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Statistics NZ using iPad Minis for data collection
The use of tablet computers is making data collection faster and more efficient.
Smartphones: Could bigger screens herald the end of tablets?
The concomitant move towards bigger screens in smartphone handsets may be about to throw a further spanner in the works.
Mobile gaming increasing thanks to tablet market
Not only are tablets the devices being played on the most, but tablet gamers are also more likely to pay for games and to spend more money on average than gamers on other mobile platforms.
iPad Air Pro and new MacBook Air rumoured to be released early 2015
It’s been rumoured that a 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad Air Plus/iPad Pro will launch this year, with added features and design details.
Kiwi teacher's blog named in Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs
The place of teachers in social media is being regarded as increasingly important.
New app makes exploring Eastland easier
Tourism Eastland has developed a new app to make it easier to explore that part of New Zealand
One in three Kiwi parents buying tech for the classroom
A Warehouse Stationery survey has found technology is playing a growing role in children’s education in New Zealand.
Are iPads essential for learning in New Zealand classrooms?
Eight projects have been selected for funding in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2014 funding round, and will each receive a segment of $1.7 million.
Laptops, smartphones and tablets top on the Christmas pressie list
With just a week until Christmas, consumers in New Zealand are starting to plan their 2015 goals and it looks like technology tools and toys will take centre stage in enabling them to realise their personal goals.
New iPad software to help teachers talk to students about bullying
The interactive features in the new iPad version give more options to parents and teachers when talking with young children about how to deal with bullying and saying no to violence.
Aggressive expansion plans for Kiwi iPad software
While there is a special push to sell the product in New Zealand and Australia, the internet allows cost-effective selling into the United State and Europe.
Massive tablet decline expected as iPad shipments hit the brakes
IDC says both the iPad and the overall market slowdown do not come as a surprise as device lifecycles for tablets have continued to lengthen, increasingly resembling those of PCs more than smartphones.
KnowNote musical app now singing to the iPad
A new free app is now available for iPad users that let's them play various different instruments just by using a virtual keyboard.
Find the right word with Oxford Learner's Thesaurus app
The app offers over 17,000 synonyms and opposites with clear explanations, an alphabetical index, making it easy to find the word users are looking for and guidance on the most frequently used synonym.
Emirates increases mobile presence with iPhone app
"iPhone represents the majority of the mobile traffic to the Emirates websites, which is why the company has launched on iOS first.
Spotify finally brings dark theme to iPad
The new look brings Spotify’s dark theme, refreshed typography and rounded iconography that can be seen on the mobile and desktop platforms.
Will the virtual sim break the telco strangle hold?
Soft sims will allow users to switch from one network to another, just like switching out your sim card, instead it’s all done with software.
Unlock your iPad mini with the touch of a finger
The iPad mini line has been updated to include iPad mini 3 with Touch ID and iPad mini with Retina display
New iPad Air 2: The thinnest tablet in the world
Apple has released the iPad Air 2 that has a number of new features and improvements from the earlier model.
Will an extra two inches make any difference for Apple?
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s rumours that Apple may have a 12-inch convertible tablet in its skunkworks, chatter is suggesting the possibility of a similarly sized tablet to join the regular iPad and the iPad mini.
New Apple products days away from being debuted
Anticipation is in the air with Apple set to have another big launch this October the 16th. With the tantalising header "it’s been way too long", Apple sent out press invitations on Wednesday for the launch.
iPhone 6 signals gadget overload
Are people getting frustrated with the amount of separate devices they need to own in order to conduct their every day living?
Expedia for iPad... Turning the tablets around travel apps
With over 475,000 apps currently available across the Apple iPad platform, what makes the new Expedia Tablet App oh so special?
Microsoft excels with Office for iPad…
Addressing the industry at the intersection of cloud and mobile, Satya Nadella embarked on one of his first tasks as new Microsoft CEO.