The week’s top stories

Seven things I learned at IITP 2013. The summary of this year’s Institute of IT Professionals’ 2013 Conference was first published last weekend and was popular enough to qualify for the previous week’s top stories as well as heading this week’s list. If you missed the conference, it’s a quick wrap of the sessions that made the most impression.

NZ iPhone 5S plans compared. Vodafone and Telecom NZ now sell Apple’s new flagship phone. You can pay between $1050 and $1450 to buy a phone outright or you can pay less and get it as part of a plan. Here’s a list making it easy to compare your options.

Making sense of the 700 MHz spectrum auction. New Zealand’s 700 MHz spectrum auction turned out more interesting that expected. It also threw up some curly questions.

Pages update means better, free OS X writing tool. Some users don’t like Apple’s updated word processor, but for those of us who prefer simplicity, it’s a big improvement.

Telecom NZ data use up and the case for trans-Tasman cable. Video streaming took off with the America’s Cup boosting data consumption. Meanwhile Telecom NZ has figures showing New Zealand’s internet centre of gravity is moving from the USA to Australia and Asia.