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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

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    • 4.9 • 25 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.

    Fighting for the right to repair, paying the price for poor passwords

    Fighting for the right to repair, paying the price for poor passwords

    Should companies be able to determine who can (or can't) repair gadgets you own? What's the price of bad password habits -- and what you can do to protect yourself?


    Special guests Choice Australia's Erin Turner (@ErinLTurner) and Media-Wize's Anthony Caruana (@Anthony_Caruana)

    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

    • 48 min
    Netflix woos gamers, Steam goes mobile, Pegasus spyware attacks iPhones

    Netflix woos gamers, Steam goes mobile, Pegasus spyware attacks iPhones

    Netflix is moving into games, while the new Steam Deck takes on the Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, Apple's record on rock-solid iPhone security looks shaky with revelations around Pegasus spyware, but what's the real risk? Special guests Age/SMH tech editor Tim Biggs (@timbiggs) and ZDNet AU cybersecurity writer Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian). Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

    • 44 min
    Apple iPhone 13 vs Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Pixel 6

    Apple iPhone 13 vs Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Pixel 6

    With Samsung, Apple and Google readying their next flagships, we dive into what to expect and what new flagships really need to stand out in the smartphone market.

    Special guest Fergus Halliday (@cvamped)
    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

    • 40 min
    Sportsball streaming nightmare, Nintendo reveals OLED Switch

    Sportsball streaming nightmare, Nintendo reveals OLED Switch

    How can you make sense of Australia's streaming sports rights hellscape? Where can you watch the Olympics? Why didn't Nintendo bless the new Switch with a 4K screen? Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@SteveMolk) and Byteside editor Seamus Byrne (@Seamus) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

    • 40 min
    Telstra goes hard on 5G, ACCC smacks down NBN

    Telstra goes hard on 5G, ACCC smacks down NBN

    Can Telstra 5G deliver on its promises? Is it really worth jumping up NBN speed tiers?

    Special Guest ZDNet Australia editor Chris Duckett (@dobes)
    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

    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.

    • 40 min
    Windows 11: The Good, the bad and the ugly

    Windows 11: The Good, the bad and the ugly

    Microsoft's Windows 11 is official! What will it cost? Which PCs will be left behind? How can you run Android apps? What happened to the Start menu? Guest: Finder Editor in Chief, Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

    • 35 min

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Hands down, one of the best Aussie tech podcasts. Unbiased reviews and opinions on a vast range of tech!

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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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