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Android: Third among equals
Posted on 1-Oct-2014 11:50

Google, Apple and Microsoft all have decent mobile operating systems. Last year I spent a week working exclusively with each. My conclusion is you won’t go far wrong with any of them. All three cover the basics adequately. None of them is perfect and none has a fatal flaw. Each has pluses and minuses. You […]... Comments (Comments)


HP to deliver Big Data project for city of Auckland
Posted on 1-Oct-2014 11:15

The city of Auckland, New Zealand has selected HP Software to deliver a Big Data project designed to provide a safer community and more efficient roadways for its citizens.... Comments (Comments)

New Zealand mobile commerce market to reach nearly $10 billion by 2019
Posted on 1-Oct-2014 09:44

New Zealanders are increasingly using tablets or smartphones to purchase a wide range of goods, content and services, including physical goods, travel, insurance, cinema tickets, music, news and e-books.... Comments (Comments)

Microsoft unveils Windows 10: yes the Start button is back
Posted on 1-Oct-2014 09:15

The company also introduced the Windows Insider Program, kicking off its largest-ever open collaborative development effort to change the way Windows is built and delivered to best meet the needs of customers.... Comments (Comments)

NZ telcos wince as they foot bill for more UFB
Posted on 30-Sep-2014 18:14

One of the National Party’s election promises was to extend the government’s Ultrafast Broadband network. Originally the plan was to spend $1.5 billion to cover 75 percent of the population living in cities and towns. Now the government aims to spend another $150 million to $200 million reaching an extra 200,000 people for a total […]... Comments (Comments)

Working with iPhone 6 Plus
Posted on 30-Sep-2014 14:32

Apple’s demonstrator laid an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus side-by-side on the coffee table. He asked “which do you prefer?” My instinctive first answer was to pick the smaller iPhone 6. Yet once the hands-on testing got underway I found myself returning repeatedly to the iPhone 6 Plus. You can read in-depth reviews of both phones […]... Comments (Comments)



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Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
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Moment of Truth?
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Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
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Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
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What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
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iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
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Easiest way to have iPhone warranty service
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Passwords and pesky teenagers
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Rapoo Mechanical Keyboard KX review
Posted on 29-Sep-2014 14:46

We look at a small but fully-feature mechanical keyboard.... Comments (Comments)

QNAP TS-451 review
Posted on 23-Sep-2014 14:31

We have looked at many Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices over the years and the last two years this category has shown consistent improvements in software and increase in performance.... Comments (Comments)


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paulspain
This week we are hands on with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Paul attends Digital Nationz tech museum and tries out Rex Bionics and the Segway. We also try the Spaced360 bluetooth speaker, get an update on Quickflix, hear about new low cost Windows devices from HP and highlight two interesti...
sbiddle
Disruptive. It's a word that I don't like, but it has become a very common catchphrase these days to describe the now common scenario of a new entrant causing grief for existing players in a market. Right now disruptive new entrants in the market are causing grief for taxi companies worldwide. I've...
Your NAS and the Bash vulnerability
Posted by freitasm on 27-Sep-2014 11:30
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If you have a home theatre, or run a small business you likely have a Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices around. Or even if you just have a huge collection of photos and share the storage with other computers at home. Over time these devices evolved from simple storage that you could access thr...
paulspain
On the NZ Tech Podcast this week the arrival of BMW Connected Drive in NZ, tech on the farm, Kindle Voyage, Huawei Ascend P7, Oculus Crescent Bay Virtual Reality prototype, Asus G750, DisplayPort via USB connection along with iOS 8 and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain...
sbiddle
I wrote a few weeks ago about Jetstar's on time performance in New Zealand. Today they've taken out banner ads on many major NZ websites promoting they are "New Zealand's most punctual airline", and promising a $25 voucher if your flight is more than 10 mins late between the 23rd and 30th September....
paulspain
This week we discuss Microsoft TechEd, the Minecraft acquisition, Logitech's new CC3000e Video Conferencing system, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10 and big change coming for .NZ domains. We also share thoughts on Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@pauls...
Hotel Review – Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach
Posted by sbiddle on 16-Sep-2014 07:50
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As a semi frequent visitor to Sydney I typically tend to stay in the CBD. As I was recently there for a long weekend I decided to spend one of the nights in Coogee, a beachfront suburb in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Coogee Beach is one of Sydney's busiest beaches. It's not (quite) as crowded as Bondi ...
A Pardigm Shift
Posted by gnfb on 15-Sep-2014 11:39
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I Have been on the planet for close on 60 years now, and over that time I have experienced a major shift in Payments and Form Processing.I am wondering if it was intentional or a result of circumstance that has been taken advantage of by business.So what bought this diatribe on? The joining up with ...
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Posted by nate on 15-Sep-2014 00:40
nate
We hosted the latest Geekzone IRL at Tuihana Cafe, and I setup a webcam to catch the action in a timelapse: Since I organised this all very last minute, the setup was very basic but I think it worked really well: I had my HP Elitebook notebook plugged in as the recorder. Used a Microsoft LifeCam H...
Digital Privacy in a digital world
Posted by chris021 on 14-Sep-2014 11:13
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I have a secret. We all do. How likely is it that someone else is going to hear my secret? let's forget for a second the whole digital thing, I guess that all depends on who I tell and where. For example I tell my secret to my best friend, she's pretty trustworthy and we discuss it miles away from e...


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Anyone know why the only RSP in Kapiti is Spark
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Good Multi Remote
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Dual band router recommendations ?
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Here are some free Synergy Premium codes
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Will it bend. iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Note 3
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Vodafone InHome/Cable outage?
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Odd DIMM module
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Auckland Commercial Cabling company recommendation
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Bathhurst 1000
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Oneplus One
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What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
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TLD .nz domain registrations from 30th September
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Is this ok?
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HD voice on Spark ?
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DD-WRT Can't set it up?
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Harvey Norman's Biggest Ever Retail Sale
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Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
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Data Usage Freakout!
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Amazon Fire TV
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Dealing with a neighbours noisy dog
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