• Google is finally rolling out a team-friendly version of Drive

    It's taken long enough, but Google has launched a version of its Drive cloud computing service built for teams rather than individual users. Sure, it's not been a problem to share documents stored in Google Drive – but documents which are really part of the company's library and work proce...

    POSTED 30 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Netgear Orbi is a smart approach to banishing home WiFi deadspots

    If your home wireless network is bedevilled by buffering, dropouts and dead spots, your router might not be to blame. It’s just one little back box, after all… and in sprawling single-level house, split-level apartment or three-story terrace those radio waves can only travel so far....

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Unwired for sound: the Sonos Play 5 wireless 'smart speaker'

    Forget for a moment that the Sonos Play 5 – or PLAY:5, as the company prefers to style it – is a high-tech wireless speaker for playing your own MP3 library alongside streaming music services like Spotify and Apple Music. Take five on the fact that it’s driven by a canny app ...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • First Look: Apple iPhone 7 has two cameras but no headphone socket

    Apple’s annual iPhone launch has pullback the curtains on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which will hit Aussie streets on September 16 alongside the new Apple Watch 2. As expected, neither of the 7 twins represents a massive leap forward from last year’s 6S series – the genera...

    POSTED 8 Sep, 2016 16 Comments

  • First look: Apple Watch 2 gains GPS, swimproofing to 50 metres

    TECHNOLOGY | At first blush Apple’s second-gen smartwatch seems less Watch 2 than Watch 1.5, but the Cupertino tech titan is hoping the Watch 2 will prove to be more than the sum of its incremental upgrades. Revealed overnight alongside the iPhone 7, Apple's 'Watch 2 Series' will land...

    POSTED 8 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • First Look: Samsung's new Gear 3 Frontier and Classic smartwatches

    Longer battery life, an 'always-on' screen, sweeter styling, tap-and-go payment and a GPS chip for runners: those are the headline features of Samsung's new Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches. It's no accident that the overnight debut of the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier comes just one w...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2016 3 Comments

  • Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV 30MP camera lets you focus after shooting

    TECHNOLOGY | Canon's iconic EOS 5D full-frame digital camera has become a reliable go-to for many discerning photographers, but four years after the launch of the Mark III model it's time for a refresh. The EOS 5D Mark IV takes just about every aspect of the III and bumps it up to best-in-class....

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2016 0 Comments

  • Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat: what's new in your pocket

    Android smartphone and tablet users can begin upgrading to Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat software this week, unleashing many new features to make multitasking, global roaming and conserving your battery life much easier. Top of the list: native Android OS support for running two apps ...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2016 6 Comments

  • Mobile phone use may soon be allowed on Chinese flights

    IN BRIEF | Using your mobile phone aboard flights with Chinese airlines is currently banned, but the Chinese government could soon relax those restrictions as inflight Internet grows ever more popular in the region. Passengers could begin using their phone mid-flight by the end of the year or in...

    POSTED 18 Aug, 2016 5 Comments

  • Three UK extends Euro roaming on prepaid SIMs for voice, data

    Three UK will add 24 new countries to its ‘Feel At Home’ roaming pack next month, creating what could be the ideal UK/EU package for Aussie travellers. Covering both pre-paid and post-paid plans, major destinations like Belgium, Germany and Greece join the roster, as does Hungar...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2016 7 Comments

  • What's in store for Apple's new Macbook Pro 2016?

    There's no shortage of buzz around the iPhone 7, which Apple is tipped to launch in mid-September, but many road warriors are more interested in what's next for the flagship MacBook Pro notebook. And while the MacBook Pro has seen only incremental advances over the past few years, the 2016 model...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • First look: Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 big-screen stylus smartphone

    Samsung Galaxy Note7: on sale in Australia on August 19 for $1,349 Pre-sales order August 5 with bonus 256GB MicroSD card (valued at $299) Samsung's new Galaxy Note7 brings the stylus-equipped smartphone in line with its slightly smaller Galaxy S7 Edge sibling in what many consider a pre-em...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • UAE tightens ban on VPNs with jail time, fines of up to A$725,000

    Travellers caught using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the broader United Arab Emirates could face fines of up to A$725,000 or even jail time under hardened laws introduced this month. Popular with business travellers, VPNs allow secure remote access to corporate network...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2016 61 Comments

  • Hands On: Norton WiFi Privacy app

    Travelling through airports and staying in hotels means that you’re especially reliant on public WiFi, but it also means that you have an added risk of having your business or personal information stolen while using unsecure networks. To tap into this market, Norton By Symantec has release...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2016 1 Comment

  • Is it worth getting a local SIM card in New Zealand?

