Consumer technology news from the future
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Westpac eyes up Google Glass app and iBeacon tech...
"By the end of this year our customers will be able to walk into a shop wearing their Google Glasses, see something they like and instantly check their bank balance which will be displayed in their peripheral vision – that’s pretty cool."
Introducing the hi-tech way to unhook a bra...
"Until now, the bra was a piece of clothing to remove, but now it is an instrument to test for true love."
Seedy porn pics = 30,000 Spamchatters scammed
"With 350 million messages sent on Snapchat on a daily basis, it is no surprise that spammers have honed in on the service."
Android App Review: NZSL Dictionary
There are plenty of apps that help you with American or British sign language, but far fewer that are specifically for New Zealand. The NZSL Dictionary is one of those, and it does a pretty good job of it.
Android App Review: InstaFontMaker
InstaFontMaker is a typeface design app available in free and premium versions. It is about as good as you could expect a type design app for your phone to be, which is not necessarily the insult it sounds like.
Android App Review: Looper
Looper is a free app that lets you record and mix samples and sounds into music. It has nothing to do with the 2012 sci-fi movie starring Bruce Willis, which is a shame because that movie is great.
Android App Review: Alcohol Calculator
It’s that season: end of year work cocktails, Christmas champagne, lazy sunny afternoon beers. It can add up pretty quickly. Find out just how quickly with this handy Alcohol Calculator!
Xtracta releases "game-changing" app
Xtracta, a kiwi based startup is set to revolutionise traditional data entry through its game-changing product, the Xtracta App.
App Store sales smashed US$10 billion mark in 2013
Record-breaking December sees over three billion apps downloaded across the world…
Android App Review: Little Lot
Now I’ve got my first decent Android phone, I’ve been testing out some new apps out there and one I’m really enjoying is Little Lot.
Helpouts… a killer app for Video Collaboration?
A seasoned collaboration pro, it is pretty rare that I see something with a hook that stands above the amazing futuristic world that I live within every day; the unusual has become usual and not a lot surprises me now.
Android App Review: Devil Ninja (Xmas)
Given the season, I tried this week to find a useful organisation app to help with your Christmas shopping.
Say hello to Sky Go on iPhone and iPad…
SKY customers can now enjoy live sport, news, movies and more on their Apple iPhone or iPad with the new SKY GO App.
Birds of New Zealand flies on to the iPhone
Auckland University Press has just released its first app, based on the popular photographic guide Birds of New Zealand by Paul Scofield and Brent Stephenson.
Microsoft NZ: Windows 8.1 reaches over 130,000 apps
Windows 8.1 is Windows 8 made better, with major improvements in personalization, Search, in-built apps from Microsoft, the Windows Store, app multi-tasking, and the return of the Start Button...
Kiwi firm launches onto the world stage with United Nations App
Kiwi mobile solutions company PaperKite has stamped its mark on the smartphones and tablets of world leaders, after launching its UN Handbook App in New York.
Android App Review: Zombie Smasher
This week, in Apps That Would Also Be Great Names for Hardcore Bands, we present: Zombie Smasher.
Android App Review: Aspire News
This week I’m looking at something a touch more serious than the usual app I review. Aspire News is a free app that aims to make it easier for the victims of domestic abuse to get help safely.
“Wait a minute…The Internet knows more about me than my own mother?”
Whispers. The secret to predicting the future is to listen for the whisper, according to Symantec.
Mega launches iOS app
Kim Dotcom's cloud storage service Mega has released an iOS app, available free of charge from the App Store.
HP boosts partner opps with new SDN App Store
HP has unveiled the industry’s first enterprise-class software-defined networking (SDN) open ecosystem with the HP SDN Developer Kit (SDK) and the HP SDN App Store.
Android App Review: Trend Micro Mobile Security
Trend Micro have been in the online security / anti-virus business for a while, and now that business has extended to mobile devices.
Facebook sends $3 billion offer, but Snapchat rejects
"We're enjoying being an independent company... we certainly don't think monetization is terrible."
Android App Review: Escape the Titanic
Escape the Titanic is a free puzzle game whose name tells you everything you need to know.