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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.

Apr 13, 2017

NBN is talking a big speed game, TPG's launching a fourth mobile network and there's plenty happening in the smartphone payments space, but will Australians care? We're joined this week by editor-in-chief Angus Kidman!

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Mar 16, 2017

It's time to play Australia's least favourite broadband game, as the NBN twists and turns from speed woes to Optus' forced HFC tactics. Meanwhile, headphones are exploding, but does that mean we should stop flying altogether? We're joined by Australian IT Editor Supratim Adhikari for our NBN special!

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Dec 22, 2016

The NBN is changing (again) but is this for the better? Meanwhile, as 2016 winds to a close, we consider the best and worst technology of 2016. Who rose to the heights, and who crashed and burned? We’re joined for the last show of the year by Fairfax online technology editor Tim Biggs!

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Mar 22, 2016

Apple's got a new smaller iPhone to sell you, but who's buying? Likewise, will the fans line up for a smaller iPad Pro, and what does that mean for the iPad Mini? What's going on at Telstra, and what does this mean for the future of the network? All this and special guest, PC Mag Australia editor Matthew Powell!


Jan 28, 2016

Apple's Safari browser is crashing worldwide, but should Apple users panic? Meanwhile, the X-Files is out there (but not on Channel 10), and the Vertical Hold crew assess Microsoft's Band 2, joined by special guest and Macworld Australia editor Anthony Caruana!

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