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No Android phone is worth NZ$1000
Posted on 1-Jul-2015 12:51

Although LG’s G4 is one of the best Android phones you can buy it isn’t likely to sell large numbers. At least not in New Zealand. That’s because at NZ$1200 it is too expensive. It doesn’t stack up well against the competition. LG’s problem is that the G4 is squeezed between Apple at the top of the […]... Comments (Comments)

Jason Paris CEO of Spark Home, Mobile & Business from today
Posted on 1-Jul-2015 10:42

Jason Paris steps into the role of CEO Spark Home, Mobile and Business (HMB) today, with the departure of former CEO Chris Quin at the end of June.... Comments (Comments)

Freeview launches FreeviewPlus
Posted on 1-Jul-2015 10:38

Freeview has launched a new digital TV platform designed to give New Zealanders easy access to on-demand video services on their TVs - FreeviewPlus.... Comments (Comments)

Cisco to acquire OpenDNS
Posted on 1-Jul-2015 09:14

Company will pay US$365 million for service that provide threat protection and parental controls.... Comments (Comments)

LG G4: One of the better Android flagship phones
Posted on 30-Jun-2015 07:07

LG’s latest flagship phone, the G4, will warm the heart of any long-term Android fan. It is one of the last remaining Android flagships to keep a removable back, memory expansion slot and replaceable battery. That combination once distinguished Androids from iPhones. If you miss those features, this is the phone for you. There may be […]... Comments (Comments)

More retail options for New Zealand consumers when looking for broadband
Posted on 29-Jun-2015 19:06

Retailer Noel Leeming is now giving customers the chance to purchase a broadband connection at the same time they are looking at new devices.... Comments (Comments)

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The world's biggest troll Steve Biddle turns 40
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Ticketek Sort your website - Super15 Final, ticket sales & scalping
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High late fee
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When are the new snap/2 degrees broadband plans coming out?
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PS4 $417.16 delivered @ The Warehouse
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Vodafone Smart Prime - Some Questions
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What type of cable demark is this?
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Why is NZ still using the 12 hour clock?
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Constant Vigil Sentry Lite DC UPS Review
Posted on 1-Jul-2015 17:03

The Sentry Lite is designed to provide backup power to support an internet connection during a power cut, specifically providing power to homes using the new fibre internet being rolled out around New Zealand.... Comments (Comments)

Dyson DC65 Animal vacuum cleaner review
Posted on 14-Jun-2015 15:51

It is incredible the amount of dust our home accumulates. We have been using a Dyson vacuum cleaner for years but have never really tried an upright model, so the DC65 was a good surprise.... Comments (Comments)

HP EliteBook 1020 G1 review
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 14:45

HP introduced a new series of very slim and light business laptops with plenty of enterprise and security features to satisfy the most demanding IT infrastructures.... Comments (Comments)

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This episode we talk about testing commercial drones in NZ, highlights from the world of gaming at E3, Samsung's security nightmare plus our hands on experiences with LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel and Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth speaker. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulsp...
"Air NZ shares down10% on rival's bombshell" screamed the NBR headline this afternoon after Jetstar announced plans to deploy Q300 turboprop aircraft on regional routes in New Zealand. Up until now Jetstar has only focussed on main trunk routes using Airbus A320 jets. If there was a word I would use...
Insights on two impressive budget Android handsets Vodafone Smart Prime ($150) and Sony Xperia E4 ($200), Rural Broadband from Vodafone and Spark, Microsoft Ignite NZ update and Bill Bennett shares thoughts on mobile networks of the future. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) wit...
Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson is in NZ for CIO Summit and joins NZ Tech Podcast along with Nate Dunn. We discuss DARPA's Robot challenge, Rural Broadband, UFB and Apple WWDC announcements - including WatchOS 2, Payments, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@pa...
In this special edition of NZ Tech Podcast Paul Spain chats firstly about the Build Tour as it hits New Zealand - featuring Giorgio Sardo (Seattle, USA) and Nigel Parker (Auckland). Next he talks about Microsoft devices with Steve Lewis (Australia). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@pau...
Review: Huawei P8 smartphone
Posted by nate on 9-Jun-2015 16:16
A week ago today, I was up in Singapore for the South Pacific region launch of Huawei's new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8. There were 15 of us in total in the media group, with a mix of journalists from the main outlets and a few well known identities from NZ's Twitter tech space. Huawei aren't...
Growing your business with technology
Posted by nate on 9-Jun-2015 01:15
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Xero about my thoughts around growing your business using technology and social media. It's very cafe orientated, but I think the concepts apply to all businesses. You can head over to Xero's blog to read all about it.
During a recent weekend visit to Sydney in March I took to the opportunity to book an IHG reward night at one of Sydney's newest hotels – the Intercontinental Double Bay. The Intercontinental Double Bay opened in late 2014 after an extensive refurbishment of a building that for many years was ...
The news of the week and insights into the Dot Kiwi domain. Topics include Google IO news including unlimited free photo storage and Levi's wearable tech, Ford car sharing hits London, Windows 10 launch announced, and we talk with 'Alexa' (Amazon Echo). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@...
Email Data At Risk!
Posted by cyberhub on 3-Jun-2015 14:52
There has been a few comments on the Geekzone forum lately about email issues, so I thought I would write an article about it. All the time people are playing Russian Roulette with their emails. Generally all the problems come from people using 'Free email services'. Like pop email, imap email, xtra...

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Warehouse. Red Alert. ALERT...ALERT!
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Any new RUM tool for NZ?
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The world's biggest troll Steve Biddle turns 40
Created by scottjpalmer, last reply by mentalinc on 1-Jul-2015 18:20 (71 replies)
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Why isn't Freeview HD available on satellite?
Created by simon14, last reply by sbiddle on 1-Jul-2015 18:19 (3 replies)

Amazon Echo
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Apple Music - different offerings across the world...
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Fritzfon Missed Calls From Own Number
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LG G4 Discussion and owners
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Geekzone Rugby (Union) Discussion Thread
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Need some advice about about an order from
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Vodafone Smart ultra - $299
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any suggestion for visitor management system?
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Lightbox to support Chromecast within a few weeks
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FreeviewPlus coming mid-2015, smart TVs from April
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Getting frustrated.
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Hi from Ashburton.
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State Highways that you'd like to see improved
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New House Build. Help/Suggestions please(HVAC, Cinema, Electrics, Cladding, Timber etc)
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Home internet woes
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