• Uber trials UberX+ 'enhanced service'

    Uber Australia is trialling a more exclusive version of its UberX ride-sharing scheme under the banner of UberX+. Promising 'an enhanced service at an affordable price', UberX+ draws from a pool of 'experienced, highly-rated driver-partners with newer, spacious cars'. If it helps, think of UberX...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Huawei's MateBook X Pro set for Australian release

    Huawei's MateBook X Pro is finally set for Australian release, with the ultra-slim Windows laptop making its down-under debut this Thursday, November 22. The MateBook X Pro is a sleek challenger to the likes of Dell's XPS 13 and of course the Apple MacBook Air, which is widely considered as Huaw...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Review: how well do the new Bose Sleepbuds actually work?

    Bose is best known for its noise-cancelling headphones, but the Sleepbuds take a different twist – they’re designed to entirely block out noise. Instead of noise-cancelling, think snore-cancelling and just-about-anything-else-cancelling, with the sole purpose of helping you get to sl...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2018 7 Comments

  • Samsung teases Galaxy X in preview of folding phone with bendy screen

    Samsung intends to launch a smartphone with a foldable screen – a device some expect to to be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy F – in 2019, built around new technology revealed overnight at an event in San Francisco. The 'Infinity Flex Display' will allow a smartphone to have two screen...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Vodafone extends $5/day roaming to South Korea, Russia

    IN BRIEF | Vodafone has added 11 countries to its already-extensive $5/day global roaming deal, which lets travellers tap into the data allowance of their domestic mobile phone plan when overseas. The most significant destinations for Australian business travellers are South Korea and Russia; th...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • These five technologies are making business travel laptops even better

    Over the past decades, laptops have progressed from expensive inch-thick slabs to standard and increasingly stylish kit for almost every business traveller. It’s easy to take them for granted – after all, notebooks have become almost a commodity – and to assume there’s re...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • Apple wants its new iPad Pro to replace your laptop

    Minutes after revealing a modern make-over for the once-revolutionary MacBook Air at Apple's New York launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook trotted out new iPad Pro tablets which the company says can replace your laptop. It's the Apple version of betting a dollar each way, and there's no doubt that for som...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2018 7 Comments

  • First look: Apple MacBook Air gets a new lease of life

    With a sharper screen, faster processors, a thinner profile and lighter weight, Apple has given its MacBook Air a new lease of life – and nudges it back into the heartland of the business travellers who made the original model such a staggering success. Over a decade since Steve Jobs famou...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • Review: Lenovo Yoga 730 combines show & go for business traveller

    There was a time when a Lenovo laptop meant a utilitarian matte black ThinkPad. And while the ThinkPad thankfully remains – and arguably still rules the roost for the 'road warrior' – the Yoga range of 'convertible' laptops has gone from strength to strength. Take Lenovo's new Yoga...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Apple to unveil new iPad Pro, MacBook Air this week

    Apple will take the first step in ditching its long-established Lightning connector for the increasingly-popular USB-C standard this week when it pulls back the covers on a new iPad Pro. The large-screen iPad will be the first of the company's 'iDevice' family to adopt USB-C, which is now also t...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Apple to unveil new iPads, MacBooks on October 30

    Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Pro, MacBook and Mac Mini desktop at a product launch October 30 in New York. While the invitation to media reads "There’s more in the making" without specifying what would be introduced, the California-based technology giant is said to be planning th...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Apple iPhone Xs Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Huawei Technologies overtook Apple in August to become the second-biggest seller of smartphones globally, with just Samsung Electronics left to beat. And earlier this week it revealed the Mate 20 Pro – a flagship device to rival the iPhone Xs Max and Galaxy Note 9. All three devices share...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Review: Google Pixel 3 adds an AI assist to photos

    Combining an exquisite OLED screen with impressive camera tricks, Google's new flagship Pixel 3 smartphone aims to ensure that every happy snap is a masterpiece – even if the rest of the phone fails to make a solid case for upgraders. At first glance the Pixel 3 – which will $1,199 w...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Microsoft upgrades Surface range, adds iPhone and Android support

    Microsoft's modest upgrade of its Surface computers sees a predictable speed bump for the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 portables and the Surface Studio 2 touchscreen desktop, the debut of Surface noise-cancelling headphones and new software to better integrate its devices with iPhones and A...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • First look: Microsoft's new Surface noise-cancelling headphones

    The latest member of Microsoft's steadily-growing Surface family is a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, predictably christened Surface Headphones and rolling together everything the Windows colossus can squeeze over your ears in these admittedly chunky muff-like cans. This starts with Bluet...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • Review: new 2018 Tile Mate, Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers

    With a greater range, louder alarm and longer lifespan, the latest Tile Mate and Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker devices are designed to come to the rescue when you lose something precious. Small enough to live on your car keys, these 2018 models regularly check in with your Apple or Android smartpho...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Singapore's StarHub SIM card lets you enjoy free overseas data roaming

    If you’re jetting off to Asia, the UK or the USA through Singapore, you can pick up a nifty StarHub SIM card during your transit which offers free data roaming in over a dozen countries – perfect as a data SIM for your tablet, or to keep handy in your dual-SIM phone. Singaporean telc...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • Review: on the road with Microsoft's Surface Go

    Walk through airline lounges around the world and you'll see a revolution taking place. The sea of MacBooks and iPads is being replaced by a rising tide of tablets and laptops from Microsoft. And among this latest wave of devices is Microsoft's smallest Surface device yet – the 10.5-inch Su...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Apple's Watch 4 can monitor your heart only in the US

    Shoppers queuing up to buy Apple Inc.’s latest smartwatch anywhere but the U.S. face an uncertain wait before they can use the product’s headline-grabbing electrocardiogram feature. Only American customers are being told the functionality will be enabled for them later this year. App...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • These four top-shelf soundbars will bring your home theatre to life

    A great soundbar brings your movies to life, filling your living area with sound without the need to cram in lots of speakers. If your super-thin television doesn't leave room for decent built-in speakers – and that's usually the case – a soundbar is the best way to beef up your audi...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • How to use global roaming on the dual SIM iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR

    With the launch of its latest iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR models, Apple has finally delivered dual SIM card capability to make overseas roaming easier for travellers. Well, sort of. Here's what you need to know about the new dual SIM iPhones and how to use them for global roaming. Which new iPhones...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Apple goes big screen, dual SIM with new iPhone Xs Max, Xs and XR

    iPhone Xs Max: 6.5-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,799 iPhone Xs: 5.8-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,629 iPhone XR: 6.1-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Oct 26 from $1,229 Apple pulled back the curtains on a trio of new iPhones overnight, although the...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • With eSIMs new iPhones make life better for you, harder for telcos

    Each new iPhone is usually good news for mobile network operators. The latest Apple device always comes with upgrades that make it easier to play games, watch films and download reams of data. More data means bigger phone bills. There’s a chance, though, that this week's arrival of the nex...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 2 Comments

  • Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker won't launch in Australia until 2019

    If you're starting to cast your eye over the smart speaker market, you can rule Samsung's Galaxy Home out of contention until next year – it certainly won't be snaring a spot under the Christmas tree. Local Samsung executives have confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the company...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Here are the three new iPhones which Apple will launch this week

    Apple will kick off a blitz of new products this week, headlined by three new models in the iPhone X along with new Apple Watches. The product launches will begin on Wednesday (US time) in the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. The focus w...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

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