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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.
Kiwi ingenuity strikes again with world's first smart car mount
“People spend a lot of time behind the wheel, but we are still connected, so we wanted to make this as easy and safe as possible."
Need speed? Now you can request an Uber motorcycle
Uber passengers on Thailand have a new way to get around: as of Wednesday, the ride service has added motorcycles to its offerings in Bangkok.
Mobile malware at an all-time high
“As mobile devices become more and more functional, cybercriminals have become more and more sophisticated at attacks that attempt to steal money."
Technology's latest victim: car keys
Car manufacturer Volvo is implementing digital keys in place of physical ones via a smartphone.
Ministry of Education and Hika bring te reo Maori to early education
New Zealand early education services (ECE) are eligible to receive free access to the Hika Lite Maori Language Application.
When to expect devices and connected "things" to start talking to one another
After eight years of searching for, downloading and using smartphone apps, users are maturing in their usage behaviours.
5 apps to help you win Valentine's day
Single or taken, we’ve put together some handy apps you should download to help you get through Valentine's Day relatively unscathed.
Apple wants to help you with your budding music career
Want to tap into your musical potential? Apple is on your side, bringing new and refreshed music apps to the App Store.
Oxford Learner's Thesaurus app offers free downloads
The Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus is celebrating World Thesaurus Day today with a promotion on its app for iOS and Android.
Screen sharing Android app enables greater collaboration
“How we meet today - the way we share ideas and get stuff done - is increasingly a series of quick, iterations and interactions."