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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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Facebook declares war on Aussie media, Samsung unleashes Galaxy Z Fold 2: Vertical Hold ep 294

Have folding phones come of age with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2? Will Facebook follow through with threats to ban Aussies from sharing news articles?…

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Intriguing But Expensive

Convincing anyone to lay down $2,999 on a single phone in 2020 is a big ask. Is Samsung’s second-generation foldable up to the task?

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Windows 95 turns 25, but why was it so important? : Vertical Hold ep 293

We look back at 25 years of Windows since Windows 95 to evaluate the changes we’ve seen in the past quarter century with special guest…

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Apple vs Epic Games, Google vs Australia: Vertical Hold ep 292

Apple vs Epic — does the iGiant deserve such a big slice of Epic’s Fortnite treasure chest? Why is Google using scare tactics to win over Australians in its fight with the ACCC over media funding? Special guest Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman.

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Streaming special: CBS Aussie plans, Shudder launches, Quibi goes free and more: Vertical Hold ep 291

BS has big plans for Australia, so why is it dragging its heels on bringing us the new Star Trek? Why are Aussies getting Quibi for free? Why is Netflix showing a broadway play nobody’s seen yet? Will Shudder give the streaming world a scare? What’s happening to the new Bill & Ted movie down under (and can we borrow their time machine?) All this and more in our streaming state of play special! Guest TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk

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Google Pixel 4a v Samsung Note 20 v Huawei P40 Pro, Australia’s cybersecurity overhaul: Vertical Hold ep 290

Is there much substance to the Australian Government’s new cybersecurity strategy? Meanwhile, Samsung goes premium with the Note 20, Google goes mid-range with the Pixel…

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ACCC takes on Google, How hard did COVID-19 hit Aussie telcos: Vertical Hold ep 289

Why is Australia’s consumer watchdog back at war with Google? How has the coronavirus pandemic taken its toll on Aussie telcos? Are NBN connections really…

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Twitter bans QAnon, free VPN data breach: Vertical Hold ep 288

Is it really “free” if your data is online for everyone to see? And why do so many folks engage with ridiculous QAnon conspiracy theories?

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