The NZ COVID Tracer app helps you keep track of places you visit in New Zealand, in case anyone infected also visited. But the app has some shortcomings that won't be fixed until June at the earliest.
Huawei has revealed Harmony OS, its alternative to Android.
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The technology behind the new OS certainly looks promising. But it's no magic solution to the US trade ban.
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Silicon Valley's chip supplier de choix scored a massive own goal with smartphones. If it has got driverless cars wrong too, it could be goodnight Santa Clara.
Who should be allowed inside?
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
Why do roboticists dream of electric women?
They call me the digital lizard.
Jeffrey B. Banke
The automation wave is coming for computer programmers – up to a point.
Why is malware getting into your apps? For money, of course.
It's not safe out there for an app.
Developers need to consider how a person with autism could react to their technology.
There are plenty of apps that people with autism can use for learning, play and communication. Not all are designed with autism in mind, so what can we learn from any online user feedback?
A reinvention, yes. But has it taken us in the right direction?
The iPhone mobile revolution put powerful computers in our pockets, but took away our rights to control them. Is that worth celebrating?
Technology can help cut your alcohol use.
Smartphone apps can help people cut back on the amount of alcohol they drink. But is it nagging apps or gentle persuiasion that people prefer?
Apple’s new iOS 10 includes a slew of new features.
Apple has announced its next generation iOS 10, but how does it stack up to the latest Android offering from Google?
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Google saves $9 billion, programmers and users get to keep a popular language and its apps – and a key Oracle product stays alive.
European Commission fires a broadside at Google for using Android to enforce its dominant position.
There’s a big difference between a 4-digit PIN and a 6-digit PIN.
PIN codes, passwords, swipe patterns and biometrics can help secure your smartphone, but they're far from foolproof.
How many attempts will it take to unlock this phone?
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The FBI has accessed the data on a shooter's iPhone. What if the device had been running Android?
Things should look a little more familiar on Windows 10.
After Windows 8 flopped, Microsoft is betting big with a free upgrade to Windows 10 and a new strategy to keep the brand alive in a changing technology landscape.
Windows on anything means revenue from everything, at least that’s the idea.
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If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.
Offers of candy won’t prevent the European Commission’s scrutiny now.
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First search, then shopping, now Android – European Commission sets out to take Google to task.
‘If I’m honest I just don’t think this is Windows 10-compatible.’ (with apols to Ritchie & Thompson)
The question of whether or not to go for the upgrade or stick with the devil you know is an increasingly common contemporary dilemma; the lure of new features against the threat of potentially disabling…
Beware of geeks bearing gifts…
Microsoft’s part in a US$70m investment in CyanogenMod has raised many eyebrows: why is Microsoft investing in a popular version of the Android mobile phone operating system, when it has its own competing…