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iOS 12 revitalises older iPhones, ACCC gets nasty on "unlimited", Google Assistant hits Aussie TVs -- Vertical Hold Episode 196

9/20/2018
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Will iOS 12 breathe new life into your old iPhone? Will the ACCC's rumblings about "unlimited" mobile plans amount to much? What does Google Assistant bring to smart TVs? Special guest Australian IT tech reporter Chris Griffith Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:32:03

Apple unveils iPhone XR. XS & XS Max along with new Apple Watch 4: Vertical Hold - Episode 195

9/13/2018
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Are Apple's latest iPhones XS-ive? Is it time for the Apple Watch 4 to shine? Why is Foxtel charging for Chromecast and AirPlay streaming? Special guests News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson and Pickr.com.au editor Leigh Stark. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:35:46

What's in Telstra's future, Doctor Who on ABC iView, Looking back at 20 years of Google : Vertical Hold - Episode 194

9/6/2018
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Telstra's planning for the future with new unlimited plans, new executives and the challenge of the NBN, Doctor Who shifts to Mondays on ABC (and maybe iView) while Google turns 20 and Chrome turns 10. Special guest finder.com.au editor in chief Angus Kidman. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of...

Duration:00:24:51

Apple iPhone X 2018 rumours, 8K TVs from IFA, TPG/Vodafone confirm merger: Vertical Hold - Episode 193

8/30/2018
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Will Apple pull any surprises out of its hat for the 2018 iPhones? Is it worth getting hyped about 8K TV at IFA? What's the story with the TPG/Vodafone merger? Special guest pickr.com.au editor Leigh Stark. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:25:16

TPG looks to merge with Vodafone, new NBN CEO and Google Home Max: Vertical Hold Episode 192

8/23/2018
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What will the merger of TPG and Vodafone mean for consumers? Is Google's Home Max worth taking home, and what changes will the new NBN CEO make? Special guests ZDNet.com.au Deputy Editor Corinne Reichert and Jez Ford, Sound+Image Editor Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:27:58

Foxtel goes 4K and ditches cable, what can we expect from the iQ4? - Vertical Hold Episode 191

8/16/2018
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What does Foxtel have to offer in Ultra HD? Can the iQ4 make up for the flaky iQ3? Can Australia's draft encryption laws work? Special guest decider.tv media commentator Steve Molk. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:32:58

Google serves Android Pie, Fortnite bypasses Play Store - Vertical Hold Episode 190

8/9/2018
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What tasty new features does Android Pie bring to smartphones? Why is Fortnite bypassing the safety of the Google Play store? Special guest Ausdroid editor Dan Tyson. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. verticalholdauaudio.libsyn.com facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau

Duration:00:27:10

ACCC's NBN report card, Village Roadshow's new piracy fight - Vertical Hold Episode 189

8/2/2018
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Which telcos get canned in the consumer watchdog's latest NBN report card? Why has Village Roadshow declared war on pirate subtitles? Special guests Australian IT editor Supratim Adhikari and ZDNet AU deputy editor Corinne Reichert. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:31:54

Are new Unlimited plans worth it, which Aussie telcos are worst for customer service? - Vertical Hold Episode 188

7/26/2018
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Are Telstra's revamped Peace of Mind Plans or Vodafone's unlimited passes worth buying? Which telcos are slammed in Australia's latest customer service report? What are Facebook's double-standards when punishing page owners? What should we expect from the NBN's latest Service Continuity Standards? Special guest Pickr editor Leigh Stark Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading...

Duration:00:31:50

Can Aussies trust My Health Record, is Nvidia Shield TV a home entertainment titan?: Vertical Hold - Episode 187

7/19/2018
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Why are so many Australians rushing to opt-out of the government's online My Health Record? What can Australians expect from the tiny Nvidia Shield TV? Is Netflix running out of steam? Special guest ABC Radio National online technology reporter Ariel Bogle. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of...

