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


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.

Depressed? Social media knows

Use lots of blue-grey filters? It could be a sign of depression.

Feeling blue may colour the photos you collect and share with others, research has shown.

App designers' touchdown

The app uses the very device distracting audiences to bring them back into the atmosphere.

Imagine a stadium full of people are bidding for a new car but instead of the price going up, it goes down.

FaceApp changes your race

FaceApp boss Yaroslav Goncharov has defended the new filters. "The ethnicity change filters have been designed to be ...

The app allow users to upload a selfie and select an Asian, black, Caucasian or Native American filter.

Disney apps spying on kids video

The lawsuit alleges that Disney allowed the software companies to embed trackers in apps such as "Disney Princess Palace ...

A lawsuit claims 42 apps secretly collect data and shares it illegally with advertisers.

There's an Emoji subcommittee

Why so glum, chum? The frowning poo is coming soon.

They debated broccoli, lobsters and kangaroos. They picked frowning poop. (Happy face)

Review: Google Backup

Google grants you 15GB worth of free storage. You can upgrade to 100GB for NZ$2.99 a month or NZ$14.99 for 1TB.

Google's free cloud sync tool has some great features and works well as a simple insurance policy.

Advertising boosts Pandora's revenue

Music streaming service Pandora has quit New Zealand and Australia.

Music streaming service reports better than expected earnings the same day it closes in New Zealand.

Parking app just the ticket

The AT Park app allows motorists to pay for Auckland Council carparks using their mobile phones.

Auckland Transport's parking app has the potential to eliminate council-issued parking tickets.

Fan support saves Microsoft Paint

Paint allowed users to dream of being the digital Leonardo da Vinci by using their computer's mouse as the brush.

After an outcry of longtime aspiring digital artists, Microsoft said it would not discontinue the classic program.

Microsoft to kill Paint program

Paint allowed users to dream of being the digital Leonardo da Vinci by using their computer's mouse as the brush.

Paint was Microsoft's original Windows 1.0 program when the company launched in 1985.

iPhone app helps the blind see

The app can recognise and locate the faces of people you're with, as well as identify facial characteristics and  emotions.

The new app from Microsoft, which relies on the iPhone camera, is now available in New Zealand.

14 tips and tricks for Spotify

While the website isn't as good as a dedicated app for the service, you can access your Spotify on a web browser.

We've compiled a list of some lesser-known features, tips and tricks, to help you get the most out of the service.

Woebot, the chatbot therapist

Woebot is always ready to talk.

The app asks for a list of user's strengths, remembers responses, and offers encouragement.

Pandora users: the end is nigh

Music streaming service Pandora is quitting New Zealand.

Beleaguered music streaming service's last day in New Zealand will be July 31.

NZSO orchestrates virtual reality experience

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on VR

Move your way through the percussionists or stand next to the conductor, it's just like the real deal.

Why I am still playing Pokemon Go

I have no prior history of gaming. And yet, I've been playing Pokemon Go almost daily for a year.

OPINION: I've kept playing Pokemon Go long after the nerdiest nerds have stopped.

Young minds nail trades app

The team from Tradee, Nik Ellis, Omer Hazer, Alexandre Vaz and AJ Brown.

Could this be the leading platform for Kiwis to find tradespeople?

How to keep up on politics

Choose the news which gets delivered to your phone or tablet, and make sure you're always up to date on the biggest stories.

Facebook Messenger ads coming

A user who taps on an ad may be sent to a company website or may begin a Messenger conversation with an advertiser.

How the more than 1.2 billion monthly Messenger users react will depend on how Facebook implements them.

Technology a workplace life saver

Blerter founder Richard Gill says health and safety is becoming more important in low risk workplaces such as retail ...

Almost 50 people die at work in New Zealand every year. One Kiwi app developer thinks he has the solution to preventable deaths.

Oceans no barrier as kids take to Skype

Bella Penman, left,  and Maria John, both 11, meet their new friends from Assumption School.

International Skype exchange broadens understanding and builds bridges.

Download the Stuff app

New Zealand's largest online news source brings you the latest, breaking news in an easy to use mobile experience.

Caching in on Canada Day

Trinkets in a Blenheim geocache.

More than 40 geocachers zoned in on Rolleston on for Canada Day special event on Sunday.

Tips and tricks for Messenger

Facebook Messenger app.

Facebook has slowly added lots of features to Messenger, many of which you might not know exist.

Brain training app improves memory

The "game show"-like app helped patients achieve a 40 per cent improvement in their memory scores.

The "game show"-like app helped patients achieve a 40 per cent improvement in their memory scores.

App economy set to explode

App Annie predicts that global app usage will double but so will the time and money spent on apps.

If you're looking for a place to make money, the app economy beckons.

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