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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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Google Nest Audio Review [Video]

Google’s updated its baseline speaker — unless you count the Nest Mini 2nd Gen — with the promise of studio-quality audio at an astonishingly low price. How well does it live up to those claims?

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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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How to use the handwashing timer in Apple watchOS7

The handwashing feature in Watch OS7 is a great idea, but Apple weirdly doesn’t make it that easy to actually use. Here’s how to get…

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Unboxing [Video]

While I pre-ordered the physical edition on day one, I kinda didn’t expect it to actually show up on launch day, what with the way the world is right now. But it did, and so here’s what was in the box with Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

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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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Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity? Yes please!

Overnight, Nintendo didn’t announce the release date for the true Breath Of The Wild sequel. In some ways, however, I’m more interested in what they…

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