Apps

Google planning China search app video

The new Google search app released in China will reportedly block websites on Beijing's blacklist.

Google are developing a search engine for China that blocks results Beijing considers sensitive.

Breadcrumbs app creates trail to secret spots

Breadcrumbs app co-founders Brendan Platt, left, and Cameron Brodie hope new students in Wellington can settle into ...

Two Wellington entrepreneurs have developed a digital trail of breadcrumbs to help people settle into a new city.

Instagram launches video app

Kim Kardashian reveals the first photo of Chicago West.

Instagram, the go-to for people showing their best selves, hopes video will lure younger viewers.

Help at your fingertips

Akerei Maresala-Thomson spent the past decade developing MyRivr, a social services app to help people easily access ...

His friends 'risked everything' to help support his dream, but a former gang member and police officer knows it has paid off.

An app to cure phone addiction

Kevin Holesh works in the RV where he and his wife live full-time as they travel the country. An app he created several ...

Rebel smartphone developers are using fire to fight fire - creating apps that try to put users back in control.

Ford's cycling 'smart jacket' video

Ford's cycling 'smart jacket' is hoping to cut down the amount of accidents on the roads.

With sleeves that light up and an app that buzzes riders' arms, Ford has decided to give cyclists a chance to keep their eyes on the road at all times.

Kiwi-designed app takes off

Ninja Kiwi Limited's 'Bloons TD 6' online game was for a time today the world's most-bought paid app.

Top-selling Bloons Tower Defence 6 is the creation of Kiwi game developer Ninja Kiwi Limited.

what3words is the new sat nav

What3words divides the planet up into 57 trillion 3x3 metre squares, with a three word address for each one.

What3words allows you to say just three words to navigate to anywhere on the planet. And it's going to be big.

Tech girls make beeline for US

Madi McGearty, 10, Sophie Cundall, 10, and Kaycee Winsloe, 11, with their app Beefriend Pi.

 They didn't know much more about bees than "they sting and it hurts", but now three Southland girls could take their research to an international stage.

Stay in the loop in Auckland

Make sure you're in the know about what's going on in the city with our Auckland alerts.

Make sure you're up to date on what you need to know in our biggest city with our new Auckland news alerts.

Many worry over driverless cars video

A driverless Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S car manoeuvres to a parking space during a demonstration in Stuttgart, ...

Don't want one, won't walk or bike anywhere near one - driverless cars are putting fear amongst the public.

Apple 'opens' Wellington highway

Apple's mapping app is showing Transmission Gully (to the east of the coastal SH1 section) as a viable route.

Apple beats NZTA to the punch by 'opening' Transmission Gully while still a construction site.

Worker uses app to save man

Quick thinking Body Shop worker Alea Wharekura used the AED finding app on her phone to locate a portable defibrillator, ...

Workers race to help man slumped and unresponsive in CBD shop.

Tapping into a new approach

About 40 per cent of police time is spent at family harm incidents.

Police unroll new tactics and technology to combat family violence.

Do these jobs from your phone gallery

Leave Peggy on your line and it will tell you the best time to hang out your washing and when it's about to rain.

Put your feet up while these apps do the hard yards for you.

Apple car is about to hit the road

It probably wouldn't have a grille, but an Apple car could be a real possibility.

The iPhone manufacturer now has 55 permits to test self-driving technology on Californian roads.

WhatsApp challenges democracy video

Co-founder Jan Koum resigned last month, in part over Facebook's attempts to collect more detailed information.

Service is providing an unfiltered platform for fake news and religious hatred.

Facebook suspends 200 apps

Facebook has suspended about 200 apps as part of investigation into personal data breaches.

Facebook suspends apps amid an ongoing investigation prompted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

New privacy logo launched

The Privacy Trust Mark logo was created by a Christchurch graphic designer, Curtis Bain.

A new logo will help Kiwis know if a service shapes up on privacy.

How apps will change the way you fly

The Hopper app.

A customer who selects a secret price may find themselves on an airline they never considered before.

Rent a hotel room by the minute

Need a little nap after a long flight? Some US hotels are happy to offer (very) short stays.

Fancy a hour nap or just need a quiet spot for a bit? Some US hotels are happy to oblige.

Facebook doesn't care about love

Mark Zuckerberg 'can talk about community as much as he wants, but the only relationship he cares about you having is ...

OPINION: Sorry, singletons - this new dating app isn't about finding you a Facebook bae. The real goal is to be your click-bae.

WhatsApp, Facebook privacy row video

The WhatsApp founder Facebook have clashed over attempts to use personal data from the messaging service.

Founder set to leave after clashes over Facebook's attempts to use personal data from the messaging service.

Can Spark fix Lightbox’s tech in time?

'A really exciting opportunity' – TVNZ and Spark to bring 2019 Rugby World Cup live and free to air to NZ audiences

OPINION: Spark may need a major rebrand if its vaunted Rugby World Cup app doesn't remotely deliver come 2019.

An app for saving strangers video

Wellington Free Ambulance relationship and development manager Vanessa Simpson shows off the GoodSam app.

If you know CPR and want to be a hero, there's now an app for that.

Facebook to continue recording calls

Facebook will continue to monitor call and text metadata of Android users who have allowed the social media app to ...

Fears call and text metadata could be used to profile recipients, even if they aren't on Facebook.

Digital directory for women launches video

YWCA's acting chief executive Kat Doughty says there was a "pressing need" for a directory specifically for women.

The 'W' directory aims to help and support New Zealand women by providing information on a range of topics.

Vector app struggles

Vector apologised for its app displaying out-of-date information.

Lines company issues apology after app fails users in wake of massive Auckland storm.

How to stop haemorrhaging data video

It is simply not practical for most of us to delete our Facebook accounts.

You can remain on Facebook without giving up (as much of) your data.

App to combat road rage video

Avondale resident Ace Lio created the app to reduce road rage and poor driver behaviour.

Whistlebox catches stress before it escalates into anger, violence and dangerous driving.

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