Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


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)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Scam calls, Android 4, Steve Job biography

, posted: 26-Oct-2011 21:36

Join the NZ Tech Podcast as we discuss the new biography of Steve Jobs, Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), new Apple MacBooks, Linux Kernel v3.1, and we listen to some interesting scam calls. We also discuss a banking application controlled by Microsoft's Kinect hands free controller. 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 38 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subs (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: iOS 5, iPhone 4S, PS3 gaming, Mission Impossible

, posted: 20-Oct-2011 11:12

This week the NZ Tech Podcast focuses on Apple's iPhone 4S and iOS 5, followed by a good chat about gaming including the latest games coming to PS3. Also highlighted are the completion of Microsoft's Skype acquisition, Samsung vs. Apple, a look ahead at Apple's potential foray into the TV space, the Panoramic ball camera and face masks with the realness of those in films such as Mission Impossible. Please look out for the latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZTechPod (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Remembering Steve Jobs

, posted: 13-Oct-2011 22:53

Episode 36 sees the NZ Tech Podcast speak with NZ's world beating Free Range Robotics team and remember Apple founder Steve Jobs who sadly passed away last week. Other highlights covered include the Apple iPhone 4s, the new Facebook app for iPad, Sony's Netflix box and a review of the HD Homerun. As usual you will find our latest updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZTechPodcast.com website and our facebook page. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 36 directly Subscribe and listen via (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: New Amazon Kindle devices, Silk Browser and local robotics contest

, posted: 9-Oct-2011 10:59

This week we talk about a local Robotics contest taking place next week, new Amazon Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire tablet and Silk browser, Xbox 360 annual dashboard update, Android and Mac security hiccups, iPhone 4S (and iPhone 5), Roku, Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft vs Google Chrome and the new Panasonic Full HD 3D LCD projector. As usual you will find our latest updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZTechPodcast.com website and our facebook page. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episod (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Facebook Timelines and more, Google+, iPhone 5 in NZ

, posted: 3-Oct-2011 00:27

In this special episode of the NZ Tech Podcast two of NZ's most experienced social media strategists. Piero Liguori (ex 2degrees) and Tom Bates (Contagion, ex Air NZ) joined Paul Spain to discuss a range of topics. High on the agenda was the new Facebook including new features such as Facebook Timeline and associated privacy concerns. And we pondered what opportunity Google+ has since opening up the beta gates so anyone can join without an invite. News topics this week included discussion of th (read the entire post)...