Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Will Huawei become #1 in Smartphones? - NZ Tech Podcast 365

, posted: 22-Nov-2017 00:19

Direct from Shenzhen, China – journalists Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) joined host Paul Spain to discuss the past, present and future of China's most well known tech company - Huawei. Topics include a disuccsion about visiting a Huawei smartphone manufacturing plant, the back story about Huawei's start as a small company launched with US$3,500 capital some 30-years ago in a small fishing village and opinions on whether Huawei might become the top smartph (read the entire post)...



Cloud Computing:The Pros and Cons - is it right for your business?

, posted: 16-Oct-2017 12:16

You may recall the nursery rhyme - 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. Well some people don't just dislike rain - they also dislike cloud computing too. Does it make sense or are these people actually causing harm to their organisations? I'll give you the rundown on the Pros and Cons, and give you an idea of whether cloud computing is the right track to go down for you.

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Some people love LinkedIn and manage to gain significant earnings from it- could you use it better?

, posted: 6-Oct-2017 16:39

LinkedIn is the social network for professionals - are you one of those who could benefit from using it more? Paul Spain shares how some basic activity on LinkedIn helped generate a significant amount of earnings for his small business. Included are some simple LinkedIn tips that are easy to execute.
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Video: Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch 3 and TV 4K: innovative? or just 'me too' products?

, posted: 13-Sep-2017 23:47

It's fair to say that much of what Apple announced isn't ground breaking on its own - a watch with an embedded cellular connection - a phone with wireless charging. These technologies have been around for years. But Apple approach things a little differently and I think most fans will be pretty pleased - especially with the upcoming iPhone X which launches on November 3rd (starting at US$999 / NZ$1799 for the 64gb model). The big price tag will no doubt mean some aren't going to jumping on-board (read the entire post)...



SKY TV and other Pay TV networks are losing their way. What can we learn about staying on the right side of digital disruption?

, posted: 11-Sep-2017 23:30

Sky TV New Zealand aren't doing so well, but it's not just in New Zealand that Satellite/Cable TV providers are being impacted by disruptive forces. What can we learn from the way that traditional TV providers are being disrupted in our own fields of business and employment?
As we look forward over the next five to ten years, many Pay TV providers will shut down or cease operation unless they really work out how to compete and differentiate against the big global players - the likes of Ama (read the entire post)...



Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – hands on and first impressions

, posted: 1-Sep-2017 17:27

Last week whilst in California I had a briefing on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This week I got a chance to spend some real time with it and as part of that we discussed it on NZ Tech Podcast on Tuesday. In this video I share a summary of my initial thoughts. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Paul Spain’s hands on and first impressions Is the Note 8 just the smartphone you’ve been waiting for? What stands out to you? I’d be interested in hearing your opinions on this important r (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter

, posted: 2-Aug-2017 09:00

This week on the podcast we discuss Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU battery standards changes cause concern. Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week's guest: Matt Archer (CIO, Pushpay). Listen to the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates vi (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable

, posted: 14-Jun-2017 14:29

This week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZs Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas. Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week's guests: Wal Reid and Peter Hall. Listen to the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro grows up, SpaceX recycles

, posted: 9-Jun-2017 13:42

This week on NZ Tech Podcast we discuss Intel Compute Card, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, Dubai’s Robot Cops. This episode of NZ Tech Podcast featuring host Paul Spain (@paulspain) and guests Mark Webster and Damien O'Carroll. Get the podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Te (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

, posted: 9-Jun-2017 13:37

Paul Spain joined Glenn Gore following his keynote at Amazon's AWS Summit in Auckland. Glenn is an Australian based in London,and he shares his own story and discusses what he's learnt working with AWS client organisations around the world. Get the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook page. Published by World Podcasts and Podcasts NZ (read the entire post)...