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Switching from Android to Apple

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:37
Somehow, for years, you resisted the lure of the iPhone.

Why your smartphone now comes with a dual lens

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:05
Cameras in smartphones are getting better every year, especially given the increasing power of the portable computers they're attached to, but they're limited by the physical size of the phones they're in. 

Why your iPhone feels slower when a new one comes out

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:08
Benchmarking software company Futuremark has put the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7 through its tests and found that each phone maintains its performance even after a new iPhone is released.

BNZ to offer Apple Pay, but retailers may still favour eftpos

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:16
New Zealand's fondness for eftpos may hinder the adoption of Apple Pay and other new payment technology.

Wellington pupils win technology competition with post-quake 'safe home finder' app

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:36
Three Year six students from Queen Margaret College have their sights set on San Francisco after winning an international "Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero" competition.

Microsoft's fans are worried the company doesn't care about them

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:32
Last week, Microsoft made the announcement that it was going to kill off Groove Music Pass, its home-grown competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.

Kiwis embrace blockchain, despite bitcoin bottleneck

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:51
One of the biggest tech trends of 2017 has been the rise of blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin.

Apple worked on iPhone X for five years

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:17
What helped spur Apple to make the iPhone?

How Trump, Twitter and disabled toilets gave us a licence to be vile

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:00
Once people complained of political correctness. No more. Trump, Twitter, and disabled toilets now bring out the worst in people.

Digital devices blamed for creating a generation of 'glow kid' addicts

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:00
Children who spend too much time on their digital devices are at risk of developing neurological disorders, a high school is warning parents. 

Israeli trade commissioner promotes knowledge exports

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:00
Israel's first trade commissioner to New Zealand and Australia does not like the word trade.

'Kiwi' websites no safe haven from fraud

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:00
The war against scammers is not being won and the country's Domain Name Commission could do more to improve confidence in ".nz" websites, cyber-safety organisation Netsafe says.

Why I'm an e-bike convert

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:00
Hello, stranger! My name is Josh Drummond, and I have been born again. I want to share the good news with you. That's right: I'm here to tell you about the Church of Electric Bikes (of Latter Day Cyclists).

Audio killed the video star: The rise of podcasts

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:00
Are podcasts the new media goldrush and why are so many of them about crime? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports from the wild frontier of the audio renaissance.

Hands-on with Google's new Pixel 2 phone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:10
Google is accelerating its push into making its own devices,  introducing two new smartphones, a new laptop called the Pixelbook, a stylus and new wireless earbuds called Pixel Buds.

Review: Nokia 8

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:36
My first cellphone was a Nokia. Built like a brick-you-know-what house, it ran for days on a single charge.

Whoever controls the operating system directs the future

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:28
OPINION: Today most people experience computing through devices controlled by a handful of companies: principally Microsoft and Apple for traditional computers and Google and Apple for smartphones.

If you have a Yahoo account, do this now

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:16
Do you still Yahoo?
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