Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


NZ Tech Podcast 178: Telecom unlimited internet, Uber vs Zoomy, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako’s latest deal

, posted: 3-May-2014 10:30

We discuss LG's new TVs, Hulu's blocking of proxy users, Telecom's unlimited broadband, new Microsoft Surface tablet/s due in May, Nokia' acquisition by Microsoft is complete, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako's Telstra deal and Uber vs Zoomy. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Mark Derricutt (@talios). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 178 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter (read the entire post)...



Ready to start an IT Support career? Or prove your seniority?

, posted: 21-Apr-2014 20:08

This year I'm expanding my team at Gorilla Technology and right now am looking to fill two roles in Auckland city: Senior Systems Engineer / Senior IT Support Engineer Entry Level IT Support I'm particularly looking for people who both learn technical things very quickly and have 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 people who stand out. There is much t (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 177:Heartbleed, HTC One M8, Amazon Fire TV, ASB PayTag, Samsung’s latest

, posted: 18-Apr-2014 08:37

This week we discuss hands on experiences with Amazon Fire TV, HTC One M8 and more time with Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Gear wearables. Also on the agenda - the notorious Heartbleed bug, ASB's upcoming PayTag NFC payment system, new TVs and Windows Phone 8.1. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Seeby Woodhouse (@seeby) and Wal Reid (@walreid). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 177 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 174: Uber, Telecom Digital Ventures, 2degrees 4G, Kim Dotcom overload

, posted: 25-Mar-2014 23:50

Rumours of a new Apple 12" MacBook, Office for iPad and an HP 3D printer, along with Uber's NZ arrival (here's the $20 free credit invite link discussed on the podcast) and HTC One M8. Also Kim Dotcom, Mega's NZX listing, the Internet Party, and an inside look at Telecom Digital Ventures with Ed Hyde (Senior Vice President - Mobility, Commerce, Data & Apps, Telecom Digital Ventures) - including discussing Digital Wallet, Skinny, BigPipe, 'SparkFlix'/ShowMeTV and more. This episode produced and (read the entire post)...



Uber kicks off in Auckland and you can try it free

, posted: 23-Mar-2014 10:24

San Francisco's cool next-generation taxi service Uber has started trialling its service in Auckland in the last few days (they call this stage of their activities 'Uber Secret'). Uber was introduced to me in San Francisco by Steve Simms last year. At that stage I signed up but didn't get time to try the service. However now Uber is in Auckland I'm already enjoying having a new way of getting about that's smarter and more cost effective than traditional taxis. Based around a an app, Ub (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 173: A few days with Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot

, posted: 18-Mar-2014 23:58

We discuss the slashing of Google Drive cloud storage prices, Telecom's smart home trial, hands on time with Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia Z2 (for video coverage look here), and a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot including stories of meeting Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Brian Eardley-Wilmot of Computer Forensics. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 173 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can ke (read the entire post)...



NZ Business Podcast: BNZ Startup Alley at Webstock

, posted: 13-Mar-2014 11:38

We hear the fresh ideas from some of New Zealand's most creative new tech start-ups as Paul Spain talks with finalists of the BNZ Startup Alley contest - an annual event run in conjunction with Webstock in Wellington. Finalists we talked with: Boardingware Hoist HVNGRY InfluxHq.com Planet Goodness Parent Interviews SpeedCurve Skowt WatchMyGear Judges were: Dave Moskovitz Sacha Judd Lance Wiggs Deborah Lee Marlow Harry Ferreira We conclude with a wrap up from one of the judges o (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Yoobee sold for $1, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Spritzing, Miracle Machine

, posted: 12-Mar-2014 06:00

This week - a future with Google maps that shows video rather than static photos, the computerised tech that makes wine in 3-days (Miracle Machine), Milk Music, Chorus and CFH's updated agreement, Spritzing lets you read at 500+ words per minute, and Wello - something of a Star Trek Tricorder for those of us still living in 2014. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Alastair Cooke (@demitassenz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 172 directly Subscribe (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: End of XP, Apple CarPlay, Huawei Talkband, Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue

, posted: 4-Mar-2014 18:29

This week we discuss Apple's CarPlay, Fake Google Maps listings and FBI recordings, Mt Gox and Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue stats, OneDrive for Business available standalone, Huawei Talkband, Snakk Media sales rise 58%, Windows XP's 300,000 NZ users. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 171 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep curre (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Dai Henwood’s inner geek

, posted: 19-Feb-2014 00:57

This episode host Paul Spain catches up with Dai Henwood to discuss the latest local and international tech topics. Along the way Dai reveals which low cost tech he'd pay $10,000 to have in his home tomorrow. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Dai Henwood (@daihenwood). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 169 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates vi (read the entire post)...