Is Spatial Audio really a game changer for Apple Music?

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“The next generation of sound on Apple Music begins now with the official launch of Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio” went the email from Apple’s PR team last week.  Audio enthusiasts will...

Microsoft’s $100bn purchase of Activision looks like crazy money

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This week, it was revealed that Microsoft plans to spend just over NZ$100 billion on buying Activision Blizzard — a company that’s been more newsworthy for its alleged unsavoury work culture...

When Yahoo almost saved the world from Facebook

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Hard as it is to believe, there was a time when Yahoo nearly saved the world. Not with useful search results, you understand, but by purchasing – and presumably ruining –...

Why our government should make paying ransoms to cyber criminals illegal

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Justice Minister Kris Faafoi has been in the headlines lately defending the proposed new hate speech laws. The laws sparked opprobrium from both the left and right, critics citing the limits...

Here’s why “Live Text” is Apple’s best feature from WWDC 2021

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Up until now Apple hasn’t been quite as adept at dealing with text in images as Google or Samsung. I open my Google Photos app when I want to find, say,...

Pegasus: Why the security Vulnerability Market is booming

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Pegasus joins a list of ominously-named tools blurring the line between hacking and surveillance for 'lawful intercept' purposes, with other notable examples being from the likes of FinFisher and The Hacking...