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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

Unlimited data frenzy (with a catch) and Windows 10 April Update: Vertical Hold - Episode 176

5/3/2018
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Will the ACCC slap down Telstra and Vodafone for their "unlimited" mobile data plans? What can you look forward to in the April Windows 10 update? Special guest PC World/Good Gear Guide editor Fergus Halliday 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:00:30:30

Amazon Echo Spot comes to Australia, Telstra boosts HFC cable speeds: Vertical Hold - Episode 175

4/26/2018
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Does Amazon's Echo Spot deserve a spot in your home? Why has Telstra chosen now to increase cable broadband speeds? Why is the ABS tracking phones? Special guest TechGuide.com.au editor Stephen Fenech. 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:00:31:23

How do the latest OLED and LED TVs compare, did you win NBN's FttC lottery? Vertical Hold - Episode 174

4/19/2018
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With Samsung, LG, Sony, Hisense and Panasonic all lining up their premium TV lines for 2018, which one is worth your money? Is Fibre to the Curb coming your way? 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 technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the...

Duration:00:23:47

NBN adopts FTTC and Optus goes for unlimited mobile data (again): Vertical Hold - Episode 173

4/12/2018
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NBN flicks the switch on FTTC while unpausing HFC as Optus re-releases its unlimited data plans Special guest Australian IT editor Supratim Adhikari 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:00:30:32

Optus flexes its 5G muscle, Google talks Smart Homes and Morrow exits NBN: Vertical Hold - Episode 172

4/5/2018
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Optus shows us the future of 5G right now, while Google's Rick Osterloh talks Google Assistant and Smart Homes and NBN Co's Bill Morrow gets ready to depart Special guests finder.com.au editor-in-chief Angus Kidman, CNET Senior Editor Claire Reilly and 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...

Duration:00:21:57

Apple unveils a new iPad, Telstra fined over premium scams: Vertical Hold - Episode 171

3/29/2018
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The Apple Pencil comes to the iPad, Telstra slapped with a $10 million fine, classic Commodore 64 gets the Mini treatment. Special guests Macworld Australia editor Anthony Caruana and News Corp national tech editor Jen 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:00:32:04

Time to #deletefacebook, are we paying too much for Aussie internet? Vertical Hold - Episode 170

3/22/2018
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Has Facebook finally tipped over into becoming the anti-social network, and should you ditch it? What do the ACCC's figures suggest about the price of Australian telecommunications services? Special guest finder 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 the...

Duration:00:23:24

NBN congestion miracle cure, Optus kills unlimited mobile data plans after 1 day: Vertical Hold - Episode 169

3/15/2018
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How has NBN supposedly slashed congestion rates? Why did Optus kill its unlimited mobile data trial after one day? Will 2018 be Australia's year of unlimited mobile data? Special guest freelance technology journalist Krishan Sharma. 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:00:31:32

Nintendo Switch turns 1, Aussies swap broadcast TV for small screens: Vertical Hold Episode 168

3/8/2018
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Has the Nintendo Switch delivered on its promises? Can broadcasters tear young Australians away from their mobile gadgets? Special guest Kotaku editor Alex Walker. 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:00:32:39

MWC 2018 Special Samsung S9, Sony XZ2, 5G and Google Android Go: Vertical Hold 167

3/1/2018
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Mobile World Congress 2018, straight from Barcelona - we're talking Samsung S9, Sony XZ2, 5G and Google Android Go with special guests News Ltd tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson, ZDNet deputy editor Corinne Reichert and Ausdroid editors Dan Tyson, Jason Murray and Chris Rowland. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Belkin.

Duration:00:36:48

Seven to charge for HD streaming, Aussie piracy figures fall: Vertical Hold Episode 166

2/22/2018
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Channel Seven is hoping Aussies will pay to watch its catchup service in HD. Meanwhile Aussies are frequenting piracy sites less often, but the numbers don't quite add up. Plus the NBN might be fined for installer no-shows. Special guests Pickr.com.au editor Leigh Stark and decidertv.com 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...

Duration:00:27:40

NBN leaves HFC in limbo, Microsoft shuns Windows 10S: Vertical Hold Episode 165

2/15/2018
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NBN's touting its successes while leaving HFC owners in the lurch. Meanwhile, Microsoft is reportedly downgrading Windows 10S to a "mode", but did it ever have a future? Special guest technology journalist David Braue. 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:00:26:42

5G in Australia in 2019, was HomePod worth the wait?: Vertical Hold Episode 164

2/8/2018
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Optus and Telstra are in a race to launch 5G, but what impact will it have for Australian consumers? Apple's HomePod is finally here, but does it really qualify as a smart speaker? 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 the tech news of the...

Duration:00:24:18