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 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)...

RIANZ wants to filter your Internet

, posted: 26-Jul-2012 20:48

Yes, that is the case: the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand wants ISPs to install a filter. That's from the RIANZ submissions to the MED [WARNING: SCANNED PDF] on the fee for processing copyright infringement notices and it reads: 56. (read the entire post)...

FCC’s Measuring Broadband America

, posted: 23-Jul-2012 17:13

Broadband performance is important, and so is monitoring it. However, I'm not convinced that the local contenders, TrueNet and Epitiro provide a great deal of useful information beyond limited snapshots, but the New Zealand regulator, the Commerce Co (read the entire post)...

IITP Newsline: Evangelising ICT, Future Shock, Secure Passwords

, posted: 18-Jul-2012 15:21

Subscribe to Newsline | IITP Website IITP Newsline18 July 2012 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views Featured Article Evangelising ICTBen Smith, IITP Projects and Engagement Coordinator New Zealand's first dedicated nationwide ICT Outreach program (read the entire post)...


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