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Is Apple’s “App Store Small Business” Platform Really That Generous?

Apple overnight announced a drop for lower-earning app store developers, effectively halving its commission rate from the start of next year. That sounds like good…

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Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate

It’s going to be an interesting week ahead, especially if you follow US politics. This is somewhat fuelling what optimism I have. Also, just HOW…

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Apple iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini Launch Impressions [Video]

Apple’s “Hi, Speed” event was, as expected, a flurry of new iPhones and a new HomePod Mini speaker. Here’s my early thoughts about what Apple got right — and what it didn’t.

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Apple teases 5G iPhone, what’s the future of 5G in Australia?: Vertical Hold Episode 299

Telstra’s finally dipping its toes into the fixed 5G/NBN competitor space, but why? And what’s exciting — or less so — in Google’s new range…

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Telstra unveils fixed-wireless 5G, Google unleashes new Pixel, Chromecast, Nest: Vertical Hold ep 298

Telstra’s finally dipping its toes into the fixed 5G/NBN competitor space, but why? And what’s exciting — or less so — in Google’s new range of Pixel devices and Nest speakers?

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NBN backflip embraces Fibre to the Home: Vertical Hold ep 297

Hey, remember when the NBN was going to be a mostly-fibre project, but that we were never returning to that model? Turns out this week…

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Apple unleashes new iGadgets, Sony drops the PlayStation 5: Vertical Hold ep 296

It’s been a huge week in news with Apple launching new iPads and Apple watches, while Sony finally reveals launch timing and pricing for the PlayStation 5. Which means I haven’t slept much — but in return, you get a shiny new episode of Vertical Hold!

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Will the ACCC smash Apple’s App Store monopoly, can Nintendo survive the Next-Gen console hype wave? Vertical Hold ep 295

The ACCC is investigating smartphone app stores, but does it have the power to compel real change? Meanwhile with Microsoft lining up its treasure chest…

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When will Apple announce the iPhone 12 (and in 2020, does it really matter)?

The internet is abuzz with rumours that Apple will make its big announcement about the Apple iPhone 12 this week. Maybe so… maybe not… but in 2020, it’s arguably a lot less relevant than it used to be.

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My cats are going to love Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (but I’m not sure I will)

Nintendo’s got a whole host of goodies to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros… including Mario Kart Live, which isn’t really what you might think it is.

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