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Has digital contact tracing actually worked?

Peter Griffin. 22 June 2021, 11:33 am

Studies are beginning to show the result of dedicated campaigns all over the world to get citizens using Covid-19 digital contract tracing apps.

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Ransomware now bigger than online espionage - UK cybersecurity boss

Peter Griffin. 15 June 2021, 9:41 am

European leaders are now more worried about ransomware attacks than online espionage, with NATO today signing a new cybersecurity pact to try and stem the flood of attacks.

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The Great Offlining of 2021

Paul Brislen. 09 June 2021, 8:11 am

What does the internet do when an outage takes out most of the major content providers for more than 40 minutes? Why, it turns to the internet to ... oh, wait.

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Apple unveils iOS 15, privacy updates and extends FaceTime to non-iPhone users…

Peter Griffin. 08 June 2021, 9:52 am

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference hosted virtually overnight in the US revealed more privacy improvements and a push to get non-iPhone users onto its FaceTime video calling service.

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Aussie ramps up scrutiny of Big Tech over mobile payments

Peter Griffin. 27 May 2021, 10:40 am

As New Zealand introduces legislation to lower merchant fees for mobile payments, Australia is probing Google and Apple over their growing power in the payments market.

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Techweek 21 is coming - time to lock-in and line up some great tech sessions

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2021, 10:56 am

New Zealand's annual tech fest officially kicks off on Saturday, with a strong slate featuring hundreds of events across the country offering live in-person and virtual gatherings.

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Your phone can now serve as a earthquake early warning system

Peter Griffin. 29 April 2021, 9:46 am

Google's earthquake early warning system uses the accelerometer in Android smartphones and could give people precious seconds to take cover for a sizeable shake.

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Apple shores up support at home with US$430 billion investment plan

Peter Griffin. 27 April 2021, 9:59 am

Facing regulator scrutiny of its App Store policies and growing tech rivalry between the US and China, Apple is doubling down at home with plans to add 20,000 jobs across the US.

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Latest broadband report confirms improved performance of premium fibre plans…

Techblog Staff. 14 April 2021, 8:15 am

The Commerce Commission's latest report shows New Zealand's broadband scene is living up to expectations and fibre users are more than able to handle the load we throw at it.

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Brislen on Tech: The main trunk line

Paul Brislen. 09 April 2021, 2:33 pm

How do we reduce our carbon footprint, improve productivity, reduce housing costs and improve our work-life balance?

With infrastructure like fibre of course, but also with a much older technology.

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Tech giants get into submarine fibre market

Paul Brislen. 31 March 2021, 11:17 am

Connecting the world used to be the job of the telcos - now both Google and Facebook are getting into the fibre market with new private cables connecting the world, albeit only for their own uses.

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