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Twilio solution aims to make unknown numbers thing of the past
Verified By Twilio positions apps to provide consumers with verified information about who is contacting them and why.
Samsung's Note10 will come in two different sizes for the first time ever
It’s that time of year again. Like clockwork, Samsung has announced the latest version of the acclaimed Galaxy Note series, the Note10.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno Z in gorgeous Aurora Purple
The Reno Z has capacity that will have some of its pricier competitors turning green with envy.
Gartner - 5G will give global smartphone market bump in 2020
This will mean some respite after the Australian market’s massive 2019 decline and help NZ’s see some stability.
IDC finds smartphone shipments up 6.5% from previous quarter
“Although the overall market remains in decline, the performance in the second quarter indicates that demand is starting to pick up as the market begins to stabilise again.”
OPPO's 'waterfall screen' keeps curved smartphone display trend alive
Smartphone maker OPPO has come up with a fancy-sounding name for its new feature: the ‘waterfall screen’.
Huawei sitting pretty in China's smartphone market
“Huawei’s addition to the United States Entity List caused uncertainty overseas, but in China it has kept its foot on the accelerator."
Record-breaking feat in declining smartphone market
“Its current trajectory would see it displace Samsung by the end of 2019, dealing a major blow to the Korean vendor."
Intel to sell smartphone modem business to Apple
Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom - no fumbling around for the right lens
I still get excited every time the selfie camera pops up and pops back in. It takes me back to the days when digital watches were first introduced, and we’d gather around the lucky rich kid who brought his or hers along to school.
LG launches G8S THINQ in Aus market
LG’s new smartphone offering provides a range of options for biometric security, including the new vein recognition solution with Hand ID.
Canalys: 5G smartphones will overtake 4G by 2023
Asia Pacific will account for 17.4% of the 800 million 5G smartphone shipments globally in 2023.
Vivo develops new tech for 5G era
Vivo is developing new 5G-enabled technologies for consumers around the world.
Synopsys and Arm enable tapeouts for mobile processors
New solution to enable faster time-to-market for smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices.
NZ’s car sharing platform ups its game with new feature
Yourdrive, New Zealand’s car sharing platform, has announced it is now allowing remote vehicle access to renters.
OPPO woos photography lovers with a pop-up cam
New Zealand smartphone junkies can now get their hands on OPPO’s Reno smartphones over the next few weeks.
In brief: A look at Samsung's latest gadgets
Samsung has been busy releasing a bunch of products including smartphones, watches and tablets – here are the latest gadgets you should watch out for.
Outlook not great as PCD market set to continue its decline
"Smartphones continue to be top of mind for consumers when it comes to new device purchases, and arguably the rapid adoption of large screen smartphones has resulted in consumers doing less on their PC or tablet and more on their phone."
Gartner: smartphone sales still suffering
Australia, sales down 10.2% in 1Q19, but New Zealand sales grew slightly by 1.3%.
Hands-on review: iPhone XS Max is a luxury phone
The XS Max’s RRP puts it squarely in the premium market and is definitely one of the priciest you can get.
Hands-on review: Playing the long game with the iPhone XR
The red XR is a rare case of having a phone that’s ‘too pretty to be covered’ - and it’s not hard to see why.
Consumer spending on tech to reach US$1.32 trillion this year
If you ever thought the tech industry for consumers was beginning to wane, the International Data Corporation has some stats for you.
Forgotten your phone? Nearly half of Kiwis would feel ‘naked’
A majority of Kiwis are finding mobile phones increasingly indispensable to everyday life, a new survey finds with some very interesting results.
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.