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Apple's cunning scheme to boost uptake of its Siri voice assistant

Peter Griffin. 19 October 2021, 11:36 am
Apple's cunning scheme to boost uptake of its Siri voice assistant

Amid a slew of upgrades to its MacBook Pro range and audio hardware unveiled this morning Apple also launched Apple Music Voice Plan, a cut-price music streaming service that can only be accessed via the Siri voice assistant.

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Griffin on Tech: Aussie's ransomware crackdown could make us a bigger target

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2021, 3:00 pm
Griffin on Tech: Aussie's ransomware crackdown could make us a bigger target

Australia is introducing laws specifically targeting ransomware attacks. Really, will that make a difference?

And does it now make New Zealand organisations softer targets?

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AI is growing up – four key trends transforming its use in business

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2021, 8:46 am
AI is growing up – four key trends transforming its use in business

After an initial wave of enterprise-scale AI applications, efforts are ramping up to make AI easier to develop and less prone to bias.

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Should social media platforms have a duty to care?

By Kim Connolly-Stone. 14 October 2021, 8:28 am

Governments around the world are thinking about how they regulate the activities of social media platforms and whether a stronger hand is needed. I say "yes please".

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Australia's 'zero tolerance' action plan on ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 13 October 2021, 3:25 pm

Our Australian friends vowed to get tough on ransomware and the people behind the often debilitating attacks on businesses and public agencies. Now the Australian Government has delivered.

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Facebook goes dark as whistleblower spills its secrets

Peter Griffin. 05 October 2021, 8:29 am

A global outage, a damaging whistleblower campaigning for justice. Can the week get any worse for Facebook?

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Beyond Zoom and video lectures — what do uni students really want from online learning?

Dilani Gedera, Ashwini Datt, Cheryl Brown, Dianne Forbes, Maggie Hartnett . 04 October 2021, 3:52 pm

It's important we understand what happens for students when their learning shifts online with little to no warning.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation can help us open back up

Peter Griffin. 01 October 2021, 4:03 pm

45 cases on Wednesday came as a shock to Auckland. So how can tech help us get closer to leaving lockdowns behind?

Now is the time to be casting the net far and wide for ideas and innovations to he…

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The public cloud giants are coming but data residency is not data sovereignty

Don Christie and Doug Dixon. 29 September 2021, 9:03 am

Aoteroa's future will be defined not just by the digital economy, but by the digital governance, argue Catalyst IT's Don Christie and Doug Dixon as they consider the implications of AWS and Microsoft …

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Anatomy of a smishing scam in the age of Covid

Peter Griffin. 28 September 2021, 9:37 am

It was a reasonably convincing phishing scam on the face of it. Then the facade started to crumble.

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Accessibility failures are costing NZ businesses potential sales

Dr Chandra Harrison. 27 September 2021, 9:58 am

Some fairly easy to fix accessibility issues with New Zealand websites is costing businesses potential sales, argues Dr Chandra Harrison.

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