Stories by Harley Ogier

Pandora appoints first NZ employee

Internet radio service Pandora yesterday announced the appointment of Melanie Reece as Sales Director for New Zealand, starting October. The company officially entered the NZ and Australian markets in December last year, but Reece is its first New Ze...

Anonymous: Operation Kiwi Freedom initiated.

In response to the New Zealand government's passing of the controversial GCSB Amendment Act, 'Hactivist' group Anonymous to "broaden the scope of [its] NZ operations" over the next week with "Operation Kiwi Freedom".

E Ink to stay as Kobo launches new devices

Toronto-based eReader company Kobo today announced four new devices for the New Zealand market: a single E Ink-screened eReader, and three LCD-screened Android tablets in 7 and 10-inch screen sizes.

Kickstarter open to AU/NZ projects in "very near future"

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com has announced it "will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects in the very near future", and that it will run "Kickstarter School" events for interested contributors in Sydney and Melbourne next week.

GCSB bill passed into law after third reading

The controversial Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Bill was passed into law tonight after its third reading in parliament. The National, ACT and United Future parties voted 61 for, with the remainder of the house 59 against.

Xbox One games lineup announced

Microsoft today announced an updated games lineup for the Xbox One, which goes on sale November this year. The lineup currently consists of 50 titles, including 18 exclusives to the platform. It is currently unclear which titles will be available at ...

Rapoo 6610 Dual-mode Optical Mouse

The Rapoo 6610 is a travel-sized optical mouse that has the distinguishing feature of supporting both Bluetooth 3.0 and a proprietary 2.4GHz wireless dongle. That’s its one and only distinguishing feature – it’s fortunate such a setup is rare, or thi...

Vodafone Smart mini

Vodafone’s Smart mini, otherwise known as the Vodafone 875, is the company’s ultrabudget smartphone offering to the New Zealand market. At just NZ$99 with a prepay SIM pack, this little Android handset comes in black or an utterly fabulous purplish-p...

NZ-made app aims to get you home safe

This morning, Kiwi startup Get Home Safe (GHS) launched its premiere iPhone app of the same name. The GHS app, which the company calls a ‘guardian angel’, is designed to provide an automated ‘call for help’ should its user fail to return from a plann...

App review: Todoist for iPad

Todoist provides an outwardly simple to-do list service, with myriad advanced features available to its more organised (or obsessive) users. One of Todoist’s most irritating limitations has been the lack of a dedicated iPad app, forcing iPad users to...

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