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Telstra reaffirms plan to retire 3G network by 2024 for 4G/5G upgrade
Fri, 1st Dec 2023
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Telstra confirms plans to retire its 3G network by 2024 to bolster 4G/5G infrastructure, enhancing coverage and reliability.
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Generation emoji: Here to stay or just a fad?
Tue, 26th Apr 2016
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My father, a longtime journalist and editor, is surely rolling in his grave. Somewhere, David Ogilvy cries. Emoji have taken over the written word.
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Parents concern for children and tech grows
Tue, 10th Nov 2015
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A new study by Qualtrics shows the biggest concerns of parents for their children and technology are texting, sexting and cyberbullying.
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Consent: The rules around sexting
Wed, 28th Oct 2015
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The advice on consent in sexting differs from general sex advice articles, according to a study by A.A. Hasinoff from the University of Colorado.
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Kiwis are still texting and driving, five years on
Fri, 11th Sep 2015
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The NZ Police is concerned at a rising number of people being caught while distracted by their phone, despite legislation being in place since 2009.
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Texting for business a vital communications tool
Fri, 29th May 2015
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Survey: 80% now use text messages for work, with business texting key to modern communication but risks overload.
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National 111 emergency text service fails
Wed, 14th Jan 2015
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The outage began approximately 4:30am this morning and affects the ability receive text messages from people registered to the emergency service.
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RESEND: Canterbury University gets funding to develop user-friendly wearable computers
Tue, 4th Nov 2014
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Two University of Canterbury researchers have received $870,000 in Marsden funding over three years to research how engineering and psychology coul.
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We never talk anymore..
Tue, 15th Apr 2014
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My big problem with phone calls these days is that you have to drop whatever you are doing in order to talk to the person calling you. It’s rather rude, really.
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Twenty years of texting for avid Kiwis
Thu, 6th Dec 2012
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New Zealanders continue sending test messages despite a global decline.
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Android App of The Week - MightyText
Thu, 18th Oct 2012
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MightyText, this week's top Android app, lets you text from your computer - ideal for work, or when your phone's battery dies.
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Olympic fans told to text, tweet or watch TV
Mon, 30th Jul 2012
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TV coverage issues has led to calls for lessened twitter and texting activities during the Olympics as data networks become overloaded.
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Bench press for success
Mon, 9th Jan 2012
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Workout networking, or 'sweatworking', may be the newest way to get ahead in business, but taking a break could actually be better for your Start Up.
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Telecom offers targeted prepaid plans
Wed, 29th Jun 2011
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Telecom launches flexible prepaid plans, letting customers tailor their usage: talk, text, or data, without being tied to a contract.
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Text the girl on the Hill?
Fri, 1st Jan 2010
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tvnz
Viewers have been flocking to a locally produced online drama series that allows the viewers to influence the story.
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Hunt for NZ TXT champion now on
Thu, 15th Oct 2009
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Starting 26th October, New Zealand residents, young and old can compete for the title of the fastest texter and become the inaugural New Zealand TXT Champion.
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Driven to distraction
Tue, 30th Jun 2009
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Driving while holding your mobile is commonplace in New Zealand, but it may soon become illegal.