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Education sector rejects Govt's National Standards assessment tool

Education sector rejects Govt's National Standards assessment tool The Government launched its new National Standards assessment website this week, and while Education Minister Hekia Parata says the tool has received ‘overwhlemingly positive’ feedback, statements from at least two industry bodies reject this claim.NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says the website, which aims to promote an online judgement process for National Standards, is unlikely to get much interest from teachers.

First Women in IT scholarship awarded

First Women in IT scholarship awarded The first Women in IT scholarship from Otago Polytechnic has been awarded, which will see one Bachelor of Information Technology student awarded with $1000 for ever year of study.I really feel like I’m in the right place,” Ryan says.

Kiwis’ broadband habits revealed

Kiwis’ broadband habits revealed It seems Kiwis like to break for dinner before diving head first into the screens, with new data from Chorus shedding some light on New Zealanders’ broadband habits.According to the figures, data usage on the Chorus network is at its lowest at 5am and begins to rise between 6am and 8:30am.

Lovers, be careful of dating apps this Valentine’s Day

Lovers, be careful of dating apps this Valentine’s Day Those hoping for a bit of lovin via a dating app are being warned to think twice, as malicious mobile apps related to romance and dating are coming in at full force.According to digital risk management firm RiskIQ, the approach of Valentine’s Day causes a recurring seasonal spike in the availability and downloads of legitimate, illegitimate, and malicious mobile apps related to romance and dating.

Aussies more romantic than Kiwis, Adobe reckons, but we like the bedroom

Aussies more romantic than Kiwis, Adobe reckons, but we like the bedroom New data from Adobe Stock has revealed Australians search for images relating to love and romance far more than Kiwis, coming in fourth of a list of countries searching for Valentine’s related imagery.However, it seems us Kiwis like to search for images of couple in the bedroom.

Too lazy to go buy a card? Facebook makes sending Valentine’s Cards easy

Too lazy to go buy a card? Facebook makes sending Valentine’s Cards easy The cards were created by Facebook artists, as well as external artists from New York and London, who incorporated a mixture of styles to’ capture the many things Valentine's Day could mean to you’.User will be given the option to select from a set of custom-designed cards, after which they can send to their would-be Valentine.

Auckland mobile trader charged while Best Buy pleads guilty

Auckland mobile trader charged while Best Buy pleads guilty The charges against Appenture Marketing, which sells consumer goods including electronics, continue long running action against mobile traders following the Commission’s Mobile Trader 2014/15 report, which identified industry wide compliance issues.Eleven mobile traders were prosecuted in 2016, including Best Buy, with 12 ongoing investigations remaining in play.

New sign language achievement standards and resources released

New sign language achievement standards and resources released Education Minister Hekia Parata says the new standards and resources will help strengthen the teaching and learning of NZSL.The achievement standards and resources were developed in partnership with Kelston and van Asch Deaf Education Centres.

Ubisoft's For Honor is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft's For Honor is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One The game has been developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the game separated into three different factions.It's a nice change swapping your guns for swords and other sharp weapons.

Galaxy S7 Edge: Samsung gets sleek with limited edition Black Pearl

Galaxy S7 Edge: Samsung gets sleek with limited edition Black Pearl The sleek black finish blankets the entire device, edges and all, and is designed to be modern and striking, Samsung says.“The result is a stylish all-black aesthetic that capture the essence of the colour in its purest form,” the electronics giant says.

Facebook gets helpful with Safety Check update

Facebook gets helpful with Safety Check update Social media giant Facebook has updated its Safety Check feature, introducing Community Help that lets people find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis.They can find or give help, and message others directly to connect from within Safety Check after a crisis.

UFB uptake growing steadily, says Govt

UFB uptake growing steadily, says Govt “It’s fantastic to see more and more Kiwis getting on board with UFB,” says Communications Minister Simon Bridges.The update shows that deployment of the first phase of the UFB programme is 71% complete, with 21 towns now fully fibred.

5+ A Day gets interactive with new educators resource

5+ A Day gets interactive with new educators resource A new website from 5+ A Day has been launched in a move to help educators teach children about healthy eating.The new interactive education website provides free teaching resources, making them more accessible to educators.

Protect your iPhone with EFM's D3O smart material technology

Protect your iPhone with EFM's D3O smart material technology A few weeks ago EFM sent me a demonstration kit for their range of Apple iPhone cases featuring D3O smart material technology.The package included a circular sponge, an orange “plastic-like” disk, a ball bearing a pot of orange gooey “stuff” and a hammer.

Adobe: CX, mobile apps, social media and culture tops the priority list

Adobe: CX, mobile apps, social media and culture tops the priority list According to Scott Rigby, Adobe’s head of Digital Transformation, investing in the right technology is crucial but businesses are also recognising the importance of a customer-oriented, agile and collaborative company culture.“At Adobe we believe amazing customer experiences are a blend of art and science: art in the content and science in the data,” says Rigby.

Review: Halo Wars 2 takes another crack at the RTS genre

Review: Halo Wars 2 takes another crack at the RTS genre The first Halo Wars came out back in 2009 and was well received even though the RTS genre is more akin to PCs in lieu of consoles.Now the franchise returns with Halo Wars 2 releasing on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

New $14 million student innovation space opens

New $14 million student innovation space opens According to Dr Leon Fourie, Toi Ohomai chief executive, the new Te Ara o Mauao is a multi-purpose, technologically enhanced learning space, which offers greater informality and flexibility for learning.It is the first of other such modern flexible learning environments for Toi Ohomai,” he says.

nsumer addiction to IoT will reap rewards for businesses

nsumer addiction to IoT will reap rewards for businesses That's the bold word from Graham McCorkill, co-founder and director of Buzinga App Development.For these businesses, McCorkill says there are three key ways they will leverage the benefits of connected devices to drive more meaningful customer engagement: McCorkill says the IoT allows companies to interact with customers in unique ways, separating them from organisations who have not made it a priority.

It's getting closer: Apple’s famous developer nference to return to San Jose

It's getting closer: Apple’s famous developer nference to return to San Jose According to Apple, each year during WWDC, millions of talented developers around the world learn about Apple's platform technologies ranging from programming languages like Swift to breakthrough developer APIs like SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay.“These Apple technologies inspire developers to continue creating incredible experiences for every aspect of customers’ lives and improve the way they manage their smart homes, cars, health and more for over one billion active Apple devices,” the tech giant says.

Phishers bypass ntent blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks

Phishers bypass ntent blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks A simple replica login page is fooling Apple users into falling for a phishing attack, which is using a font substitution tactic to avoid virus software detection, MailGuard reports.The login page mimics Apple’s real page, but instead its aim is to collect Apple IDs and passwords from unsuspecting users.