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Hands-on review: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - features abound

Hands-on review: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - features abound This backup software has military grade protection, tons of customisation, a smooth UI, and many other tools and features.You can use Acronis Asign to digitally capture signatures and generate a unique certificate that contains signatures, timestamps, and other information.

Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough?

Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough? As a result, Twitter seems to have entered into an arms race with the trolls.On Tuesday, they launched their latest salvo consisting of three new lines of defense: stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly

At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly The New Zealand Police are warning the public about a phone scam targeting elderly residents to dupe them into giving out their personal information.The scam was first reported by the Bankers Association on 2 February 2017, where scammers were posing as workers from utility companies and banks.

Tackling NZ cybercrime in 2017: Why revery is just as important as prevention

Tackling NZ cybercrime in 2017: Why revery is just as important as prevention Every year, businesses across New Zealand are hit by some sort of virtual attack.With big money to be made from hacking into a company's database and stealing sensitive information, scammers are now attempting to dupe the hackers.

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review The organisation says it is particularly pleased with the focus on fibre broadband.We think it will deliver the fair broadband prices Kiwis deserve," explains Jordan Carter, InternetNZ chief executive.

Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear

Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, demand for devices that can accompany us anywhere has soared.This is where Durabooks have excelled, offering innovative laptops and tablets with rugged features that while offering the same convenience and features as a consumer laptop, are also capable of surviving in harsh working conditions.

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing “Every year we see a spike in online dating activity around Valentine’s Day,” he says.” For those of you frequenting these online spaces in the lead up to tomorrow, Fitzgerald says there are ways to stay safe and to avoid trouble.

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy But a new study from iSchool says most users aren’t even aware that their private data is being told to advertising networks and third party providers which deliver targeted ads, NordVPN says.“Or, worse yet, a woman who has suffered the trauma of miscarriage is often still persecuted by pregnancy ads, following her from once-visited pregnancy sites,” NordVPN says.

Flying a drone at work? Now there's insurance specially made for mmercial UAVs

Flying a drone at work? Now there's insurance specially made for mmercial UAVs With the commercial UAV industry set to hit $127 billion globally in areas as vast as media, film, surveying, real estate and logistics, back home the rules and regulations around insurance and risks have been ‘patchy’, says Delta Insurance.There are no legal requirements for UAV operators to hold insurance, and current insurance solutions don’t cover risks that operators face.

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition The Innovators is a showcase of some of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators now open at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).It is an exhibition which celebrates the entire process of innovation, from conceptualisation to creation and explores the learnings from setbacks overcome along the way.

Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success

Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success If you’re planning to find your Mr or Mrs Right online, then it would pay to take note of the New Zealand Norton Online Dating Survey first.In fact, 55 percent of respondents are spending at least an hour a day on online dating sites, with 53 percent of users finding it difficult to identify scammers.

Bank of Canada lets its geek flag fly with Konami code Easter egg

Bank of Canada lets its geek flag fly with Konami code Easter egg If you had to hazard a guess, how many times do you think you’ve punched in the Konami code in your lifetime?The Konami code is like a Pulp Fiction reference, or that horrible arrow in the FedEx logo.

Spotify is really trying to win back artists with this latest acquisition

Spotify is really trying to win back artists with this latest acquisition The hope is that this technology can be leveraged as a source for tracking music rights via a decentralized system.Attribution is an abhorrent flaw in Spotify's system and a fix is much-needed especially as competition in the music streaming industry grows, with Apple Music, Amazon, and Google Play.

This blockchain startup already has the largest ICO ever and it's still going strong

This blockchain startup already has the largest ICO ever and it's still going strong Right now, Tezos — a blockchain startup you've probably never heard of — is raising money through an initial coin offering, or ICO.This already makes the Tezos ICO the largest in history (overshadowing the recent Bancor ICO, which raised $153 million).

What you don't know about Bitcoin can hurt you

What you don't know about Bitcoin can hurt you I've bought some ether, and I (unsuccessfully) tried to participate in an ICO or two.An Ethereum smart contract is a piece of code that runs on Ethereum's blockchain, and as such is by definition decentralized.

These hackers stole $85 million in Ether to save it from *the real crooks* (or so they say)

These hackers stole $85 million in Ether to save it from *the real crooks* (or so they say) Thieves stole $32 million worth of Ether out of a popular Ethereum wallet, and with every passing minute the potential for additional losses grew.Like something out of a weird cryptocurrency reboot of National Treasure, the unidentified WHG hackers decided to steal the remaining Ether before the crooks could.

Bitcoin Splits, Rallies as Community Fails to Solve Cryptocurrency's Woes

Bitcoin Splits, Rallies as Community Fails to Solve Cryptocurrency's Woes After years of squabbling, the BTC community had agreed to what was known as BIP 91 (Bitcoin Improvement Plan).Instead, roughly 15 percent of the BTC mining community has launched their own alternative to Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash.

Two Weeks Later, Bitcoin is Forking Again

Two Weeks Later, Bitcoin is Forking Again Right now, there are two forks, or divisions in Bitcoin: Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin.As the name implies, this agreement will cover two primary features: 2MB blocks (updated from 1MB) and the same segregated witness feature now shared by Bitcoin.

Ethereum Classic & Litein cryptocurrencies now available in NZ

Ethereum Classic & Litein cryptocurrencies now available in NZ Kiwis now have access to Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) alongside the Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum cryptocurrencies that are available on BitPrime’s website.According to BitPrime senior partner Ross Carter-Brown, cryptocurrencies have become increasingly popular in New Zealand.

Don’t know where to eat? Blockchain for foodies aims to help

Don’t know where to eat? Blockchain for foodies aims to help The company has also announced a new peer review system that uses machine learning to match submitted reviews with credible reviewers to make the entire process unbiased, ensuring the integrity of all food and restaurant reviews on their platform.The Munchee app is actually a food review application and social network for individual restaurant dishes.