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UFB killer app: Speed
Posted on 17-Nov-2017 17:01

What will move New Zealanders from copper to Ultra-Fast Broadband? Or as we used to say in the 1990s: “What is the UFB killer app”? Video is the simple answer. It’s not the only answer. We’ve been using video communications tools such as Facetime and Skype with success since the early days of ADSL. Video conferencing […]UFB killer app: Speed... Comments (Comments)

The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted on 13-Nov-2017 14:35

For several years now, the trend among geeks has been to abandon the RSS format. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a way to queue up and serve content from the internet. Source: The Case for RSS — MacSparky Geeks might not like RSS, but it’s an essential tool if you monitor news or need […]The case for RSS — MacSparky... Comments (Comments)

WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted on 11-Nov-2017 13:43

Indieweb – why you should take more control of your online presence and how to use WordPress to do it. What you post online should belong to you, not a corporation. That corporation can close shop or change its rules tomorrow: you may not be able to get at your own data. Even if you […] WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30 ... Comments (Comments)

Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted on 10-Nov-2017 10:28

Chorus and Network for Learning (N4L) have today unveiled their school technology upgrade programme, a digital transformation that aims to make New Zealand's schools among the most technologically-advanced in the world.... Comments (Comments)

Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted on 10-Nov-2017 10:06

To help NZ businesses benefit from digital transformation and the expected surge in Internet of Things (IoT) applications over the coming years, Vodafone recently announced it is rolling out a Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) Network in early 2018.... Comments (Comments)

Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted on 9-Nov-2017 10:49

The AMBER Alerts system assists by quickly notifying the public, through as many channels as possible, when a child or young person is missing and is at immediate risk of harm.... Comments (Comments)

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Kiwis to be hit with tax on online purchases
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Spark fibre conflict with ethernet switch.
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Data hunt (free data game) is back!
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Request for Windows 10 alternatives to reduce data usage
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Curious updates from Bigpipe
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Scare away cats at night?
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Applecare for iPhone. Is it worth it?
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Fly Sprays
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Nokia 8 review
Posted on 12-Nov-2017 11:59

Nokia is back in the smartphone market, this time with no Symbian or Windows Phone on sight. Thanks to HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand now, a new series of Android-based smartphones is available now - in New Zealand through an exclusive arrangement with Spark.... Comments (Comments)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review
Posted on 7-Nov-2017 19:00

Huawei is a household name when it comes to an important category in consumer electronics - smartphones. Their newest release, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro pushes the boundaries again with some cool new features.... Comments (Comments)

Nokia 3310 review
Posted on 7-Nov-2017 14:24

Nokia is again playing the smartphone market with its Android series, but in a throwback moment the company has launched an updated version of the 3310, the new 3310 3G which is available now in New Zealand.... Comments (Comments)

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Creating a garage door contact switch for detecting if the door is open. I had my garage door added to my house alarm. In doing so, it was added to a button on the remote we use for arming and disarming. Well after one morning where my son accidentally opened the garage door (which we can't see fro...
You may recall the nursery rhyme - 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. Well some people don't just dislike rain - they also dislike cloud computing too. Does it make sense or are these people actually causing harm to their organisations? I'll give you the rundown on the Pros and Cons, and give you an idea of whe...
LinkedIn is the social network for professionals - are you one of those who could benefit from using it more? Paul Spain shares how some basic activity on LinkedIn helped generate a significant amount of earnings for his small business. Included are some simple LinkedIn tips that are easy to execute...
It's fair to say that much of what Apple announced isn't ground breaking on its own - a watch with an embedded cellular connection - a phone with wireless charging. These technologies have been around for years. But Apple approach things a little differently and I think most fans will be pretty plea...
Sky TV New Zealand aren't doing so well, but it's not just in New Zealand that Satellite/Cable TV providers are being impacted by disruptive forces. What can we learn from the way that traditional TV providers are being disrupted in our own fields of business and employment? As we look forward over...
New Zealand's biggest news site today wrote a story basically accusing Auckland Transport (AT) of being thieves. I'd hate to be working at AT tomorrow having to be dealing with the fallout from this alt fact fake news. This story has resulted in mass confusion from AT HOP card holders and lead man...
Anybody who's ever spent time in the VoIP space will be well aware of Sangoma Technologies. The Canadian company become well known for it's Vega gateways and telephony cards which were very popular favourite among Asterisk users from the very early days of Asterisk in the early 2000s. In 2013 Sangom...

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Chicken Not Chicken
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Amazon Echo
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Kiwis to be hit with tax on online purchases
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New Life for Tivo S3
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Time to give electricity the flick?
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Google Home
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Freeview NZ on Kodi is here
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WTB: Flirc
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LG V30. Announcement and Owners thread
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FS: iPhone 5S 32gb Rose Gold
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Flight Question
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Brateck projector screens, any good?
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Has your credit card been compromised recently? Do you use one of these companies
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Nissan LEAF - General
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Looking for DSC home alarm security specialist
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TiVo Service ending on 31 October 2017
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How I can find a list of NZ town with their regions?
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3D printer recommendations please...
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Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design owners' discussion
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Help needed with Dahua Camera image problem - condensation?
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