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Human Rights Commission champions domestic violence prevention app
“One in three women in New Zealand will experience violence over her lifetime, hence its name of the app. It will be a game changer for many women."
Furniture app transforms tiny apartments
Based on an experimental project from MIT, the Ori system allows an apartment dweller to transform a studio apartment.
Heineken launches exclusive rewards app for Kiwis
“Heineken LIVE uses innovative technology to encourage people to discover the best parts of their cities as well as see old favourites."
Guess who's back with Bluetooth: Furby's had a makeover
It seems these days 90s trends can't be rehashed fast enough as generation Y grows up - and it seems Hasbro has jumped on the bandwagon too.
Five technologies ready to disrupt your business
Personal technologies are set to have a major impact on every business across the globe, according to Gartner.
WA Govt teams with Readify for emergency room app
"Innovation doesn’t have to mean expensive, long term, big bang projects.”
Windows 10 active on 300 million devices, paid version coming soon
With the one year anniversary of Windows 10 on the horizon, Microsoft has announced that the operating system is now active on 300 million devices.
Kiwi company redefines smartphone keyboards
“There was no keyboard app that was designed around the way people hold their phones. We were astounded no one else was doing this."
New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps coming to Windows 10
Microsoft recently announced a fleet of apps designed specifically for Windows 10 from the social media heavyweights.
Kiwi creators along with British company bring Thunderbirds back to life
“Our drive is to bring stories to life in a highly interactive and engaging way in the digital space. This app is another Kiwi success story."
Retaining millennials a complex task, are cloud apps the answer?
“Often, younger employees leave a role not because they receive a better offer necessarily, but because they are frustrated with daily processes."
Women's Group develops app to shut down domestic violence in NZ
"We want to help women understand that experiencing abuse and violence is not normal and help is available.”
App revenue set to double, outpaces downloads
“Downloads will however see a marked slowdown in mature smartphone markets placing a greater emphasis on download quality rather than quantity."
Apple gears up for its 27th annual developer conference
"There has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together."
Auckland Council rolls out dog safety app
In the wake of several reported dog attacks this week, Auckland Council is this week rolling out a ‘dog safety’ app designed to keep children safe.
Hands-on review: AirDroid app
Sometimes an app proves to be so insanely useful that you wonder how you coped without it - is this the handiest Android app ever?
Employees worry about security but don't do anything about it, survey finds
“This year’s survey shines a light on the significant disconnect between how employees view their personal information and that of their employer."
New iPad app for 'struggling readers' launched
The app has been designed to deliver an individualised reading coaching to beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners.
Consumer-grade enterprise applications in hot demand
"The new generation of powerful B2B apps that are being brought online has the potential to make a real difference to the way organisations run."
The latest in Kiwi innovation: An interactive language learning app
Lingogo, the brainchild of three Kiwi women, is a new digital bookshop app filled with interactive, dual-language stories.
New language education app helps kids with learning disabilities
A new app for language disorders is the first special education tool to be featured by Apple in the best new apps section of the App Store.
Kiwi company launches safety app for businesses
"Health and safety is that it’s everyone’s responsibility, from staff to management and owners, and this has been reflected in the new product."
PlayKids educational app named Best Streaming Video Platform
“As we grow our portfolio of apps for both kids and parents, this award highlights a standard to which we hold the quality of all our work."
New app lets Kiwis check their carbon footprint
We think this is really disruptive for the conscious consumption movement; to be able to say you can do well financially by doing good for the planet.