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 Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Which premium Android smartphone is best?”

Privacy Special: Is Google misusing our data, and who trusts Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 178

It’s privacy week, and we’re delving deep into Google’s tracking of Aussie citizens, Facebook’s attempts to rehabilitate its image when it comes to privacy and the Telstra/ZTE scandal in this week’s episode! Continue reading “Privacy Special: Is Google misusing our data, and who trusts Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 178”

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 the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Google I/O 2018 – Google Assistant impersonating humans, Google News overhaul including podcasts: Vertical Hold – Episode 177”

Amazon Echo Spot comes to Australia, Telstra boosts HFC cable speeds: Vertical Hold – Episode 175

Amazon’s latest smart speaker, the Echo Spot is here, but how does it compare to the rest of the smart speaker field? Telstra’s upping HFC Cable speeds, but why now? All this and more in the latest episode! Continue reading “Amazon Echo Spot comes to Australia, Telstra boosts HFC cable speeds: Vertical Hold – Episode 175”

Optus flexes its 5G muscle, Google talks Smart Homes and Morrow exits NBN: Vertical Hold – Episode 172

This week we’ve got all the guests, talking NBN, Smart Homes with Google and Optus’ vision of a 5G future at the Commonwealth Games! Continue reading “Optus flexes its 5G muscle, Google talks Smart Homes and Morrow exits NBN: Vertical Hold – Episode 172”

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 the big mobile news of the week! Continue reading “MWC 2018 Special Samsung S9, Sony XZ2, 5G and Google Android Go: Vertical Hold Episode 167”

New Google Pixel phones, Pixel Buds, Home speakers and Clips cameras – what's new from Made By Google?: Vertical Hold Episode 147

Google hosts its latest Made By Google event, and we report live from the show floor on Pixel 2, PixelBook, Pixel Buds and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “New Google Pixel phones, Pixel Buds, Home speakers and Clips cameras – what's new from Made By Google?: Vertical Hold Episode 147”

Apple special: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3 and Apple TV 4K: Vertical Hold Episode 144

Apple goes all out with the iPhone X, but is it worth buying? Is FaceID magical technology or a privacy nightmare? What will the Apple TV 4K bring to the Australian streaming market? All this and more in the latest episode! Continue reading “Apple special: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3 and Apple TV 4K: Vertical Hold Episode 144”

CBS All Access coming to Australia, Telstra dumps 3rd party billing and what's hot at IFA in Berlin: Vertical Hold – Episode 142

CBS is buying Channel 10 and bringing its All Access streaming service down under, while Telstra ditches 3rd party mobile billing and IFA unfolds with all new tech goodies in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “CBS All Access coming to Australia, Telstra dumps 3rd party billing and what's hot at IFA in Berlin: Vertical Hold – Episode 142”

Google Wi-Fi, the death of Flash and Optus' billion dollar mobile spend: Vertical Hold Episode 137

Does Google Wi-Fi live up to the hype, or is Google cutting corners to save costs? Why is Optus spending a billion dollars on bush mobiles, and will anyone miss Flash when it’s gone? Continue reading “Google Wi-Fi, the death of Flash and Optus' billion dollar mobile spend: Vertical Hold Episode 137”