• Kobo Glo HD ebook reader: beaut screen, bargain price

    TECH | Kobo isn't the first name that springs to mind when you think about ebook readers – that privilege belongs to another brand beginning with K (that being Kindle, for those slow on the uptake). But Kobo hopes its new Glo HD will be the ebook reader you end up with. The challen...

    POSTED 15 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite now on sale in Australia

    Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite ereader has reached Australian shores, going on sale from today from Independent online retailer and Kindle specialist Readershop.com.au. The Paperwhite retains the travel-friendly 6 inch screen size, slim profile and light weight of the Kindle family, ...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2012 5 Comments

  • New Kobo ebook readers and Android tablet on their way

    It’s perhaps not the best timing, considering the debut of new Kindles from Amazon, but competitor Kobo has a trio of ebook readers on their way – including the Arc, its first Android-powered ‘multimedia tablet’. The Kobo Arc will of course go head to head against Amazon&...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • Perfect for inflight reading: TED's new iPad/iPhone book app

    Business travellers looking for a concise yet interesting read on their next trip now have a fantastic electronic option for their iPads and iPhones: new set of books from the TED series of conferences, delivered via an iOS app. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design -- and its well...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • Would you use an airport book swap shop? Helsinki hopes so...

    Picked up a book for a long flight, finished it and ready for another? Helsinki Airport and Finnair are suggesting that you swap it for one left by another passenger in their airport book swap, currently under construction in a small shop in Terminal 2. A book swap (using actual books) is an int...

    POSTED 1 May, 2012 1 Comment

  • Amazon Kindle Touch 3G now available from Dick Smith

    Amazon's Kindle Touch is now available over the counter and online from Dick Smith stores. The fourth-gen ebook reader starts at $185 for the wifi-only model, with the WiFi+3G version priced at $249. Apart from connectivity – with the 3G model allowing you to browse, buy and download...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • Ebook advice for the Australian traveller: which Kindle to buy?

    Business travellers are increasingly toting around one of two types of tablets – a small slim ebook reader or a larger and more versatile touchscreen device like the iPad or its many Android challengers. In the ebook stakes, Amazon’s Kindle remains the device de jour. The AusBT team ...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2011 1 Comment

  • Kobo Touch ebook reader makes Aussie debut this month at $179

    If it's time to add an ebook reader to your travel kit then your timing couldn't be better. In addition to Amazon's newest Kindle 4, which recently launched in Australia for $139, Borders – or more correctly, its online site borders.com.au – is set to launch the Kobo Touch ebook...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • New Amazon Kindle launches in Australia next week for $139

    UPDATE | With Amazon's new Kindle 4 ebook reader now available in Australia, alongside the Kindle Keyboard model, we've put together this practical guide to which Kindle is best to buy. PREVIOUS | Amazon's latest Kindle ebook reader will hit Australia next week, but it won't be th...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2011 2 Comments

  • Amazon's Kindle ebook reader arrives in Aussie stores

    Amazon's Kindle ebook reader is set for local release later this month, with Dick Smith and Big W stores launching both the WiFi and 3G editions of the Kindle on August 29. This will finally allow prospective buyers to get their hands on the Kindle and assess its crisp 6 inch screen, compact siz...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Airline takes its inflight magazine onto the iPad

    Malaysia Airlines is taking its inflight magazine Going Places onto the iPad, with a digital edition now available free from the iTunes App Store. But that doesn't mean the airline will be handing out an iPad to every passenger, unfortunately. The printed edition will still be stuffed into seat ...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Google opens ebookstore for Kobo and Sony ereaders, iPad and Samsung tablets

    Google is entering the ebook fray with the overnight debut of its new Google eBooks service giving business travellers and frequent flyers an ever greater choice of reading material for the plane, the lounge or anywhere else.But there’s one catch: Google’s eBooks are on sale only to i...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • First Look: Kobo WiFi ereader takes on Kindle, Sony

    Borders’ new Kobo WiFi ereader raises the stakes against Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader as ebook readers becoming increasingly popular with business travellers and frequent flyers. Selling for the same $179 as the original Kobo, the Kobo WiFi boasts four key improvements over th...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Over 60% of hotel guests want iPads available from front desk

    Hotels which are making the iPad available to borrow or rent from the front desk, or even including one in up-scale rooms are on the right track to win their guests' hearts and on-going loyalty. That's the take-out from a poll conducted by USA Today, which asked readers which electronic device t...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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