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No more "creep shots"

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has promised harsher penalties for hate speech and unwanted sexual advances on Twitter.

New rules for unwanted sexual advances, hate symbols, tweets that glorify violence and "creep shots".

Google app controls kids' devices

It may be tempting use Family Link to assert total control, but that's not the best way to teach your child about tech.

Imagine being able to use an app on your phone to turn your kid's device when they ignore your plea to turn it off.

Google pulls calorie feature

The Google Maps feature, which was experimental, was never publicly announced.

Google Maps showed users how many calories they could burn if they walked instead of driving.

Latest Windows update arrives

Windows 10 is running on more than 500 million devices each month.

The latest version of Windows 10 improved photo editing, security and makes it easier to contact friends.

'Panic button' app to launch

Melon Health founder and chief executive Siobhan Bulfin.

Wellington firm develops app that lets teens send an alert to a personalised support crew.

App helps get kids active

Auckland Council activities adviser for young people Claire Beuvink, left, Geo AR Games developer Melanie Langlotz, and ...

Melanie Langlotz has spent six years developing a game to get children begging their parents to take them to a playground.

Wellington's tech girl superheroes

The team met with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester to show him their app.

Three Queen Margaret pupils have taken out the Australian 'Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero' competition with their Evac-U-Buddy app

How to organise your apps

Most people group apps by frequency, such as your most-used apps on the first page of your homescreen.

How you arrange your smartphone apps can also help you speed up everyday tasks.

Hot Wheels gets virtual video

Toy makers are forced to tackle technology in a world where kids play online, not with physical toys.

Hot Wheels is the latest toy to come to life, with a simulated car racing kit.

App store hot list

The top Apple App Store downloads suggest most iPhone users are playing games on their smartphone.

iPhone users are spending on games, augmented reality and face editing.

Homerun turns to slamdunk

Dropit chief executive Peter Howell (left) with Dropit chief operating officer Brendan Howell, says San Francisco is the ...

Two Kiwi brothers have scored a deal with an NBA Franchise who wants to use their auction app.

Uber sorry for 'sexist' offer

Uber has previously been criticised for its poor track record on harassment, gender equality and sexism.

Uber ran a promotion that encouraged husbands to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

Tips for updating to iOS 11

The new operating system features a customisable Control Centre.

Apple's latest mobile operating system will be available on Wednesday for Kiwis to download.

App to tackle schoolyard angst

Lily Holder-McFlinn, 18, left, and Rawan Al-Sakkaf, 17, have designed an app to help teens feel socially included at school.

An app could help teenagers find more friends at school.

Home screen app a billboard

Excio co-founder and chief executive Ana Lyubich holding one of Wellington Public Library's books which is used in the app.

With one swipe, you can discover a new book, artist, or photographer whose work you can display on your mobile.

Instagram's 'discrimination' move

12-year-old Harry Beswick (centre) was born with Goldenhar syndrome. He is pictured with his brother Oliver and mother ...

The social media giant removed a photo of a boy wearing his prosthetic eye.

Rogue child-monitoring app is back

The Cyber Security Zone app is almost identical to the previous system which was found to have a bunch of security concerns.

A South Korean app found to be riddled with security flaws has been reissued under a new name.

Computer can tell if you are gay

The algorithm was able to tell if a man is gay or straight using one picture 81 per cent of the time.

Software can tell a person's sexuality, suggesting a "gaydar" app may not be far away.

Kiwi gamer wins big video

Timmy Chiew is taking on the world's best and winning.

From Manawatu to Japan, a gamer wins a big international tournament.

How to install Android Oreo video

Android Oreo is scheduled to be released on Google phones first.

You can get the latest features Google has to offer on your Android phone right now.

Date revealed for Windows update

Microsoft has moved to a roughly six-month release cycle for feature updates of Windows.

Windows 10 update to include new photos and storage features along with Game Mode.

YouTube unveils new features

The new design features are now available to all YouTube users globally

YouTube has revealed a new logo and features including viewing vertical videos on smartphones.

How to shoot your food

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Stock Photo - smartphone shot food photo - vanilla cake with strawberries

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OPINION: Waiter, there's a fly in my plum jam! Well, madam, take a photo. Lynda Hallinan does a crash course in Facebooking her meals. Etiquette be stewed ...

Uber welcomes stop-offs

Uber's multi-destination feature lets passengers plan their multiple stops before they get in the car.

Need to pick up your dry cleaning, dinner or kids on the way home from work? Uber has a new feature for that.

Tapping into Taranaki history

Rob Green, of Heritage Taranaki, has been part of a group which has developed a free app exploring the history of the ...

Modern technology being used to transport people back to the battlefields of Taranaki's civil war.

Android Oreo officially arrives

Android Oreo is scheduled to be released in a few months.

An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a delectable name.

Secret restaurants used to look cooler

A new app pays people to wait in line outside a newly opened restaurant.

Once, you could tell by the crowd how good a restaurant was, but that's all changed.

4 apps to watch the eclipse

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These four applications will help you plan for and view the upcoming solar eclipse.

Mathletics donation adds up

Marlborough Lodge of Unanimity members donate $3500 to Blenheim School to give pupils access to online resource Mathletics.

Mathematics app has pupils competing with mathletes around the world.

Sarahah, the top downloaded app

The app works by attaching itself like a digital parasite, to Snapchat, enabling teens to use screenshots of negative ...

Sarahah, an anonymous commenting app, is popular with teens but has been criticised for being cruel.

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