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Apple teases 5G iPhone, what’s the future of 5G in Australia?: Vertical Hold Episode 299

Telstra’s finally dipping its toes into the fixed 5G/NBN competitor space, but why? And what’s exciting — or less so — in Google’s new range…

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Telstra unveils fixed-wireless 5G, Google unleashes new Pixel, Chromecast, Nest: Vertical Hold ep 298

Telstra’s finally dipping its toes into the fixed 5G/NBN competitor space, but why? And what’s exciting — or less so — in Google’s new range of Pixel devices and Nest speakers?

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NBN backflip embraces Fibre to the Home: Vertical Hold ep 297

Hey, remember when the NBN was going to be a mostly-fibre project, but that we were never returning to that model? Turns out this week…

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Apple unleashes new iGadgets, Sony drops the PlayStation 5: Vertical Hold ep 296

It’s been a huge week in news with Apple launching new iPads and Apple watches, while Sony finally reveals launch timing and pricing for the PlayStation 5. Which means I haven’t slept much — but in return, you get a shiny new episode of Vertical Hold!

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Will the ACCC smash Apple’s App Store monopoly, can Nintendo survive the Next-Gen console hype wave? Vertical Hold ep 295

The ACCC is investigating smartphone app stores, but does it have the power to compel real change? Meanwhile with Microsoft lining up its treasure chest…

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Facebook declares war on Aussie media, Samsung unleashes Galaxy Z Fold 2: Vertical Hold ep 294

Have folding phones come of age with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2? Will Facebook follow through with threats to ban Aussies from sharing news articles?…

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Windows 95 turns 25, but why was it so important? : Vertical Hold ep 293

We look back at 25 years of Windows since Windows 95 to evaluate the changes we’ve seen in the past quarter century with special guest…

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Apple vs Epic Games, Google vs Australia: Vertical Hold ep 292

Apple vs Epic — does the iGiant deserve such a big slice of Epic’s Fortnite treasure chest? Why is Google using scare tactics to win over Australians in its fight with the ACCC over media funding? Special guest Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman.

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Streaming special: CBS Aussie plans, Shudder launches, Quibi goes free and more: Vertical Hold ep 291

BS has big plans for Australia, so why is it dragging its heels on bringing us the new Star Trek? Why are Aussies getting Quibi for free? Why is Netflix showing a broadway play nobody’s seen yet? Will Shudder give the streaming world a scare? What’s happening to the new Bill & Ted movie down under (and can we borrow their time machine?) All this and more in our streaming state of play special! Guest TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk

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Google Pixel 4a v Samsung Note 20 v Huawei P40 Pro, Australia’s cybersecurity overhaul: Vertical Hold ep 290

Is there much substance to the Australian Government’s new cybersecurity strategy? Meanwhile, Samsung goes premium with the Note 20, Google goes mid-range with the Pixel…

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