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Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability
Posted on 16-Aug-2017 15:19

Consumer Reports has pulled its recommendations for Microsoft’s Surface products, citing an industry-worst failure rate. Source: Consumer Reports: Microsoft Surface is Dead Last for Reliability – Thurrott.com Reliability is one of the hardest things to cover off when reviewing hardware. It’s no accident that Apple, which sits at the top of the reliability league table […] Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability ... Comments (Comments)


LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files
Posted on 16-Aug-2017 13:32

With version 5.4 The Document Foundation has made the free, open source LibreOffice 5.4 more compatible with Microsoft Office1. If you like your productivity software to come as a big, sprawling, all-encompassing suite, you can buy an annual Microsoft Office subscription. Or, you could get the power of Office without paying a penny. LibreOffice is […] LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files ... Comments (Comments)

Certus launches Cognition
Posted on 14-Aug-2017 09:31

The newly launched company is already working with a range of well-known brands to realise its goal of using design led thinking to enhance human experiences across the commercial sector in Australia and New Zealand.... Comments (Comments)

Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network
Posted on 10-Aug-2017 17:55

Spark press release: Spark announced today that Cambridge and Turangi have become the latest towns capable of getting the fastest mobile data speeds in the country, as 4.5G is switched on in the two Waikato locations. The launch of 4.5G in Cambridge and Turangi follows other single-tower deployments covering limited areas in the Christchurch CBD, […] Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network ... Comments (Comments)

REANNZ network to receive ongoing Government funding through to 2024
Posted on 10-Aug-2017 16:05

Minister of Science and Innovation Hon Paul Goldsmith has announced a new $21 million investment in the network over the next seven years, allocated from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Strategic Science Investment Fund.... Comments (Comments)

Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees
Posted on 10-Aug-2017 15:49

2degrees has signed a multi-year backhaul contract with Chorus. The deal replaces a mix of services from providers including Spark and Vocus. The network will connect UFB points of presence and data centres to the international network. 2degrees says it now has a fully diverse and highly resilient network that transports voice and data worldwide. […] Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees ... Comments (Comments)



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Climate change: what are YOU doing to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand?
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iStorage diskAshur 2 review
Posted on 28-May-2017 14:52

I recently had the chance to review the iStorage USB memory drives but what if you need larger storage for entire laptop backups or large file transfers? Take a look at the new iStorage diskAshur2 secure external drives.... Comments (Comments)


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Steve just blogged about the great little RM3 device - https://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8949 - a small IR capable device with a number of IR transmitters in it. Capable of controling heatpumps, tvs and stereos. But using their app, does allow the little device on the internet, as as Steve allude...
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