Stories by Rebecca
Scammers put a damper on holiday travels
Holiday travellers beware: SCAMwatch reports a surge in fake airline emails with malware-laden itineraries. Stay vigilant to avoid scams.
Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Windows Guide
The good folk at ESET bring us a phenomenal series on securing your Christmas tech gifts, starting with your new Windows PC.
NAB Social Media Command Centre unveiled
NAB raises the bar with a high-tech Social Media Command Centre, aiming to revolutionize customer service in the digital age.
The Hobbit – too much tech?
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit faces criticism for its high-tech frame rate, worrying fans it may detract from Middle Earth's charm.
Google Maps hits iOS – again
After a brief absence, Google Maps returns to iOS, offering users a smoother, voice-guided navigation experience once more.
YouTube's new facility to kill broadcast TV
YouTube transforms an LA hangar into a cutting-edge studio, nurturing the next content creation giants.
Samsung showcases Galaxy Note II in Sydney
A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of flying to Sydney for the launch of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Windows 8 set to give Apple a run for its money
Microsoft's Windows 8 challenges Apple with superior screen resolution and advanced features, hinting at a PC rebirth.
Your mini guide to Windows 8
Windows 8 introduces a touchscreen interface and a host of new apps, marking Microsoft's biggest OS update since Windows 95.
Apple unveils new iPhone 5
Apple launches iPhone 5 in San Francisco with a larger screen, slimmer design, and new connector, setting stage to reclaim smartphone lead.
Layman’s explanation of Pinterest
Unlock the world of virtual pinboards with Pinterest, a place to organise and share web discoveries from recipes to home décor.
Layman’s explanation of LinkedIn
Part eight of our series explains the basics of LinkedIn. While tomorrow's final installment we will be explaining Pinterest.
Layman's explanation of Digg
Delve into the world of Digg, the platform transforming how we discover and share trending news, beyond mere likes and shares.
Layman's explanation of Tumblr
Unraveling Tumblr: A beginner's guide to the microblogging platform transforming how we share and engage online.
Layman's explanation of Google+
Google+ decoded: A comprehensive guide for those mystified by social media, revealing how to share, connect, and thrive online.
Layman's explanation of Skype
Skype simplifies global communication with free voice/video calls and instant messaging.
Layman’s explanation of YouTube
Delve into YouTube, where global connection thrives through user-created videos, from viral sensations to educational vlogs.
Layman’s explanation of Twitter
Discover Twitter: A layman's guide to mastering tweets, hashtags, and social connections in the digital age.
Layman's explanation of Facebook
Facebook demystified: From keeping in touch to brand building, find out how this major social network shapes our online lives.
Drinking games gone digital
Nearly everything has gone digital these days, and now even the good old fashioned drinking game has joined the digital revolution.
New Nokia Lumia and LG Optimus announced
Nokia and LG unveil their latest smartphones in NZ, with the Lumia 610 offering rich social experiences and the stylish LG Optimus L3 appealing to fashion-conscious consumers.
The latest and greatest from TomTom
TomTom introduces the Via 620, a new study revealing the favourite Kiwi holiday spot and Mapshare for New Zealanders on the move.
The Fitbit System hits New Zealand stores
Fitbit debuts in NZ, offering kiwis a seamless system to track health and fitness with innovative gadgets and apps.
The technology behind the RWC
With the competition nearly over, we take a look at some of the innovative technology that has brought the event to life.