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NZ Tech Podcast - with Paul Spain

Paul Spain leads a discussion on what's happening in the world of technology and gadgets around the world and in New Zealand.
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Now displaying: 2012
Jul 11, 2012

This week we report from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto – covering Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 launch dates, Perceptive Pixel, Windows Phone 8 and Green Button. We also discuss Pandora, Dropbox, Imagine Cup and Kim Dotcom.

Running time: 00:48:48

Jul 3, 2012

This episode we focus in on the Google IO conference – including Nexus 7, Nexus Q and Project Glass. Also featured are Microsoft, Apple, security and New Zealand’s upcoming event - The Project: Revolution.

Running time: 1:00:21

Jun 26, 2012

We discuss Kim Dotcom’s pool party, NZ telecommunications topics, Surface and Windows 8, a local IT distribution merger, US and UK TV to watch via Netflix, TUANZ funding challenges and if Linux will flourish if Microsoft competes heavily with PC vendors.

Running time: 01:08:38

Jun 19, 2012

This episode we review today’s Apple news – including iOS 6 for iPhone & iPad, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and new MacBook Pro laptops. Other topics include Asus Windows 8 devices, LinkedIn password leaks, NZ computer game industry and Orcon’s UFB events.

Running time: 01:10:43

Jun 12, 2012

This episode we review today’s Apple news – including iOS 6 for iPhone & iPad, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and new MacBook Pro laptops. Other topics include Asus Windows 8 devices, LinkedIn password leaks, NZ computer game industry and Orcon’s UFB events.

Running time: 00:38:38

Jun 5, 2012

This episode we discuss the new Windows 8 Release Preview along with news and announcements from E3 (Los Angeles, USA) and Computex (Taipei, Taiwan). Sony, Microsoft, Samsung, Nintendo and HP gain mentions along with coverage of local news.

Running time: 01:02:18

May 29, 2012

Highlights include Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon docking with the Space Station, TelstraClear Internet plans, NZ involved with mega telescope, UFB, Seeby's recent acquisition, Apple iOS freebies and some cool NZ Apps - ASB, Countdown, NZ Budget and Quickflix.

Running time: 01:00:10

May 22, 2012

In this episode: the Samsung Galaxy SIII arrives, new MacBook Pro rumours, Spotify lands in NZ, Kiwi domain names, paperless receipts, facebook and other social networks, video service updates including Vevo, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon Instant Video.

Running time: 01:08:46

May 15, 2012

This week we discuss what happened to the Fyx Internet service, Telecom NZ’s 4G trial, our experiences with the HTC One X and Galaxy SIII Android phones, accessing Netflix in NZ, hands on with the new 2degrees and Snapper mobile payment system and more.

Running time: 01:02:40

May 8, 2012

Topics include Mac OS X security, NZ gaming sensation SmallWorlds, the Gather unconference, 2degrees new shared data plans, how to quickly destroy 30 laptops and the new Fyx internet service for accessing to Netflix, Hulu and other international services.

Running time: 01:00:04

May 4, 2012

Topics this week include Samsung’s Galaxy SIII smartphone, Microsoft NZ’s Imagine Cup, The Brydge iPad keyboard dock, super fast Wi-Fi, Intel’s amazing new CPUs, NFC mobile payments, and cloud storage from Google, Microsoft and Dropbox.

Running time: 00:57:11

Apr 24, 2012

We discuss Cadilac’s self drive car, Samsung’s voice/gesture controlled TV, NZ internet users hitting 3-strikes, Ultra-fast Broadband, Adobe CS6, Unified Inbox, Facebook’s 900 million users and new Internet offerings from TelstaClear, Orcon and Snap.

Running time: 00:56:06

Apr 17, 2012

This episode we chat about how to get a free Tivo personal video recorder, Mac Flashback Trojan, new Freeview channel Choice TV, Wavii, NAB conference and card skimmers being blocked from NZ. We also talked with Brad in Las Vegas about MMS and Windows 8.

