Microsoft unveils Surface Neo and Surface Duo, Can Apple save magazines with Apple News +, should TPG be forced to build a mobile network – Vertical Hold Episode 248

Microsoft unveils some astonishingly good-looking laptops and a phone, Apple News+ is here to save magazines (or is it?) and the TPG/Vodafone merger is frozen — possibly forever — in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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This week, Leigh Stark from Pickr is once again in the co-host chair, while we’re joined by Sound+Image editor Jez Ford to discuss Apple News+, and whether it can beat your local library. Meanwhile, Microsoft had a slew of new laptops to release, but I’m much more excited about what it has in store for the future, and the court ruling on the TPG/Vodafone merger takes an odd twist.

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About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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