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Chatbots
Mobile apps to have most impact on business success by 2020
Apps have already stamped their mark on modern business, but Gartner expects the best is still to come.
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Cartech
R.I.P car keys:  New Hyundai tech lets you use your phone
The new tech enables you to use your phone to lock and unlock your car, start it, save your individual settings, and control it remotely in ride sharing.
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Cybersecurity
Your mobile phone ain't as safe as it used to be
If you ever believed your mobile device was less exposed to online threats, now’s the time to take another look.
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Apps
Te reo Māori goes global via language app called Drops
If you’re keen to learn a few words of Māori – or as much as 90% of the language, you may want to check out an Android and iOS app called Drops.
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Cybersecurity
Why the growing threat of scam apps demands attention
"Downloading a fake app can open users’ devices and, consequently, networks, up to a range of dangerous implications, including data breaches and bank account depletion." 
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Cybercrime
5 tips for protection against surging number of scam apps
We all love them and our lives are effectively run by them, but research has revealed apps are increasingly growing deceitful with ulterior motives.
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Artificial Intelligence
Huawei's AI-powered storybook app for deaf children
Huawei Australia has launched an AI-powered app designed to improve the reading experience for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
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App development
Homegrown stress relief app to be launched next year
Researchers at the University of Auckland and an Auckland-based creative agency are working together to create a ‘world first’ app that they believe will help with stress relief.
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Apps
Tether: The Kiwi startup fighting back against cold, damp homes
“Mould and mildew are the new asbestos. But unlike asbestos, detecting the presence – or conditions that encourage growth – of mould and mildew is nearly impossible."
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Apps
Hands-on review: Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Fan
After less than a week my nose is clear, my eyes are shiny, and my coat is glossy.
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Apps
Student app Niesh gets $1m funding windfall
“We’re a data driven company, and we’re using what we know to benefit students and the companies giving them rewards, discounts, and jobs,” explains co-founder Jae Yoo.  
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Apps
NZ-grown fitness app draws on augmented reality
“I started working on creating an AR app over a year ago starting with just fitness. But as we moved on, it made sense to add in special features."
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Apps
Hola, Ola! NZ's newest ridesharing service comes to town
Ridesharing service Ola is now live and active in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch/
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Apps
Exclusive: The benefits of a low-code development platform
"IT and business professionals alike with little coding knowledge can use OutSystems to develop applications easily and within a short time span."
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Apps
Marvel's Spider-Man comes to Garmin's kids fitness tracker
Encouraging kids to become active and stay active from an early age is something that Garmin is taking seriously.
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Apps
Ola launches new ridesharing service in NZ
Ola’s app includes emergency features including an emergency button that helps passengers instantly share ride information with friends and family.
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Digital Transformation
FIXR on a mission to raise $200,000 to expand car services app
“The short term plan is to expand our services nationwide and within two years expand to Australia, USA and the UK,” says cofounder Stan Petrich.
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Apps
New marketplace app helps Kiwis find trusted car repair experts
FIXR has released New Zealand’s first app marketplace that can help Aucklanders find trusted automotive service providers.
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Apps
‘App overloaded’ employees want simple comms solution - Survey
A survey has revealed that employees are spending up to an hour each day navigating between various communications apps.
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Gaming
Three beautiful rhythm games that will distract you from work
These games will undoubtedly spice up your day, and make it infinitely less productive...
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Music
Apple reveals their picks for the most popular apps, music and movies of 2017
Apple has unveiled its 2017 charts and trends, celebrating the most popular apps, music, movies...
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Apps
How Australia leads mobile disruption of banking and financial services
Apps provide an opportunity to streamline services and offer added convenience to users. App Annie’s Jaede Tan offers tips on how to flourish in the
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Printers
There is more to this printer than meets the eye, $500 more
You will receive $500 Fuji Xerox trade credit with every ApeosPort/DocuCentre VI leased or purchased...
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Cloud
Apple kills 32-bit apps in iOS 11 update
“Among the casualties are a number of classic apps, such as Flappy Bird and Ocarina...”