Tech Jungle: Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspainTech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)enCloud Computing:The Pros and Cons - is it right for your business?https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8959BusinessSun, 15 Oct 2017 03:16:00 PDTYou may recall the nursery rhyme - 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. Well some people don't just dislike rain - they also dislike cloud computing too. Does it make sense or are these people actually causing harm to their organisations? I'll give you the rundown... (more in the full post)Some people love LinkedIn and manage to gain significant earnings from it- could you use it better?https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8958Using TechnologyThu, 05 Oct 2017 07:39:00 PDTLinkedIn is the social network for professionals - are you one of those who could benefit from using it more? Paul Spain shares how some basic activity on LinkedIn helped generate a significant amount of earnings for his small business. Included are ... (more in the full post)Video: Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch 3 and TV 4K: innovative? or just 'me too' products?https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8957News and OpinionTue, 12 Sep 2017 14:47:00 PDTIt's fair to say that much of what Apple announced isn't ground breaking on its own - a watch with an embedded cellular connection - a phone with wireless charging. These technologies have been around for years. But Apple approach things a little dif... (more in the full post)SKY TV and other Pay TV networks are losing their way. What can we learn about staying on the right side of digital disruption?https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8956BusinessSun, 10 Sep 2017 14:30:00 PDTSky TV New Zealand aren't doing so well, but it's not just in New Zealand that Satellite/Cable TV providers are being impacted by disruptive forces. What can we learn from the way that traditional TV providers are being disrupted in our own fields of... (more in the full post)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – hands on and first impressionshttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8952News and OpinionThu, 31 Aug 2017 08:27:00 PDTLast week whilst in California I had a briefing on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This week I got a chance to spend some real time with it and as part of that we discussed it on NZ Tech Podcast on Tuesday. In this video I share a summary of my initia... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenterhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8951News and OpinionTue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDTThis week on the podcast we discuss Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU battery sta... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearablehttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8948News and OpinionTue, 13 Jun 2017 05:29:00 PDTThis week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZs Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas. Hosted by Paul Sp... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro grows up, SpaceX recycleshttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8947News and OpinionThu, 08 Jun 2017 04:42:00 PDTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast we discuss Intel Compute Card, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, D... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8946News and OpinionThu, 08 Jun 2017 04:37:00 PDTPaul Spain joined Glenn Gore following his keynote at Amazon's AWS Summit in Auckland. Glenn is an Australian based in London,and he shares his own story and discusses what he's learnt working with AWS client organisations around the world. Get the ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 321: $3000+ Free Gadgets, One Million Podcast Downloads, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, Banks vs Applehttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8936News and OpinionWed, 15 Feb 2017 06:37:00 PSTOn NZ Tech Podcast's 6th anniversary we celebrate over a million downloads of the podcast. Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech's 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Ma... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 314: Meet Quickflix new Hollywood owner, a temptation to share Ransomware, Homes.co.nz updatehttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8930News and OpinionWed, 14 Dec 2016 07:40:00 PSTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast, Hollywood's Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O'Hanlon shares an update on Homes.co.nz. Also featured - new Ransomware which rewards you for sharing it, Netflix Virtual Reality on Google Daydream, Sky TV/Du... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 313: Amazon Go, John Key’s legacy, Goodnest, Media Design School, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8928News and OpinionFri, 09 Dec 2016 01:37:00 PSTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast we discussed Amazon Go – the new bricks & mortar supermarket with checkouts. In studio guest James MacAvoy shared about NZ startup Goodnest and how it provides discount access to cleaners, electricians and other ... (more in the full post)Microsoft Build – Bots, Inking, Cortana, Windows 10 now installed on 270+ million PCshttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8881News and OpinionWed, 30 Mar 2016 02:29:00 PDTThis morning Microsoft Build kicked off in San Francisco and I'm there and will be sharing some of my impressions – both here on my blog, and also via twitter (You can follow my updates @paulspain). Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella started the keyn... