Category Archives: Gadgets

Google Chrome

Google have today released their new web browser, Google Chrome, in beta. Man is it fast!!!! I’ve been using it this evening and it really flies. While it supposedly uses more memory than other browsers, this use of extra memory … Continue reading

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Vodafone New Zealand release iPhone pricing and details

See the Vodafone New Zealand website. And wow, the reaction has been nothing less than scathing across the board! I think I saw perhaps one positive tweet, but otherwise there was lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Cost to … Continue reading

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The Mac arrived yesterday…

…and so, as is obligatory, here are the unboxing pictures: It’s in the box on the left. Ohh Ahh! The box within a box. Pretty polystyrene Even the handle is smiling With all the bits And there it is. I … Continue reading

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Vodafone New Zealand gets the iPhone!

Vodafone announced today that it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the world; New Zealand is one of them! Yay! The NZ Herald says it could be here in July. … Continue reading

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Alexander Roy: The Driver

Those of you who know me even just a little bit will know that I’m something of a petrolhead. And that’s why when I stumbled across this Wired article by Charles Graeber, I was enthralled. I had to find out … Continue reading

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How to replace an Apple iPod Mini battery

You might prefer to perform this delicate task in a quiet, well-lit environment with the correct tools, on a nice big flat work table. Rather than in 20 minutes on a poorly-lit, commuter-packed train on the way home from work … Continue reading

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iPhone watch

toshcomputers.com have the 8GB Apple iPhone at $854, including GST. This unit comes as-is, not jailbreaked, not SIM unlocked and with no warranty that I can see. parallelimported.co.nz have the iPhone for $1199, including GST with a 12 month warranty. … Continue reading

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The Apple iPhone is getting cheaper in NZ

I’ve discovered that toshbuy.com are selling 8GB iPhones for $799.00 (excl. GST and shipping). That’s nearly half the price of some other places: Parallel Imported are selling them for $1499.00.

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Is TradeMe being evil?

I’ve just been sent a link to this stuff.co.nz article that explains why TradeMe have banned the auction of iPhones. I think this is crap. Sure, it’s their service, so they can ban what they like, but in reality there … Continue reading

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iPhone software SIM unlock: done.

Well, no more hardware hacks — you can now SIM-unlock your iPhone by software. Now who in their right mind would not want an iPhone?

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