• Using the iPhone

    TRAVEL TIP | Crossing time zones isn’t the only way to interrupt a good night’s sleep – forgetting to switch your phone to silent while you rest, particularly when you’re less-than-awake after a 24 hour flight, can be just as disruptive. That’s particularly so in ci...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2016 1 Comment

  • Virgin Australia launches new iPhone app

    Virgin Australia's latest iPhone and iPad app is everything you'd expect from the airline, and goes way beyond the 'latest deals' nature of its Flight Specials app. Travellers can track their upcoming flights, see their Velocity Frequent Flyer points and status credits balance and even call fo...

    POSTED 16 Dec, 2015 13 Comments

  • Apple Pay launches in Australia: what you need to know

    Australian iPhones and Apple Watches can now virtually replace physical American Express credit cards following the launch of Apple Pay in partnership with American Express Australia. It’s as simple as linking your compatible iPhone or Apple Watch with your American Express-issued card and...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2015 11 Comments

  • Buy an iPhone 6, get Qantas & Virgin Australia frequent flyer points

    UPDATE | The Qantas Mall and Virgin Australia Velocity eStore purchase conditions for shopping with the Apple Store have been amended since this article was first published, and now prohibit customers from earning frequent flyer points on the iPhone 6 Plus. Qantas and Velocity Frequent Flyer poi...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2014 9 Comments

  • Get Qantas, Virgin Australia points when you buy Apple iPhones, iPads, iTunes content

    As of this week Apple customers can now earn either Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer points when buying iPhones, iPads, MacBook laptops and iMac desktops, along with iTunes content such as movies, music and apps. So why not pocket some frequent flyer points with your next Apple pur...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2014 6 Comments

  • Qantas adds live updates of flight details, delays, to Apple Passbook

    IN BRIEF | Qantas has updated its Passbook mobile boarding pass system to include real-time notifications of changes to their flight. Once you've completed mobile checkin for your domestic Qantas flight – sorry, this doesn't cover international services – and added the digital p...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2013 2 Comments

  • Google Maps app for iPhone now available for download

    Google Maps for the iPhone is now available for download, allowing owners of the iPhone 5 – along with earlier iPhones which have been updgraed to Apple's iOS 6 – to replace the much-maligned Apple Maps with the familiar and more trusted Google software. Google Maps was pre-install...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2012 6 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines to support Apple Passbook

    Qantas and Virgin Australia now support Apple’s Passbook app for their mobile boarding passes, but what about the other airlines which fly in and out of Australian skies? British Airways is already known to be planning to add Passbook support to its online checkin system, while a spok...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2012 5 Comments

  • Qantas adds Apple Passbook support for iPhone 5 mobile checkin

    Qantas is joining the growing number of airlines backing Apple's Passbook technology for mobile boarding passes. Starting today, Qantas travellers who complete domestic check-in on their iPhone will be able to add their mobile boarding pass to their Passbook app. Just follow the mobile c...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2012 10 Comments

  • Turn your iPhone 5, iPad Mini or iPad 4G into a personal 4G-WiFi hotspot

    Need a quick hit of wireless Internet for your laptop when you're out and about? Here's how to set up a "personal WiFi hotspot" – also known as 'wireless tethering' – on your iPhone 5, 4 or 4S. You can also create a personal hotspot on the 'new iPad' (aka iPad 3) if you're ...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2012 7 Comments


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