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

24 Feb 17

It was a busy week for the NetGuide team - there were High Court decisions, a telco war, a whole lot of reviews to be done.. Phew. We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech. 

Spark and InternetNZ asked for a pause on the Vodafone+Sky merger, but turns out the Commerce Commission decided the merger was a bad idea.

Apple crafted a masterpiece and we all got to take a look at a real workplace of the future.

Our very own PC-mad Sara took a stab at being an Apple user – Was she converted?

Weta Workshop made a boardgame and people are loving it.

Gareth Morgan’s political party made some bold education statements.

Kiwis realised they needed to up their digital skills game.

And we didn’t talk about Trump.  

Royole's FlexPai: So bendable phablets are a reality now
A US-based firm called Royole is delivering on that age-old problem of not being able to fold up your devices (who hasn't ever wished they could fold their phone up...)
Hands-on review: Having fun in Knowledge is Power: Decades and Chimparty
They don’t revolutionise social video gaming, but they are enjoyable enough to occupy you during a wet weekend. 
Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
Tile's Mate & Pro Bluetooth trackers land in NZ
If your car keys (or your tablet) have disappeared into the void at the back of the couch or if you left them somewhere in your car, retracing your steps to find them could be a thing of the past.
Government still stuck in the past? Not on GovTech's watch
What exactly is GovTech and what’s been happening in our capital city?
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.
How much does your Amazon Prime Video subscription really get you?
For our NZ$8.90 per month, the average cost per title is US$0.00126 - but we only really get a choice of 416 TV shows and 4321 movies. Choice is a little bit limited compared to other countries.