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Prime Minister joins Snapchat

Bill English is reaching out to younger voters on Snapchat.

Snapchat users, brace yourself for pizza selfies and election campaigning.

Microchips as travel tickets

If you're using Swedish rail there is no need to worry about travel cards or tickets if you have a biometric implant ...

Nevermind Snapper and Hop. Sweden has the answer, a futuristic hand implant.

App can tell if you're depressed

People in a manic episode have reduced impulse control, which makes them less likely to take time to accept spell-check ...

​A new iPhone app aims to track and predict mood episodes through keystrokes.

App review: Monument Valley 2

Monument Valley 2 is currently available exclusively for Apple devices.

This sequel aims to take the calm and abstract shapes and ruins of the first title and inject even more emotional depth.

Enough sexual harassment on Tinder

If someone approached you in a bar and said obscene, explicit things to you, that would be considered sexual harassment. ...

OPINION: If a guy shouted sexually explicit things at a woman in a bar, you'd be appalled. So why's it different if it's online?

Why Apple is updating App Store

Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing speaks during Apple's annual world wide developer conference.

Apple is giving its digital store for apps the most significant overhaul in its nine-year history.

Apple unveils smart speaker video

Apple's HomePod will hopefully be available in New Zealand next year.

Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, has been announced though Kiwis will have to wait a while to buy it.

'Creepy' cartoons shock mum

The graphic videos, designed to look like regular cartoons, have character lookalikes acting out arson, robbery, ...

Violent cartoons designed to appeal to children are "troubling and disturbing", Auckland mother says.

Creating apps to solve problems

Year 6 Frankley School students Sarah Wells, left, Milla Croy, and Jasmine Watson, all 10, are learning to create an app.

These girls are creating apps to help you in a disaster, with mental health issues and to link restaurants with those in poverty.

Kaikoura's hospitality a hit

Food Company Kaikoura co-owner Delwyn Summerton is proud to host the launch of the Southproud app in August.

A new tourism app designed around southern hospitality is to be initially launched free to Kaikoura businesses.

Using a phone camera for search

Pinterest started beta testing Lens this year, rolling out the tool worldwide for users on iOS and Android who have ...

Companies are giving consumers more ways to search just by taking a photo with your smartphone camera.

Are you a Thanks! or Thanks. type of person?

Google algorithms are scanning your messages and using the information it gleans to suggest ways that you could reply to ...

If you use Google's Gmail app, you may have seen something new pop up on your screen this week: suggested responses for your emails.

New Tinder for baby names

Thanks to the new app Babyname, choosing a baby name is as easy as finding a date on Tinder.

Choosing a name is as easy as finding a date.

Google shifts focus to AI video

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference.

Google ramps up their AI with the ability to identify images and locations through the phone's camera.

Uber raising NZ fares

The change takes the minimum amount a driver can make per ride to $4.28, after Uber takes its cut.

Company hikes prices after drivers complained short-distance rides don't make enough money.

Instagram adds selfie filters video

Users can access face filters by simply opening the camera and tapping the new face icon in the bottom right corner.

Instagram has souped up its camera with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to Snapchat.

Low bar for fatherhood

A responsible parent takes the needs and care of their children into consideration all the time, not just when an app ...

OPINION: A new app that text messages dads shows how low the bar for fatherhood is set.

Siri saves man's life video

Siri called 911 after an explosion badly burned a US man's hand. 

apple; black; closeup; electronic; iphone; iphone 4s; ...

A man has thanked Siri for saving his life after he was injured in an explosion.

How Snap can elude Facebook

If Snap wants to grow its user base, it will have to broaden its reach to include older people.

Facebook has been bent on copying Snapchat ever since it tried unsuccessfully tried to buy the app.

Windows 10 on 500m devices

The vast majority of those 500 million devices running Windows 10 are likely personal computers.

The company has aggressively pushed Windows 10, encouraging customers to take advantage of a free update.

8 apps to help you sleep

You can rest easy (or at least more easily) if you've got the right app.

You can rest easy (or at least more easily) if you've got the right app.

Uber faces criminal probe

Uber has been hit with multiple controversies over the last few months that have raised questions about CEO Travis ...

Software scandal heaps pressure on company already struggling with business and legal road blocks.

Three months, US$3b profit

Things are looking pretty good for Facebook.

Nearly 2 billion people now use Facebook, and it's benefiting from big gains in digital ad spending.

WhatsApp back after crash

WhatsApp users around the globe are thought to be affected.

The popular messaging service is getting back to business after a global outage.

Warning over Google Docs scam

What makes this attack so tricky to detect is that it takes advantage of Google's legitimate tool for sharing data with ...

Internet users are being spammed with malicious invitations to log on to their Google accounts.

Will Windows 10 S be a flop?

Microsoft this week launched some new notebooks aimed at students, along with a new version of Windows 10 aimed at the ...

At this point Windows 10 S sounds a lot like the ill-fated Windows RT.

All a twitter about new news service video

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter

Twitter and Bloomberg Media to create a service streaming news produced solely for Twitter.

Why teens love Musical.ly

Musical.ly is free to download for Android and Apple devices.

Ever seen your kids lip-sync in front of their smartphone? It's a good chance they're on Musical.ly.

Selfie app in racism storm

FaceApp, which was created in Russia, is available for Android and Apple phones.

A new app that alters selfies has been criticised for lightening skin while in "hot mode"​

Uber got caught tricking Apple

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has a long history of flouting rules and corporate norms.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook threatened to kick Uber out of the powerful Apple App store.

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