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AI software growth to fall below current investor projections
AI application growth will be constrained by technology vendors embedding AI functionality into existing software products with greater frequency.
Adoption of cloud-native apps high but security remains an issue - report
While most organisations today are using cloud-native apps, Kubernetes and microservices, they struggle to secure and connect the complex environments resulting from them.
Sony launches Apple TV app on select smart TVs
The Apple TV app will launch on select Sony TV models during the month of December. The firm
Apple launches App Store Small Business Programme
Developers can qualify for the programme and a reduced 15% commission if they earned up to US$1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year.
Full reveal: LEGO shares a glimpse of the full Super Mario range
“Sixteen LEGO Super Mario sets have been introduced and I am really looking forward to seeing how people’s play expands with these and the unique Power-Up Packs,” says Nintendo game producer and executive officer Takashi Tezuka.
Track and trace app must be mandatory to all visitors into NZ
A mandatory track and trace app must be made available to all visitors into New Zealand, says Jupl co-founder Sir Ray Avery.
Kiwi firm ignites Aotearoa's mental health & wellbeing support
As New Zealand moves through the various stages of lockdown, it’s not just physical health that Kiwis are doing their bit to protect; it’s also everyone’s mental health too.
Meet the Lens Scanner - a revolutionary app to get your glasses prescription online
The Lens Scanner allows customers to quickly and effortlessly perform their own eye test to retrieve their glasses prescription online.
Feeling lonely online? Share a pic of your pet, says psychologist
To address some of the more negative aspects of online life, pet food brand Pedigree and a bunch of New Zealanders have created a new app that asks people to post pictures of their pets.
Christchurch startup looks to fix voicemail headaches
Vxt converts voicemails to text for users to read via app or email.
Deliveroo takes rider safety seriously with new advisory panel
The panel includes 10 Deliveroo riders from across the country, who will meet once a month to discuss rider safety and raise awareness about what issues they face on the roads.
LaTrobe Uni's autism detection app wins award
An Australian-designed app that is able detect early signs of autism has won an award from the Business Higher Education Round Table.
Enjoy the ride: Uber launches comfy option
"We anticipate the enhanced features of Comfort alongside the extended wait time and more experienced drivers in newer cars will be of most interest to a key group of riders."
The dark side of apps: Security threats on the rise
"Think about it, unsecured Wi-Fi, spoofing, phishing attacks, ransomware, spyware... mobile devices make for the perfect target."
Uber is coming to seven regional NZ locations
Uber’s presence in New Zealand is getting bigger, as the company looks beyond cities and starts to etch out a presence in the regions.
The karaoke app taking the Philippines by storm
The company behind the app’s success says it’s all about the joy and positive energy that comes from singing.
WhosOnLocation app now supports te reo Māori
At first glance, you might not think that a sign-in desk might be a likely place to celebrate New Zealand culture and heritage, but that’s now changing.
Facebook: 'We'll pay you if we can track your apps'
After years of tracking people with various forms of implied (and explicit) consent, Facebook is now allowing people to opt-in to being market research guinea pigs.
Mobile apps to have most impact on business success by 2020
Apps have already stamped their mark on modern business, but Gartner expects the best is still to come.
R.I.P car keys: New Hyundai tech lets you use your phone
The new tech enables you to use your phone to lock and unlock your car, start it, save your individual settings, and control it remotely in ride sharing.
Your mobile phone ain't as safe as it used to be
If you ever believed your mobile device was less exposed to online threats, now’s the time to take another look.
Te reo Māori goes global via language app called Drops
If you’re keen to learn a few words of Māori – or as much as 90% of the language, you may want to check out an Android and iOS app called Drops.
Why the growing threat of scam apps demands attention
"Downloading a fake app can open users’ devices and, consequently, networks, up to a range of dangerous implications, including data breaches and bank account depletion."
5 tips for protection against surging number of scam apps
We all love them and our lives are effectively run by them, but research has revealed apps are increasingly growing deceitful with ulterior motives.