Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


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)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Back in NZ – with the Google Nexus 7

, posted: 26-Jul-2012 21:36

Highlights in this episode of the NZ Tech Podcast (the first episode since I was in Toronto two weeks ago) - Google Nexus 7 tablet, free Ultra Fast Broadband from Orcon, Gigabit Wifi from Netgear, Microsoft's cloud friendly Office 2013, opinions on iPad mini rumours and a local IT firm fails owing $3 million but returns without the debt. And we announce our Nokia Lumia giveaway. Nokia Lumia 610 Windows Phone giveaway: In conjunction with WindowsPhoneNZ.com we are giving away a Lumia 610 smartp (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Direct from Toronto

, posted: 12-Jul-2012 18:30

This episode we report from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto - covering Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 launch details, Perceptive Pixel, Windows Phone 8 and Green Button. We also discuss Pandora, Dropbox, Imagine Cup and Kim Dotcom. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) along with ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley (@maryjofoley). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 78 directly Subscribe and listen via i (read the entire post)...



Windows RT now able to use traditional Windows desktop apps (via RemoteApp)

, posted: 11-Jul-2012 01:51

With the addition of RemoteApp capabilities to Windows RT it will be possible to use most traditional Windows desktop business applications (whether Intel 32-bit or 64-bit) on the desktop on ARM based PCs and tablets. This includes Microsoft's Surface for Windows RT tablet announced in June. RemoteApp is delivered as a feature of the Remote Desktop role (previously known as Terminal Services) on Windows Server. A demonstration of the functionality was given during Microsoft's WPC 2012 conference (read the entire post)...