In New Zealand, a nationwide lockdown has begun due to the unprecedented impacts of Covid-19 - something our small country, nor many others for that matter, have ever seen before. Some are calling the Coronavirus the biggest threat to our ‘normal’ way of life since World War II, others are saying this is ‘mother nature’ fighting back. Regardless of belief, these are very uncertain times for everyone.
Given the dynamic nature of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), internet security should be a top priority for businesses and individuals at this time. As the virus evolves and new laws and travel bans come into effect all over the world, more and more people are starting to work from home which has unfortunately given rise to internet based scams - on both Windows and Mac.
As the holiday period is drawing near, finding a holiday spot can be a stressful time for some. With a world of destinations to choose from where do you start? What if there was a way to pick our holiday destination from our facial reactions? Facial recognition to be exact.
Have you been online and seen a montage of beautiful photos and thought “I want to go there, I’ll add that to the bucket list”. Now, imagine this. I’m going to show you a variety of photos from destinations around the world, and I’m going to pick your next holiday destination from your reactions. Australia, Samoa, Italy, Bali, Venice? None of these spark your interest, but then I hold up a photo of Rarotonga and your facial expression says it all; you’re already imagining yourself in the crystal clear waters, lying on the beach and being stuck on ‘island time’.
Before we begin, please bear with me, this blog contains some reasonably complex ideas and social issues that I will try and distill down into an easy to read format but despite my best attempts I can already tell with all the news and hype surrounding this issue I may be forced to use some reasonably large words, be warned. Though Net Neutrality in New Zealand isn’t currently a concern it’s not something we can’t just ignore.
new touch id technology
Mobile payments have been a hot topic for years, but the technology has never quite been there for mass market adoption in the U.S.
Apple CEO Tim Cook simply put it, "Most people that have worked on [mobile payments] have started by focusing on creating a business model that was centered around their self-interest instead of focusing on the user experience." I think Apple Pay will turn that around and we will see a major revolution in the way we shop and the further control our smartphones will have over our lives.