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VMware and Wipro expand collaboration to aid digital strategy
The companies are bringing together VMware Cross-Cloud services with Wipro FullStride Cloud Services to help enterprises accelerate app modernisation.
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Hands-on-review: GoPro Hero 10
I have a long history with GoPro; I still remember getting my first camera when I was 16, using it to film Parkour and the day I lost it down a dingey crag. 
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Pinterest partners with WooCommerce and launches app
The new app gives businesses of all sizes the power to turn their product catalogues into shoppable product pins on Pinterest
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Economic development agency launches new app to pair employers with talent
Whanganui city's economic development agency wants to see locals swiping right on a new matchmaking app set up to pair Whanganui businesses with skilled workers.
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Zip deal with Singtel offers Pay Later service in Singapore
Global Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) company Zip is partnering with Singapore telecommunications group Singtel to set up Zip’s service in the country.
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Hands-on review: JBL LivePro+ TWS
I have become more of a fan of earbuds since discovering my ears no longer have to ache, and they don’t have to continually fall out. JBL will be pleased to hear that no amount of head gyrating has managed to dislodge either bud.
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Empired launches new app to reduce human error and improve security
The Empired User Secure Score works alongside Microsoft Teams, to give organisations a bird’s eye view of the level of security compliance from their team.
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Hands-on review: GoCube Edge
GoCube’s S.T.E.M. smart cube and app helped me solve a decades-old puzzle.
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Software AG
Software AG extends IoT platform with new app
According to the company, the new app will enable manufacturers of any size to collect and process key data as it’s created and better understand production effectiveness.
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Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori
Digital Māori dictionary partners with Dynamo6 to overhaul app
Upgrades to the app include new audio clips pronouncing 24,000 words in te reo Māori, as well as the ability to filter results by idioms, phrases, proverbs and loan words.
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Six60 backed Sidehustle app launches - the social marketplace app for entrepreneurs
Sidehustle Ecommerce launches Sidehustle, a social marketplace app where brands and individuals can buy, sell and rent items, and find and list jobs.
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Financial institutions
Traditional banks invest in apps to keep up with the competition
Financial institutions across the APAC region are working to become more ingrained in the financial decisions of their customers, primarily through the development of digital financial wellness and money management apps.
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A peek inside the world of LEGO VIDIYO
In just six months, LEGO has built out its VIDIYO range into something quite spectacular.
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App development
Mobile app growth up by 31% according to new report
Marketing analytics platform Adjust has released a new report that finds mobile app growth is up by 31% in 2021.
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App development
App install fraud up $945 million in APAC
Asia Pacific was exposed to US$945 million in app install fraud in the first half of 2020. This is according to the AppsFlyer annual fraud report The State of Mobile Ad Fraud 2020 Edition.
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"Tinder of real estate" - Kiwi property app launches
A new app designed to connect property sellers with potential buyers has been launched in New Zealand. 
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deVere responds to growing demand for fintech solutions with new app
“Fintech is meeting growing demand for on-the-go service, it is speeding up the advance of global financial inclusion which helps social advancement around the world, plus costs are lowered and the client experience is enhanced.”
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Xero partners with Coveo to empower small businesses with machine learning
“Creating intelligent experiences like Xeros app marketplace and Xero Central are critical to compete in today’s experience economy."
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Australian Government Department of Health
Australian Govt teams up with Delv to release COVID-19 app
"The app is one of the best ways we will be able to get important information and updates to Australians as well as enable them to share important information with us during these difficult times."
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Apple rolls out new App Store restrictions in response to COVID-19
The tech giant has also banned outright entertainment or game apps which use the coronavirus as a theme or central idea.
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App development
Pegasystems announces new app-building software
Clients can create their first product release or their MLP in a matter of weeks.
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University of Auckland students launch app for Stress Less Week
University of Auckland students have created a digital treasure hunt for Stress Less Week, designed to engage students in an interactive game and offer a fun outlet prior to exams.
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Health focused app launches in A/NZ
A new app has been launched by Jonas Leisure for users in Australia and New Zealand, professing to ‘open up new ways for members to connect with each other and their fitness facilities’.
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Apple Pay
Ola brings Apple Pay to ridesharing for Australia and New Zealand
Ola has become the first major rideshare platform to integrate Apple Pay in Australia and New Zealand. The Apple payment system will be a lead feature of a major upgrade for the app, according to a new report.