Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


NZ Tech Podcast 182: LG G3, Vodafone $5 roaming, Chromecast cometh, Quickflix vs Netflix

, posted: 28-May-2014 23:15

We discuss the new LG G3 smartphone, Apple's smart home future, Telecom and Vodafone's 4G LTE efforts, NIWA attack, Netflix pending arrival in NZ, a Quickflix update, Tom Tom's new Multi-Sport Cardio and Runner Cardio GPS watches launch in NZ + more. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Paddy Buckley (@paddybuckley). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 182 directly S (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 181: Surface Pro 3, Scott Yara (Pivotal), Samsung Crystal Blue, Dimension Data NZ cloud

, posted: 22-May-2014 21:22

This episode features Scott Yara of California based Pivotal and Nathan Mercer of Microsoft NZ as we discuss topics including Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Big Data. Also hear about Samsung's Crystal Blue, Telstra's $100m Wi-Fi plans and Dimension Data's NZ public cloud offering amongst other topics. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 181 directly Subscribe and listen via iT (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 180: Telecom Aircade. Dominos NZ domain drama, Telecom M2M dev kit, ThinkPad 10

, posted: 14-May-2014 23:05

This week - iPhone big screen report, Lenovo's new ThinkPad 10 tablet, Telecom's Aircade cloud gaming, Sony Xperia Z2 lands in NZ, Twitter mute, Domino's NZ domain name drama, Intel Haswell refresh, Telecom M2M dev kit, Intel NUC boot-up time and more about Uber and Zoomy. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn (@nate). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 180 directly Subscribe and listen via (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 179: Hotel Internet, NZ’s Rex Bionics $20M, Apple vs Samsung, Intel NUC, Uber has landed

, posted: 8-May-2014 22:02

On the agenda - Hotel internet nightmares, Vodafone joins the unlimited Internet party, Uber has officially launched in Auckland, Rex Bionics attracts funds via UK listing, Samsung Mobile CEO JK Shin visits NZ, Intel i5 + Atom NUC, Galaxy S5 in business. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Alastair Cooke (@demitassenz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 179 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech (read the entire post)...



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)...