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Microsoft's Surface revamp and Foxtel's Walking Dead lockdown: Vertical Hold – Episode 99

Microsoft’s Surface Book or Apple’s MacBook? Foxtel Play for The Walking Dead, or piracy? All this and more with special guest, TV Tonight’s David Knox in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Does 3D NES really improve old NES games?

A new emulator makes all your old NES games into 3D titles, but is this an improvement, or just a gimmick?

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Will Apple Kill iTunes, will TOR save torrents and will anything save TV? Vertical Hold Episode 79

In the latest episode of Vertical Hold, we’re joined by Gadgetguy’s Leigh Stark, talking Apple iTunes rumours, whether moving to TOR will save torrents and what’s happening with Australian TV buying habits!

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Game Of Owns: Are we "entitled" to Game Of Thrones?

So the argument goes, because Foxtel Play is awful — and it can be, no doubt — we should just pirate Game Of Thrones. I can’t see the logic in that line of thinking, especially from creative professionals.

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Mobile World Congress preview and three strikes piracy flop: Vertical Hold – Episode 63

Things are hotting up at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with a great lineup of new gear. Meanwhile content owners are cooling on the idea of a three strikes policy for Aussie pirates, as no-one wants to foot the bill. Elsewhere, Apple has backflipped on the deadly Error 53.

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2015 In Review: The Best And Worst In Tech: Vertical Hold Episode 58

What was the best smartphone of 2015? What was the best tech news? Was the worst news the NBN, or something else? Special guest Finder.com.au Editor In Chief Angus Kidman joins us as we look over the year in technology, and forwards to 2016. All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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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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We'll Always Be Together (But Not On Streaming Video Services)

There’s plenty of hype around the streaming libraries of services such as Netflix, Stan or Presto, but the reality is that all too often, I’m…

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Format Shifting: What Are The Australian Rules?

You’re legally entitled to “format shift” — that is, transfer from one medium to another — copyrighted material in Australia, but only under specific circumstances.

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Copyright Fight And Telstra Air: Vertical Hold Episode 13 2015

The Copyright amendment bill is now law, but will it change anything? Telstra’s taken its public Wi-Fi live for its customers as Telstra Air, but…

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