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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News Adam Turner and Alex Kidman

    • Tech News
    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

    Google Pixel 4a v Samsung Note 20 v Huawei P40 Pro, Australia's cybersecurity overhaul

    Google Pixel 4a v Samsung Note 20 v Huawei P40 Pro, Australia's cybersecurity overhaul

    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 brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    • 46 min
    ACCC takes on Google, How hard did COVID-19 hit Aussie telcos?

    ACCC takes on Google, How hard did COVID-19 hit Aussie telcos?

    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
    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.
    Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

    • 30 min
    Twitter bans QAnon, free VPN data breach

    Twitter bans QAnon, free VPN data breach

    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.

    • 30 min
    Was the Twitter hack an inside job? Was Google Play Pass worth the wait? Vertical Hold

    Was the Twitter hack an inside job? Was Google Play Pass worth the wait? Vertical Hold

    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)

    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

    • 29 min
    Can TikTok be trusted? Can Canon's 8K mirrorless DSLRs tempt consumers?

    Can TikTok be trusted? Can Canon's 8K mirrorless DSLRs tempt consumers?

    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.

    • 33 min
    What happens with the "done" NBN, What's the future of 5G plans?

    What happens with the "done" NBN, What's the future of 5G plans?

    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?

    Special guests Aussie Broadband managing director Phil Britt, Gizmodo Australia Editor Tegan Jones (@tegan_writes)

    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Bondiguy ,

Great tech podcasts

Can’t recommend more highly, informative and fun.

Matt08888 ,

Great Australian Tech podcast

I have been listening to this podcast from the beginning and it would have to be the formost tech podcast for Australians. Great content and insightful points of view at the same time being very entertaining

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Awesome Aussie Tech News Podcast

Vertical Hold is easily one of the foremost Australian Tech News podcasts in the land girt by sea. Nothing fancy, just two passionate hosts (plus weekly guests) discussing news of the week across Aussie and Global technology & online culture.

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