Stories by Harley Ogier

iPhone 5s and 5c coming to NZ on 25 October

From Friday 25 October, Apple's latest iPhone 5s and 5c smartphones will go on sale in NZ. Telecom and Vodafone NZ have both confirmed a 25 October launch. RRPs start at $1,049 and $899 for the 5s and 5c respectively.

NZ Computer Museum secures patronage of mighty Woz

The 'History of Video Gaming' and 'History of Computers' exhibits were among the coolest things we saw at the DIGITAL NATIONZ expo in Auckland last month. It was with great excitement that we learnt collection owner Mark Barlow is part of a team presently seeking crowd-funding for a permanent computer museum in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

Hands on: BlackBerry announces new Z30 smartphone

Announced last night, the BlackBerry Z30 is the latest smartphone from the once market-leading company, formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM). We had a brief hands-on with a preproduction version of the device in Auckland this morning.

Anonymous: Operation Kiwi Freedom initiated.

In response to the New Zealand government's passing of the controversial GCSB Amendment Act, 'Hactivist' group Anonymous to "broaden the scope of [its] NZ operations" over the next week with "Operation Kiwi Freedom".

New Zealand to be “painted red” by Vodafone’s latest smartphone plans

At a press event today in Auckland, Vodafone New Zealand CEO Russell Stanners and consumer director Matt Williams unveiled the company’s latest range of mobile plans, dubbed “Vodafone Red”. New plans will include 1-4GB of data, and the option to upgrade your smartphone annually to a latest-model handset.

GCSB bill passed into law after third reading

The controversial Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Bill was passed into law tonight after its third reading in parliament. The National, ACT and United Future parties voted 61 for, with the remainder of the house 59 against.

Avoiding hits and flops with data

Steve Illingworth is the Asia Pacific CTO of Pivotal, the enterprise-ready data storage and analytics platform-as-a-service company spun off by VMware and parent company EMC. He explains how technology can make a difference, using the recent blockbuster movie Avengers as an example.

Review: Dell delivers solid but pricey monitor

The advantage of Windows 8 is touch-control, and if you don't have a setup that can take advantage of it, Dell’s S2340T might fit the bill. It has edge-to-edge glass to allow for Windows 8’s edge gestures and includes ten-point multitouch, which allows each of your fingers to be used on-screen simultaneously for touch gestures.

NZ winners announced for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013

A total of 549 students submitted proposals to the Microsoft's Imagine Cup this year.
100 were selected for interviews, and 24 made the semi-final round of judging that was undertaken by a panel of Microsoft and industry volunteer judges, at the University of Auckland.