Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

Dive into the week's big technology news on Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News every Friday. Joined by Australia's leading tech journalists, co-hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 30 min

How (and why) would the US DOJ actually split up Google, and what would that look like? In the battle of the cheap streaming dongles, should you buy Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire Stick Lite?
Special guest Finder Editor in Chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau)

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Is Apple's 5G iPhone 12 a worthy contender in the smartphone wars? Why do Aussies miss out on mmWave 5G? Will the little HomePod mini punch above its weight? Special guests Finder ed-in-chief Angus Kidman, GizmodoAU ed Tegan Jones, former MacworldAU ed Anthony Caruana, PickrAU ed Leigh Stark and NewsCorp national tech ed Jen Dudley-Nicholson - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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What's the future of 5G and will Fixed Wireless hurt the NBN? With Apple getting ready to launch its first 5G iPhones, are the new crop of cheaper 5G handsets worth a glance?
Special guest News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson @jendudley

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How does Telstra's new 5G fixed-wireless service stack up against the NBN? What can we expect from Google's new Pixel phones, Chromecast players and Nest speakers? Special guests Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau), ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett (@Dobes), PickrAU editor Leigh Stark (@Leighlo) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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After leaving millions of Aussies languishing on Fibre to the Node, why has the NBN suddenly developed an appetite for fibre? What does it mean for Aussie broadband users, rival networks and the future of 5G?

Special guests SMH deputy biz editor Supratim Adhikari (@SupratimA), ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett (@Dobes) and Aussie Broadband MD Phil Britt. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.


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Is Apple on a winner with new iGadgets, its fitness push and an all-in-one subscription service? How will Sony's PlayStation 5 fare in the upcoming Next-Gen console wars? Special guests SMH tech editor Tim Biggs (@TimBiggs) and SMH tech writer Peter Wells (@PeterWells) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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Will the ACCC's investigation into App stores lead to real change for Aussie developers? How can Nintendo's Switch fight back against the incoming Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5? Special Guest Gizmodo Australia Editor Tegan Jones (@tegan_writes)

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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? Special guest News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson @jendudley - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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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 ABC radio presenter Nic Healey (@dr_nic).

Windows 95 really did change computing, from gaming to consumer acceptance to hardware to... Jennifer Aniston(?) and we consider Windows 95's impact at the time and its legacy today around what Microsoft's done since.

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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 (@gusworldau) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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CBS 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 vi...

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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 4a... and Huawei wants to remind us that they still exist with the P40 Pro+. Special guests ZDNet AU cybersecurity correspondent Stilgherrian @Stilgherrian & News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson @jendudley - Vertical Hold is broug...

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Why is Australia's consumer watchdog back at war with Google? How has the coronavirus pandemic taken its toll on Aussie telcos? Are NBN connections really getting a "free" 15% speed boost?

Special guest @ZDNetAustralia editor Chris Duckett @dobes
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Why has Twitter declared war on QAnon conspiracies? Can we trust free VPN providers to keep our secrets? Special guest @byteside editor Seamus Byrne @seamus - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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Why did Twitter lock out the Twitter Blue Tick Twitterati -- and what should you do to stay safe? And was the wait for Google Play Pass worth it?
Special guests Ausdroid writer Jason Murray (@jm77) and Finder Editor-In-Chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau)

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Can TikTok be trusted with our data? Can Canon's new 8K video mirrorless DSLRs and free cloud storage tempt consumers back to standalone cameras? Special guests @abcnews internet reporter Cameron Wilson @cameronwilson and @PickrAU editor Leigh Stark @Leigho - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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We've reached the end of the NBN volume build, but what happens next for consumers stuck on slower connections? Telstra's flipped on its plans to charge a 5G bolt-on price... by bumping up its general plan prices across the board -- but what does that mean for the future of 5G, and should it be available to all?

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Apple makes the jump to "Apple Silicon" at WWDC, but what will that mean for Mac apps and Apple's minor share in the PC market? What's new in iOS 14? How could Apple's AirPods Pro change the future of gaming? Special guest News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson @jendudley Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PC or Switch -- with E3 not happening, what's the immediate future of gaming? And with PAX Aus not happening in a physical sense, what does a community-driven gaming con look like?


Special guests Kotaku Australia editor Alex Walker (@dippizuka) and CNET Australia editorial director Mark Serrels (@serrels)

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What will change if Apple shifts Macs from Intel to its own ARM-based processors? With Microsoft embracing Chromium, is less competition in the browser space a good thing? Special guests Matthew JC Powell @mjcp and Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman @gusworldau - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

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