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Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.
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Welcome to Vertical Hold, the weekly show where Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner – along with special guests – channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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 through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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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 the headlines in search of the big picture. Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman

 

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 episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

 

 

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 channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

 

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, Audio-only, now-weekly Vertical Hold!

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold-audio/id971993513
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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, Audio-only, now-weekly Vertical Hold!

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

Subscribe to the vodcast
YouTube: youtube.com/VerticalHoldAU/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold-audio/id971993513
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Nov 5, 2015

The new Nexus 6P and 5X smartphones have arrived, with a premium build and price tags to match. We also get hands-on with PlayStation VR and HTC Vive in the race to bring Virtual Reality to the lounge room.

 

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

 

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

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There's also an audio-only version

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold-audio/id971993513

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Oct 22, 2015

Telstra's finally got a replacement for the T-Box courtesy of Roku, but Apple is waiting in the wings with a redesigned and significantly more powerful Apple TV model. Which one deserves space under your TV?

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

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

Subscribe to the vodcast
YouTube: youtube.com/VerticalHoldAU/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold/id778332183
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There's also an audio-only version
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold-audio/id971993513
RSS: http://verticalholdauaudio.libsyn.com/rss

Oct 8, 2015

How does Microsoft's new Surface Book match up against the iPad Pro? Where do the new Lumia smartphones fit into the picture? Can the new FreeviewPlus recorders stop you missing the end of your favourite TV show?

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

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

Subscribe to the vodcast
YouTube: youtube.com/VerticalHoldAU/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold/id778332183
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There's also an audio-only version
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold-audio/id971993513
RSS: http://verticalholdauaudio.libsyn.com/rss

 

Sep 24, 2015

It's all change at the top as Malcolm Turnbull takes the role of Prime Minister and announces a new Comms Minister. But will anything change in the NBN or the general Comms portfolio?

Meanwhile, Adam's son is pestering him for a Wii U to play Super Mario Maker, but should he give in?

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

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Read Alex's Super Mario Maker Review Here: http://www.fatducktech.com/reviews/super-mario-maker-review/

Read Adam's thoughts on new Comms policy here: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/dont-expect-a-piracy-backflip-under-communications-and-arts-minister-fifield-20150922-gjs00g.html

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