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New VoIP app takes on the telcos
Ringr, a new smartphone app, provides VoIP communications and aims to get people moving from telco providers to apps.
Shoppers turn to smartphones for better retail experience
The way consumers shop is changing, with more reaching for their smartphone before or during their retail experience.
Samsung ups its tablet game with latest release
The way Kiwis stay productive, connect and consume online media is constantly evolving, and rise of tablet usage has played an important role in this.
Huawei P8 smartphone, in Spark NZ stores now
“[The P8 phone] really shows that Huawei is a serious player in the premium smartphone market."
Mobile devices tearing up printing and scanning landscape
"As organisations adopt mobile devices at a rapid pace, opportunities for document solutions continue to grow."
Wi-Fi Aware: Enabling a better connected world
"Wi-Fi Aware has the potential to put Wi-Fi at the forefront of those experiences, enabling social and local applications to come to life."
TomTom launches the Bandit Action Camera in NZ
We are excited to bring the TomTom Bandit to New Zealand. The Bandit action camera fits in perfectly with the active Kiwi lifestyle."
Are virtual reality headsets bad for our eyes?
As virtual reality headsets become more widespread, it's important for people to consider how they could negatively impact eyesight.
Wireless charging market: Drivers, challenges and benefits
Future Market Insights (FMI) has investigated the current wireless charging market and forecasted what it will look like over the next five years.
Device shipments growing in 2015, despite PC impact
Gartner's latest forecast for the devices market features revised predictions as currency fluctuations bite - but it's not all bad news.
Nikon releases new high-performance lens
“By establishing the new standard for everyday travel photography experiences, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR is set to be an essential."
Salient Eye app catches Kapiti Coast thief
Salient Eye, a free Android home security app, has helped a family in Wellington catch an intruder trying to break into their home.
New Zealand: Huawei's TalkBand B2 is here
As the second generation of the TalkBand series, the B2 was created at Huawei’s Paris design centre and echoes the design of the Huawei P8 smartphone.
Are you addicted to your smartphone?
Take this survey to find out how addicted to your smartphone you are.
Billion dollar UC market growing, driven by mobility
"Increase in mobile workforce as well as enterprise mobility is expected to favourably impact the global market over the next six years."
Hands on review: HP Elite X2 1011 G1 Hybrid Tablet Laptop
I can recommend the X2 for those who want that ability to go from desktop to laptop to tablet without using a multitude of devices.
Smartphone addiction a big risk
With BYOD policies making their way into business offices and onto school stationery lists, smartphone addiction is potentially worldwide problem.
Estimating crowd sizes with mobile phones and Twitter
"Data generated through everyday interactions with our mobile phones could be of clear value for a range of business and policy stakeholders."
iOS smartphone sales increasing, Android slowing down
Apple's recent shift to bigger screen models with a broader country reach has had an immediate impact on volumes.
Jabra takes Skype for Business to new levels
Jabra has released the latest upgrade to its product series, Jabra Evolve, providing employees new ways to use Skype for Business.
LG dons leather in premium smartphone battle
LG has unveiled its new flagship G4 smartphone – complete with leather backing – as the Korean company makes a play for the premium market.
Samsung knocks Apple out of top spot
Samsung has reaffirmed itself as the global lead for smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2015, says IDC.
Are smartphones a vital education tool?
“Mobile devices render an enormous number of possibilities at all levels of educational technology integration.”
Technology downs retailer Camera & Camera
The ubiquitous nature of smartphones has taken a toll on camera retailer Camera & Camera, which has been placed into liquidation.