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Apple Smart Battery Case, Google family music plan, Bitcoin and special guest @jendudley – Vertical Hold Episode 57

Apple has a battery case for the iPhone 6s — but what’s the story with that hunch and including a weak battery? Meanwhile, Google’s unveiled its family music sharing plan, but is it good value? All this and SPECIAL GUEST TIME in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Streaming Exclusivity: Maybe Good For The Artists, Poor For Everyone Else

The trend at the moment is for streaming services to tout the “exclusive” content that they’re offering. It’s probably a good deal for individual artists,…

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Did Retro tech give us a better experience?

I’ve had a seriously retro weekend in technology terms, and it’s made me think about how improvements in technology change our appreciation for entertainment.

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Xbox One: 2nd-Hand ignores the physical reality

The Xbox One launch generated lots of excitement online this week, but not all of it was positive enthusiasm. The most prominent point of contention…

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Once more in the cold, cashless embrace of St Francis de Sales

It’s been a while — quite a while — since I’ve noted down published works of mine here. But today heralded my first online freelance…

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