Stories by Alistair
Xiaomi topples the iPhone 6 and 6+ with the new Edge Mi Note
As slick and as technically proficient as these phones are, they will not be the last in a line of iPhone 6-beating phones.
Chromebooks go big
Recent success in the ultra-affordable Chromebook market now sees Acer enlarging its 11 and 13 inch display models to a somewhat regular size of 15 inches.
Net Neutrality itself might kill our online privacy
Advances in net neutrality in the USA could be a Trojan horse for online privacy, amid Snowden's leaks and emerging cyber vulnerabilities.
Can google help us predict the future
Google Trends reveals shifting tech interests, questioning if it could forecast societal changes and our 'ubiquitous' future.
Collaboration in the Enterprise: Facebook trumps the rest
In a fast-moving digital era, Facebook emerges as the top choice for workplace collaboration, outshining Microsoft's Yammer and others.
Top Linux Conference about to descend on Auckland
Tech titans gather at Auckland's LinuxConf, a pivotal moment for NZ’s tech scene, featuring Linus Torvalds. Tickets still up for grabs.
NZET Podcast #26: Glacier the tip of the iceberg.
Gen-i becomes NZ's first ICT provider to achieve the global ISAE 3402 security standard, marking a significant milestone.
[VIDEO]: How to make the font in iOS7 easier to read
What? You don't have 20/20 vision? What do you mean Apple didn't care about you when they designed their new hipster friendly iOS 7 platform?Well, help is at hand.
iPhone 5C & 5S released
As predicted on the NZ Enterprise Tech podcast, the iPhone 5S is coming to us in Champagne, Slate and Grey colours.
iOS 7 GM released to devs
Apple releases Gold master version of iOS 7 to developers, final version before public release on September 18th.
Apple iPhone 5S Has a fingerprint reader?
There's been a few leaks this week on Chinese micro blogging site Weibo of an iPhone 5s with a silver ring around the place you usually see the fingerprint reader.
Steve Ballmer retires as CEO of Microsoft
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft corporation announced Friday morning Seattle time that he would be retiring from Microsoft when they find a replacement.
ICT Networking: Kiwi Style - A Few Quiet Yarns
by Alistair Ross If you are an ICT professional then you'll know how important that networking is to building relationships in the industry.
Microsoft announce once in a lifetime reorgansiation
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes control in major reorganization, aiming to innovate and fend off challenges from rivals.
99% of Android mobile phones susceptible to newly found takeover attack
Recent vulnerability means that 99% of all android phones could be exploited to the point where they could be completely overidden.
Does NZ business have it's head in the sand regarding Disaster Recovery?
<blockquote>Disaster Recovery, or DR, as it's often shortened to, is one of those things that ICT departments love to hate.
Twitter hacked - up to 250,000 accounts compromised
Twitter blogged yesterday that an attack took place over 'just a few moments' before it was noticed by Twitter staff and shut it down.
Tim Berners-Lee sparks new thoughts on Open Standards whilst 'Anti-software patents in NZ' campaign continues
This week saw the Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee come to New Zealand to talk about Open Standards.
New Zealand's Enterprise Tech Summary: Week ending Sat 2nd Feb 2013
Another exciting week has wrapped up here at NZET, Here's a summary of the news stories that were biggest in NZ this week.
Revolutionists or Renegades? Why last week in IT was Mega weird
Even for the totally non geek out there, one had to admit that last week was one of the strangest, surreal moments in recent ICT related news.
Watch cat videos all day. Earn megabucks & outsource. A cautionary tale to employers?
A US employee paid a fifth of his salary to have his job 'outsourced' in China whilst he sat in the office watching Cat videos on reddit.
2013: The year of the Smart Watch?
Just a quick look over at what buzz has been happening in the entrepreneurial world of last year shows that smart watches are in big demand.
Google Apps for small businesses no longer free
It would appear that as of 7 December, Google has decided to pull their free service for Apps.
The week that was: Windows 8, Surface, iPad Mini and a Cancelled Android Event
Friday was the day that completed the week that was in the shape of 'things to come' for the 'Post-PC era'.