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Avast
Nosy flashlight apps want more permissions than they need
It might seem like a flashlight app just needs access to the camera flash in order to turn on and off. Apparently, that’s wrong.
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Google
Spark launches version 2.0 of Maori language app
“The enhancements mean more teachers will be able to use Kupu as an educational tool and readily incorporate Te Reo Maori learning into their lessons with the use of smart technology something we know our tamariki have embraced.”
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Kiwa Digital
The storybook app with a mission to cure kids this Red Nose Day
The annual Red Nose Day appeal may look a little different this year, with the addition of a new storybook app that tells the story of how that little red nose can bring hope to Kiwi families.
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Healthcare
Prudential Corporation Asia launches next generation health app
A new app known as ‘Pulse’ has been launched by Prudential Corporation Asia to provide an AI-powered, 24/7 health partner to users, allowing them to better understand their personal health.
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Investment
New app helps Kiwi investors go global
Tiger Brokers, the fintech Kiwi company, has launched an app designed to help Kiwi investors test global equities markets and build global portfolios.
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Sustainability
New app launches to protect our oceans
The app has been designed to spread the message of ocean conservation by enabling people to share both positive ocean experiences and thoughts of concern about the state of the world's oceans.
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Wellington City Council
NZ owned e-scooter service rolls into Wellington
Following a growing global trend, New Zealand-owned electric scooter share company Flamingo is launching in the capital June 18.
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Sustainability
New Kiwi app looks to reduce food waste
We all have a part to play in making better choices to reduce our environmental impact and technology can help us with that.”
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Digital Transformation
How Kiwi SMBs can connect and trade, quickly
Trade exchange platform Bartercard has recently launched its app, designed to help Bartercard members utilise the network more efficiently.
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Apple
Apple Supreme Court case could have ‘far-reaching ramifications’
A GlobalData analyst says that the outcome of the Apple v Pepper case could impact the app development market at all levels.
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App development
Kiwi company given nod by Microsoft for work with BBC
NV Interactive was named as a finalist in the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards for their work on an app for the BBC.
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Datacom
Datacom’s local govt app launches issue-reporting feature
It is free for people in the community to use and is already in use by a number of councils in New Zealand and Australia.
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Music
Spotify launches a new multimedia format called Spotlight
Spotify launched its new multimedia format, Spotlight, which introduces visual layers to complement the listening experience for podcasts.
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Apple
2018, the year that...apps will become intuitive and conversational
Striking a balance between human-led interactions and digital advancements will be key in delivering the next level of customer service in 2018.
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Apple
Apple to pump up data center spending by $10 billion
Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs.
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VPN
Norwood launches enterprise VPN security app
World Secure lets organisations easily adjust staff members’ VPN security profiles on the fly in response to evolving cybersecurity threats.
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New Zealand
Get your pizza delivered directly to your beach towel this summer
Domino’s Anywhere allows mobile customers to order using a maps-based pin drop feature...
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API
Avolution ramps up digital business productivity with Abacus 5.2 release
“Our focus on making data access and integration quick and easy for Abacus users continues, with the addition of an enhanced REST API."
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Fitbit
Fitbit delivers revolutionary update for the Ionic
“With this update, we are delivering on our promise to enhance the smart experience of the Ionic..."
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New Zealand
Airbnb is becoming more popular than fried bread in Christchurch
“Airbnb is a clear example of a disruptor; where consumer demand, supported by technology, drives change at exponential rates..."
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Cartech
A deep dive into the Kontrol app for Tesla
Security is extremely important when using an app that controls the entire vehicle...
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CRM
Kiwi CRM app wins international Xero award
The app received the Xero Development Competition Award for its new Account Management Dashboard (AMD).
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Music
Music creators rejoice, GarageBand just got updated
Apple is announcing a major update to GarageBand for iOS, with more creative options.
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Android
MAPS.ME launches a new reviewing platform
MAPS.ME is a service that features offline maps and navigation for mobile devices...