Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


The best NZ Tech Podcast discussions and interviews of 2011

, posted: 3-Jan-2012 22:05

Brad Borrows and Skip Parker have collated two NZ Tech Podcast 'best of' episodes featuring the most interesting discussions and guests that featured during 2011. Covered is everything from the rise and fall of Web OS and the death of Steve Jobs through to a seat at the WPC conference to hear Steve Ballmer and Richard Branson. Keep an eye out for next show which focuses on the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 (CES) direct from Las Vegas. Would you like to join the NZ Tech Podcast live? Each Tues (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Best tech, gadgets and consumer electronics of 2011

, posted: 22-Dec-2011 11:56

The Christmas episode of NZ Tech Podcast highlights the host's favourite tech, gadgets and consumer electronics of 2011. Hopefully this will help you decide what to buy at Boxing Day sales and into early 2012. Products covered include TVs, Laptops, Cars, Smartphones (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone), Tablets, Projectors and more. The podcast also features an interview about Credit Card fraud with Mako Networks founder Simon Gamble - a topic more relevant than ever at this time of year. Keep an (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: 3D projectors, Ford Focus tech, new ICT Minister and Lync mobile

, posted: 13-Dec-2011 23:07

Highlights of episode 45 include discussion of Windows 8 beta, 3D projectors, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo (2degrees), Xbox update and Companion app, HP WebOS goes open source, new Government ICT Minister, more car tech from Ford and the Lync mobile client. Would you like to join the NZ Tech Podcast live? Each Tuesday evening around 6pm or thereabouts we join with Geekzone for a live audio stream from the studio and a hosted chat room. Details here. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 45 dire (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Ford Mondeo technology, Free downloads and major Xbox update

, posted: 6-Dec-2011 23:45

Highlights of the 44th episode of the NZ Tech Podcast include 3D Projectors, flight technology, full building projection, Telstra Clear free data download weekend, Ford car technology, Black Friday stats, major Xbox update, Amazon Kindle Fire and a ThinkPad for the classroom. Would you like to join the NZ Tech Podcast live? Each Tuesday evening around 6pm or thereabouts we join with Geekzone for a live audio stream from the studio and a hosted chat room. Details here. Get the Podcast here: Li (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Ultra Fast Broadband, Police Drones, Kindle Fire and Black Friday

, posted: 30-Nov-2011 23:30

This week the NZ Tech Podcast starts with an exclusive interview about NZ Ultra Fast Broadband with John Greenhough - CTO of Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH). Established in 2010 by the Government, CFH exists to ensure Ultra Fast Broadband capabilities are provided to NZ homes, schools and businesses via investment partnerships with private companies. For more information about NZ's Ultra Fast Broadband network, refer to our blog post featuring online resources about Ultra Fast Broadband in NZ. Next (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Spotify coming to NZ, Apple market share hits 5%, water plant hacked

, posted: 26-Nov-2011 09:42

This show sees us talking about Apple Market Share, Android Ice-cream Sandwich, iDev 2.0, Water Plant Hacking, Spotify coming to NZ, Computerworld NZ turns 25, iCloud the hidden cost and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace milestone. Would you like to join the NZ Tech Podcast live? Each Tuesday evening around 6pm or thereabouts we join with Geekzone for a live audio stream from the studio and a hosted chat room. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 42 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Sub (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Siri, Blu-Ray, 16-Core AMD CPU and the death of Adobe Flash

, posted: 21-Nov-2011 19:46

This show sees us talking about NZ vs Aus broadband, Flash moving away from the mobile space, iPhone 4S on both Telecom and Vodafone, Siri, Blu-Ray players, Steam, the new Channel Partner podcast, Kindle Fire launches and AMDs new 16 core CPU. Would you like to join the NZ Tech Podcast live? Each Tuesday evening around 6pm or thereabouts we join with Geekzone for a live audio stream from the studio and a hosted chat room. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 41 directly Subscribe and lis (read the entire post)...



We want you! IT & Network Support

, posted: 11-Nov-2011 13:27

Good news - Gorilla Technology is looking for a keen and enthusiastic person to join our team. Could that be you? I'm looking for someone who both learns technical things quickly and has great people skills. If you're just looking for 'another job' then this probably isn't the role for you. At Gorilla we work differently from other companies and we're looking for someone who stands out from the crowd. There is much to Gorilla's special sauce (we call it 'The Gorilla Way') that differentiates us (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Nokia N9 giveaway, iPhone 4S launch and Kiwicon hackers event

, posted: 10-Nov-2011 23:18

In this episode we further discuss the Nokia N9 and are giving it away to a lucky listener (entry details below). Skip reports back on the happenings at NZ hackers event Kiwicon. Apple's iPhone draws more attention this week - with an interesting security issue and the launch of the iPhone 4S by both Telecom and Vodafone. Also on the agenda is ITEX - described as the IT industry's 'Big Day Out'. To win the Nokia N9 (RRP $999) you'll need either a Facebook account or a Twitter account. If you po (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Nokia N9, Ziln Internet TV and Govt Cloud

, posted: 4-Nov-2011 00:13

Episode 39 features NZ's Ziln Internet TV service, Google TV 2.0, the stunning Nokia N9, Samsung Onmia W, along with Apple and Sony topics. We also cover the NZ Government Cloud deal with Datacom and Revera and Ubuntu Linux's move to tablets, smartphones and TVs. You can find the latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZTechPodcast.com website and facebook page. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 39 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen vi (read the entire post)...