You didn’t ask. But we answered anyway. So, to celebrate the last day of the StopPress season for 2016, we’ve looked back on the year and compiled an extremely definitive list of the big pitches, the big ideas, the big balls, the big stoushes, the big moves and the big whoopsies. So long, and thanks for all the clicks dear readers.
You didn’t ask. But we answered anyway. So, to celebrate the last day of the StopPress season for 2015, we’ve looked back on the year and compiled an extremely definitive list of the big pitches, the big ideas, the big balls, the big stoushes, the big moves and the big whoopsies. So long, and thanks for all the clicks dear readers. We’ll be back destroying lies and spreading truth on January 11. May your leisure be unbridled.
Some see him as a journalistic pioneer. Others see him as a narcissistic megalomaniac. And Andrew Fowler’s chronicling of Julian Assange’s rise and fall will help you decide which side of the fence you sit on—and should be of interest to anyone with a passing interest in the media—writes Kelly Bennett.
It’s no hyperbole to say IFTTT has saved the world on multiple occasions from assured destruction … well perhaps it’s a slight hyperbole, but this deceptively simple productivity service has become integral to my digital universe – and without it much of it will fall into a black pit of forgetfulness.
Airmail app is Sim Ahmed’s new go-to productivity tool. It’s simple and unobtrusive, just the way an email client should be.
I was unimpressed by Microsoft’s Surface RT, which was released in New Zealand earlier this year. I saw the potential in the device, but it was hamstrung by its poor performance and the lack of apps. The Microsoft Surface Pro is that potential finally realised.
My love hate relationship with Samsung’s Galaxy Note range now spans over two years of smartphones and tablets. These flagship devices known for the signature S Pen stylus inputs, border gimmicky on one end and business essential on the other. With the Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung has created a device that’s definitely more latter than the former – putting a powerful iPad Mini competitor in the hands of consumers (for a price).
The FujiFilm Finepix X100S looks as if it fell through a crack in spacetime leading to the 1960s. This is a camera designed to imitate the beautiful “space age” cameras of the era. But with a $1,800 price tag, it’s a pretty hefty premium to pay for looks. Is the X100S a hipstery fashion accessory or a handy little camera in its own right?
All it took was an afternoon alone with the Sony Alpha 99 camera for me to fall in love with it (or at least like it as much as a man can like an inanimate object, without it being creepy). Sony completely hits it out of the park with this flagship full frame delight and as soon as I get a raise or win the Lotto (the latter is more likely) I’m buying into this system.
Microsoft surprised the world last year when it unveiled the Surface RT, a tablet manufactured by what is traditionally a software company. I was blown away by its beautiful design and dissimilarities to the iPad. In a field of Apple clones, the Surface RT is refreshingly its own device. Microsoft launched the Surface RT in New Zealand earlier this year and for the past few weeks I’ve been giving it a test drive.
I only had three days with Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4. That’s not nearly enough time for me to do a proper review, so instead consider this a preview and commentary on my very fleeting flirtation with a good phone.
The Sony Cybershot RX1 is a small camera that’s all about the big picture. Inside its compact body beats the heart of a full format sensor, giving image quality you won’t see in any other camera this size. However, all good things come with compromises and there were plenty made to create the RX1. With one hand Sony giveth and the other it taketh away.
Like Eldorado, the fountain of youth and a decent cup of coffee at midnight – achieving inbox zero is a goal many set out on, but very few ever achieve. Mailbox App for iPhone (free from the Apple App Store) helps those on their own journeys to an uncluttered email account, using sleek software which makes you look at Apple’s native Mail client with disdain.
Windows 8 tablets are still finding their footing in the pantheon of consumer devices, with various form factors and device-types being tested along the way. The Acer Iconia W510 tablet-laptop hybrid is a throwback to the days of the netbook in both design and purpose.