Duration:00:26:42

Microsoft unveils Surface Go, Telstra demos LTE-B, Facebook backflips on ban: Vertical Hold - Episode 186

7/12/2018
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Can Microsoft's mini Surface tablet go head to head with Apple and Android? What can Aussies expect from Telstra's LTE-Broadcast? Why is Facebook backing down on page bans as the social media giants try to clean up their act? Special guests Finder.com.au editor-in-chief Angus Kidman and Pickr editor Leigh Stark.Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists...

Duration:00:25:06

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone rumours, Facebook's latest privacy woes: Vertical Hold - Episode 185

7/5/2018
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What should we expect from Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 and Apple's next iPhone? How many privacy scandals can Facebook weather? Will Netflix users tolerate another price hike? Special guest Gizmodo Australia deputy editor Tegan Jones. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:26:57

NBN service guarantee and Vodafone's new NBN plans: Vertical Hold 184

6/28/2018
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The NBN reveals service guarantees with mobile fallback, starts FttC rollout and reveals data usage figures, but can it turn things around? Meanwhile, Vodafone pitches new NBN plans with no upfront costs, so what's the catch? Special guest ZDNet deputy editor Corinne Reichert Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind...

Duration:00:29:18

Optus World Cup own goal, Telstra 2022 plan, Amazon Prime comes to Australia: Vertical Hold 183

6/21/2018
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Optus forced to hand back World Cup matches to SBS after streaming disaster. Amazon delivers underwhelming Amazon Prime to Australia. Big changes with the Telstra 2022 strategy. Special guest Australian Financial Review technology editor Paul Smith. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:27:57

E3 2018 Special: Microsoft vs Sony vs Nintendo: Vertical Hold Episode 182

6/13/2018
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Which games impressed at E3 2018, and which failed to thrill? Did Microsoft impress with many games, or was Sony's curated games approach better? Is Smash Bros Ultimate and Fortnite enough to float the Switch? And will Cyberpunk 2077 make it past Australia's notorious censorship board? Special guests Fairfax tech editor Tim Biggs and Kotaku Australia editor Alex Walker. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and...

Duration:00:35:25

Apple unveils iOS12 and more at WWDC: Vertical Hold - Episode 181

6/6/2018
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What's new in iOS12? How is Apple tackling smartphone addiction? How will iPhone apps run on a Mac? What's happening with the Apple TV 4K? Special guest Fairfax tech contributor Peter Wells, direct from San Jose. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:31:10

Amazon blocks Australia, can stereo pairs save Apple's HomePod?: Vertical Hold - Episode 180

5/31/2018
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Will Apple's HomePod update help it compete in the smart speaker showdown? Why is Amazon blocking Aussies from its US site? What happened to fixed wireless NBN speeds? Special guest News Corp tech editor Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:28:36

Google overhauls YouTube Music, Android superphone smackdown: Vertical Hold - Episode 179

5/24/2018
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What's the deal with YouTube Music and YouTube Red? How do the latest Android smartphones stack up and what's happening with Android P? What should we expect from Apple at WWDC? Special guest Ausdroid editor Dan Tyson. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:33:01

Privacy Special: Is Google misusing our data, and who trusts Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 178

5/17/2018
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For Privacy Awareness week, we look at the not-so-private dealings of two of the world's biggest companies, as Google is accused of mis-using the data allowances of Australian users, while Facebook tries desperately to cling to the veneer of privacy amidst rolling scandals. Meanwhile, Telstra's dropped its ZTE phones, but what will this mean for its cheap handsets and future network ambitions? Special guest freelance technology writer David Braue. Vertical Hold is brought to you by...

Duration:00:33:13

Google I/O 2018 - Google Assistant impersonating humans, Google News overhaul including podcasts: Vertical Hold - Episode 177

5/9/2018
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Are we ready for Google Assistant to pass the Turing Test on the phone? What are Google's thoughts on Digital Wellness? How is Google tackling fake news, including a chat with Google News head Richard Gingras about the inclusion of podcasts. Special guests Ausdroid editor Dan Tyson and Radio New Zealand's Peter Griffin. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology...

Duration:00:26:00