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Expect to pay more for Office and Microsoft 365 next year

Peter Griffin. 26 August 2021, 10:41 am

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.

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Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2021, 9:18 am

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.

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Battening down the hatches

Paul Brislen. 18 August 2021, 3:17 pm

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.

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EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide

Peter Griffin. 17 August 2021, 9:55 am

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.

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Griffin on Tech: The WWW at 30 - three priorities for its future

Peter Griffin. 13 August 2021, 1:16 pm

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.

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Samsung making headway with cheaper foldable phones

Peter Griffin. 12 August 2021, 9:18 am

Samsung debuted its third-generation foldable smartphone and flip phone overnight with Tech Blog gaining early access to the sleeker, cheaper devices.

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Aussie lawmakers still have their sights on encryption

Peter Griffin. 10 August 2021, 9:12 am

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.

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Griffin on Tech: Telco industry needs to get its story straight

Peter Griffin. 06 August 2021, 8:29 am

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.

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Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse

Peter Griffin. 29 July 2021, 2:38 pm

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.

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Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform

Techblog Staff. 28 July 2021, 7:56 am

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.

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Microsoft debuts its Cloud PC taking Windows online

Peter Griffin. 15 July 2021, 11:20 am

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.

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Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually

Peter Griffin. 29 June 2021, 10:19 am

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.

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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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Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field

Paul Brislen. 18 June 2021, 3:48 pm

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.

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Agritech came through Covid well - TIN report

Peter Griffin. 17 June 2021, 1:45 pm

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%.

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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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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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Epic vs Apple trial wraps up - what's at stake

Peter Griffin. 25 May 2021, 10:51 am

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.

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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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