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Enter a comp, win an IRD audit!

Inland Revenue is running a competition for a budding app designer to come up with a design for their smartphone app.

You can even win $10,000 and a contract to work on the app build.


Inland Revenue is looking to build better solutions for its small business customers.

Inland Revenue, in collaboration with Creative HQ, is calling on New Zealand’s entrepreneurs, designers, software developers, creative businesses and others for mobile app ideas.

The App4IR Challenge invites you to come up with a mobile app that will simplify transactions and services between Inland Revenue and its small business customers.

The App4IR Challenge is open to all individuals, teams, businesses and organisations in New Zealand.

The Challenge winner receives $10,000 for Inland Revenue’s right to use their concept and the chance to collaborate with Inland Revenue on the app’s build.*? Read more »


WhaleTech: NZ Herald Android App to take photos and videos without your permission?

Oh dear. ?Oh dear oh dear.

The backlash is starting after a recent NZ Herald Android App update.

The app can now take photos and videos whenever it likes. ?It can essentially listen in on you. ?It can take photos of you or your surroundings, and send them back to the NZ Herald (or anyone else they want).

In spite of the lessons learned from News Of The World phone hacking scandal, the NZ Herald is now trying to cut out the middleman and take information from you directly?

Politicians, Spin Doctors, Industry Leaders and anyone else ?using this NZ Herald Android App should think long and hard about letting the NZ Herald have the ability to record anything at any time via your smartphone or tablet.

This is a potential invasion of privacy and unauthorised use of a data plan that the NZ Herald isn’t paying for.

This is the sort of thing that the NZ Herald would like to deny the GCSB, yet they are fine with the concept themselves?

I’ve uninstalled it.



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I wonder why $0.99 Skin Cancer diagnosis isn’t reliable?

Stuff reports on a warning for people using an App to self-diagnose cancer:

Smartphone apps designed to detect skin cancer have been shown to be unreliable and could fool people into thinking a cancerous mole is benign, says new research published today.

And the Chicago researchers who tested the apps said people should not rely on them.

I would have thought common sense would have been sufficient here.

They needed research to figure this out?

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study, published in Online First, found that three out of four of the apps said 30 per cent of cancerous skin lesions were of no concern.

Researchers used 60 images of melanomas and 128 benign skin lesions to test four different apps. ? Read more »