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 Optus’ reveal of its new World Cup streaming rights. All this and more in the latest episode! Continue reading “Unlimited data frenzy (with a catch) and Windows 10 April Update: Vertical Hold – Episode 176”

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 data plans coming in, is the whole thing moot? All this and more in the latest episode! Continue reading “NBN adopts FTTC and Optus goes for unlimited mobile data (again): Vertical Hold – Episode 173”

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”

NBN congestion miracle cure, Optus kills unlimited mobile data plans after 1 day: Vertical Hold – Episode 169

The NBN says it’s all-but fixed congestion on its network, but should we believe it? Meanwhile, Optus was offering “unlimited” mobile broadband plans, somehow with “limits”. All this and more in the latest episode! Continue reading “NBN congestion miracle cure, Optus kills unlimited mobile data plans after 1 day: Vertical Hold – Episode 169”

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”

The NBN Blame Game: Vertical Hold Episode 118

It’s time to play Australia’s least favourite ongoing broadband game, as the NBN twists and turns from speed woes to Optus’ forced HFC tactics. Meanwhile, headphones are exploding, but does that mean we should stop flying altogether? We’re joined by Australian IT Editor Supratim Adhikari for our NBN special! Continue reading “The NBN Blame Game: Vertical Hold Episode 118”

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! Continue reading “Optus "Free" Netflix, Android N, iPhone Headphone Jack and XboxOnesie: Vertical Hold Episode 90”

Optus EPL fail, Google Duo and Telstra's streaming dominance: Vertical Hold Episode 89

Do we need Google Duo video chat? Can Optus bounce back from an EPL own goal? We’re joined by special guests APN news editor Patrick Avenell and Ausdroid editor Daniel Tyson! Continue reading “Optus EPL fail, Google Duo and Telstra's streaming dominance: Vertical Hold Episode 89”

Foxtel Anti Piracy and Affordable Mobile Data Vertical Hold Episode 56

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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. Continue reading “Foxtel Anti Piracy and Affordable Mobile Data Vertical Hold Episode 56”

NBN Scam Call: A New Twist On An Old Idea

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I got a scam call — this was nothing new — except that it was on my mobile (a rarity) and purported to relate to my NBN connection. You know, the one I haven’t got. Continue reading “NBN Scam Call: A New Twist On An Old Idea”