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Lyft focuses on seniors with new option to book rides by phone call
Lyft is adding an option to allow people to order a ride in a more retro way -- by phone call -- a year after Uber tried doing the same before shutting it down. 
© 2021 CNN 7:25am 

Covid-19: Health officials did not attempt house visit of student who later developed coronavirus, despite failure to reach them by phone
Despite not being able to contact her for a week on the phone, health officials did not attempt to visit the home of a student who developed Covid-19. 
© 2021 6:05pm 

Google adds Password Checkup to Android
Google already checks your passwords to see if they've been compromised on your PC's Chrome browser. Now your Android phone will add the same Password Checker feature. 
© 2021 PC World Wed 1:55pm 

Spark takes first-half hit as travel restrictions choke lurative roaming revenue
Spark has reported an 11.4 per cent fall in net profit after tax to $148 million for the six months to December 30, while revenue fell 1.5 per cent to $1.77 billion.The telco blamed Covid-19 for the revenue fall. Border closures... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed 9:25am 

-Oppo demos true wireless charging on its rollable phone

MWC Shanghai: Gadget companies gather for rare pandemic tech expo
New products include a phone that fully charges in 20 minutes and an under-screen selfie camera. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Wed 2:05am 

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Dominion Rd murder trial: Sudden knife attack left boyfriend helpless, Crown claims
Brendon Hamilton never saw the knife coming when his girlfriend fatally stabbed him in the neck, a murder trial prosecutor told jurors today.But the defence at Rikki-Lee Simeon's trial said Hamilton, 21, was drunk and aggressive... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Mon 6:45pm 

Daniela Elser: Final phone call with the Queen that crushed Harry and Meghan's dreams
It started with an Instagram post and ended with a phone call.After 13 months of drama and controversy, the Queen has drawn a line under the chapter of royal history dominated by Harry and Meghan Duke and Duchess of Sussexes' exit... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Sun 9:15am 

Two decades in Afghanistan: Was it worth it?
OPINION: Former defence minister Wayne Mapp recalls the first phone call he received after the Twin Towers fell. 
© 2021 Sun 7:35am 

No more masks down: Apple’s new face ID for Covid-19 world
A mask-friendly way to unlock your phone and a less-scary syringe emoji are just two of many changes on their way in iOS 14.5. 
© 2021 Wed, 17 Feb 10:45pm 

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The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone
Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were "kind of weird," and she mostly stuck to texting. But after the pandemic hit, audio messages became a daily routine for her and many of her friends. 
© 2021 CNN 2:25am 

Accountant evades $170,000 in tax after 'abusive' phone call with IRD staff member
A disgruntled accountant who began evading hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax after an IRD staff member was rude to him on the phone has been sentenced to home detention.Masterton man Robert Sinclair also faces a reparation... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed 3:45pm 

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Spark profit, revenue falls as Covid hits lurative roaming
Spark has reported an 11.4 per cent fall in net profit after tax to $148 million for the six months to December 30, while revenue fell 1.5 per cent to $1.77 billion.The telco blamed Covid-19 for the revenue fall. Border closures... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed 9:15am 

-Samsung's new phone sensor promises faster and more accurate autofocus

Huawei Mate X2 folds flatter than Samsung's rival phone
The firm claims the edge against rival Samsung, but faces a dwindling stockpile of smartphone chips. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Tue 5:45am 

-Samsung extends regular phone security updates to four years

First copper phone services to be cut from September under Chorus plan
5000 homes may need to find other ways to call and access internet by end of the year. 
© 2021 Mon 11:05am 

Vodafone NZ first to go big with 5G wireless broadband
Chorus blames Covid's effect on immigration as half-year profit falls People who can't afford UFB fibre - or don't have it available in their area - have a new option for super-fast internet from today.Vodafone has become the... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Mon 5:15am 

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Running out of iPhone battery? You may soon be able to slap on a new one
Remember the good old days when your phone was running out of juice and you could easily snap off the back cover, pull out the battery and swap in a new one? 
© 2021 CNN Sat 11:35am 

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