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Expect to pay more for Office and Microsoft 365 next year
Microsoft may be more profitable than ever, but it is giving customers six months notice that Microsoft 365 and Office prices are going to rise.
Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT
The Government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has updated its list of "critical controls" for cybersecurity and is urging us all to use a password manager.
Battening down the hatches
As we wait for news of the potential outbreak in Auckland, I can't help but think about what lockdown life would be like without fibre to the home and the ability to work remotely.
EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide
Consulting firm and systems integrator EY is embarking on a major expansion of its relationship with Microsoft that will see150,000 of its employees trained in use of the Redmond giant's technologies.
Griffin on Tech: The WWW at 30 - three priorities for its future
It's 30 years this week since Tim Berners Lee turned on the World Wide Web.
Decentralisation, semantic web technologies and bridging the digital divide will help shape Web 3.0.
Samsung making headway with cheaper foldable phones
Samsung debuted its third-generation foldable smartphone and flip phone overnight with Tech Blog gaining early access to the sleeker, cheaper devices.
Aussie lawmakers still have their sights on encryption
Software makers and social media platforms could soon face a big fine in Australia if they don't adhere to rules that require them to detect unlawful material on encrypted platforms.
Griffin on Tech: Telco industry needs to get its story straight
The Commerce Commission says telecoms operators have been confusing customers with marketing spin.
The industry needs to better explain our options for connecting to the internet.
Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse
As it basked in the glow of a massive quarterly profit announcement, Facebook this week revealed it would develop a massive virtual world - a metaverse.
Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform
Independent researchers now have access to New Zealand's first bioinformatics platform thanks to the four-year collaboration between Genomics of Aotearoa NZ and Catalyst Cloud.
Microsoft debuts its Cloud PC taking Windows online
Microsoft will begin offering business customers Windows as a subscription-based cloud service from August 2nd as it embraces the hybrid working trend accelerated by the pandemic.
Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually
The UK's Department for International Trade is inviting Kiwi tech companies to join a virtual delegation aimed at preparing them to expand into the UK market.
Has digital contact tracing actually worked?
Studies are beginning to show the result of dedicated campaigns all over the world to get citizens using Covid-19 digital contract tracing apps.
Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field
Fieldays continues to grow in popularity but alongside the combine harvesters these days you'll find drones, electric bikes and data mining equipment that wouldn't be out of place in a CBD office.
Agritech came through Covid well - TIN report
New Zealand's agritech sector appears to have navigated the disruption of Covid-19 well, growing export revenue 7.5% and increasing R&D by 7%.
Ransomware now bigger than online espionage - UK cybersecurity boss
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.
Apple unveils iOS 15, privacy updates and extends FaceTime to non-iPhone users…
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.
Aussie ramps up scrutiny of Big Tech over mobile payments
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.
Epic vs Apple trial wraps up - what's at stake
A three-week country case in the US between video gamer maker Epic and Apple over access to the App Store wrapped up yesterday and it could be months before a judgement is released.
Techweek 21 is coming - time to lock-in and line up some great tech sessions
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.