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Apple blocks third-party iPhone batteries, Huawei’s HarmonyOS takes on Android: Vertical Hold Episode 241

Apple gets nasty with 3rd party battery repair shops and Huawei unveils its Android competitor in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Should education just be about the money you can make?

Before you say it, Betteridge’s law applies. Now, onto my musings about the real value of an education.

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Is the Samsung Note10 a Note-worthy phone? What can its competitors do to catch up? Vertical Hold Episode 240

From New York to Sydney, we ponder the Note10’s features and position in the smartphone market in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Rumour: Apple’s bringing back TouchID… but why?

Apple could reintroduce biometric fingerprint reading in new iPhones, but it would be a pretty big about-face for the normally quite conservative tech company.

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What does it take to become Fortnite world champion? Will the ACCC take down Google and Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 239

The sweet science of eSports and another instance of SIMS SMASH in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Will the New Foxtel Experience save Foxtel? Why are Australians still falling for online scams? Who’s buying the Galaxy Fold? Vertical Hold Episode 238

Foxtel reinvents itself, Aussies falls for scams in record numbers and Samsung revives the Galaxy Fold in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Is FaceApp abusing your privacy, would you let Elon Musk put wires in your brain: Vertical Hold Episode 237

We look behind the wrinkled faces at the reality of using FaceApp, ponder whether giving Elon Musk permission to mess with our grey matter is a good idea and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Did Netflix kill the NBN, What regulations should we put on Artificial Intelligence – Vertical Hold Episode 236

Is Netflix to blame for the NBN’s speed woes? With AI running so many features of our lives, what should we look for when it comes to regulation? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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The Goodies: The Movie heads to Indiegogo, but in an unusual way

I’m a huge Goodies fan… but I’m a little concerned.

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NBN ponders Netflix tax, should teens be banned from social media? – Vertical Hold Episode 235

The “Netflix Tax” for the NBN emerges, and we ponder the tricky question of teenage use of social media in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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