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Mobile OS market: Android continues to dominate Asia but Apple holds the US
The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has revealed Android and iOS are continuing to increase their share of most markets.
16 Jun 2017
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
09 Jun 2017
Samsung topples Apple for smartphone shipments in NZ
Samsung has returned to the number 1 spot in the NZ smartphone market after reclaiming the position from Apple - but change could be near.
02 Jun 2017
High-end market to drive smartphone shipment rebound in 2017
After a slow 2016, a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed smartphone shipments are expected to rebound in 2017.
01 Jun 2017
Hackers run circles around Samsung's iris scanner security
It wasn’t exactly the kind of hacking you see in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
24 May 2017
Hands on Review: Samsung Galaxy S8
This beautiful smartphone is carried by its powerful internals and gorgeous screen.
09 May 2017
Smartphone rankings: Who the F**k is Oppo?
Oppo launched in New Zealand for the first time in March of this year, bringing us their R9, F1 and A39 models.
02 May 2017
Magnify VR expo brings a taste of the future to Auckland
A full day of virtual and augmented reality demonstrations and experiences are on offer, including a specially made short movie that incorporate VR.
26 Apr 2017
Getting hands on at the Samsung S8/S8+ launch event
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were naturally the MVP of the launch, with plenty of them around to try out.
31 Mar 2017
Samsung turn smartphones into desktops with new 'DeX'
“We developed Samsung DeX with the highly mobile worker in mind, giving them a convenient and flexible desktop experience.”
30 Mar 2017
Samsung comes out firing: New Gear 360 announced
“The updated Gear 360 will continue to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share.”
30 Mar 2017
Samsung puts environment first: Note 7 recycling effort
"..processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods."
28 Mar 2017
Weather forecasts meet virtual reality with launch of AccuWeather app
Rather than simply watching from the sideline, AccuWeather VR users are in the middle of the action.
23 Mar 2017
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy A7 - a sleek midrange smartphone
Samsung’s latest Galaxy A series might just smooth what has been something of a bumpy path for the global giant. We get hands-on with the A7.
21 Mar 2017
IDC NZ: Apple takes top smartphone vendor spot for first time since 2012
The smartphone market in 2017 looks almost guaranteed to be extremely competitive, with stakes heating up between the three main vendors.
13 Mar 2017
Apple iPad sales defy the declining Indian tablet market in December quarter
Apple recorded the fastest growth in the quarter ended December 2016, making it into the top five despite the segment shrinking 3.1 percent.
06 Mar 2017
Mobile World Congress 2017: Samsung unveils new tablets and VR with controller
“The new device expands Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and makes it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences."
27 Feb 2017
Galaxy S7 Edge: Samsung gets sleek with limited edition Black Pearl
“The result is a stylish all-black aesthetic that capture the essence of the colour in its purest form."
16 Feb 2017
Dominating Apple not immune to tablet market woe, Lenovo ‘one to watch’
Even the holiday quarter of 2016 couldn't save the dwindling tablet market as it continued its spirally decline, IDC says.
03 Feb 2017
Apple pips Samsung following ‘roller coaster’ year for the smartphone
"There's no question 2016 marked a memorable year for the smartphone. To round it all off, we now have a three horse race at the top of the market."
02 Feb 2017
Finally: Samsung reveals what went wrong
Samsung reveals what the hell happened with the Note 7 last year.
23 Jan 2017
Samsung hones in on mobile with expanded Alliance Program
"The new program will bring together best-in-class technology partners and will be help businesses" accelerate mobile strategies."
12 Jan 2017
Samsung, Weta and Te Papa launch interactive high-tech Bug Lab exhibition
Bugs have a bad rep. The thing is, they’re fascinating too. This must’ve struck the folks at Te Papa who are opening the high-tech “Bug Lab” tomorrow.
09 Dec 2016
Spark is in but Alcatel is out: NZ's top five smartphone vendors reshuffled
Spark has edged out Alcatel from the top five vendors in the New Zealand smartphone market, according IDC's latest smartphone shipment stats.
09 Dec 2016