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Spark’s cloud arm CCL to sell network services business

Spark’s cloud computing and IT services subsidiary Computer Concepts Limited (CCL) will divest the operational parts of its network services division.

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Police play down data breach, minister hangs on

The Police have played down the impacts of Monday’s data breach that, it was claimed, exposed names, addresses, firearm licence numbers and bank details of 70,000 gun owners.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 hits late wall, stalls

With support for Windows 7 ending in January, the push to upgrade to Windows 10 continues. But the pace of Win10 adoptions stalled in November.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: November patches behave themselves – with a few exceptions

After all the calisthenics required by the October 2019 patches, November gave us a much-deserved break. Although Win10 1909 has some lingering problems, other versions– Win7, 8.1, Win10 1803, 1809, and 1903 – saw relatively few...

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Sylo claims DApp leadership

Auckland-based software company Sylo claims its Sylo Smart Wallet app is on track to becoming “the world's most popular DApp”

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Top web browsers 2019: No end in sight for Firefox's losses

Mozilla's efforts to make Firefox more attractive as a web browser have failed to move the share needle. Meanwhile, Google's Chrome continues its dominance.

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Buyback website reveals details of 37,000 gun owners

The government’s firearms buyback programme is in turmoil and police minister Stuart Nash has been called on to resign after a data breach of the buyback website.

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Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'

Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark.

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A blockchain/IoT combo could reduce food fraud by $131B in five years

Blockchain is gaining ground in the supply chain arena, verifying not only the provenance of goods, but enabling suppliers of meats and produce to verify their origins and ensure regulatory rules are met.

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Microsoft touts Edge's new tab page connection to Office 365

By using group policy objects, IT admins can turn the browser into a front end for Office 365 with an enterprise-centric new tab page.

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Government urged to boost internet use by the disadvantaged

A report commissioned by the Department of Internal Affairs has identified two groups — social housing residents and individuals with disabilities — that are particularly at risk from having limited internet access.

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Spark launches commercial fixed 5G

Spark has launched commercial 5G services with partial coverage of five South Island towns and communities: Westport, Clyde, Twizel, Tekapo and Hokitika, making New Zealand the 27th country to get commercial 5G services. At this...

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NZ financial services must urgently embrace AI, report argues

The AI Forum of New Zealand has released a report on artificial intelligence for the financial and insurance sectors that calls for NZ to urgently increase its focus on AI, particularly investment, skills and talent, research, trusted...

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Google adds AI smarts to G Suite with Google Assistant and Docs updates

Google’s AI assistant can now be accessed in beta, while Smart Compose has been extended to Google Docs as well as Gmail.

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Android 10's unexpected gem

One of Android 10's most useful features is something you might not even think to try.

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Group calls for NZ digital currency

Positive Money NZ, a non-profit group advocating for monetary reform in New Zealand, says the country’s monetary sovereignty is under imminent threat from global technological developments, and is calling for the Reserve Bank to...

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Collect crumbs for cyber security, says Accenture

The managing director of Accenture Interactive New Zealand, Ben Morgan, says organisations need to examine and understand the “bread crumb trail” left behind by cyber criminals, in order to gain insights into their motivations,...

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Running Win10 version 1803 or 1809? You have options. Here’s how to control your upgrade.

With support for the venerable Win10 version 1803 officially at an end, and 1809 not too long for this earth, it’s time to think seriously about upgrading. Fortunately, you have lots of options — and a surprising amount of control...

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