Speaking of prank calls

, posted: 9-Dec-2012 12:37

Victor Lewis-Smith applies for a presenter's job at the BBC. (read the entire post)...

Timelapse clip of Brisbane superstorm

, posted: 30-Nov-2012 12:18

Apparently, there were over 25,000 lightning strikes in just one day. By Noelia Ramon. (read the entire post)...

Fighting with Windows 8

, posted: 25-Nov-2012 11:43

Getting used to Windows 8 means learning new ways of doing familiar things. This is fine, provided there's a benefit to be had but unfortunately, Microsoft has made some mystifying choices in Windows 8 that add complexity and effort to completing tas (read the entire post)...

Email charges and portability

, posted: 21-Oct-2012 10:35

I'm not sure why Telecom has decided to slap on a $20 a month email charge for people who aren't their customers but who have an xtra.co.nz address but they have. That's a good chunk of money that you really don't need to hand over to Telecom. If con (read the entire post)...

Patchy UFB coverage for Auckland?

, posted: 28-Sep-2012 14:12

A media release from CIT minister Amy Adams arrived earlier today. It states: Year three ultra-fast broadband deployment plan released Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the release of Chorus' year three deploy (read the entire post)...

IITP Newsline: Software patents special issue

, posted: 7-Sep-2012 15:44

Subscribe to Newsline | IITP Website 7 September 2012 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views Software patents: We need your helpPaul Matthews, IITP CEO As many of you will be aware, last week Commerce Minister Craig Foss announced a long-overdue p (read the entire post)...

IITP Newsline: Aussie/DC, Banner Blindness, ICT Trends- skills shortage

, posted: 22-Aug-2012 15:43

Subscribe to Newsline | IITP Website IITP Newsline22 August 2012 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views Featured Article Aussie/DC Juha Saarinen, A man of many contributions There seem to be heaps of how data centres opening up across the ditch lat (read the entire post)...

Over 1,000,000 torrents of downloadable books, music and movies

, posted: 11-Aug-2012 15:57

A few days ago, The Internet Archive made it easier and faster to access its material, courtesy of Bittorrent technology. Here's what they say: The Internet Archive is now offering over 1,000,000 torrents including our live music concerts, the Preli (read the entire post)...

The Microsoft TechEd 2012 bag review

, posted: 5-Aug-2012 13:09

The days are short and Auckland is in the monsoon season; this means it's TechEd time once more. Well, in a month's time it is, but I am in a position to give you a Community Preview of this year's TechEd bag already.This is what it looks like:Sturdy (read the entire post)...

Do you still use PPTP for your VPN? Don't.

, posted: 31-Jul-2012 16:10

The improbably named Moxie Marlinspike, mastermind of the CloudCracker service, strongly suggests that PPTP really isn't secure anymore.

Have a read of his blog entry which explains in great detail why that is the case.

The shor (read the entire post)...


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