On The Download
Jan10

On The Download

By Kate Pierson Google, email, blogs, chatrooms, online video conferencing, television on demand; makes you wonder how we ever managed without the internet. Fact is, it’s not a bad guess because when an ISP gets the hiccups, most offices come to a grinding halt. With its interactive characteristics, powerful search engines and seemingly infinite information, the internet has revolutionised the way people communicate, trade,...

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Winds Of Fortune
Jan10

Winds Of Fortune

By Melinda Collins It looks much like a tricycle attached to a triangle sail. But as the Blokart celebrates 10 years of manufacture, its popularity is showing no signs of abating. The brainchild of Kiwi inventor Paul Beckett has long since exceeded expectations, with the global marketplace screaming out for more. The wind-powered, hair-raising toy, more commonly known as a land yacht, has soared in popularity since its inception, now...

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Kiss Your Trackpad Goodbye
Jan10

Kiss Your Trackpad Goodbye

Designed in Christchurch, the Swiftpoint micro mouse boasts that it will “change the way you use your laptop”. Tech guru Ian Knott plugs the Swiftpoint into his 17” Macbook Pro and puts it to the test. I’m often a little skeptical of products that claim to revolutionise the way we’ve been doing an everyday action quite successfully for years. But Christchurch-based Swiftpoint Limited claims its home-grown, award-winning mouse will do...

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Getting The Most From Your Cellphone Battery

By Ian Knott I recently bought a new smartphone — an HTC 7 Trophy Windows Phone to be exact. I’d trialled one and loved the Windows 7 operating system so much that I was determined to make it my next mobile phone. I knew that modern mobile phones shipped with a partial battery charge and so keen was I to play with my new toy, I slipped in my SIM card and began enjoying my phone. I got about half a day’s use out of it before the...

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Snap Happy
Jan08

Snap Happy

By Kate Pierson In life, we are taught to live for the moment. And when that moment comes, we want to own it, preserve it and keep it with us always. A momentous memory can be of infinite proportions, but what we use to capture it, doesn’t have to be. Because with the tool that makes time stand still, it’s all about compact quality. Samsung ES-55 Digital Camera Whoever said quality means costly? Because the 10.2 megapixel Samsung...

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BlackBerry Bold 9000
Jan08

BlackBerry Bold 9000

BlackBerry is one of the most well-known and well-liked smartphone brands in the world and Telecom’s XT Network powered BlackBerry Bold 9000 won’t disappoint. It’s the perfect accessory for work and leisure, from home and abroad. You can view and amend documents on the go, browse the internet and send emails at the tap of its QWERTY keyboard. This allows you to add up to ten work and personal email addresses with the BlackBerry...

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