Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


Samsung Galaxy S4 captured on video?

, posted: 12-Mar-2013 23:37

This video appeared online in the last few minutes - it's claimed to be the upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone from Samsung. What do you think? Samsung Galaxy S4? (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Tablets with keyboards, Snakk Media, Orcon sale, Galaxy S4

, posted: 12-Mar-2013 22:56

This episode we discuss NZ's census, Intel Next Unit of Computing, Orcon's pending sale, the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S4, a D-link security camera and Snakk Media's NZAX listing. Also on the agenda - Windows 8 tablets with keyboards - incl Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 and Helix, HP ElitePad 900. This episode hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Paul Brislen (@paulbrislen) and Harley Ogier (@harleyogier). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 117 directly Subscribe and liste (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Census 2013, HP ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Office 365 launch

, posted: 5-Mar-2013 23:26

Hands on with HP's corporate Windows 8 tablet - the ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z phone and Xperia Tablet Z. We also discuss the NZ Census, Vodafone 4G LTE, Evernote security woes, Apple vs Samsung, Office 365 update, TVNZ On Demand and more. This episode hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Sim Ahmed (@simantics). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 116 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed Y (read the entire post)...



Microsoft Surface RT hits NZ on 15 March–Surface Pro coming too

, posted: 1-Mar-2013 06:18

The Microsoft Surface RT lands in New Zealand at JB HI-Fi and Harvey Norman for $739 on March 15. Microsoft New Zealand Managing Director, Paul Muckleston says "We are excited to offer Kiwis a chance to experience this new category of devices that bring together entertainment and personal productivity into a beautifully designed, highly mobile form factor". He went on to say "The Surface has been in hot demand overseas, and we are one of only a handful of countries where both the Surface RT and (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Vodafone NZ 4G LTE launch with Russell Stanners and Tony Baird

, posted: 28-Feb-2013 18:33

In conjunction with Vodafone's launch of 4G LTE in New Zealand today Paul Spain spend a few minutes with Vodafone NZ's Russell Stanners (Chief Executive Office) and Tony Baird (Chief Network Officer). They discuss the network launch, Rural Broadband, Ultra-Fast Broadband and the acquisition of TelstraClear. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 115 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: PS4, Chromebook Pixel, Vodafone 4G, Mobile World Congress

, posted: 27-Feb-2013 22:02

We talk about the PlayStation 4, Google's Chromebook Pixel, a possible 4G LTE mobile announcement from Vodafone, HP's new tablet and Samsung's Galaxy S4 along news from Mobile World Congress - Sony, Nokia, Samsung, Huawei and lots more. Paul Spain (@paulspain) was joined by John Lai (@iamjohnlai) of SMNZ and Nate Dunn (@nate). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 114 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ T (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Surface Pro hands on, new Chromebooks, IBM data centre woes

, posted: 21-Feb-2013 09:20

We go hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro, and ponder IBM's cloud data center outage and ongoing Yahoo!Xtra email issues. We also discuss hardware support failings in NZ, LG Optimus G, Lenovo and HP Chromebooks along with Pitney Bowes smart lockers. Paul Spain (@paulspain) was joined by Brett Roberts (@brettroberts) and Nate Dunn (@nate). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 113 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with o (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Telecom 4G trial, Yahoo Xtra woes, Surface Pro, mobile software dramas

, posted: 12-Feb-2013 22:40

Topics this week incl the launch of Telecom's 4G mobile network trial, Microsoft's Surface Pro launch, Telecom's email woes, some debate about mobile updates in light of recent iOS 6.1 issues, and some new smartphones including HTC's 8X. Paul Spain (@paulspain) was joined by Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and PC World's Zara Baxter (@zarabaxter). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 112 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Blackberry 10 launch, Microsoft Office for Android/iOS, 3 strikes copyright settlement

, posted: 6-Feb-2013 18:41

Paul Spain (@paulspain) is joined by Nate Dunn (@nate) to review the first settlement under the '3 strikes' copyright law, Blackberry 10 launch, Microsoft Office for iPhone/iPad and Android, Twitter hack, Telecom's network upgrade and more. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 111 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZTechPodcast.com website and facebo (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Ransomeware, Blackberry Z10, Sony Tablet Z and Mega.co.nz

, posted: 24-Jan-2013 15:43

This week Paul Spain (@paulspain) is joined by Nate Dunn (@nate) and Dan Hesson (@toastwithdan) to discuss topics including Ransomware, the upcoming Blackberry Z10 and Sony Tablet Z. Paul, Nate and Dan also attended Kim Dotcom's launch of Mega.co.nz and share some opinions and experiences with Mega. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 109 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twit (read the entire post)...