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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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Binge-able TV - just how much Netflix do Kiwis watch?

Peter Griffin. 30 March 2021, 9:43 am

The pandemic has been good for streaming video services and Kiwis are big consumers of Netflix, spending on average 51 days watching the service since signing up.

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Brislen on Tech: Pasta with Tex

Paul Brislen. 26 March 2021, 1:57 pm

It's hard to remember what life was like before 2Degrees arrived on the scene in New Zealand.

Today, the telco market is better for its presence, and 2Degrees is prospering, which makes it the ide…

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IoT, 5G and sensor networks feature in Spark's new innovation studio

Peter Griffin. 25 March 2021, 10:32 am

Spark has opened an innovation studio to showcase emerging technologies it sees as increasingly important to its business case for 5G and its own dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network.

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ITx Innovation Days - Call for Presentations

ITP Team. 18 March 2021, 3:00 pm

Following requests from members, we've extended the CFP deadline for the 2021 ITx Innovation Days to Friday 16 April. Come speak at ITx!

This year's ITx conference is going on the road, with premiu…

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A filtered Internet is not the Internet we need

Jordan Carter. 17 March 2021, 8:09 am

Every few years the idea that we should make our ISPs filter all internet content bubbles to the surface. Once again, it's a bad idea.

A guest post from InternetNZ's chief executive, Jordan Carter…

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Consumer Data Right - start small and scale up, says industry

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2021, 8:18 am

The banking and payments industry has largely come out in favour of the Government's plan to introduce a Consumer Data Right (CDR) that would allow people to take their data with them as they switch p…

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InternetNZ: annual study reveals new concerns about the internet

Techblog Staff. 01 March 2021, 3:58 pm

New research released today by InternetNZ shows that many New Zealanders are extremely concerned about the Internet being a forum for extremist material, hate speech and fake news. 

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The roaming hit telcos are taking due to Covid travel restrictions

Peter Griffin. 25 February 2021, 10:30 am

With travel restrictions in place around the world, telecoms network operators are missing a lucrative source of revenue - roaming charges racked up when their subscribers head abroad.

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Vodafone joins Spark in 5G-powered wireless broadband business

Peter Griffin. 23 February 2021, 9:25 am

Vodafone has begun offering a wireless broadband service over the 5G network it has constructed in parts of the country, offering a faster, untethered alternative to fibre and copper connections.

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SpaceX keeps the Starlink launches coming, reveals NZ pricing

Peter Griffin. 16 February 2021, 10:56 am

Space X will undertake back-to-back Starlink satellite launches this week as it races to build out its global network and launch services, including in New Zealand.

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Law change being considered over Covid tracing privacy

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2021, 9:39 am

The Government is getting advice on a potential law change to clarify when Covid tracing app data can be used by agencies, including the Police and our intelligence services.

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Honor looks to go global in life after Huawei

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2021, 10:11 pm

Chinese phone maker Honor debuts its first phone since splitting off from blacklisted parent Huawei. Will its newfound freedom see it target international markets like New Zealand?

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