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Capital Markets: Trans-Tasman balance is swinging our way
Posted on 25-May-2015 09:45

A story I wrote for the NZ Herald Capital Markets report: A strong economy is boosting interest in NZ assets, as ASB’s Henry Withers tells Bill Bennett. After a significant, extended boom riding the back of high commodity prices Australia’s economy has now slowed. Henry Withers, ASB general manager corporate banking, says that as a […]... Comments (Comments)

Capital Markets: UBS: Our time to shine
Posted on 25-May-2015 09:32

From the NZ Herald May 14, 2015: New Zealand has all its ducks in a row, which has held global interest in our capital markets. International interest in New Zealand’s capital markets has stayed buoyant after a period dominated by three major Government energy floats and IPOs for the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund and Trade Me. […]... Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast 230: Security, Hi-Tech Awards, Lily Drone, Samsung wide screen
Posted on 24-May-2015 06:47

I’m back on the NZ Tech Podcast with host Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bryce Boland (@bryceboland)Asia Pacific CTO at FireEye. This week’s recording is a small departure from the usual format. We discuss insights into security attacks from both covert organisations and nation states – including North Korea’s 1000s of paid hackers. Elsewhere on the agenda was the […]... Comments (Comments)

New FileMaker 14 Platform speeds business solution development for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web
Posted on 21-May-2015 09:53

The announcement coincides with the 30th anniversary of FileMaker software, the brainchild of a bootstrapped startup founded in Massachusetts by four entrepreneurs intent on creating easy-to-use database software.... Comments (Comments)

With new ClearPath Dorado systems Unisys completes family's transition to Intel-Based fabric architecture
Posted on 21-May-2015 09:45

Surpassing the performance of previous high-end models, new Dorado 8300 Series features an advanced fabric computing environment that enables clients to build a software-defined data centre.... Comments (Comments)

Not-for-profit Presbyterian Support Central moves to cloud with Fronde and AWS
Posted on 19-May-2015 15:35

Not-for-profit Presbyterian Support Central (PSC) is embarking on a cloud technology journey as way to improve productivity, reduce costs and drive innovation.... Comments (Comments)

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Fitbit Surge review
Posted on 24-May-2015 18:37

A look at the Fitbit Surge, a smart tracking device.... Comments (Comments)

DLink DSL-2900 AL Viper review
Posted on 24-May-2015 18:21

The new DLink DSL-2900 AL Viper xDLS/UFB router is a step in the right direction: it brings a design created to enhance wireless connections while at the same time it introduces a modern user interface that is very simple to use and understand.... Comments (Comments)

Samsung Wireless Audio-Multiroom review
Posted on 24-May-2015 17:59

We look at the Samsung Wireless Audio-Multiroom speaker system, a versatile speaker system.... Comments (Comments)

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When to upgrade to higher quality hosting?
Posted by cyberhub on 14-May-2015 14:16
This is how it all starts - your email bounces back, you try and decipher the bounce back message and it says something like 'the email server has rejected your email because of reputation.' You think to your self 'What does that even mean?' After several hours of trying to figure out the issue and...
We discuss an autonomous truck becoming approved on US roads, Apple's force touch technology, a $9 computer Netflix data impact, tax changes for online services, new smartphones from Microsoft, a very robust Samsung tablet and finally a stylish wearable device. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul ...
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I have been helping a friend out with an extended warranty claim at dicksmith.They have basically mucked her around and trying to fob her off.Maybe a little social media pressure will make them do the right thing. :)Her story
There has been a lot of discussion in the media in recent days regarding the UFB (Ultrafast Broadband) fibre rollout and the issues surrounding both voice only plans and the availability of phone services over UFB during a power cut. Due to a large amount of misinformation that's been spread surroun...
In this episode we discuss the smartphone that morphs into a PC, Spark's latest UFB moves including landlines over UFB without an Internet connection, Microsoft's news from Build, Tesla puts power in your home with Powerwall, the end of the Internet, LED carpet, Kickstarting a smart desk plus Xero ...
Keeping your Google password safe
Posted by nate on 30-Apr-2015 16:24
Phishing attacks really are the worst. They are a page that looks exactly like a legitimate login page you are familiar with (such as Google, Facebook, Twitter etc) but behind the scenes they are actually sending your email address and password to a third party. With these details they can cause a...
Paul acquires an Apple Watch in Los Angeles, and also spends time with the new MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2. Also - Open Source Open Society Conference, Xero results, Internet speeds and Netflix, Uber price increase. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with gu...
This week Paul Spain joins Jack Schofield (The Guardian, ZDNet) to discuss Google's 'Mobilegeddon' search rankings shakeup, Microsoft's first store outside North America arriving in Sydney, Australia trying to catch up on domain names, Dell's new XPS 13, DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) and killing...
From London this week Paul Spain joins Glenn Williams to discuss Apple Watch, Game of Thrones distribution challenges, upcoming smartphones (Huawei P8, LG G4), CallPlus/Slingshot sale to Australia's M2 and some interesting UK topics. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest...
Highlights this week - Microsoft Surface 3, Semble mobile wallet launch and an NZ domain name drama with global ramifications. Also discussed were Windows 10, Project Spartan, Tesla's mystery, MYOB's share market listing and Datacom's A$242 Australian contract win. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Pa...

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