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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.

Aug 4, 2016

Samsung unveils Note 7, Seven puts the Olympics online, Microsoft sells Hololens

Special guest Ausdroid Editor Daniel Tyson

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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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Jul 28, 2016

Should Pokémon GO be embraced by the world, or is it a fad that will die out? Should Apple be forced to open up the NFC chip on iPhones to Aussie banks? Should the ACCC be looking into broadband -- and will it make any difference if it does? All this and more with special guest Matthew Wu!


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

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Jul 21, 2016

ABC embraces live streaming, Netflix lands new Star Trek, Xbox One goes Ultra HD

Special guest fairfax tech writer Peter Wells

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Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner 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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Jul 14, 2016

Why has the world gone nuts for Pokemon GO? Should Aussies get excited about the launch of Android Pay? With special guest, Macworld Australia editor Anthony Caruana!

Vertical Hold is brought to you by Alcatel

Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner 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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Jul 7, 2016

Did you fall for the Telstra billing scam? Which is 2016's best smartphone? Will the ACCC deregulate ADSL?

Special guest finder.com.au editor in chief Angus Kidman

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Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner 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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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, Telstra outages and much more!

 

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

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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.

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
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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 out its NBN policy, but what would it really mean for the NBN rollout as it stands? We're joined by PC Mag Australia editor Matthew JC Powell for this special extra-long episode!

Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner 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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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 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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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 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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