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Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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Australia

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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

Language:

English


Episodes

Netflix woos gamers, Steam goes mobile, Pegasus spyware attacks iPhones - Vertical Hold Ep 338

7/22/2021
Netflix is moving into games, while the new Steam Deck takes on the Nintendo Switch, but what happens when new entrants come into the gaming space? Meanwhile, Apple's record on rock-solid iPhone security looks shaky with revelations around Pegasus spyware, but what's the real risk? Special guests Age/SMH tech editor Tim Biggs (@timbiggs) and ZDNet AU cybersecurity writer Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian). Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their...

Duration:00:44:53

Apple iPhone 13 vs Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Pixel 6: Vertical Hold Ep 337

7/15/2021
With Samsung, Apple and Google readying their next flagships, we dive into what to expect and what new flagships really need to stand out in the smartphone market. Special guest Fergus Halliday (@cvamped) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get...

Duration:00:40:49

Sportsball streaming nightmare, Nintendo reveals OLED Switch: Vertical Hold Ep 336

7/8/2021
How can you make sense of Australia's streaming sports rights hellscape? Where can you watch the Olympics? Why didn't Nintendo bless the new Switch with a 4K screen? Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@SteveMolk) and Byteside editor Seamus Byrne (@Seamus) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman...

Duration:00:40:54

Telstra goes hard on 5G, ACCC smacks down NBN: Vertical Hold Ep 335

7/1/2021
Can Telstra 5G deliver on its promises? Is it really worth jumping up NBN speed tiers? Special Guest ZDNet Australia editor Chris Duckett (@dobes) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. 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:00:40:04

Windows 11: The Good, the bad and the ugly: Vertical Hold Ep 334

6/24/2021
Microsoft's Windows 11 is official! What will it cost? Which PCs will be left behind? How can you run Android apps? What happened to the Start menu? Guest: Finder Editor in Chief, Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to...

Duration:00:36:36

E3 2021 Special: Who won and who lost? Vertical Hold Ep 333

6/17/2021
E3 2021 saw big reveals from Microsoft, Bethesda, Nintendo, Ubisoft... and not so much Sony. Which games were winners, and which left us wanting more? Special Guests Byteside Editor Seamus Byrne (@seamus) and Byteside/SMH/Age writer Alice Clarke(@AliceDKC)! Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to...

Duration:00:38:29

Apple WWDC 2021 Special: iOS 15, macOS Monterey and more: Vertical Hold Ep 332

6/10/2021
Apple announced sweeping changes to its operating systems at WWDC 2021, but what's worth getting excited about? Where are the cracks appearing in Apple's walled garden? Guest News Corp tech editor and Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's...

Duration:00:46:02

What's hot at Computex? Can we fix the NBN? What's holding back electric cars in Australia? Vertical Hold Ep 331

6/3/2021
With telcos at open war with the NBN, what can be done to "fix" its problems? What hot new tech was unveiled at Computex 2021? And why is Australia so far behind in the electric vehicle race? Guest Finder Editor In Chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading...

Duration:00:32:53

Mini-LED TVs make a splash, New Apple TV 4K battles streaming sticks: Vertical Hold Ep 330

5/27/2021
Will the new generation of mini-LED TVs make a dent in OLED's value equation? Who's going to buy a pricey rollable TV in Australia? Does Apple's "new" Apple TV 4K stack up well against the much cheaper options from Google or Amazon? Guest Pickr Editor Leigh Stark (@leighlo) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman...

Duration:00:37:20

What's hot at Google I/O 2021? How is Android 12 overhauling privacy? Vertical Hold Ep 329

5/20/2021
What's hot at this year's Google I/O developer conference? How is Google overhauling privacy in Android 12? What's the future of Wear OS, Samsung Tizen and FitBit? Guests Ausdroid's Jason Murray (@JM77) and EFTM's Daniel Tyson (@phroghollow). Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading...

