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Epson launches new series of 3LCD projectors with a laser-light source
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 20:26Tags News, DVB and HD

The projectors, which include the EB-L25000U the world's first-ever 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector, are also the first to include inorganic 3LCD panels with a laser light source and an inorganic phosphor wheel. Comments (Comments)

Girls go for ICT experience in the capital
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 20:22Tags News, Computing

The event, organised by the New Zealand Technology Industry Association and hosted by WelTec has seen Wellington companies rush to offer opportunities to girls participating in the day. Comments (Comments)

Ricoh New Zealand partners with 2degrees
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 20:21Tags News, Mobile

2degrees selected as supplier for Ricoh's managed IT services. Comments (Comments)

Windows 10 laptops still better than tablets
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 15:59Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

In hindsight most users agree Windows 8 was a stinker. Many thought so at the time. Windows 8’s reception so traumatised Microsoft the company drew a clear line under the operating system. To emphasise this, Windows skipped a version moving direct from 8 to 10. One reason desktop and laptop owners didn’t warm to Windows […] Comments (Comments)

Operating system upgrade dilemma
Posted on 5-Jul-2016 12:40Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Many users were unhappy about the way Microsoft pushed the recent Windows 10 upgrade. Not all Mac owners were overjoyed about moving to OSX 10 El Capitan. Operating systems change all the time. Do we all need to move in lockstep to the latest versions? You may have good reasons not to want to jump. […] Comments (Comments)

New Zealand curriculum to include digital technology
Posted on 5-Jul-2016 10:38Tags News, Computing

Digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today at the NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit in Auckland. Comments (Comments)

New BigPipe app allows users to optimise Internet connection
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 12:50Tags News, Broadband

New Zealand ISP Bigpipe has created an app that gives users a never-before-seen level of control over their internet connections with the ability for users to prioritise their internet connections for different usage. Comments (Comments)

Inviga tech-based care services set to revolutionise healthcare in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 12:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Joint venture between The Selwyn Foundation and Feros Care set to offer new service delivery model for community-based care. Comments (Comments)

Norton Wi-Fi Privacy review
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 08:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Symantec wants you to know public Wi-Fi is risky — see below. This is not news. But the company says it has your back with an app to keep you safe. Norton WiFi Privacy comes in versions for Android and iOS. Both are free downloads. You get a one week trial at no charge. After that, it’s […] Comments (Comments)

Your 5-step IT security parachute — NZ Business
Posted on 2-Jul-2016 14:13Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett went to five IT security experts to determine the five easiest, most affordable, steps you can take right now to secure your business. Online criminals can attack from anywhere in the world and at any time. New Zealand is in their sights. Like all criminals, they look for easy targets – which means […] Comments (Comments)

Intergen receives Supreme and Cyber Gold Awards at Wellington Gold Awards
Posted on 1-Jul-2016 13:28Tags News, SaaS

The company received the Supreme Award from Prime Minister John Key during the gala evening celebrations in Wellington, attended by over a thousand people. Comments (Comments)

“Still early days” at AWS
Posted on 1-Jul-2016 11:35Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Amazon Web Services has made huge progress in a short time. The business is only ten years old. And yet It doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus[1]. At least AWS dominates the narrow worlds of enterprise IT and cloud computing. Dominate is an understatement. AWS created cloud computing and remade today’s enterprise IT […] Comments (Comments)

New Sony Xperia smartphones in New Zealand
Posted on 1-Jul-2016 11:11Tags News, Android

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the New Zealand pricing and availability details for its new Xperia X Series smartphones, consisting of the Xperia XA, Xperia X and Xperia X Performance. Comments (Comments)

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 launches 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)


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