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 267: Air and underwater drone, Police 3D mugshots, Samsung vs Huawei, Plan B grabs ICONZhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8871News and OpinionTue, 02 Feb 2016 20:03:00 PSTDiscussed this week – Japan Police capturing 3D mugshots, Huawei aces Samsung in China, a drones that flies/floats/dives, Microsoft's underwater datacentre, Plan B buys ICONZ, Samsung ad blocking, Microsofts licensing shuffle, Windows Phone vs... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 263: Laura Butler – Distinguished Engineer at Microsofthttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8867News and OpinionWed, 06 Jan 2016 13:28:00 PSTIn this special episode to kick off 2016, Paul Spain shares his recent chat with Laura Butler - Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. Covering the journey from student to Microsoft Intern in 1989 to present day. Hear stories of sleeping at the desk, ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Tokyo drone netting, Lumia 950 PC/phone, Vic Crone for Mayor, Solar vs North Carolinahttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8862News and OpinionMon, 14 Dec 2015 22:20:00 PSTThis week it's time to discuss Xero MD Victoria Crone's bid for the Auckland Mayoralty, Police intercepting drones in Tokyo, Commerce Commission's copper ruling, Samsung Galaxy S7, odd Solar opinions, Microsoft Lumia 950 phone come PC, Sony's pricey... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Martin Jetpack demo, Skinny low cost 4G data, NZ/Hawaii cable, Vodafone Xone Accelerator,https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8861News and OpinionTue, 08 Dec 2015 17:30:00 PSTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast - Vodafone Xone tech startup accelerator, another fibre cable to link NZ with the US, the Martin Jetpack demo in China, Skinny's low cost 4G home broadband, Uber lighting, Vtech hack, Lumix Post Focus, Hoverboards and Ap... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 259: The Encryption Debate, 4 year Troll search, Aura sold, Facebook and forgetting your Exhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8859News and OpinionMon, 23 Nov 2015 16:03:00 PSTThis episode it's time to discuss the big encryption debate, a 4-year Internet troll search, MyRepublic update, Facebook and forgetting your ex, Aura's $10m Kordia sale, Tesla's disappearing autonomous mode, 30 years of Windows plus Microsoft Window... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 258: iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book, 1Gbps Business UFB, Netflix Taxhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8857News and OpinionWed, 18 Nov 2015 16:40:00 PSTThis episodes features our hands on comparison between the Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Surface Book. Also discussed is MyRepublic's $500 1Gbps Business UFB, Netflix Tax, UltraHD Blu-ray, the All Dock, and Uber NZ's 10% pric... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Lightning Lab Manufacturing, Skylake, The Best Smartphone cameras and powerful USB stickshttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8853News and OpinionTue, 20 Oct 2015 23:02:00 PDTThis week we discuss Tesla's new autonomous driving update, the top smartphone cameras ranked, Intel's Skylake 6th Generatation Core processors, Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Z5 Compact, Tom Tom Spark fitness wearable, powerful killer USB sticks and Black... (more in the full post)Time to step up and join Gorilla Technology?https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8849News and OpinionFri, 09 Oct 2015 03:17:00 PDTGorilla Technology is looking for an IT Support Engineer who is keen and enthusiastic to join our team, who both learns technical things very quickly and has strong people skills. If you're just looking for 'another job' then this probably isn't the... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Google Nexus 6P hands on, ASB Clever Kash, faster Rural Broadband, Google.com sold for $12https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8848News and OpinionMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:08:00 PDTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast we get some hands on time with Google's upcoming Nexus 6P smartphone (made by Huawei), and discuss ASB Clever Kash, streaming vs network TV, Google and Microsoft's historic agreement, Facebook's free Internet for Africa,... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 251: iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Vertu’s $15000 phone, Xtracta, Podcast Day, a drone 1.8km up?https://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8847News and OpinionMon, 28 Sep 2015 14:23:00 PDTThis we go hands on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and discuss Vertu's new $15,000 smartphone, International Podcast Day, Microsoft Office 2016, Kiwi AI startup Xtracta, the Vocus/M2 merger, and we ponder if an Air New Zealand pilot really saw... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 250: Apple’s iPhone malware nightmare, Amazon’s US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Elsehttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8846News and OpinionFri, 25 Sep 2015 15:45:00 PDTApple's worst malware nightmare hits iPhones, iPads and iPods, Amazon's US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Else, the new Microsoft Band, Oyster shutting down, HP's cool little Windows tablet with stylus and keyboard, new Apple iPhones, iOS 9 and watchOS... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro, Apple TV, Russia vs Google, touch sensing prosthetics, free VRhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8845News and OpinionTue, 15 Sep 2015 14:22:00 PDTWe report on Apple's San Francisco launch event - including iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and Apple TV. Also Russia takes on Google, the Intel inside sports bra, a prosthetic hand senses touch, why a Kickstarter crowdfunder was fined, cerea... (more in the full post)