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Microsoft reports strong third-quarter

Microsoft announced its third-quarter 2019 results in a press release. Highlights are Revenue was $30.6 billion and increased 14% percent.Operating income was $10.3 billion and increased 25 percent.Net income was $8.8 billion and increased 19 percent.Diluted earnings per share was $1.14 and increased 20 percent. An impressive result by any standard. In the last five [...]

AF56W wireless headphones from Audiofly: Review

Audiofly’s AF56W is another take on the Bluetooth wireless headphone. Here I look at the updated mark II version.  Now the 3.5 mm jack socket is an endangered species, Bluetooth wireless headphones are the way to go. At NZ$200, the Audiofly AF56W is an expensive option, but not at pricy as Apple’s AirPods 2 which [...]

New Zealand, France aim to halt social media terror promotion

New Zealand and France will work together to make it harder for terrorists to broadcast violence through social media. The move is a response to the March 15 attack in Christchurch which the terrorist streamed live. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will meet in Paris next month to discuss plans. They timed [...]

Galaxy Fold woes deepen for Samsung

Samsung has postponed high-profile Galaxy Fold launches in Hong Kong and Shanghai. That’s after review phones sent to journalists had screen failures. Samsung can ill-afford a second major phone launch disaster. In 2016 the company’s Galaxy Note 7 had battery problems that caused the phone to explode. There were two product recalls. Samsung had to [...]