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

Jun 30, 2016

Will HFC NBN bring a new world of broadband to your door, or is it the same old NBN hype just before an election? Likewise, with Microsoft promising goodies in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update just after the "free" upgrade period expires, is now the time to upgrade your PC? All this plus Stan vs Presto vs Netflix,...

Jun 23, 2016

Will Uber get the Melbourne green light? Will Telstra conquer the smart home? Can Google 2FA save the day?

Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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Jun 16, 2016

Apple showed off plenty of new software at WWDC 2016, but how much of it was really new, innovative or exciting? Meanwhile, at E3 2016, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all went their own unique ways in terms of trying to hype up gamers, but will new hardware, VR gaming or a Zelda-alone approach entice gamers? Labor's laid...

Jun 9, 2016

Will Apple drop iTunes music downloads in favour of streaming? Can Kickass Torrent use TOR to to elude the copyright police? Why do Australians own fewer televisions?

Special guest GadgetGuy technology journalist Leigh Stark.

Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner channel-surf...

Jun 2, 2016

WWDC is just around the corner, but what surprises will Apple have in store? Meanwhile, Windows Phone is doing poorly, but is this a blip in the Microsoft roadmap, or the final death rattle? Site password leaks seem to be a weekly occurrence right now, but what should you be doing to keep yourself safe?

All this and...