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Review
Review: Sony Xperia Z2
Smartphones are all about compromise these days. Fitting a hi-res screen, camera and huge battery into increasingly lighter handsets isn’t easy, and usually, something has to give.
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Gaming
Sony unveils Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
Build, craft and explore a world with the freedom to do whatever you want. Dig down into the unknown depths or build incredible structures, from humble homes to grand cityscapes.
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Gaming
Kiwi first as Auckland's Media Design School partners with PlayStation NZ
"We're very excited at the prospect of Kiwi students unleashing their creativity on PlayStation platforms..."
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Debitsuccess
Kiwi based eCommerce company continues global growth
"This move further builds our capacity and capability in international markets, particularly in a region that is seeing substantial growth in recurring payments and related solutions."
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SaaS
Why your business needs MY HR...
For any small business thinking of growing and taking on more employees, the complexities of contracts and keeping up to date with ever changing human resource practices can often be daunting.
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Internet of Things
EMC: World's data doubling every two years...
"IT departments must press the restart button to find new ways to innovate around existing infrastructure while positioning themselves to dive into a future of third platform computing."
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Malware
Symantec: 552 million identities exposed in 2013...
During 2013 cyber criminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyber attacks in history, with 552 million identities exposed during the calendar year...
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Microsoft
Google and Citrix join forces to deliver business-critical Windows apps
"The approaching Windows XP end-of-life brings a tremendous opportunity for organisations of all types to rethink their approach to computing and transition to Chromebooks..."
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Internet
Woosh Wireless declares price war on Kiwi rivals...
Unlike competitors who have done "plenty of talking" about passing on cost savings subject to the review of Chorus’ copper prices, Woosh claims to be "actively offering savings."
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BitCoin
Kiwis get first taste of Bitcoin ATMs
The first Bitcoin ATM machines available to New Zealanders were unveiled this week, at an event in Auckland's CBD.
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Microsoft
Windows start menu set for comeback...
We all may have seen the reintroduction of the start button after the update to Windows 8.1, but now Microsoft has hinted at a return of a classic style start menu.
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Gaming
The Insurgent Pack arrives for Killzone
The new expansion pack for Killzone: Shadow Fall contains new features for multiplayer including a new Character Class, 3 new abilities, 3 new weapons and 2 new game modes.
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Big Data
Pivotal looking to change Big Data forever
Pivotal is looking to change the economics of Big Data forever with their new "Pivotal Big Data Suite" offering.
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Gaming
Join in Whittaker's hi-tech egg hunt
For the first ever Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt – a giant urban Easter egg hunt to raise money for the Starship Foundation – Whittaker’s has launched a new mobile app, which is a key tool for hunters and a new way for Whittaker’s to engage with chocolate lovers.
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Cybersecurity
LinkedIn takes legal action following user email address exposure
It has been revealed that the email addresses of LinkedIn users can easily be exposed via a web browser add-on tool.
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Cybersecurity
Sell Hack hits back following LinkedIn legal action
The company at the centre of LinkedIn's fury has today issued a response in the wake of news that the business networking website is seeking legal advice regarding the exposure of user email addresses.
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Apple
Facebook's Zuck earns a buck...
Based on yearly salary, it seems that Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg earned a solitary dollar in 2013, according to a regulatory filing released this week.
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Gaming
EA April fools joke lambasted
Yesterday saw the annual April fools jokes doing the rounds, but occasionally a joke goes to far.
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Apple
Samsung seeks Google's help in Apple battle
It seems like every time you go online you are greeted with the news of the latest legal wranglings between tech giants Samsung and Apple.
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Apple
MYOB updates Mac accounting solution AccountEdge
New Zealand business solutions provider MYOB, has today announced new updates to their AccountEdge product suite.
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Microsoft
Are you staying with Windows XP after EOS?
Support for Windows XP will end on 8 April, but it seems that a significant number of people have chosen to stay with the rapidly aging operating system even after Microsoft ceases to support it.
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Gaming
Win FIFA World Cup tickets with PlayStation...
Sony today announced that it is offering fans the opportunity to win one of 25 pairs of tickets to the 2014 FIFA World Cup including the final in Brazil on 13th July.
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Virtualisation
Brocade: Virtualisation Q&A
Brocade discusses the current state of play in the world of virtualisation.
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Gaming
April's Games for Gold line-up revealed...
Starting today there are two more great titles available via the Games with Gold1 program on Xbox 360.