Monday, November 29, 2021

Crypto goes to Hollywood

Seeing Matt Damon front an ad for cryptocurrency exchange crypto.com this week, was not only a smart marketing flex for the company, but an...

Everything MOH is willing to tell us right now about the...

The most anticipated app in recent memory is the upcoming Covid Vaccination passport app which it seems will be called My Vaccine Pass. That’s...

We’re witnessing the beginning of the end of Facebook

Yes, you read that right - it may take a decade or so - but I’m calling it.  Facebook - the social media platform du...

Digital Provenance – what it is and why it’s important to...

Many will be familiar with the idea of provenance in art; the provenance is the documentation that authenticates a particular piece of art. Digital...

Is Facebook even worse than we imagined?

Even those of us who follow the travails of Facebook closely were rocked earlier this month by the revelations uncovered by ex-Facebook employee turned...

Should Netflix pay for hogging ISP’s bandwidth?

Whether it’s Squid Game, the new sensation Maid or just a catch-up binge on Selling Sunset, Netflix and other streaming services are hogging up...
Black Friday tech deals

13 of the BEST Black Friday tech deals for NZ

Welcome to Black Friday - or Black Friday Week, or even Month, as it seems to have become - when retailers slash prices en...

Feeling nostalgic? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open

Want to pay a virtual visit to your phones of old? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open, albeit for the moment purely virtual. There...

NZ late to the AI party – and it’s costing us

You may not have heard but in April the Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association had its first meeting at Hobbiton, where over 30 senior researchers...

Patent suggests OnePlus may get on the foldable bandwagon

Earlier this year, OnePlus posted a social media teaser on the eve of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 launch hinting that it would...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 might embrace the current model’s weak points

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has gone down a storm with reviewers. While it’s undoubtedly easier to be positive about a phone that...

Spotify’s paid podcast subscription service arrives in New Zealand

If it wasn’t obvious from the fact that podcasts have slowly been taking over the UI, Spotify really wants you to get into podcasts....

Apple relent – soon you’ll be able to repair your own iPhone and MacBook

This year has seen some of the big tech players backtrack on some key policy positions. There was the Apple CSAM about-face - after outcry...

Jabra Elite 7 Pro review

In a market as competitive as the wireless earbud market it can be hard to stand out, especially when you're going up against big...
MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review 5

MacBook Pro 14-inch review (2021)

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro is a high-end laptop with so much power (thanks to the M1 Pro chip inside) that it's overkill for...

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: The best 2-in-1 on the market, held back by...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 is a brilliant 2-in-1.  It’s functional, powerful, responsive and hosts a number of significant improvements over the last gen Surface Pro. With...

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) review

Apple's third-gen AirPods offer significant improvements. Longer-lasting battery, upgraded and improved audio drivers, and Spatial Audio are the headlines here. All this is great,...

Logitech MX Keys Mini wireless keyboard review

Logitech’s MX Keys Mini wireless keyboard is a great portable keyboard. It’s well designed, comfortable to type on and excellent for working in multi-device environments. Compatible...
Best VPN NZ

Best VPN NZ 2021

A VPN is the best tool for anyone in need of keeping their data private and identity anonymous while surfing the web. Short for...

10 best board games NZ

In the last decade, board games have had a resurgence in popularity. There are now a massive amount of board games on the market....

Best wireless earbuds NZ (2021)

There are many things to consider when buying wireless earbuds. In this popular market, it can be difficult to differentiate between good wireless earbuds...
Best Phone in NZ 2020

Best Phone NZ 2021: What’s the best smartphone I can buy in NZ?

“What’s the best phone?” is probably the question that I’m asked more than any other (as a tech journalist). And it’s fair enough. Smartphones...

Best helpdesk software NZ 2021

If your business is receiving a lot of sales, service or support requests, you'll probably need helpdesk software or a ticketing system. Helpdesk software makes...