Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


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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NZ Tech Podcast 147: Nokia sells to Microsoft, Gather founder heading to San Francisco, Xero hits 200,000 clients

, posted: 4-Sep-2013 13:26

This week we discuss Microsoft's Nokia acquisition, Gather, IFA in Berlin, Punakaiki Fund, Kickstarter NZ, Xero hitting 200,000 subscribers, Office 365 storage increase, Tom Tom Multisport GPS watch, Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite, and Trigger Happy's Toon Hero. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Nate Dunn (@nate) and Ludwig Wendzich (@ludwigw). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 147 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune (read the entire post)...



NZ Business Podcast 3: Lance Wiggs on business, investment and the $750m TradeMe sale

, posted: 2-Sep-2013 23:58

An insightful discussion with Lance Wiggs - tech entrepreneur, investor, advisor behind TradeMe's $750-million sale to Fairfax in 2006, and now co-founder of the Punakaiki Fund which will invest in growth stage New Zealand businesses in the tech and creative spaces. This episode hosted and produced by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and featuring Lance Wiggs (@lancewiggs) with thanks to Gorilla Technology. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 3 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed Y (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 146: Dai Henwood and Paul Spain on 3D replicators and other tech

, posted: 29-Aug-2013 00:01

This week Dai Henwood joins Paul Spain to discuss 3D replicators, Ubi's any surface touchscreen, smartphones, Microsoft's future as CEO Steve Ballmer announces his departure, PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One, the TranscribeMe/Livescribe news. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Dai Henwood(@daihenwood). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 146 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Hawaiki Cable, Vodafone UFB, Skinny’s $16/month plan, UE audio

, posted: 21-Aug-2013 00:41

Topics discussed this week include Hawaiki Cable, Vodafone UFB, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 launch, Vodafone soft launches UFB plans, Skinny's $16/month mobile plan, Ultimate Ears UE9000, UE Mobile Boombox, Logitech Z600, new Alienware 14/17/18 gaming laptops, a cell signal booster for 2degrees customers, Office Mobile and an updated mPass app from Air New Zealand. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn (@nate). Get the Podcast here: Listen (read the entire post)...



Interested in IT Support?

, posted: 13-Aug-2013 23:39

I'm looking for a keen and enthusiastic person to join my team at Gorilla Technology- someone who both learns technical things very quickly and has great people skills. You may already be in the IT industry or someone who is ready to jump in and take on your first role where you can learn from the best. 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. There is much (read the entire post)...

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NZ Tech Podcast 144: English Premier League, Hyperloop, Martin Jetpack, GCSB

, posted: 13-Aug-2013 23:07

We discuss English Premier League and on demand video with Tim Martin (CEO, Coliseum Sports Media) and Seeby Woodhouse (CEO, Voyager Internet) then hear about the GCSB bill, Elon Musk's Hyperloop, Martin Jetpack and a progress update on the Ultra-Fast Broadband and the Rural Broadband Initiative. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Tim Martin (@p_l_pass) and Seeby Woodhouse (@seeby). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 144 directly Subscribe and listen (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 143: Quickflix, Moto X, Vodafone 4G Hotspot, Galaxy S4 Active, Chromecast

, posted: 8-Aug-2013 06:54

This episode we discuss Moto X, Google's Chromecast and our hands on time with the new TomTom GPS, Vodafone 4G LTE Access Point, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Panasonic DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom and on demand video with Quickflix. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Paddy Buckley (@PaddyBuckley) and Nate Dunn (@nate). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 143 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Google, Netgear, Netflix, Logitech, HP and SAP

, posted: 1-Aug-2013 10:44

This episode the Prime Minister's website goes offline, Vodafone 4G hits Wellington, NZ Business Podcast launches and new tech from Google, Netgear, Netflix and Logitech attract attention. We also discuss cloud capabilities from HP and SAP. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett (@BillBennettNZ) and Alastair Cooke (@demitassenz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 142 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune R (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Leap Motion, Ubuntu Edge, Surface RT write off, Telecom Mobile Wallet

, posted: 24-Jul-2013 09:08

This week Mitch Olson (Outsmart/Smallworlds co-founder) and Harley Ogier (Editor PCWorld.co.nz) joined Paul Spain to discuss a range of topics including the new launched Leap Motion, Microsoft's Surface RT write off, Ubuntu Edge, Telecom's Mobile Wallet trial, Zomato, SAP's NZ cloud launch, the resurrection of PC World and the growth of Smallworlds. We also discuss recent branding changes of services from Vodafone NZ and Telecom NZ. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) w (read the entire post)...