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Huawei launches Mate 20, Google pulls apps from the EU store: Vertical Hold – Episode 200

Vertical Hold hits episode 200, and to celebrate, I’ve taken the show over to the other side of the world to cover the Huawei Mate 20 launch and talk Google’s shaky future in the EU!

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Which premium Android smartphone is best?

And what’s Google doing with its confusing YouTube Music, YouTube Premium and Google Play Music plans? All this and more in the latest episode of…

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Google I/O 2018 – Google Assistant impersonating humans, Google News overhaul including podcasts: Vertical Hold – Episode 177

There’s a new, smarter version of Android, a Google Assistant that passes the Turing Test on its way to get a haircut and more in…

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MWC 2018 Special Samsung S9, Sony XZ2, 5G and Google Android Go: Vertical Hold Episode 167

It’s our Mobile World Congress special, with not one, not two, not three but five special guest commentators, going behind the headlines to look at…

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How to tether Android to Mac OS High Sierra

It is possible to use an Android handset in USB tethered mode with a Mac running High Sierra, although there are a few hoops to…

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iPhone 8 vs Android, NBN finally bends on no-sale regulations: Vertical Hold – Episode 143

Can Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 unseat some impressive premium Android competition? Does Game of Thrones still hold the piracy crown? All this, plus good (really!) NBN news in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Mobile World Congress Wrap: Vertical Hold Episode 116

Mobile World Congress is done and dusted, and we’re joined by our largest ever assembly of experts to dissect the winners and the losers.

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Stay Safe Online & Note7 RIP: Vertical Hold Episode 97

The Note7 goes up in flames, but where does that leave Samsung and the rest of the Android premium ecosystem? Meanwhile, during Stay Safe Online…

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Optus "Free" Netflix, Android N, iPhone Headphone Jack and XboxOnesie: Vertical Hold Episode 90

Optus goes quota free for Netflix and Presto while Google launches Android N and Microsoft gets a lot of coverage for the XboxOnesie in the latest episode!

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Read This: Wookie Hacking, The Missing MacBook Pro and Silicon Beach.

How to make a Wookie cluck like a chicken, LG’s tricky Android wordplay and where Apple’s headed with its next MacBook Pro update… maybe.

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