Running time: 00:47:50

Apr 10, 2012

This episode we discuss Scammers being caught, Instagram selling for $1 billion, Mac Malware, NZ startup Unified Inbox, Quickflix, Drones in the sky, layoffs at Yahoo and Sony, and we talk with Pacific Fibre CEO Mark Rushworth.

Running time: 00:59:48

Apr 3, 2012

This week we discuss April Fool’s pranks, Kim Dotcom, Quickflix in NZ, NFC payments in NZ, iPad LTE 4G, data roaming in Australia and hacking an HTC HD2 smartphone with Android ICS and Windows Phone 7. We also announce the next phase of the podcast.

Running time: 00:53:30

Mar 27, 2012

This week we discuss employers that want your facebook password, Sony Alpha cameras, card fraud, Wharf42, Huawei, Apple and Nokia fight over next generation SIM cards, and news that a hacker who released naked photos of Scarlett Johansson pleads guilty.

Running time: 00:45:59

Mar 20, 2012

The NZ Tech Podcast this week discusses Samoa's new 4G mobile networks, US Navy Robots, Nokia Lumia in NZ, hands on with the 3rd gen iPad, NZ's TV ecosystem, gaming and entertainment consoles, a rant about Sky TV and an update from Roku.

Running time: 00:52:10

Mar 13, 2012

This week we discuss Apples new iPad, Windows 8 Consumer Client Preview two weeks on, Google Chrome, App of the Week, News in Brief, UFB, Orcon Pricing, HD Homerun we speak with Transcribe, and Nate is in the studio.

Running time: 00:49:15

Mar 6, 2012

Topics this week include Windows 8 Consumer Client Preview and Windows 8 Server Beta, Apple iPad 3 and Apple TV rumors, a $2,000 mobile roaming bill, Skinny Mobile SIM locking, Google privacy changes, potential changes to the blogging laws in Australia.

Running time: 00:48:39

Feb 28, 2012

This week we have Dai Henwood in the studio, we talk Windows 8, Mobile World Congress, new Android devices from Samsung and new Nokia Handsets. We also cover over off Apple OS X Mountain Lion, the iPad3 and Steve Wozniak’s upcoming New Zealand visit.

Running time: 01:00:25

Feb 21, 2012

This week topics discussed on the NZ Tech Podcast include Apple OS X Mountain Lion, Ubuntu 11.10, Windows 8 news, iPad, Android and Windows Phone news, Stephen Fry's rant about NZ interne and a deal on Windows 8 capable tablets from Samsung.

Running time: 00:49:51

Feb 20, 2012

A special NZ Tech Podcast edition focussing on interviews carried out during Webstock 2012. Guests include Raffi Krikorian (Twitter), Scott Hanselman (Microsoft), Derek Handley (The Hyperfactory) along with Tim Fraser and Jeremy Geros (GoVocab).

Running time: 01:01:17

Feb 14, 2012

We discuss Ultra Fast Broadband and new prices detailed via our website, 2degrees market share increase, a visit to Orcon, Microsoft India hacking, Google Wallet issues, Sony Vita, Windows 8 on Arm, Samsung Tablet/phone bundle and Andoid on HP TouchPad.

Running time: 00:52:26

Feb 7, 2012

This week the NZ Tech Podcast discusses NZ consumer tech bargains, Tivo, IT 4 Kids classes, a new update from Apple, Skype HD video calling, Nikon’s D800, Windows Phone 8, and an interesting NZ launch by mobile game maker Kwalee.

Running time: 00:58:05

Jan 31, 2012

Topics covered this week include the NZ launch of RDIO’s music streaming in NZ, Twitter censorship, Webstock, Fusion Audio, Bluetooth car stereos, new 2degrees $19 mobile plan, Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO and a call to boycott Apple products.

Running time: 00:53:47

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