Foxtel goes 4K and ditches cable, what can we expect from the iQ4? – Vertical Hold Episode 191

Foxtel’s making big changes to resolution, delivery and its set-top box strategy, while the government releases its draft encryption bill and more in the latest episode!

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ACCC’s NBN report card, Village Roadshow’s new piracy fight – Vertical Hold Episode 189

Which telcos got canned in the consumer watchdog’s latest NBN report card? Why has Village Roadshow declared war on pirate subtitles? Continue reading “ACCC’s NBN report card, Village Roadshow’s new piracy fight – Vertical Hold Episode 189”

Are new Unlimited plans worth it, which Aussie telcos are worst for customer service? – Vertical Hold Episode 188

Are Telstra’s revamped Peace of Mind Plans or Vodafone’s unlimited passes worth buying? Which telcos are slammed in Australia’s latest customer service report? What are Facebook’s double-standards when punishing page owners? What should we expect from the NBN’s latest Service Continuity Standards?
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What did Apple’s WWDC 18 deliver?

What’s new in iOS12? How is Apple tackling smartphone addiction? How will iPhone apps run on a Mac? What’s happening with the Apple TV 4K? Continue reading “What did Apple’s WWDC 18 deliver?”

Which premium Android smartphone is best?

And what’s Google doing with its confusing YouTube Music, YouTube Premium and Google Play Music plans? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Which premium Android smartphone is best?”

Privacy Special: Is Google misusing our data, and who trusts Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 178

It’s privacy week, and we’re delving deep into Google’s tracking of Aussie citizens, Facebook’s attempts to rehabilitate its image when it comes to privacy and the Telstra/ZTE scandal in this week’s episode! Continue reading “Privacy Special: Is Google misusing our data, and who trusts Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 178”

Google I/O 2018 – Google Assistant impersonating humans, Google News overhaul including podcasts: Vertical Hold – Episode 177

There’s a new, smarter version of Android, a Google Assistant that passes the Turing Test on its way to get a haircut and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Google I/O 2018 – Google Assistant impersonating humans, Google News overhaul including podcasts: Vertical Hold – Episode 177”

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”

Amazon Echo Spot comes to Australia, Telstra boosts HFC cable speeds: Vertical Hold – Episode 175

Amazon’s latest smart speaker, the Echo Spot is here, but how does it compare to the rest of the smart speaker field? Telstra’s upping HFC Cable speeds, but why now? All this and more in the latest episode! Continue reading “Amazon Echo Spot comes to Australia, Telstra boosts HFC cable speeds: Vertical Hold – Episode 175”