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IDC
IDC finds 3.9% decline in worldwide tablet shipments
Preliminary data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker has found tablet shipments reached 38.4 million units during Q1 2022, a year-over-year decline of 3.9%.
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Rugged
How to ensure equipment will withstand harsh conditions
Purchasing fully rugged devices can deliver significant savings when it comes to total cost of ownership, writes Getac business development manager Frank Baldrighi.
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Artificial Intelligence
Lenovo unveils new high-performance AI, edge, and cloud services and hardware at Tech World
Lenovo has unveiled a wave of new enterprise and consumer innovations at its 7th annual global technology event, Tech World.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS launches Amazon Location Service
“Our customers are excited to use location data to take advantage of the explosion of connected devices available today."
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Edge Computing
IOTech launches Edge Builder to manage edge systems at scale
Edge software company IOTech has announced the launch of Edge Builder, its end-to-end, open solution for managing edge systems at scale. 
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Gartner
Global chip shortage to persist until second quarter of 2022
The chip shortage started primarily with devices, such as power management, display devices and microcontrollers, fabricated on legacy nodes at 8-inch foundry fabs, which have a limited supply. 
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ExtraHop
Ripple20 threat could affect 35% of all IT environments – ExtraHop
The vulnerabilities have the potential to ‘ripple’ through complex software supply chains, enabling attackers to steal data or execute code.
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E-waste
'They don't make things like they used to' - why devices aren't built to last
“People lament the fact that things aren’t repairable, and that things don’t seem to last as long as they used to, and they’re right."
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Remote Working
How to stay ‘screen fit’ when working at home
How do we avoid digital fatigue and stay connected? It starts with establishing a routine.
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Web Development
HP targets creatives with new additions to HP Create Ecosystem
HP has released additions to its HP Create Ecosystem, with the HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Create and the HP ENVY 15, all designed for creators including consumers and professionals.
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Smartphone
Canalys: Smart devices to reach three billion by 2023
"A lot of progress has been made in the past 12 months, and it will be the most important trend in consumer technology in 2020."
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Smartphone
IDC on used smartphone market: No signs of slowing down
"In contrast to the recent declines in the new smartphone market, as well as the forecast for minimal growth in new shipments over the next few years, the used market for smartphones shows no signs of slowing down across all parts of the globe."
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Gartner
Gartner: A/NZ still outstripping the globe on IT spending growth
However, both Australia and New Zealand are expected to mirror the global decline on device spending.
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Cybersecurity
Life changing or frustrating? New research looks into digital lifestyles
The report shows that globally consumers overwhelmingly agree that online digital technology has positively impacted their lives, despite the issues around performance and security.
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Cybersecurity
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.
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Malware
Hands-on review: Trend Micro’s Home Network Security simplifies how we get protected from cyber attacks
Protecting your devices from cyber attacks has never been this easy.
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Massey University
Are digital devices impacting tertiary students' eyesight?
"One of the most noticeable differences [...] was the heavy daily use of digital devices such as mobile phones which was up to 12 hours per day."
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Gartner
Gartner: Hybrid device shipments to soar 70% this year
Hybrid devices are expected to clock 70% shipment growth this year, but Windows 10 is needed to drive enterprise growth.
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Tablets & laptops
HP offloading TouchPads in NZ - Updated
HP New Zealand has announced it will emulate the TouchPad fire sales held overseas over the weekend.
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Apple
Apple slashes prices in Australia - Updated
Apple has cut the prices at its Australian app store, citing 'changes in foreign exchange rates and local tax laws.'
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Internet
Technology VS God?
Pope Benedict led Roman Catholics into Holy Week celebrations on April 17th, telling the lively Sunday crowd that "man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God."