    New Zealand remains the most popular international destination for Australian travellers with no fewer than seven airlines crossing the ditch – but once you arrive, is it worth shelling out for a local SIM card to keep in touch or are you better off roaming using your Australian SIM? As Au...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2016 10 Comments

  • Android Pay launches in Australia with AMEX, ANZ, Macquarie on board

    Android smartphone users can now use ‘Android Pay’ to make contactless payments in-store using their mobile device, funded using a credit card from American Express Australia, ANZ, Macquarie, MyState and Teachers Mutual Bank. It’s a similar concept to Apple Pay for iPhone: you ...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2016 5 Comments

  • Which airlines offer inflight Internet access from Australia?

    Inflight Internet in Australian skies is becoming less so a novelty than an expectation of high flying business travellers, with more and more airlines powering up their satellite links to make sky-high surfing a modern reality. Among the current ranks are Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and E...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2016 4 Comments

  • The best pre-paid SIM card for travellers to Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur and broader Malaysia are big business destinations for travellers in the manufacturing industries – particularly electronics, solar and automotive – yet keeping in touch with the office and your loves ones back home can prove a costly exercise for business travellers. Wh...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2016 2 Comments

  • Hands on: Huawei Mate 8

    Huawei’s Mate 8 'phablet' is the Chinese carrier’s flagship smartphone, and it packs in some handy features for business travellers. Featuring an aluminium unibody design, the Mate 8 is a premium phone that feels rock solid in the hand. The sharp design is complemented by extremely t...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2016 3 Comments

  • Airbus wants to upgrade WiFi to the speed of light

    You usually wouldn’t associate aircraft with fast Internet speeds. Flights which are equipped with sky-high WiFi, especially via satellite, rarely deliver what you’d think of as ‘broadband’. But back on the ground, Airbus is helping one tech startup to literally deliver d...

    POSTED 10 Jun, 2016 5 Comments

  • T-Mobile's new US prepaid SIM: good for tourists, not business travellers

    US carrier T-Mobile has rolled out a new prepaid SIM plan with free domestic calls plus 'unlimited data' for just US$30. But as the package’s name indicates, the T-Mobile Tourist Plan is far better for tourists than it is for business travellers – especially if you intend to return t...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2016 3 Comments

  • LaCie's Porsche Design Mobile Drive packs data in style

    If you've got a great-looking laptop – and these days that description covers a large number of models beyond Apple's MacBook family – then why partner it with a boring brick of an external drive? That's the premise behind the stylish LaCie Porsche drives from Seagate. The rounded ...

    POSTED 26 May, 2016 0 Comments

  • Hands On: Samsung T3 portable SSD drive

    With massive storage space, fast speeds, and a sleek new design, Samsung's T3 portable SSD drives have what it takes when it comes to heavy-duty business tasks. These pocket-sized units are a follow-on from the Korean manufacturer’s previous T1 range (yes, for some reason Samsung skipped t...

    POSTED 23 May, 2016 1 Comment

  • How 'low power mode' can cut your iPhone's global roaming costs

    TRAVEL TIP | Apple’s ‘low power mode’ on newer iPhones running iOS 9 is of course a great way to extend your phone’s battery life when out and about, but for business travellers, flicking it on while abroad can shave many megabytes – and therefore, dollars – fr...

    POSTED 17 May, 2016 4 Comments

  • ANZ signs deal with Apple for iPhone, Apple Watch payments

    ANZ customers can now use their compatible iPhone or Apple Watch to make contactless payments from their debit or credit card account through the Apple Pay platform thanks to a new deal struck between the Aussie bank and the technology giant. Cardholders simply pair their ANZ card with their App...

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2016 5 Comments

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