• 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

  • Sydney Airport axes its iPhone, Android flight apps

    Sydney Airport has dropped its iPhone and Android apps which let passengers track their domestic and international flights, including keeping an eye on changes to departure gates and delays to boarding. The apps are no longer available from the respective platform's app stores, and a spokesperso...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2018 8 Comments

  • Virgin Australia unveils all-new iPhone, Android app

    Virgin Australia's new smartphone app is rolling out to the Apple iPhone and – for the first time – Google Android app stores tonight, with the airline promising to build on the revamped app with "a rapid roll out of new functionality." Virgin plans to combine the current Inflight En...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2018 19 Comments

  • Google brings Assistant to iPhone; boosts Home, Android features

    During a two hour keynote presentation at its I/O developer conference, Google showed off its prowess in the technology world's hottest field: artificial intelligence. From its voice-based digital Assistant to photo sharing and automatic image recognition, AI is everywhere it can possibly be in ...

    POSTED 18 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Google wants Android (and its Assistant) to power your car, too

    Android already powers most smartphones on earth. Now Google is placing its mobile operating system right inside cars, a bid to cement its core service in the auto industry as more technology sweeps in. On Monday, ahead of its I/O mobile developers conference, Google is showing off its next step...

    POSTED 15 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • 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

  • First look: Sony's flagship Xperia XZ smartphone

    Sony's new Xperia XZ – on sale this month at $999 – sees the previous X and Z models merged into a new flagship for the Xperia line of Android-powered smartphones. As such, the spec sheet reads like a track listing from the Sony's Greatest Xperia Hits double CD – albeit with a ...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2016 1 Comment

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Review: 7 reasons travellers will love Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge

    First impressions count for plenty, and our first impression of Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Edge is that this will be the Android smartphone to beat in 2016. The Korean colossus could perhaps have settled for incremental upgrades to the S6, which already chalked a starting line well down the f...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2016 12 Comments

  • Samsung Pay en route to Australia, American Express on-board

    Smartphone manufacturer Samsung will soon launch ‘Samsung Pay’ in Australia – a contactless payment option for Android phone users to rival the similar Apple Pay system used on the iPhone – with American Express Australia signed up as a launch partner. That allows cardhol...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2016 1 Comment

  • BlackBerry's Android 'Priv' smartphone set for Australian release

    BlackBerry's new Android-powered Priv smartphone finally sees an Australian release this week, with Optus offering the slim slider across a range of business and personal plans. Packages start at $67/month with 1.5GB of data through to $100/month with 12GB and a whopping 18GB at $130/month &ndas...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2016 1 Comment

  • Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7"

    Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 continues the evolution of the Galaxy Tab range, bringing more power and versatility to the popular Android tablet. We’ve found it to be an impressive performer, and coupled with the Samsung Keyboard Cover it makes a portable, convenient alternative to your la...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2016 6 Comments

  • Google unveils new Pixel C tablet, Nexus 5X, 6P smartphones

    TECH | Google has more of its own-branded mobile goodness on the way with the launch of two new smartphones – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P – along with a tablet: the Pixel C. Google Pixel C tablet Reminiscent of Microsoft's Surface, Google’s Pixel C pairs a lush 2560x1800 screen ...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2015 1 Comment

  • Emirates launches Android app

    Emirates has finally added an Android app to its mobile platform, on the back of the iPhone, iPad and recently-launched Apple Watch apps. Now available for download, the airline is spruiking the app as "a true personal journey planner" through which travellers can book their trip and manage...

    POSTED 19 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • Google Nexus Player puts Android TV in a go-anywhere can

    TECH | Google's new Nexus Player does for Android what the Apple TV does for, well, Apple – it takes online video from Internet services like Netflix and pumps it through to your big-screen telly. Now on sale from Dick Smith and JB HiFi for $129, the thick CD-shaped Nexus Player also dup...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2015 0 Comments

  • Qantas updates Android app

    Got an Android smartphone? Then you'll want to grab the updated Qantas app, which is now available as a free download from Google Play. The new app, which Qantas says has been redesigned "to be fully compatible with Android devices", sports the same travel alerts as its iPhone sibling to advis...

    POSTED 22 Oct, 2014 8 Comments

  • Google Glass: what you'd see wearing 'smart specs' at the airport

    Google's 'smart glasses' technology, dubbed Google Glass, is causing quite a stir in the tech circles. But exactly what would benefits would they deliver in your everyday life? US airline JetBlue has put together some prototype images of the 'augmented reality' information you'd get when we...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2014 6 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport releases free Android app

    Brisbane Airport's new Android app is now ready for free download from the Google Play app store. Just like its iPhone sibling, the Android app helps you look up information for flight arrivals and departures; track specific flights with alerts on boarding and gates changes; book parking for you...

    POSTED 16 Dec, 2013 0 Comments

  • Google offers free Quickoffice app for iPhone, iPad and Android

    If you're often hit by the headache of working with Microsoft Office documents on your iPhone, iPad or Android-powered device, Google is about to get you smiling again. The online supremo is now offering its Quickoffice mobile app, which let users create, view and edit Microsoft O...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2013 0 Comments

  • Sydney Airport launches Android app

    Sydney Airport has released an Android app provide live updates on flights as well as finding your way around the airport. As with the airport's near-identical iPhone app, the callout feature of the Android version is the ability to 'subscribe' to international and domestic flights to ...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2013 8 Comments

  • Sydney, Melbourne airports prep Android versions of their handy iPhone apps

    Sydney and Melbourne airports are finally gearing up to release Android versions of their handy iPhone apps, which provide live updates on your flight – including the checkin counter, departure gate and when boarding opens – as well as finding your way around the airport. Sydney...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2013 0 Comments

  • Travel tech: Kogan's new dual-SIM $149 Android smartphone

    Mobile phones with room for two SIM cards instead of just one have long made sense for business travellers who often head overseas. There's no need to choose between keeping your Aussie SIM card to receive calls but risking being gouged for calls and data, or dropping in a local pre-paid SIM car...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2013 5 Comments

  • PassWallet: get Apple Passbook mobile boarding passes on Android

    With both Qantas and Virgin Australia now supporting Apple's Passbook app for mobile boarding passes, we were intrigued to hear of an app which makes these digital tickets work on Android. PassWallet is reportedly fully compatible with Apple's Passbook system. Once you've completed mobile check...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2012 4 Comments

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