Duration:00:55:21

Will NBN's Soft Price Cap work, HTC vs Oculus vs PSVR: Vertical Hold Ep 328

5/13/2021
NBN Co's promoting a "soft cap" on NBN ISP CVC charges, but will that add up to any change at all in the cost of Australian broadband services? HTC's announced a pair of new premium VR headsets -- but how do they stack up against Oculus or the upcoming PlayStation 5 VR kit? Guests Finder innovations editor Chris Stead (@oldmatemedia) and Aussie Broadband managing director Phil Britt Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and...

Duration:00:34:59

Ethereum outshines BitCoin, Aussie AI develops dementia for good: Vertical Hold Ep 327

5/6/2021
What's the tech behind BitCoin's booming rivals like Ethereum? What are 'smart contracts'? Why would you build an AI bot and give it dementia? Guests Access Informatics' Peter Marks (@petermarxy) and Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe (@MareeMcCabe) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's...

Duration:00:28:27

Who won big in the 5G mmWave auction? Will Apple's ECG get your heart racing? Vertical Hold Ep 326

4/29/2021
The big telcos have spent fortunes on 5G mmWave spectrum, but why does it matter and when will we see it? How will it compete with the NBN? Apple's finally got ECG on Apple Watch working down under, but is it really a heart-stopping feature? Guests SMH/Age writer Alice Clarke (@Alicedkc) and ZDNet Editor Chris Duckett (@Dobes) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The...

Duration:00:35:34

Apple springs out iPad Pro, AirTags and colourful iMacs: Vertical Hold Ep 325

4/22/2021
Apple's Spring Loaded event predictably brought forth new iPad Pro, iMac and AirTag devices, but what's actually worth getting excited about? Guest News Corp tech editor and Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology...

Duration:00:48:17

What surprises will Apple spring, what's HP's Instant Ink, who's losing the smartphone wars? Vertical Hold Ep 324

4/15/2021
Apple's unveiling new toys next week, but what's hiding behind its Spring surprise curtain? HP is bringing Instant Ink to Australia -- but what the hell is Instant Ink, and is it good value compared to ink cartridges or tanks? Meanwhile, in the smartphone wars there are definite winners... and more than a few losers. Guest Pickr editor Leigh Stark (@leighlo) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based...

Duration:00:35:20

Facebook privacy breach, tighter social media laws: Vertical Hold Ep 323

4/8/2021
What can you do if you're caught up in Facebook's latest massive privacy breach? How is the government considering changing the laws around social media? Guests SMH tech editor Tim Biggs (@TimBiggs) and SMH tech writer Peter Wells (@PeterWells) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading...

Duration:00:29:38

Does the NBN make the grade? Why is Sony shuttering the PlayStation Store? Vertical Hold Ep 322

3/31/2021
Why is Sony shuttering the PlayStation store? What kind of report card did the NBN get from the consumer watchdog? Guests Digitally Downloaded editor Matt Sainsbury @MattSainsb and ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett @Dobes - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every...

Duration:00:36:53

Would you pay for a Twitter undo button? Is Instagram-for-under 13s safe? Vertical Hold Ep 321

3/25/2021
Should Twitter offer an undo or edit button -- and would anyone pay extra for it? Why is Facebook trying to build up a version of Instagram for under-13s? Guest Fairfax tech columnist Peter Wells (@peterwells) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday...

Duration:00:31:03

Netflix cracks down on account sharing; Apple, Google, Sonos in smart speaker smackdown: Vertical Hold Ep 320

3/18/2021
Will Netflix's crack down on account sharing cost it customers? Is it worth getting excited about the 2nd gen Google Nest Hub or Sonos Roam as the OG Apple HomePod rides off into the sunset? Guest News Corp tech editor/Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley Nicholson (@jendudley) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman...

Duration:00:35:18

Epic takes on Google down under as Peloton cycles into view: Vertical Hold Ep 319

3/11/2021
Why is Epic also taking on Google as well as Apple in its battle to free app stores? Can Peloton change the way Aussies get fit with their high-tech bikes? Special Guest Age/Byteside writer Alice Clarke (@Alicedkc) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every...

Duration:00:28:53