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Unlimited data frenzy (with a catch) and Windows 10 April Update: Vertical Hold – Episode 176

“Unlimited” mobile data deals are here, but are they worth your money? Meanwhile, there’s a new version of Windows 10 in town, as well as…

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NBN adopts FTTC and Optus goes for unlimited mobile data (again): Vertical Hold – Episode 173

NBN is switching hundreds of thousands of homes over to FTTC, but what will that mean for the future of the network? With “unlimited” mobile…

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Telstra: Unlimited plans unlikely

Many Australian telcos are switching to plans with unlimited call and text provisions. Telstra is by far the biggest player not to have largely switched to that model — so I asked them why.

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MWC Rumour Mill: What’s coming next from Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony and HTC?

Samsung and LG will definitely launch new phones, but other tech firms are being just a little more coy about their mobile plans leading up to Mobile World Congress 2016.

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Apple Error 53 Paypal Blocks VPNs and Telstra Melts Down: Vertical Hold Episode 62

Is Apple ripping customers off with Error 53 iPhone bricking, or following sensible security policy? Why is PayPal refusing to take money for VPN services? What caused Telstra’s Australia-wide outage With special guest Hannah Francis!

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Foxtel Anti Piracy and Affordable Mobile Data Vertical Hold Episode 56

Foxtel has a plan to block access to piracy sites — but will it make a difference? Meanwhile, there’s some great mobile data deals available right now, but is this the beginning of a mobile data price war? All this, and much more, including Zuckerberg’s charity change of heart and the latest NBN Snafu in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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Pac-Man 256 Review

I did say I’d review Pac-Man 256 if I was still playing it after a week. In news that should shock absolutely nobody, I’m still…

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Final Fantasy VII Is Out On iOS (And Will Empty Your Bank Account)

Final Fantasy VII, the most popular entry in Square’s Final Fantasy series is finally available in English on iOS. It’s not exactly budget priced, however.

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NBN: LTE-A is a friend, not a foe

There’s a lot being written right now about Telstra’s announcements that it’s hit 300Mbps with trials of LTE-A. It’s great from a mobile broadband perspective,…

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Vodafone opens up 4G for prepaid customers

Existing pre-paid customers can now chew up data quite a bit faster.

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