Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


NZ Tech Podcast 207: Android 5 Lollipop and PlayStation TV hit NZ, Internet Balloons, Huawei/Spark

, posted: 25-Nov-2014 23:30

This week - the official arrival of Android 5 Lollipop and PlayStation TV in NZ, along with 'Traveller' Internet Balloon trial, Huawei's deal to refresh Spark's mobile network, Apple iMac 5k, and Southern Cross Cable signs biggest customers through to 2030. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn (@nate). Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get this podcast episode here: Listen to Episode 207 dir (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 206: Netflix coming to NZ, SnapCash, Nokia’s iPad ripoff, HP Stream 11, HP Envy x2

, posted: 20-Nov-2014 20:46

This week we talk about Netflix upcoming NZ launch, the new Android tablet from the old Nokia, SnapChat's SnapCash and PayPal arriving on the Pebble watch, HP's just announced Envy x2, HP Stream 11 (hands on), TransferCar and more feedback on using Gear S and Microsoft Band wearables. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Wal Reid. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episo (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 205: Amazon Echo, Office for free, Dropbox and Microsoft hook up, Android Lollipop, HP Stream 7

, posted: 13-Nov-2014 10:57

This week we cover the fascinating Amazon Echo the Amazon Fire TV Stick, the Dropbox and Microsoft Office 365 alliance, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Wirelurker, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Gear S, Microsoft Band, HP Stream 7 and Microsoft Office arriving free on mobile devices. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Attila Seress. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 204: Hands on Microsoft Band, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Toshiba’s US$99 Encore Mini

, posted: 5-Nov-2014 10:31

This episode we go hands on with the new Microsoft Band fitness wearable, Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Samsung Gear S and Toshiba’s US$99 Encore Mini tablet. We also discuss Spark’s $60m data centre, the 100GB mobile data plan and what was a shocking week in space exploration. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Todd Cochrane (@geeknews). Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media. Get (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 203: Toyota Hydrogen car, Sky Neon TV, Lumia 830, unlimited cloud storage

, posted: 29-Oct-2014 22:51

This episode we go hands on with Microsoft's Lumia 830 and Motorola's Moto G, and discuss Sky's new Neon streaming service, OneDrive unlimited storage, new Google Nexus devices, Azure Australia, Electric Vehicles and the latest from Toyota. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Damien O'Carroll and David Linklater. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 203 directly (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: China goes phishing, Apple’s big product refresh, Intergen sold, UFB 200/200

, posted: 23-Oct-2014 07:29

This week the NZ Tech Podcast discusses Apple's product refresh across iPad, iMac, iOS and OS X, hear about a massive phishing attack in China, Intergen's sale, Microsoft's Azure data centre launch in Sydney, Spark's Socialiser and the $US179 tablet/laptop hybrid. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Epis (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Semble mobile wallet, hands on - Sony Xperia Z3 + Samsung Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S

, posted: 14-Oct-2014 23:40

On this episode we're hands on with Sony's upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones along with Samsung's impressive Gear VR, Note 4 and Gear S. We also cover the Dropbox password leak, Bigpipe's new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans, MyRepublic's NZ arrival and Semble's mobile wallet with ASB, BNZ, 2degress, Spark and Vodafone. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Mark Derricutt (@talios) and Oliver Smith (@OliverHMSmith). Supported by Vector Communications and publ (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Windows 10, HP to split up, Google Glass for the police, MyRepublic launching

, posted: 9-Oct-2014 23:22

This week - a focus on Windows 10 and new low cost Windows tablets, Dubai police to get Google Glass, Singapore internet provider MyRepublic gears up for NZ launch, Hewlett-Packard decides it's time to break up, Marriott Hotels fined for Wi-Fi block and new .NZ domain names launch. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nathan Mercer (Microsoft NZ) and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 199: iPhone 6/6 Plus hands on, Spaced360, Shellshock, HP’s low cost Windows devices

, posted: 30-Sep-2014 23:14

This week we are hands on with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Paul attends Digital Nationz tech museum and tries out Rex Bionics and the Segway. We also try the Spaced360 bluetooth speaker, get an update on Quickflix, hear about new low cost Windows devices from HP and highlight two interesting printers from HP (HP OfficeJet Color Flow X585) and Brother (MFC-J5720DW). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Paddy Buckley (@PaddyBuckley) and Mark Webster and sup (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 198: BMW Connected Drive, Tech down on the farm, iOS 8, iPhone 6 sales

, posted: 24-Sep-2014 10:35

On the NZ Tech Podcast this week the arrival of BMW Connected Drive in NZ, tech on the farm, Kindle Voyage, Huawei Ascend P7, Oculus Crescent Bay Virtual Reality prototype, Asus G750, DisplayPort via USB connection along with iOS 8 and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Karen Monks (@RDiva) and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 198 directly (read the entire post)...