adopters as it once did, with larger screens seeming to drag a number of users away from the brand. Comments (Comments)

Wharf42 and Plug and Play International Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 11:43Tags News, News

ilicon Valley's largest startup accelerator, Plug and Play, joins forces with Wharf42 to launch New Zealand’s first trans-Pacific Technology Incubator. Comments (Comments)

Commerce Commission UCLL pricing and referees
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 11:15Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Yesterday InternetNZ, Tuanz and Consumer called on the Commerce Commission to take care setting the price of the unbundled copper local loop as it heads into the Final Pricing Principal process. Comments (Comments)

One month to go for end of official Windows XP support
Posted on 3-Mar-2014 11:07Tags News, Computing

Thousands of New Zealanders could face serious computer complications from the 8th of April, says Microsoft New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

ChromeBooks: Where dumb, limiting and simple are good things
Posted on 3-Mar-2014 09:30Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Two years ago Google showed off the first Chromebooks. Itís taken that long for New Zealand to get a reasonable supply of the devices from a range of computer makers. Comments (Comments)

HP Chromebook 14: Good hardware, great value
Posted on 1-Mar-2014 15:34Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Given its price, the HP Chromebook 14 is surprisingly good-looking. Most low-cost laptops look, well, like low-cost laptops. Comments (Comments)

Telecom/Spark to offer Spotify Premium free in select mobile plans
Posted on 27-Feb-2014 10:03Tags News, Mobile

Telecom is joining forces with music service Spotify to offer Spotify Premium free and exclusively on selected mobile plans, giving customers access to more than 20 million tracks on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Comments (Comments)

Samsung KNOX keeps evolving
Posted on 26-Feb-2014 17:56Tags News, Security

company introduces a better user experience with the option to choose a KNOX container or 3rd party container, simple enrollment process and Split-Billing feature. Comments (Comments)

RSA teams with Pivotal to offer Security Analytics and Big Data playbook
Posted on 26-Feb-2014 17:54Tags News, Security

New reference architecture delivers the foundation for a broader data strategy, helping organisations improve security, control costs and gain value from IT analytics. Comments (Comments)

HTC One Scoops Global Mobile Award for Best Smartphone At MWC 2014
Posted on 26-Feb-2014 10:57Tags News, Android

Voted for by a panel of more than 175 independent industry experts, drawn from the media and analyst communities, the award recognises the smartphone the judges believe to be the absolute best across the industry. Comments (Comments)

When should we rip out the copper network?
Posted on 26-Feb-2014 08:46Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Does it make sense to pull the plug on New Zealandís copper telephone network as fibre goes in? The New Zealand government put the question to one side when it planned the UFB network. Suddenly, itís on the agenda. Comments (Comments)

Intel announces 64-bit Intel Atom Processor for mobile applications
Posted on 25-Feb-2014 19:09Tags News, Mobile

Intel launched the 2.13GHz Intel Atom processor Z3480 ("Merrifield") that offers the ideal combination of fast, smart performance and long battery life for Android smartphones and tablets. Comments (Comments)

McAfee delivers on Intel vision of free mobile security for consumers
Posted on 25-Feb-2014 18:36Tags News, Security

McAfee announces details of free protection for consumers on any Android and iOS mobile device. Comments (Comments)

Trend Micro unveils new mobile security solutions
Posted on 25-Feb-2014 18:34Tags News, Security

Trend Micro Mobile Security and Trend Micro Mobile App Reputation protect Android, iOS and Kindle devices. Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry announces BBM for Windows Phone and Nokia X Platforms
Posted on 24-Feb-2014 21:42Tags News, Windows Phone

BBM is a mobile messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels. Comments (Comments)

Review: Snugg leather iPad cover and flip stand
Posted on 24-Feb-2014 09:00Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Smell rarely rates a mention in tech product reviews. At least not in a good way. Yet that was the first thing I noticed when opening the Snugg Snugg iPad 2 Case Cover and Flip Stand in Black Leather. Comments (Comments)


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