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Dec 27, 2011

A look back at the first 24 episodes of the NZ Tech Podcast. We revisit some of the amazing guests that have featured - Dai Henwood, Nathan Mercer, Mary Jo Foley and Paul Brislen. We also listen to Steve Ballmer and Sir Richard Branson at Microsoft’s WPC.

Running time: 00:46:26

Dec 20, 2011

Our Christmas episode highlights our favourite tech, gadgets and electronics of 2011 – and helps you make picks for Boxing Day sales and beyond. We talk TVs, Laptops, Cars, Smartphones (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone), Tablets, Projectors and more.

Running time: 1:03:53

Dec 13, 2011

Highlights of this episode include discussion of Windows 8 beta, 3D projectors, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo (2degrees), Xbox update and Companion app, HP WebOS goes open source, new Government ICT Minister, more car tech from Ford and the Lync mobile client.

Running time: 0:55:48

Dec 6, 2011

This week's highlights include 3D Projectors, flight technology, full building projection, Telstra Clear free data weekend, Ford Car technology, Black Friday stats, major Xbox update, Amazon Kindle Fire and a ThinkPad for the classroom.

Running time: 0:56:04

Nov 29, 2011

This week we start with an exclusive interview about NZ Ultra Fast Broadband with John Greenhough - CTO of Crown Fibre. Brad joins from the US and we talk about tech deals, Kindle Fire and Police Drones. We also discuss Netflix and the ITEX conference.

Running time: 0:55:23

Nov 22, 2011

This show sees us talking about Apple Market Share, Android Ice-cream Sandwich, iDev 2.0, Water Plant Hacking, Spotify coming to NZ, Computerworld NZ turns 25, iCloud the hidden cost and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace milestone.

Running time: 0:48:04

Nov 15, 2011

This show sees us talking about NZ vs Aus broadband, Flash moving away from the mobile space, iPhone 4S on both Telecom and Vodafone, Siri, Blu-Ray players, Steam, the new Channel Partner podcast, Kindle Fire launches and AMDs new 16 core CPU.

Running time: 0:57:02

Nov 8, 2011

We start by talking further about the Nokia N9 (and offer listeners a chance to win one). Other topics include NZ hackers event Kiwicon, Apple’s iPhone security, iPhone 4S launch on both Telecom and Vodafone networks and upcoming IT conference ITEX.

Running time: 0:36:03

Oct 25, 2011

Join us as we discuss the new biography of Steve Jobs, Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), new Apple MacBooks, Linux Kernal v3.1, and we listen to some interesting scam calls.

Running time: 0:40:49

Oct 18, 2011

We focus on Apple’s iPhone 4S and iOS 5, followed by a big discussion about gaming including the latest games coming to PS3. Also covered were Skype acquisition, Samsung vs. Apple and we look ahead at Apple’s potential foray into the TV space.

Running time: 0:54:00

Oct 11, 2011

This episode sees us speak with the Free Range Robotics team and remember Apple founder Steve Jobs. We also discuss the Apple iPhone 4s, the new Facebook app for iPad, Sony’s Netflix box and we review the HD Homerun.

Running time: 0:49:37

Oct 4, 2011

We discuss a local Robotics contest, Amazon (Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire tablet, Silk browser), Xbox 360 update, Android and Mac security hiccups, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, Ruku, Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft vs Google Chrome and Panasonic's 3D projector.

Running time: 0:53:06

Sep 27, 2011

This special episode features two of NZ’s most experienced social media strategists as we discuss the new Facebook and a more accessible Google+. We also look at the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 (Android), Windows Phone 7.5 and we discuss November iPhone 5 availability in NZ.

Running time: 0:41:07

Sep 19, 2011

In recent days Windows 8 has been revealed to the world – so we discuss details of this dramatic change of direction for Microsoft. Other topics - Apple’s iCloud and OS X 10.7.2 beta, Red Hat’s Fedora 15 and Hewlett-Packards NZ changes data centre plans.

Running time: 0:50:53

Sep 13, 2011

This week we start with an update from HP’s Paul Boshoff. We also discuss Windows 8, big new hard drives, a ‘mouse without borders’, Jelly batteries, a new music service for NZ, Netflix credit card workaround and Star Wars on Blu-Ray.

Running time: 0:55:58

Sep 6, 2011

Topics include Windows 8, yoobee Britomart opening, iPhone 5, Windows Phone 7 lawsuit, Ubuntu update, new HTC Mango handsets, Apple Final Cut news, updated Parallels Desktop for Mac and HP TouchPad giveaway.

Running time: 0:47:42

Aug 31, 2011

Topics include Steve Jobs resignation as Apple CEO, NZ’s 3 strikes copyright bill, HP TouchPad giveaway (thanks to Gorilla Technology), cheap iPhones, new Vodafone Business Smart plans, Microsoft Tech-Ed and the new Windows 8 Explorer ribbon.

Running time: 0:58:22

Aug 23, 2011

Hot topics included big changes at HP with the PC division the TouchPad, Microsoft TechEd, ThinkPad X1 (finally!), Office 365 outage for some US users, impact of Samsung Galaxy Tab patent issues with Apple reducing, Pacific Fibre/Vodafone NZ announcement and Sony PlayStation 3 price reductions.

Running time: 0:47:17

Aug 16, 2011

Topics this week were Google buying Motorola, Citrix and Netflix on Chrome OS, Wi-Fi at NZ’s largest school, Firefox 6, Chrome 14 for OS X Lion, T4E programme, Xbox 360 changes, HP Touchpad and our Windows Phone 7 Mango competition winners.

Running time: 1:06:36

Aug 9, 2011

This week features Windows Phone 7 Mango, NZ ultrafast broadband pricing, Black Hat and Chrome OS, Google TV, 1 million for Foxconn, Gnome 3, iPhone 5, Zotac ZBox, open source news, Microsoft Tech Ed and our Windows Phone Mango treasure hunt competition.

Running time: 1:01:56

Aug 2, 2011

This week - Mac OS X Lion issues, Blackberry Playbook, HP Touchpad, Fake FlashPlayer for Mac, Patent Issues, Google+, the Jawbone JamBox and 2degrees hotspot. We speak with Roland Ng from HP about WebOS.

Running time: 1:04:41

Jul 26, 2011

Topics include Mac OS Lion, Roku media box in NZ, Linux News, issues at RIM, fake Apple stores in China, Telecom New Zealand split, we talk about 2.5" 1TB hard drives and discuss Avatar Kinect via the new Kinect Fun Labs Gadget.

Running time: 0:56:09

Jul 19, 2011

Topics include Mac OS 10.7, HP TouchPad, Blackberry Playbook, compulsory iPads at Owera College and we review the Roku media box against Apple TV and Xbox 360. We speak with Mary-Jo Foley about interviewing Bill Gates, Windows 8 and other topics.

Running time: 0:58:10

Jul 15, 2011

This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (USA). We wrap up WPC and we speak with Adam Hall from the System Center team and ISV Winner GreenButton.

Running time: 0:49:50

Jul 14, 2011

This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from day 3 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in L.A. We cover the keynote with Sir Richard Branson and talk with Mason Pratt (Provoke), Pablo Garcia (Softsource) and Mary-Jo Foley (ZDNet USA).

Running time: 0:55:18

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