Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


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)...



NZ Tech Podcast 140: The Tag on Kickstater, Govt ICT report, Yoobee closures, Surface price drop

, posted: 17-Jul-2013 23:29

This week featured topics discussed include the Tag (on Kickstarter), NZ Govt ICT report, smart watch rumours, GCSB Bill, Surface RT price drop, Code Avengers, Yoobee store closures, Telecommunications Service Obligations (TSO) and an update on PC World, CIO, Reseller and ComputerWorld. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Chris Gardner (@chrisgardnernz) and Paul Brislen (@paulbrislen). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 140 directly Subscribe and listen (read the entire post)...



NZ Digital Podcast: ASB Bank - Digital and Social Trailblazers

, posted: 10-Jul-2013 22:34

In the latest NZ Digital Podcast episode I visit ASB's new North Wharf location to hear from Anna Curzon (GM Brand Experience) and Michael Ramsay (Head of Digital Experience & Commerce) about the bank's current digital and social activities. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 5 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Podcast Feed Keep up-to-date with NZ Digital Podcast via Facebook or Twitter (@nz_digital). (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Telecom VDSL, Adobe Creative Cloud, 3D printed cast, Westpac Home Loan app

, posted: 9-Jul-2013 22:50

This episode we look at Telecom's new VDSL internet, Coretex 3D printed plaster cast replacement, Te Reo Maori apps, UFB rollout news, 5th anniversary of App Store launch (with free apps and games to celebrate), Westpac's home loan app, and a detailed update on Adobe and their Creative Cloud. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nathan Dunn (@nate) and Earl Tipene of Adobe (@kiwi_1_adobe). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 139 directly Subscribe and (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Windows 8.1, travel tech update, Vodafone cellphone locking

, posted: 2-Jul-2013 23:13

We discuss the highlights of Windows 8.1 with Nathan Mercer from Microsoft and hear about a tech update for the travel industry from IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler. Also featured this week: 4K TV, Fairfax new paywall, Telecom's mobile wallet trial, Sony STR-DN1040 receiver, 2Talk Connect, and broader local cell phone locking arrives with the new Vodafone Smart Mini. . This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nathan Mercer of Microsoft NZ (@nathanm) and T (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 137: Slingshot Global Mode, Sony Xperia SP, Huawei Ascend P6, UE Boom

, posted: 26-Jun-2013 02:00

This episode we discuss Slingshot's Global Mode, Orcon Genius Go, 787 Dreamliner, UE Boom, HP Revolution 810, Sony Xperia SP, Huawei Ascend P6, Surface Pro, Macbook Air, Samsung Ativ Q, Blackberry Secure Workspace, IDG, Windows 8.1, ASB Like Loan + more. This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 137 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep (read the entire post)...