I still can’t binge watch Netflix properly

So I’m making my way — very slowly — through the new series of Orange Is The New Black on Netflix. People seem to race through everything, but I just can’t do it.

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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 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”

Nintendo Switch turns 1, Aussies swap broadcast TV for small screens: Vertical Hold Episode 168

Did Nintendo do enough in its first year to get you to Switch? Speaking of doing enough, is the Australian government doing enough for the local games industry? All this plus the slow death of broadcast TV in the latest episode! Continue reading “Nintendo Switch turns 1, Aussies swap broadcast TV for small screens: Vertical Hold Episode 168”

Seven to charge for HD streaming, Aussie piracy figures fall: Vertical Hold Episode 166

Streaming is big… but is it big enough that people will pay for high definition access to commercial TV channels? How will fining NBN for installer no-shows work exactly, and what’s going on with Australian piracy figures? Continue reading “Seven to charge for HD streaming, Aussie piracy figures fall: Vertical Hold Episode 166”

Has the NBN run aground, do Aussies want Amazon Key or Telstra TV? Vertical Hold Episode 150

The NBN hits the headlines and we dive deeper into the history and reality of the contentious project. Meanwhile, Amazon wants to be your Key, and Telstra once again wants to be your TV, but who’s signing up? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Has the NBN run aground, do Aussies want Amazon Key or Telstra TV? Vertical Hold Episode 150”

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”

Aussie sports streaming kicks off and Stan goes offline: Vertical Hold – Episode 119

The AFL and NRL premiership seasons kick off this week, but not all viewers are on a winner. Meanwhile Stan adds offline playback to keep you entertained when you’re sans internet. Special guest Marc C-Scott, Lecturer in Screen Media, Victoria University. Continue reading “Aussie sports streaming kicks off and Stan goes offline: Vertical Hold – Episode 119”

Telstra's Gigabit LTE and Amazon Prime's Aussie delays : Vertical Hold Episode 112

Telstra’s network goes gigabit, which is a fine achievement, but what does a gigabit network do for ordinary consumers? Meanwhile, Amazon is holding out on us with its Prime Video service, but why? All this, plus special guest, finder.com.au Editor in Chief Angus Kidman! Continue reading “Telstra's Gigabit LTE and Amazon Prime's Aussie delays : Vertical Hold Episode 112”