Apple’s iPad is a great writing tool. For many professional and part-time writers it can be better than a laptop. In this feature we’ll look at why the iPad could be the best option for you. We’ll examine which iPad model to choose, explore keyboards and outline the best writing applications. You don’t need a…… Continue reading A practical guide to writing on the iPad
According to online retailer Picodi the average New Zealander has to work 8.4 days to afford an Apple iPhone 13 Pro. This is 0.6 days less than it took a year ago to buy an equivalent iPhone 12. New Zealanders have it easy compared to people in Turkey. There the average worker needs to toil…… Continue reading How long must you work to buy an iPhone 13 Pro?
Apple may launch new iPhone models every year, but the product cycle is now, in effect, two years. In year one Apple unveils a major design update. In year two it refines the design, then gives it a coat of paint and a brush up. The September 2021 iPhone launch falls into the second category.…… Continue reading Two hidden messages behind iPhone 13 launch
New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner issued its first compliance notice to the Reserve Bank. The notice follows an online attack on the bank’s systems in December 2020. While the notice makes sense, a press release from the Commissioner’s office reads more bureaucratic procedure than a public shaming. The Reserve Bank breach happened when software which claims…… Continue reading Reserve Bank gets NZ’s first privacy compliance notice
Another week, another example of Facebook not taking responsibility. At the Wall Street Journal Jeff Horwitz writes Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt. The story is behind a paywall. His second deck reads: A program known as XCheck has given millions of celebrities, politicians and other…… Continue reading Facebook vileness of the week
Writing at Newsroom, Catalyst co-founder Don Christie says technological sovereignty could be a defining issue of the decade. “Large multinationals arrive in the country, contribute nothing in the way of paying local taxes, and exfiltrate value and data (“the new oil” as it was unironically christened by The Economist). It is essentially digital colonialism.” The…… Continue reading Christie makes case for technology sovereignty
Facebook and Ray-Ban would love you to be excited about Ray-Ban Stories. They are sunglasses with a smattering of unimpressive technology features. Facebook’s marketing calls them smart-glasses. Which is brave considering they are not even as smart as the now abandoned Google Glass. Normal-looking In effect, it is a pair of cameras, linked to your…… Continue reading Glassholes return with Facebook, Ray-Ban