Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


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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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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