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The abortive attempt to make Silicon Valley work from home

Peter Griffin. 24 November 2020, 10:45 am

California's Bay Area tech workers may be working from home during Covid-19, but a plan to make that permanent hasn't gone down so well.

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Apple buckles on App Store commission... but only for the little fish

Peter Griffin. 20 November 2020, 2:57 pm

Apple will cut in half the commission it takes from software developers selling apps in its App Store, but only for developers with revenue of up to US$1 million a year.

A battle with bigger developers over commission rate and payment policies continues, with no end in sight.

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Zoom settles with regulator over dodgy encryption claims

Peter Griffin. 10 November 2020, 11:16 am
Zoom settles with regulator over dodgy encryption claims

Videoconferencing platform has settled with the US Federal Trade Commission for deceiving users about the security of its platform and for installing software on Mac users' computers that made them vulnerable to hacking.

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The Chorus conundrum…

Paul Brislen. 10 November 2020, 7:31 am

Chorus says usage levels will exceed 1TB of data per household per month in the next three years, so why is the largest telco in the land also grumpy with the regulator?

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3 million Kiwis can now access a 4Gbps fibre connection

Peter Griffin. 03 November 2020, 10:07 am

Ultrafast broadband network operator Chorus is extending its Hyberfibre broadband service around the country offering a 4Gbps (gigabit per second) connection with capacity to double that to 8Gbps.

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2020: The year wireless got connected

Paul Brislen. 28 October 2020, 12:32 pm

Covid, crazy elections, economic catastrophe and of course, the launch of satellites and 5G communications' offerings. Will 2020 deliver on the wireless dream?

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Risk of 'privacy fatigue' over home IoT devices

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2020, 7:08 am

Kiwis have become enthusiastic users of Internet of Things devices such as smart speakers and connected appliances but remained concerned about where their data goes and how it is used.

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Apple launches 5G capable iPhone range

Paul Brislen. 14 October 2020, 7:20 am

Four new devices, new camera systems, Dolby video, laser scanners (seriously), faster chipsets, better screens and tougher glass, but the real news is iPhone gets 5G so wrap the tin foil tighter becau…

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Can tech tackle the growing threat of devastating bushfires?

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2020, 11:14 am

Australian researchers will use infra-red cameras, drones and remote-sensing satellites to come up with better ways to detect and tackle bushfires as many parts of the world, New Zealand included, fac…

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Brislen on Tech: Closing the circle…

Paul Brislen. 25 September 2020, 1:12 pm

5G continues to worry people, even as it's deployed. There's no proof it's safe, they say, but actually that's not remotely true.

This is the story of one very simple research project that says we'…

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Australians to get fibre finally

Paul Brislen. 23 September 2020, 12:50 pm

Advance Australian fibre: finally Aussies will get what Kiwis have had for years - a fibre to the home project, but it comes with a hefty price tag and is only available to those who really need it. H…

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