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Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide

20 Mar 2017

Last week was a busy one for the NetGuide team. So we thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.

It was a busy week for the NetGuide team – forget 4G, 4.5G is a thing; we learned Apple devices are the easiest to use, scammers made their way to Instagram and a brand new phone brand made its way to NZ.

Phew. We thought we'd make it easy for you and give a quick wrap of what went down in the land of consumer tech this week.

New global camera phone brand OPPO made its way to New Zealand shores, courtesy of 2degrees.

PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn has sold over 2.6 million copies already.

Spark reveals 4G has been rolled out to 90% of the country, but forget that – apparently 4.5G is where its at.

A new report from Jamf confirmed what most of us already knew – Apple devices are in fact easier to manage than other rival ones, such PC Chromebook and Android.

And, watch out all you Instawhores, scammers are out to get you! Cyber security firm ESET have discovered 13 new Instagram-credential-stealing apps.

Stay tuned this week as our team brings you the latest in consumer tech, reviews and interviews!

This Iron Man drone wants you to fly like a superhero
Iron Man must be one of the most popular superheroes of 2019 – because this year he has been transformed into a robot, and now he’s styled as his very own drone.
HP back on board with Emirates Team NZ
HP 3D print technology will supposedly help the team innovate at speed.
Do you use the Peel Smart Remote app? Delete or update it now
Peel Smart Remote could leak your personal pictures, information, and documents to an unknown server.
How printing solutions can help save the planet
Y Soft has identified five key ways organisations can become more economical and reduce their environmental impact.
Information is power when choosing electricity plans
While 90% of respondents knew their average power bill over the summertime, more than half didn’t know their kilowatt hour (kWh) price, or their monthly usage amount. 
A quick look at Haier & LG's take on the smart home revolution
Haier is going all-in on the smart home revolution – and it believes your home should be smart all the way from the laundry to the bedroom.
An 8K TV for $80,000? Samsung has you covered
8K televisions have landed in New Zealand, but they come with eye-watering price tags of up to $80,000.
Scammers targeting more countries in sextortion scam - ESET
The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim's device, and have recorded the person while watching pornographic content.