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Apple has unveiled its latest range of products.

Tech giant Apple launches a credit card

Customers can sign up for Apple Card in the Wallet app on their iPhone in minutes, the company says.

Long-awaited video service expected from Apple tomorrow

The iPhone has long been Apple's marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline. The company is pushing digital subscriptions as it searches for new growth.

05:39
Fair Go went to bat for Sally Galvin, who just wanted to watch TVNZ’s OnDemand service.

Fair Go: Are dumber TVs a smarter option?

Fair Go's Garth Bray examines the perils and pitfalls of Smart TVs.

Scooter taxi service hoping to end Melbourne gridlock

Scooti passengers are given a helmet, hair net and high-vis safety vest for their trip.

Facebook promises change after Christchurch shooting livestreamed

It took the social media colossus 29 minutes to detect the livestreamed video of the massacre - eight minutes longer than it took police to arrest the gunman.

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 15: Police officers cordon off the area after gunmen attacked the two mosques and fired multiple times during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019. At least nine people were reportedly killed in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, local media reported Friday.

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Authorities still working to investigate distribution of Christchurch terrorist attack livestream footage online

The police are working with Facebook, YouTube and Google, police said in a statement,

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Canterbury Police ask public not to report Facebook, Instagram outage to them

Canterbury Police took to Twitter to advise that the social media outage wasn't their problem to solve.

Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook are suffering issues.

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram are down for many

Problems began to be reported by people unable to access the sites from about 1am NZT.

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Webcam blackmail, bomb threat emails used as online scams jump

Kiwis lost nearly $6m to cyber criminals in the last quarter of 2018 and more than $14m in the year.

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The offer comes as the telco looks to move some of its operations off shore.

Vodafone offers 2000 employees redundancy

Around 600 staff who work in call centres and retail stores will not be granted voluntary redundancy

UN workers expected to be among dead following Ethiopian Airline crash

Over a dozen people among the dead were expected to attend major United Nations environmental meeting tomorrow in Nairobi.

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How Facebook stands to profit from its 'privacy' push

Facebook, which perfected what critics call "surveillance capitalism," knows it has serious credibility issues.

This 2009 photo provided by Catherine Quintana shows her father, Ernest Quintana, in Fremont, Calif. The California family is devastated that 78-year-old Ernest Quintana was told on Sunday, March 3, 2019, he didn't have long to live by a doctor appearing on a robot's video screen in Fremont, Calif. KTVU reported that a robot appeared in Ernest Quintana's room, where a doctor told him by video that his lungs were failing. An official with Kaiser Permanente says it was a "highly unusual circumstance." Quintana died Tuesday, March 5. (Catherine Quintana via AP)

California man learns he's dying from Dr on robot video

The man's family were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit to deliver the news.

The decision follows a string of issues with spam which delayed email delivery.

Vodafone apologises for outage, says software restarting was to blame

In a half hour window from 10.22am, data, home internet and eftpos services stopped working for thousands of Vodafone customers.

, Friday, March 8, 2019.  It marks the first time in 50 years that a capsule designed for astronauts returned from space by plopping into the Atlantic.  (NASA via AP)

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with splashdown

It was the final hurdle for the six-day demo, a critical prelude to SpaceX's first flight with astronauts as early as summer.

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New security hole prompts warning to Chrome users: update your browser now

Users are urged to update their browser immediately, if they do not already do so by default.

04:38
Angela Rennie shared her wisdom with Seven Sharp.

Is device overuse causing you intimacy famine? A weekly date night could spice things up

A walk in the park or mini golf is suggested by an Auckland sex therapist seeing more and more lonely clients.

06:43
The US top official for Asia-Pacific described the situation as “live and evolving”.

Huawei a source of 'very real national security concerns' for US and NZ, American official argues

Patrick Murphy was asked about any potential repercussions NZ could have faced on the issue.

Vlogger Matt Watson made a video highlighting the use of YouTube comments sections by pedophiles.

Spark suspends advertising on YouTube due to inappropriate kids' content

The issue was raised by a vlogger this month, describing the situation as a "wormhole".

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From New Zealand to Silicon Valley, SUNDAY investigates this digital revolution.

Is screen-time in schools really helping New Zealand children?

From New Zealand to Silicon Valley, SUNDAY investigates this digital revolution.

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Netsafe urges Kiwis to report 'Momo Challenge', violent game blamed for child deaths overseas

Parents or teachers should approach Netsafe in the first instance if they are concerned about anything disturbing, the agency says.

00:40
The Samsung Fold can also multi-task up to three apps at once.

Samsung unveils foldable smartphone as well as a bigger Galaxy S10

The Galaxy Fold has a number of interesting features - but consumers may be intimidated by the price tag.

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The scooters are being launched in Auckland and Christchurch, and can be found using a smartphone app.

Lime scooters could be pulled from Auckland by the end of the week over brake fault

The fault has led to considerable injuries, including an Auckland man breaking his jaw in two places.

Liam Thompson broke his jaw after being thrown off a Lime scooter which randomly locked up the brakes.

Auckland Council continues to put the squeeze on Lime over serious brake fault

Scooters have been locking up their brakes and seriously injuring people - but Lime has not been forthcoming.

01:11
Jacinda Ardern says it's not fair that digital companies can do significant business here without being subject to tax.

Multinational online companies set to face tax - boosting NZ coffers by $30-$80m

Social media networks, trading platforms, online advertising providers and others are in the Government's sights.

Liam Thompson broke his jaw after being thrown off a Lime scooter which randomly locked up the brakes.

Opinion: Lime trials should be halted until safety measures are sorted out

Scooters throwing people off when the brakes randomly lock up due to bad software isn't a "glitch" - it's a catastrophic failure.

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