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Sustainable IT
40 Aussie schools sign up to sustainability teaching app
Last month
Over 40 schools have signed up to a new online app that helps teachers to engage students in learning about sustainability throughout the curriculum.
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Sales
BNZ launches first tap-on-phone point of sale app in NZ
Last month
Bank of New Zealand has launched BNZ Pay, an innovative mobile app for retailers that transforms an Android device into a contactless payment terminal. 
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Customers
Airwallex launches an online payments app on Shopify
July 2022
Airwallex has launched an online payments app on Shopify, allowing merchants to integrate a gateway plugin on their online store to accept payments from their global customers.
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Office
Honeywell launches suite of Occupant Experience apps for the office
July 2022
Honeywell says the features will analyse occupant behaviour and space utilisation patterns to improve the comfort, convenience and collaboration of knowledge workers.
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inDriver
New ride service inDriver arrives in Melbourne - pick your own fares
June 2022
inDriver has launched in Melbourne, Australia and says it's set to disrupt the ride-hailing industry by allowing passengers and drivers to set and pick their own fares.
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Wireless technologies
Hands-on review: HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse and HyperX Pulsefire XL Mat
May 2022
With its lightweight Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse and RGB lit Pulsefire XL Mat, HyperX sets out to up your game and add a little colour to your desktop.
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Collaboration
VMware and Wipro expand collaboration to aid digital strategy
May 2022
The companies are bringing together VMware Cross-Cloud services with Wipro FullStride Cloud Services to help enterprises accelerate app modernisation.
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Review
Hands-on-review: GoPro Hero 10
April 2022
I have a long history with GoPro; I still remember getting my first camera when I was 16, using it to film Parkour and the day I lost it down a dingey crag. 
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Cloud
Pinterest partners with WooCommerce and launches app
April 2022
The new app gives businesses of all sizes the power to turn their product catalogues into shoppable product pins on Pinterest
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App
Economic development agency launches new app to pair employers with talent
February 2022
Whanganui city's economic development agency wants to see locals swiping right on a new matchmaking app set up to pair Whanganui businesses with skilled workers.
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Singtel
Zip deal with Singtel offers Pay Later service in Singapore
February 2022
Global Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) company Zip is partnering with Singapore telecommunications group Singtel to set up Zip’s service in the country.
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Wireless technologies
Hands-on review: JBL LivePro+ TWS
December 2021
I have become more of a fan of earbuds since discovering my ears no longer have to ache, and they don’t have to continually fall out. JBL will be pleased to hear that no amount of head gyrating has managed to dislodge either bud.
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Microsoft
Empired launches new app to reduce human error and improve security
December 2021
The Empired User Secure Score works alongside Microsoft Teams, to give organisations a bird’s eye view of the level of security compliance from their team.
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Education
Hands-on review: GoCube Edge
October 2021
GoCube’s S.T.E.M. smart cube and app helped me solve a decades-old puzzle.
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Software AG
Software AG extends IoT platform with new app
September 2021
According to the company, the new app will enable manufacturers of any size to collect and process key data as it’s created and better understand production effectiveness.
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Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori
Digital Māori dictionary partners with Dynamo6 to overhaul app
September 2021
Upgrades to the app include new audio clips pronouncing 24,000 words in te reo Māori, as well as the ability to filter results by idioms, phrases, proverbs and loan words.
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Startup
Six60 backed Sidehustle app launches - the social marketplace app for entrepreneurs
September 2021
Sidehustle Ecommerce launches Sidehustle, a social marketplace app where brands and individuals can buy, sell and rent items, and find and list jobs.
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Financial institutions
Traditional banks invest in apps to keep up with the competition
August 2021
Financial institutions across the APAC region are working to become more ingrained in the financial decisions of their customers, primarily through the development of digital financial wellness and money management apps.
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LEGO
A peek inside the world of LEGO VIDIYO
June 2021
In just six months, LEGO has built out its VIDIYO range into something quite spectacular.
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App development
Mobile app growth up by 31% according to new report
May 2021
Marketing analytics platform Adjust has released a new report that finds mobile app growth is up by 31% in 2021.
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App development
App install fraud up $945 million in APAC
July 2020
Asia Pacific was exposed to US$945 million in app install fraud in the first half of 2020. This is according to the AppsFlyer annual fraud report The State of Mobile Ad Fraud 2020 Edition.
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Startup
"Tinder of real estate" - Kiwi property app launches
July 2020
A new app designed to connect property sellers with potential buyers has been launched in New Zealand. 
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Fintech
deVere responds to growing demand for fintech solutions with new app
June 2020
“Fintech is meeting growing demand for on-the-go service, it is speeding up the advance of global financial inclusion which helps social advancement around the world, plus costs are lowered and the client experience is enhanced.”
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Cloud
Xero partners with Coveo to empower small businesses with machine learning
June 2020
“Creating intelligent experiences like Xeros app marketplace and Xero Central are critical to compete in today’s experience economy."