• Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how their inflight Internet compares

    Inflight Internet has become the latest battleground in the dogfight between Qantas and Virgin Australia. Both airlines now offer free sky-high WiFi – admittedly onboard a single aircraft – as part of a three-month trial of their respective technologies, ahead of a rollout to the res...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2017 5 Comments

  • Review: Sol Republic Amps Air wireless earbuds

    Wireless headphones have become increasingly in vogue, thanks (or not) to Apple’s iPhone 7, which famously ditched the industry-standard headphone jack. However, there’s also something to be said for them as a favoured piece of tech for the fitness set, which is exactly where Sol Rep...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2017 3 Comments

  • Want a flying car? Electric planes are a better bet...

    The concept is familiar: Replace car journeys with high-speed, electric-powered travel for the masses. China does it with a famous (and famously expensive) high-speed train network. Last week, Boeing and JetBlue invested in another idea: electric planes. If their bet pans out, travelers...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • Review: Virgin Australia WiFi inflight Internet

    Virgin Australia's new inflight Internet service is now available on selected domestic flights, with typical download speeds of 15-20Mbps on tap - and during the trial period, it's completely free for all passengers. Those speeds are on-par (if not even a little faster) than your average ADSL2+ ...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2017 11 Comments

  • Apple readies iPhone 8 overhaul for smartphone's 10th anniversary

    Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date. Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2017 5 Comments

  • Hands-on preview: Samsung's new Galaxy S8, S8+

    A media preview of the new Galaxy S8 was held today in Sydney and Australian Business Traveller was invited for a hands-on preview of the highly anticipated handset. We’ve distilled some of the top features and enhancements you’ll appreciate if you travel with the S8. Screen Easily ...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2017 1 Comment

  • Microsoft preps Surface Pro 5 for mid-May launch

    Microsoft's Surface Pro is widely regarded as among the best Windows 2-in-1 devices for the business traveller, but the company could struggle to make the Surface Pro 5 a knockout update. The fifth-gen Surface Pro is expected to break cover next month at Microsoft’s annual Build developer ...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2017 3 Comments

  • Review: Qantas WiFi inflight Internet

    Qantas inflight Internet is now available on selected domestic flights with average download speeds around 10-15Mbps on offer - and better yet, it’s completely free. That’s fast enough to stream HD video such as Netflix, Stan, Foxtel and Fetch TV live to your seat at 35,000 feet, bei...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2017 20 Comments

  • First Look: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

    Samsung Galaxy S8 with 5.8" screen: $1,199 Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6.2" screen: $1,349 1Gbps download speeds on Telstra 4GX network Australian release date April 28 Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will land in Australia on April 28, and the company's best-ever smartphones will come ...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 10 Comments

  • TAG Heuer's Connected Modular 45 watch is smart and stylish

    Can't choose between a modern connected smartwatch and a packed-with-horological-history mechanical watch? Now you can have both – just not at the same time. The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 is a second swing at a Swiss "luxury connected watch" from the TAG and Intel partnership. You'll...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: Sonos Playbase delivers 'off the wall' sound

    There’s a new Sonos speaker in town, and it wants to sit under your big-screen telly. That’s the main difference between the Playbase and the Playbar: the Playbar is made for wall-mounting below similarly hung screens, while the Playbase is a slab which slides under the TV. It&rsq...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2017 1 Comment

  • Triple treat: Sony unveils Xperia XA1, XA1 Ultra and XZ Premium

    Sony's 2017 Xperia line-up is an Android triple treat spanning the mid-range XA1 to a large-screen XA1 Ultra version and the top-shelf XZ Premium. Unveilled overnight at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress expo, we're yet to hear when these will land in Australia and what sort of sticker they'll c...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1

    Samsung has served up a pair of business travel-friendly tablets at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, ahead of a March 29 launch for its all-new Galaxy S8 series smartphones. We don't have Australian release dates or pricing as yet, but will share them as soon as they land. Samsung Gala...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: BlackBerry KEYone 'Mercury' Android smartphone

    BlackBerry KEYone 'Mercury' aims to reboot the iconic brand Positioned as a secure Android smartphone Australian release May/June with $799 pricetag BlackBerry is back – or at least so it hopes, with the overnight launch of the KEYone ahead of a mid-year Australian release. After ...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2017 4 Comments

  • Huawei Mate 9 smartphone lands February 7 at $999

    Aussies looking for a big screen phone will be able to officially purchase Huawei’s Mate 9 from next month, with the release date pegged for February 7. We stress 'officially' because the flagship phablet has been available through several grey-market importers since late last year. Happil...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2017 1 Comment

  • Sneak peek: are these Google's new Android smartwatches?

    Google and LG are reportedly set to release two new smartwatches in a partnership which could play same card as Google's Pixel (and before that, Nexus) smartphone brand. These first photos of the devices reveal a simple rounded face with a 'digital crown' on the right side of the bezel, with OLE...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • The five best new Windows laptops from CES 2017

    In the market for a new Windows notebook? Last week's Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas showcased plenty of high-tech tempters, and here are the top five that are headed for Australia. Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 We love that this 14 inch ultrabook gives you more on-screen real estate than t...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017 edition)

    The 2017 edition of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop is slimmer, lighter, runs for longer and – here's a twist – it now comes dressed in look-at-me silver as well as traditional no-nonsense black. That shiny cladding will appeal to ThinkPad owners who've never quite been sold on ...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • Global roaming: Telstra vs Optus vs Vodafone, which is best?

    We compare the global roaming deals of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – which one is best for the frequent flyer? One of the greatest advances for business travellers over recent years wasn't a new type of business class seat, a new airport lounge or travel app, or even an actual 'enhancement...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2016 26 Comments

  • Five great travel tricks using Google search

    On the go and need information fast? Google has some great travel-friendly tricks tucked away under its search sleeve. Here are five of the best. 1. Flight status Enter the flight number for any flight in the world and Google will fling back a report on its current status. Want a little more...

    POSTED 25 Nov, 2016 9 Comments

  • Uber, American Express offer free USA airport transfers

    American Express cardholders can enjoy two free Uber rides – each valued at up to US$65 (A$88) – from many major airports in the United States until the end of December. Included on that list is New York (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark), Chicago (O’Hare and Midway), Seattle (Sea-Tac...

    POSTED 18 Nov, 2016 7 Comments

  • Photo tour: behind the scenes at the Airbus A350 factory

    Welcome to Toulouse, France: home to aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the 'Final Assembly Line' of its Airbus A350s where these jets quite literally get their wings, plus other important features like landing gear... and business class seats too, of course. Join Australian Business Traveller as ...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2016 9 Comments

  • What to do when your laptop won't charge inflight

    There’s nothing worse for productive business travellers than boarding a 13-hour flight, only to discover that the inflight power supply refuses to charge your laptop or tablet. Sure, you might have charged your gadget before leaving home, but there’s a good chance your battery bank ...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2016 4 Comments

  • How to download Google Maps to use offline, without WiFi or data

    Fact: travellers love Google Maps. The smartphone and tablet app comes to the rescue time and time again when you're in a city other than your home turf. You want proof? Just look at how few people you see standing on the street studying those ungainly bedsheet-sized folding maps (and for good m...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2016 8 Comments

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

    Update: Samsung has revealed that the Samsung Gear S3 is now available for pre-order in Australia from selected retailers, with wider on-sale availability from 18 November, 2016. The Gear S3 carres a recommended retail price of $599. Previously: Longer battery life, an 'always-on' screen, s...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2016 3 Comments

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