Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


iPhone 5 launched: Full specs and launch details

, posted: 13-Sep-2012 05:18

The news many have been awaiting has arrived. Apple confirmed at their launch event this morning details of the iPhone 5 which will be priced from $1049 in New Zealand and available from 28 September. Also disclosed were new iPods but those details will come separately to this.Hardware- 4" display: 1136 x 640 screen resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio- 7.6mm thick- Adding to existing 3G capabilities - HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE (4G)- Compared to iPhone 4S - 20% lighter- Apple A6 CPU and Graphics (twice as f (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Apple, Nokia, Robocup 2012, NZ patent law

, posted: 12-Sep-2012 21:27

A journey into patent law, privacy gone mad, Robocup 2012 in Mexico City, Evernote vs Onenote, 4K Projectors, 84" UHDTVs, subsidised tablets, new Nokia announcements and upcoming Apple announcement. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) along with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 88 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can k (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: TechEd special with Paul Thurrott and Alan Burchill

, posted: 10-Sep-2012 21:58

A special NZ Tech Podcast episode recorded following Microsoft's Tech Ed 2012 event in Auckland, New Zealand. Featuring discussions with keynote speaker Paul Thurrott (USA) and Microsoft MVP Alan Burchill (Australia). Various Microsoft related topics were discussed including announcements and news around Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Phone 8 handsets from Nokia and Samsung. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@pauls (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Flip free ADSL, IFA Germany, Samsung, Audi

, posted: 6-Sep-2012 15:01

Topics this week include 8K TV, free Internet from Flip, the '3 Strikes' copyright law heads to court, Fatso games, local National Bank and Windows 8 apps, IFA Germany, Samsung Ativ and Galaxy news, and quick impressions of the Audi A6. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) along with Paul Brislen (@paulbrislen). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 86 directly Subscribe and listen vi (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Special Edition - The Project Revolution

, posted: 30-Aug-2012 22:44

Join Paul Spain for this special edition of interviews at The Project Revolution and speaks with Alec Ross (Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton) and Emily Banks (Mashable.com) You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss) along with Emily Banks (@emjbanks). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 85 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You ca (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Apple vs Samsung, Ultra-Fast Broadband and in car Bluetooth

, posted: 29-Aug-2012 00:30

This week we discuss the Apple vs Samsung jury decision, robotic lawn mowers and vacuums, Bluetooth car stereo, Chorus, VMOB and Paul's new Ultra-Fast Broadband from Vodafone. We also discuss smartphone and tablet happenings. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Nate Dunn (@nate) along with John Lai(@iamjohnlai). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 84 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and list (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Hands on with upcoming Lenovo and Acer tablets

, posted: 23-Aug-2012 09:43

This week we discuss Windows 8 and Paul shares early hands on experiences with upcoming tablets from Lenovo and Acer. Also upcoming tech events, Surface pricing rumours, Rakon's big deal, Mars lander descent imagery, and new networking and audio tech. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week Paul Spain (@paulspain) hosted guests Ben Gracewood (@nzben) and Ryan Parker (@ryan_parker_au). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 83 directly Subscribe and list (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Looking back and towards the future

, posted: 15-Aug-2012 01:47

This week we discuss look back on more than 20 years of portable computing - and give some thought to its future, along with topics: Windows 8, ThinkPad Tablet 2 for Windows 8 Pro, IBM/Unitech venture, mobile rate reductions, Near Field Communications and recommended apps. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) along with Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 82 directly Subscribe and (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Game of Codes, UFB, Mars landing, 2degrees hits 1 million

, posted: 10-Aug-2012 00:59

Local topics on the NZ Tech Podcast this week include discussion of 2degrees growth, Pacific Fibre's shutdown, Snap and Telecom NZ Ultra Fast Broadband and event Game of Codes. The big international topic is the landing of Curiosity on Mars - we also chat about what happened to Microsoft's Metro design language and draw a winner for the Nokia Lumia 610. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) along with Shane O'Connell (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Nokia Lumia giveaway, updated Samsung Ultrabook, iPhone/iPad rumours

, posted: 1-Aug-2012 23:30

This episode we discuss Apple OS X Mountain Lion, potential iPhone and iPad Mini launch dates, Samsung's updated Series 9 Ultrabook, Android tablets, the Defcon security conference, Nokia Lumia 610 hands on and giveaway, the end of era as Telecom shuts down its old mobile network and we ponder if broadcast TV is coming to an end anytime soon. Nokia Lumia 610 Windows Phone giveaway: In conjunction with WindowsPhoneNZ.com we are giving away a Lumia 610 smartphone from Nokia NZ. Entering to win (read the entire post)...