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NBN leaves HFC in limbo, Microsoft shuns Windows 10S: Vertical Hold Episode 165

Was Microsoft tilting at windmills with Windows 10S, or does it have a future as a Windows “mode”? Speaking of tilting at windmills, why are…

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Amazon flops into Australia, Windows goes ARM again and SMS turns 25: Vertical Hold Episode 156

Amazon is finally here, but why did it fail to live up to the hype? Meanwhile, Microsoft’s pitching ARM-based Windows laptops (again), and SMS turns the quarter-century mark in the latest episode!

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Microsoft forces Windows 10 upgrades and Pebble reinvents itself: Vertical Hold episode 77

Microsoft’s getting very pushy in its attempts to place Windows 10 everywhere, while Pebble has some new smartwatches to push. All this and more in…

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Google I/O RumourFest, What's Windows 10 Worth and VoLTE: Vertical Hold Episode 75

Google’s big developer conference is imminent, but what will the big G reveal? Windows 10 has an upgrade price, but is it a price anyone will pay? Telcos are talking up VoLTE rollouts like it’s the next big thing, but are consumers listening? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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iPad Pro vs Galaxy TabPro S vs Surface Pro and pushy Windows 10 upgrades: Vertical Hold Episode 69

In this week’s episode we pit the high-end hybrids against each other, grumble about forced Windows 10 upgrades and wonder if the FBI’s pulled the wool over Apple’s eyes, with special guest, Macworld Australia editor Anthony Caruana!

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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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Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft’s Surface Book shows a lot of promise in the premium space, but it’s badly marred by stability and software issues.

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Surface Pro 4 Review

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 is an excellent hybrid device, but it’s not exactly the inexpensive option.

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Medion MD8324 Desktop PC review

Not every PC has to be an absolute beast, especially not if you’re on a budget. That’s the market that Medion pitches the Medion MD8324…

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Microsoft Enables 1080P Xbox One Streaming (And It Actually Works!)

A registry hack uncovered last week to enable high quality Xbox One game streaming to Windows 10 is rendered irrelevant, thanks to Microsoft unlocking the…

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