Windows Phone 7 to hit New Zealand in October?

, posted: 26-Aug-2010 13:21

Unlike overseas, it's almost impossible to get any information out of the local Microsoft subsidiary when it comes to Windows Phone 7. In Australia, Telstra and Microsoft is already talking about handsets, albeit in a mumbly fashion that doesn't mean (read the entire post)...



NZ government could create new last-mile monopoly with UFB

, posted: 23-Aug-2010 17:48

Orcon CEO Scott Bartlett warned recently that the consequences stemming from changes to the government's Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) project could end up "cementing the [Local Fibre Companies] as 'one big, nasty monopoly per region'" and he may well e (read the entire post)...



Windows Live Essentials betas seem good, but oh so flaky

, posted: 19-Aug-2010 09:31

Microsoft's Windows Live Essentials comprise a set of utilities that are definitely worth downloading - I use Windows Live Writer to blog here on Geekzone for instance, and Movie Maker and Live Photo Gallery are really useful little apps. There's a r (read the entire post)...



DMCA used to remove search engine results

, posted: 17-Aug-2010 15:51

Here's something at least I haven't come across before, namely Google removing results due to DMCA complaints. This seems to be a fairly new method to go after alleged intellectual property and copyright infringers.

Click on the links in t (read the entire post)...



Got an iPhone? Watch out for roaming charges... even with roaming turned off.

, posted: 13-Aug-2010 12:44

My good friend Nic "Fastchicken" Wise has been travelling with his iPhone 4 (flash git, and he won't give me one either) racking up big data charges despite having roaming turned off. Being a good geek, Nic filed a community bug report on this "featu (read the entire post)...



Hands-on with two Android phones - Nexus One and Motorola Milestone

, posted: 8-Aug-2010 18:11

The Android market is on fire currently, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt reckons something like 200,000 units are activated each day.

I'm guilty of contributing to that number recently, with two devices. First to arrive was the ex-Google Nexus (read the entire post)...



The Tech-Ed 2010 bag review

, posted: 3-Aug-2010 16:30

Amazingly enough, it's been another year since the last Microsoft Tech-Ed which, errm, was held in 2009. This year's SuperMegaGeekFest starts on August 30 and ends on September 1 and delegates attending get a bag.

I was lucky enough to spo (read the entire post)...



Is PC gaming dead then?

, posted: 16-Jul-2010 14:05







Alienware and its PR people have put together some video clips featuring messieurs Ampzz McDonald and Prawny Beaumont talking about the pros and cons of PCs versus gaming consoles, which may or may not interest you (read the entire post)...



Seagate photo and video competition for journos, snappers and bloggers

, posted: 15-Jul-2010 13:38

If you have some pictures and videos that you're proud of, you might want to enter them into the Seagate Precious Memories competition that's on at the moment. Prizes in the photo category include a 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk drive, and 500GB and 320 (read the entire post)...



Orcon launched iPhones in NZ well before anyone else

, posted: 14-Jul-2010 11:30

Yes, that's the truth: Seeby Woodhouse's merry band at Orcon were first in New Zealand with iPhones by a country mile. In fact, Orcon may have had iPhones in New Zealand as early as 1997; I've asked Seeby to give me the history behind the devices and (read the entire post)...





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