FutureFive NZ - The TechDay Weekender - Apr 9th 2011

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The TechDay Weekender - Apr 9th 2011

While retails stores are left guessing when they’re likely to have iPad 2s back in stock, Apple’s shipping times on its website came down for the first time since launch. You’ll now only have to wait 2-3 weeks.

Why buy a Flip camera when you can download a new Cisco app that allows you to take video and share it with friends? (Answer: because the quality’s way better on a Flip than on an iPhone 3GS).

It looks like early versions of Windows 8 have been released into the wild, mainly to Microsoft’s hardware OEM partners. The new OS has been built from the ground up for tablets and PCs and the leaked pics look like the user interface will be based on the tile system from Windows 7 Phone.

After months of criticism Skype offered a downgrade for the Mac version of the online chat application.

Other good news for Mac owners came in the form of Microsoft confirming that Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will land sometime next week. The update will feature increased stability, security, and some new features to the suite – including improved Outlook syncing support – as well as other performance enhancements.

Nearly three-quarters of New Zealanders polled by TelstraClear about the government’s proposed ultra-fast broadband (UFB) roll-out want the Commerce Commission retained as a watchdog over prices and services.

This week’s Fibre Watch column cherry-picked the best quotes from the Telcom conference at Sky City.

Another popular article this week was ‘Why search engine marketing is better than TV’. If you don't know, have a read.

And if an iPad 2 is out of your budget, why not take a look at the Telecom Tablet. It only costs $399 and is "ideal” for games, reading and video, says Telecom.

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