• How travellers can save 10% on a new MacBook with the TRS rebate

    Heading online or into the shops to grab one of Apple's new iPads, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro laptops, and also heading overseas in the coming month? You can shave 10% off the cost of your iDevice by using the Tourist Refund Scheme (or TRS) to get a rebate on the GST component of the iPad's...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2012 8 Comments

  • New 'iPad 3': what's in it for business travellers?

    Looking for a fast and hype-free update on the third-generation iPad – which Apple chose not to call the iPad 3 or even the rumoured 'iPad HD', just 'new iPad'? We love travel-friendly tech at Australian Business Traveller, and many of the team tote an iPad as their tablet of choice. But ...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2012 3 Comments

  • Video & review: Qantas' in-flight wireless iPad system in action

    Qantas is running the world’s first trial of the iPad as an in-flight entertainment system with movies and music streamed to each device over Wi-Fi, rather than being stored on the tablet itself. The ‘Q Streaming’ system is built around Lufthansa’s BoardConnect technology...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2012 15 Comments

  • Qantas' in-flight iPads and 'Q Streaming': behind the scenes

    Earlier this week Australian Business Traveller got hands-on with Qantas’ ‘Q Streaming’ system, which lets passengers use an iPad for in-flight entertainment. [Click here to read our review and browse a photo gallery of Qantas’ Q Streaming app]  After our flight we ...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2012 6 Comments

  • Inside Jetstar's iPad app and long-life battery case hardware

    Jetstar new iPad in-flight entertainment system has been over a year in the making and is the world's largest such deployment of the Apple tablet. But exactly how does the Jetstar iPad system work – what lurks under the covers and behind the scenes? Australian Business Traveller talk...

    POSTED 11 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Road Test: Logitech Tablet Speaker adds audio oomph to your iPad

    Watching the latest TV shows or movies in your hotel room on your iPad or Android tablet? The pictures may be stunning but the iPad's smallish speakers will leave you pining for your home theatre system. Logitech's new Tablet Speaker (rrp $49.95) is one solution to getting quality sound and dece...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Travel tech: Toshiba's $579 Android tablet touches down this week

    Toshiba Australia joins the tablet wave this week with the release of its AT100 Android tablet at a highly competitive $579 price. It's an aggressive play by Toshiba, setting the AT100 — also known overseas as the Toshiba Thrive and Regza — against Apple's iPad in price but...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • How to: save passwords in Safari on the iPad/iPhone

    Is it driving you nuts having to remember all your usernames and passwords when logging in to websites on the iPad? What sort of a "magical, revolutionary" device doesn't have password autofill, you might wonder. It's one of the most common criticisms of the iPad and iPhone -- and it's an especi...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2011 1 Comment

  • Vodafone NZ fleeces travellers: buy new SIM for iPad 2

    Planning a business trip to New Zealand, and expecting to use the Vodafone MicroSIM card from an original iPad with an iPad 2? Vodafone in New Zealand has all blocked MicroSIM cards they sold for the first generation iPad from working with the new iPad 2. Travellers will now need to buy a brand ...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

  • Apple iPad 2 launches in Australia this Friday, prices from $579 to $949

    Apple's iPad 2 will go on sale this Friday March 25 with prices ranging from $579 for the entry-level Wi-Fi 16GB model to $729 for the cheapest 3G 16GB model, topping out at $949 for the 64GB version with 3G and Wi-Fi. (The prices are up to $100 cheaper with those for the original iPad, whi...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • InterContinental hotels launch iPad 2 concierge program

    InterContinental is building on the iPad app we reviewed a couple of months ago, and will now let guests chat live with concierges using iPad 2 tablets to plan their business or personal trip before even leaving home. From next week, InterContinental customers with video-capable iPhone 4, i...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • Traveller's temptation: iPad on sale today for $398

    If you've been tossing up whether to buy an iPad to take on your next trip, your decision just got a lot easier. Big W is now selling the first generation iPad starting from $398. That's the amazingly low price for the base model with 16GB and WiFi, and it's $51 below Apple's own discounted pric...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • iPad 2: top 5 benefits for business travellers

    Apple's new second-gen iPad, announced today, isn't a dramatic upgrade to the original tablet, but it has some distinctly useful new features for travellers. #1 Easier presentations on projectors/TVs The first-generation iPad had the ability to connect to a projector or computer monitor via ada...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2011 3 Comments

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