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Apple unveils new iPhones, iPads, Watch, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade: Vertical Hold – Episode 245

Apple painted its iPhone 11 Pro launch as “By innovation only” — but where was the innovation, precisely?

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What’s hot at IFA 2019: Vertical Hold – Episode 244

From the Mate X vs Galaxy Fold to 5G chipsets and more, live from IFA 2019 in Berlin!

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NBN leaves suburbs behind, 8KTV looms large: Vertical Hold – Episode 243

LG’s 8K TV is now available — but can it justify its asking price? And why is NBN Co leaving selected suburbs in the dark when it comes to their connection date?

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Why it’s not worth buying a 5G phone in 2019

The first crop of 5G phones have some great features — but I reckon it’s worth pausing before putting down your hard-earned cash. Here’s why.

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Disney+ heads for Australia, streaming rivals brace for impact: Vertical Hold – Episode 242

Disney+ heads down under, but what impact will that have on Netflix, Stan, Foxtel and free-to-air TV in Australia?

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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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