Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


NZ Tech Podcast: Encrypting ransomware, GeoOp hitting NZX, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

, posted: 29-Oct-2013 22:57

Topics this week include encrypting ransomware and the impact it may have on your data, the listing of NZ software firm GeoOp, Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Google's Nexus 5 and further thoughts on recent announcements from Microsoft and Apple. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz).. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 156 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep c (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Hot new gadgets from Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony

, posted: 23-Oct-2013 21:39

This week we have hands on the new Sony Personal 3D Viewer and Microsoft Surface 2, and disucss the latest news just in from Apple incl Mac Pro, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Air, OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Nokia's Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520, Lumia 2520 tablet. Followed by a Microsoft Server product update. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Owen Williams (@ow) and Bradley Borrows (@bradbor). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 155 directly Subscribe and listen via (read the entire post)...



A visit to NZ’s Tech Hub in San Francisco

, posted: 22-Oct-2013 13:04

Paul Spain visits the Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco for episode 4 of the NZ Business Podcast. The Kiwi Landing Pad is a base for New Zealand Tech businesses to establish themselves in the American market. Kiwi Landing Pad's Catherine Robinson shares valuable business and entrepreneurial insights and details some of the businesses (such as Xero, Vend, Mako and Booktrack) who have utilised the Kiwi Landing Pad recently. She goes on to highlight why New Zealanders should avoid thinking they're (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 154: Flexi smartphones, Xero’s $180m cash injection, Galaxy Gear, Windows Phone update

, posted: 15-Oct-2013 23:13

This week we discuss flexi screen smartphones, Xero's $180m cash injection, NZ launch details of the iPhone 5s and 5c, Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, a Windows Phone update, HTC One Max, Fujitsu Forward, HP Microserver and experiences with the Galaxy Gear. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Nate Dunn (@nate). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 154 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep curr (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 153: Telecom 4G, Vodafone UFB and TV, Third World Internet

, posted: 8-Oct-2013 23:49

This week we discuss the news of the week including Telecom NZ's 4G LTE announcement, Vodafone's UFB and TV launch and Kim Dot Com's comments about NZ's internet. Also featured are new tablets from Dell and a taste of the new HP Microserver. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Paul Brislen (@paulbrislen), Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Neil Hand (Dell). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 153 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and l (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 152: New iMac, Telecom Wi-Fi, top new Sony and Nokia camera phones

, posted: 1-Oct-2013 23:12

This episode we discussed ASB's new mobile banking app, Telecom NZ's Wi-Fi service, new Kindle Fire tablets, new iMacs, Sony Xperia Z1, Nokia Lumia 925, Asus Transformer Trio, Digital Nationz and a deeper dive into Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices. Produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Alastair Cooke(@demitassenz) and Natahn Mercer (@nathanm) from Microsoft NZ. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 152 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 151: Surface 2, Samsung, Asus, Vodafone digital wallet, Digital Nationz

, posted: 24-Sep-2013 23:05

This week we talk about the upcoming Digital Nationz event, discuss details of Microsoft's new Surface 2 devices and accessories, Vodafone's digital wallet along with news and products from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and Asus. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Alastair Cooke(@demitassenz) and Peter Hall (@dnzpete) from Digital Nationz. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 151 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 150: In the spotlight – Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Dell and Twitter

, posted: 18-Sep-2013 23:17

This week we discuss the latest news relating to Apple, Samsung and Nokia, along with highlights from TechEd NZ, a view of NZ from Silicon Valley, inflight Wi-Fi entertainment, Dell going private while Twitter heads for a stock market listing. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 150 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current wi (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 149: Intel IDF 2013 (San Francisco) and latest from Dell and Asus

, posted: 17-Sep-2013 20:50

This episode Paul Spain heads to San Francisco to learn about some major updates to Intel's technology - with a focus on the new Bay Trail platform. And he goes hands on with two new mobile computing products: Asus Transformer Book T100 and the Dell Venue 8 Pro. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Diane Bryant (Intel) and Neil Hand (Dell). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 149 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune R (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: iPhone 5c and 5s, IDF 2013, Samsung Galaxy Gear and Note 3, Easyflix

, posted: 12-Sep-2013 07:45



This episode Paul Spain (in San Francisco) is joined by Harley Ogier by Skype to talk about Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch, iOS 7, Intel's Developer Forum, Easyflix streaming TV and movie service, Samsung's Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3, Sony PS Vita TV, Nokia's Lumia 625 and upcoming 6' Lumia 1520 and Xbox Music landing on iPhone, Android and the web.

This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Harley Ogier (@nzpcworld).

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