Launching towards the end of this year, Apple’s latest iOS 9 operating system for iPhones and iPads packs plenty of new features plus useful and time-saving tweaks to existing ones. Here’s what we're looking forward to. 1. Battery life gets a boost Nobody's going to argue with addi...
POSTED 9 Jun, 2015 5 Comments
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
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
There’s a lot to like about Apple’s shiny new iOS 6 software, released overnight as a free update for iPhones and iPads (and also baked into the all-new iPhone 5, of course). But it’s not without wrinkles, and one of the biggest changes – the shift away from Google Maps i...
POSTED 20 Sep, 2012 0 Comments
Qantas is looking to follow Virgin Australia in making its mobile boarding passes work with the new Passbook app in Apple's iOS 6 software and the iPhone 5. "Qantas is currently exploring the opportunity of mobile boarding passes supporting the Passbook application on the iPhone 5 and iOS softwa...
POSTED 20 Sep, 2012 2 Comments
If you're a business traveller who relies on the iPhone's Google Maps app on the road, you might want to hold off upgrading your iPhone or iPad to Apple's new iOS 6 software, which was released overnight. Since the Maps app is one of the big changes business travellers will notice in iOS 6 -- an...
POSTED 20 Sep, 2012 14 Comments
Virgin Australia's mobile boarding passes will work with the iPhone 5's new Passbook app when Apple's next-gen smartphone goes on sale this Friday. Passbook – a 'digital wallet' capable of storing boarding passes, movie tickets and membership cards – will also be available to ea...
POSTED 19 Sep, 2012 8 Comments
Apple’s new iPhone 5 will be released in Australia on September 21st, starting at $799 outright for the 16GB version, $899 for 32GB and $999 for 64GB, as well as a range of monthly plan-based prices through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Here’s the official Australian Busines...
POSTED 13 Sep, 2012 5 Comments
Update | Virgin Australia's Passbook mobile boarding passes will go live this week with the debut of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. Previous | Virgin Australia, American Airlines, United and Delta are first off the mark to confirm their mobile boarding passes will work with Apple's Passbook a...
POSTED 13 Sep, 2012 8 Comments
Apple's new iOS 6 software for iPhones and iPads contains some welcome wins for business travellers and frequent flyers. The software makes its debut on the new iPhone 5 and will also be available for free download onto other iDevices from September 20th (Australian time). Here's what's in store...
POSTED 13 Sep, 2012 2 Comments
Qantas is looking to upgrade its iPhone app and also considering launching an app for Android smartphones. Following the release of its slick Windows Phone app (check out our walkthrough here), a Qantas spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the airline is "definitely looki...
POSTED 21 Aug, 2012 3 Comments
SeatGuru has finally released an iPhone app to make it easier to choose the best seats -- and avoid the worst ones -- on your next flight. It's a welcome advance on trying to use the SeatGuru website on your smartphone, and it works in much the same way. You can search by flight number and date...
POSTED 22 Mar, 2012 4 Comments
Want single-tap access to any of your iPad or iPhone's settings -- especially the ones buried deep uder the iDevice's General menu? Many of the ones frequent travellers use most often -- Wi-Fi, Date & Time, Data Roaming and so on -- require several taps to reach. (That's if you remember whe...
POSTED 16 Nov, 2011 0 Comments
Easily one of the coolest features in Apple’s iOS 5 software update for the iPhone and iPad is iMessage. iMessage is a souped-up SMS-style app which lets you bounce instant messages back and forth between any iDevice running the free iOS 5 update – that means any iPhone 4, iPho...
POSTED 13 Oct, 2011 3 Comments
Apple's latest iOS 5 software update for the iPhone and iPad packs plenty of winning features for business travellers and frequent flyers. You want proof? Here's 10 of the best of them. iCloud Apple's take on Internet-based 'cloud computing' lets you sync your address book,&...
POSTED 13 Oct, 2011 0 Comments
UPDATE | iOS 5 is now out and we've put together our list of the 10 best features for business travellers and frequent flyers. Click here to read it! PREVIOUS | Tomorrow morning, Thursday October 13 (Australian time), we'll see the release of Apple's latest iOS 5 software update for th...
POSTED 12 Oct, 2011 0 Comments
Apple's newest iPhone will touch down in Australia on October 14, but it's not the iPhone 5. The fifth-gen iPhone failed to materialise at Apple's overnight launch in Silicon Valley, with the company instead unveilling a pepped-up version of the iPhone 4 dubbed the iPhone 4S. And sure, the iPhon...
POSTED 5 Oct, 2011 4 Comments
If you're heading to China for business for the first time, don't make the mistake of assuming Chinese taxi drivers will recognise the English name of your hotel. You must have the name and address of the hotel written in Chinese, otherwise you'll be chowing down the dollars as you use global ro...
POSTED 13 Sep, 2011 4 Comments
There's one universal constant of travel -- you'll always be scrounging for pieces of paper with vital details on them throughout your trip. But what if you could print documents to your iPhone or iPad and use them as your virtual suit-pocket? Australian Business Traveller spotted a nifty new a...
POSTED 22 Aug, 2011 1 Comment
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
Long renowned as a nation of tea-drinkers, the Brits have welcomed the global coffee chains with open arms. It seems like you can't walk down any street in Central London without falling over a Starbucks, Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee or other mediocre chain cafe pumping out burnt coffee fumes ...
POSTED 15 Apr, 2011 0 Comments
Apple released its iOS 4.3 software update for the iPhone 4 today. It offers a surprising number of extra feature for business travellers at no additional cost. Here are the top five: #1 Personal hotspot With the new update, you can turn your iPhone 4's mobile internet connection into a Wi-Fi...
POSTED 10 Mar, 2011 0 Comments
Update | We've got step-by-step instructions on how to activate the free personal wifi hotspot on your iPhone or iPad – click here. Previous | Sick of hunting out public Wi-Fi hotspots or paying for expensive hotel internet while you travel? If you have an iPhone 4, you'll soon be abl...
POSTED 3 Mar, 2011 0 Comments
The new Google Translate app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a must-download for every international business traveller. It's got voice recognition, a button for remarkably fluent computer-generated spoken responses in the target language, and an incredibly useful full-screen option for...
POSTED 18 Feb, 2011 0 Comments
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