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Tech pitches in to fight COVID-19 pandemic

A growing number of tech companies and IT pros are working in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of what some of them are doing to help fight COVID-19.


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NZ power generator Trustpower uncovers dodgy protocols in supplier tech

The flaws masked alerts as suspicious traffic, and its previous network monitoring technologies offered little visibility into what was happening in its network.


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Apple’s AR plans are becoming a little easier to see

Apple is accelerating development of platforms and partnerships as it presses forward with its augmented reality plans.


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Get the March Windows and Office patches installed, but watch out for known bugs

Microsoft pushed four separate patches in March, including one to plug a leaked hole and another to fix a bug in an earlier patch, but never mind. The problems with the March patches are reasonably well understood. Now would be a good...


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What is Project Treble? The Android upgrade fix explained

Google's Project Treble promised to pave the way for faster Android upgrades — so what exactly is it? Two years in, how well is it working?


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4 NZ projects shortlisted in IDC’s Asia Pacific Smart Cities awards

Projects from the Rural Connectivity Group, Frenzy Application, and Christchurch City Council in the running for the top prize at IDC’s Asia Pacific Smart Cities awards


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Microsoft promotes upcoming Edge enhancements

Among the features planned for the browser: tabs that can be stacked vertically along the browser's side and a Firefox-like Password Monitor.


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Give Chrome a time-saving tab switcher

Your browser has basically become your desktop. Here's how to make it start acting like one.


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Apple Holic

Apple may introduce iPhone 9 very soon

A flurry of case designs and retail channels suggest iPhone news is imminent, even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

The ongoing pandemic is putting healthcare systems under strain worldwide and forcing hospitals and other medical facilities to scramble to make sure data can be shared effectively.


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Revealed: 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Awards finalists

Crimson Education, ezyVet, Fingermark, Harmoney, Serko and Spidertracks vie for PwC hi-tech company of the year


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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4554364, released March 30, 2020.


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Microsoft to shift SMBs' Office subscriptions to 'Microsoft 365' brand

The change, which takes place April 21, is designed 'to reflect the range of features and benefits in the subscription' plans, the company said.


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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2003 (Build 12624.20320), released Mar. 25, 2020.


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Apple Holic

7 Zoom tips for working from home

Don't forget the always-useful, eternally tidy room trick….