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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where 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.

Dec 17, 2015

What was the best smartphone of 2015? What was the best tech news? Was the worst news the NBN, or something else? Special guest Finder.com.au Editor In Chief Angus Kidman joins us as we look over the year in technology, and forwards to 2016.

All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf...


Dec 10, 2015

Has Apple admitted that the iPhone's battery life sucks? Is Google's new family music plan the right deal for your home? Who is really behind Bitcoin? Special guest News Corp national technology editor, Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson.

All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through...


Dec 3, 2015

Foxtel has a plan to block access to piracy sites -- but will it make a difference? Meanwhile, there's some great mobile data deals available right now, but is this the beginning of a mobile data price war? All this, and much more, including Zuckerberg's charity change of heart and the latest NBN Snafu in the latest...


Nov 26, 2015

The NBN might be forced to scrap Optus' flaky cable broadband network, in a case of buyer beware. Meanwhile the Nine Network has launched its high-definition simulcast and spawned "9Life" - 24-hour reality TV channel that no-one remembers asking for.

All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we...


Free to air streaming and iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4: Vertical Hold Episode 54

Nov 19, 2015

Apple and Microsoft both have "Pro" tablets they're trying to convince us are the future of computing -- but are either of them worth buying? Meanwhile, Australian Free to Air broadcasters are jumping into live online broadcasting -- but who's watching? All this and more in the latest episode of the all-new,...