NZ Tech Podcast 171: End of XP, Apple CarPlay, Huawei Talkband, Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue

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This week we discuss Apple’s CarPlay, Fake Google Maps listings and FBI recordings, Mt Gox and Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue stats, OneDrive for Business available standalone, Huawei Talkband, Snakk Media sales rise 58%, Windows XP’s 300,000 NZ users.

This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz).

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NZ Tech Podcast 163: Best of tech 2013

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A roundup of the best tech and gadgets of 2013 – discussed between Paul Spain (@paulspain), Nate Dunn (@nate) and Kent Dapiere (@kentdnz) . Followed by an update on the latest from Netgear. References related blog post ‘Best of Tech 2013’ and a bunch more things including the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Galaxy Kids tablet.

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NZ Tech Podcast 157: Helium filled Hard Drives, 2degrees Update and Nexus 5

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Hot topics this week include the Google Nexus 5, pulse measuring earphones, helium filled hard drives, NZ’s Mako Networks signing a big US deal, Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Asus Transformer Book T100 and the Commerce Commission’s latest ruling.

This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Tim Hayward (@timmyhay) and Nate Dunn (@nate).

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NZ Tech Podcast 143: Quickflix, Moto X, Vodafone 4G Hotspot, Galaxy S4 Active, Chromecast

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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).

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NZ Tech Podcast 136: Google Loon, E3, MacBook Air and Fitbit Flex hands on

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Kicking off this NZ Tech Podcast episode we have first-hand reports on Google Loon and E3. Other topics include the end of three Fairfax tech publications in NZ, new Apple device hands on, Facebook Hashtags, Google acquisition of Waze and news of 2degrees 4G upgrade.

This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Siobhan Keogh (@siobhankeoghnz) of PC World and Sim Ahmed (@simantics) of Idealog.

For more on Google Loon – refer to the first hand report from Sim Ahmed on Idealog

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Jun 2013
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NZ Tech Podcast 133: Better Wi-Fi, Smaller Windows, New Blackberry

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This episode we discuss the first 8” Windows tablet (Acer Iconia W3), Windows 8.1 and it’s many new features, the future of Wi-Fi as it cosies up to 3G/4G mobile connectivity, Blackberry Z10 in NZ, Sony NEX6 camera, Fitbit Flex fitness gadget, Microsoft Surface Pro, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Igloo and Intel’s upcoming Haswell and Cedar Trail technology launches.

This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Steve Simms (@simmsy) and Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz).

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NZ Tech Podcast 132: Dai Henwood on Smartphones, Xbox, WiFi Blimps + more

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Paul Spain is joined by tech head comedian Dai Henwood to discuss Google’s rumoured Wi-Fi blimps, the upcoming Xbox One, Microsoft’s Surface Pro and the cool ‘My Little Geek’ book. Also featured is a massive treasure trove of information on choosing a smartphone to buy.

This episode produced and hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Dai Henwood (@daihenwood).

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The top features of the smartphones we we had one hand during this episode:

  • iPhone 5: Industrial design, ease of use, massive app catalogue
  • Samsung Galaxy S4: Huge feature set, battery life, screen
  • Nokia Lumia 920: Wireless charging, robustness, ease of use, camera
  • Sony Xperia Z: Waterproof, screen, design
  • HTC One: Industrial design, camera, app catalogue
  • Nokia Lumia 520: value for money, design, ease of use
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II: Stylus and handwriting recognition, screen
  • Huawei G510: value for money, app catalogue

Our giveaway this week is the book ‘My Little Geek’ – please email competitions@NZTechPodcast.com with your name and address to enter. Double your chances by sharing a tweet that mentions @NZTechPodcast and @mlgeek. More info at: MyLittleGeek.com

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May 2013
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Episode 118: Galaxy S4, free airport Wifi, a cyber-warfare manual, Gen-I cutbacks

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This week: Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch, HP’s new laser printer beating inkjet, the demise of Google Reader, free airport Wi-Fi, Auckland University’s massive network outage, Gen-i cut backs and we hear about a cyber-warfare manual published for the military.

This episode hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Juha Saarinen (@juhasaarinen) and Nate Dunn (@nate).

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Mar 2013
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Episode 112: Telecom 4G trial, Yahoo Xtra woes, Surface Pro, mobile software drama

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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).

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Feb 2013
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Episode 95: Microsoft Surface, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Apple and Google

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We focus on Windows 8 and Windows RT, iPad Mini and 4th gen, new Macs and refreshed Google Nexus devices. Then we test out an impressive new class of hardware including the Microsoft Surface, Samsung Ativ Smart PC, HP Envy X2 and Samsung’s next smartphone – the Ativ S running Windows Phone 8.

We also discuss local contract free availability of the iPhone 5 from Telecom along with discussion about of Telecom’s $19 mobile prepay plans which provide 60 mins calling, 5000 text messages, 500MB data and until 31 March unlimited calling to other Telecom mobiles.

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Paul O’Shea (@pohq) .

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