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Salient Eye app catches Kapiti Coast thief
Salient Eye, a free Android home security app, has helped a family in Wellington catch an intruder trying to break into their home.
Big players upping the ante in smartwatch market
“Market restraints include reluctance to spend a significant amount on what is at best a companion device.
iOS smartphone sales increasing, Android slowing down
Apple's recent shift to bigger screen models with a broader country reach has had an immediate impact on volumes.
Ransomware masquerades as FBI, Android users in the crossfire
Thousands of Android users have been targeted by a ransomware that demands users to pay $500 to restore access to their smartphone, says Bitdefender.
WhatsApp: Not so free after all?
WhatsApp is quick to say its calling feature is free, even between countries, but only when a user has an unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot...
Kiwi nutrition app comes to Android
“There has been growing demand from consumers to have more facts about what's in food, and we’ve been very pleased with interest in Foodeye so far."
Android App Review: Move It!
I feel like maybe it says something that they’re denying the accusations so strenuously before I’ve even had a chance to make them.
Android App Review: Toxic Thinking
Toxic Thinking unfortunately seems like an example of a good idea ruined by poor execution.
Android app review: Gloomy Dungeon 3d: Hardcore
Gloomy Dungeon 3d: Hardcore is a Doom-esque first-person shooter that is 3D, hardcore, and set in a gloomy dungeon. It’s perfect, really.
Samsung tackles printer market
Samsung Electronics New Zealand has announced its new printer range that’s powered by Android and targeted to business users.
Postr adds news, deals and weather to lock screen offering
Postr has added news, weather and deals to its dynamic lock screen offering.
Android App Review: Napp
Napp is a nap-timing app, because what else could it be with that name?
Android App Review: NZ Blood Service
The Blood Service app won’t make dealing with needles any easier, But it does make it easier to find somewhere to donate blood and get you booked in.
First 'Netflix Recommended' TVs revealed
Netflix reveals the first batch of TVs with the Netflix Recommended TV designation. Each will bear a Netflix Recommended TV logo in retail stores.
Android App Review: Little Alchemy
For such a simple premise Little Alchemy is a delightful, absorbing game, and one that I would happily recommend for kids or adults.
Widespread malware threat on Android devices
New android installer highjacking vulnerability exposes Android device users to data theft and malware.
Android App Review: WoodenMan - Drawing Mannequin
Here’s an obvious addition to the list of physical things that now have digital app equivalents
Android App Review: Nail Doctor - Kids Games
Nail Doctor is everything I hate about cheaply-made, cynical revenue-grabbing apps, combined with everything I hate about foot hygiene.
Android App Review: Auckland Libraries App
The library system, including its online component, was already working fine for me. What do I actually need this app to do?
Android App Review: Ghost Detector Spectrum
Ghost Detector Spectrum is an app that claims to detect ghosts. Whether it does or not … well, that’s hard to prove, isn’t it.
Smartphones: Could bigger screens herald the end of tablets?
The concomitant move towards bigger screens in smartphone handsets may be about to throw a further spanner in the works.
Android and iOS inch toward world domination
Android and iOS are continuing to move toward total domination of the worldwide smartphone market following results from 2014.
Android App Review: Stick Hero
Stick Hero is one of those games that took a single, simple idea and executed it well, and the end result is so much better than most other game apps.
Android App Review: Birds of New Zealand
Living in New Zealand we’re blessed with many things. Not our internet speed or standard of reality television, but birds? We’ve done pretty well with birds.