• Can Apple's latest iPad Pro replace your laptop?

    For decades, business travellers have considered a laptop as part of their arsenal. Those laptops have slowly become slimmer and lighter, while gaining more power and longer battery life. But in the end they're still laptops. The latest generation of tablets are trying to change that, and from w...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2018 8 Comments

  • Apple wants its new iPad Pro to replace your laptop

    Minutes after revealing a modern make-over for the once-revolutionary MacBook Air at Apple's New York launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook trotted out new iPad Pro tablets which the company says can replace your laptop. It's the Apple version of betting a dollar each way, and there's no doubt that for som...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2018 7 Comments

  • Apple to unveil new iPad Pro, MacBook Air this week

    Apple will take the first step in ditching its long-established Lightning connector for the increasingly-popular USB-C standard this week when it pulls back the covers on a new iPad Pro. The large-screen iPad will be the first of the company's 'iDevice' family to adopt USB-C, which is now also t...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Will your next iPad be the new downsized iPad Pro?

    As expected, Apple unveilled a smaller iPad Pro overnight. And while we're not buying into the company's hype that this is "the ultimate PC replacement," the souped-up 9.7 inch iPad Pro will certainly see many conventional earlier-model iPads put out to pasture. Apple has in effect dropped the o...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2016 6 Comments

  • iPad Pro: Apple supersizes the tablet

    TRAVEL TECH | With the overnight launch of the iPad Pro, Apple is hoping that the next big thing in tablets will be – well, big. 12.9 inches big, to be precise. That's only slightly less than the screen size of the 13 inch MacBook Air (which is in fact 13.3 inches measured on the di...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2015 25 Comments

  • 10 things you need to know about Apple's new iOS 9

    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

  • In-flight reading: iPad, Kindle, magazines or a good book?

    So you're off on (another) business trip. You've settled into your seat on the plane, with many hours stretching ahead of you. You reach into your carry-on bag and pull out – what? An iPad? A Kindle? The latest issue of your favourite magazine, or a book? It certainly seems that books, at...

    POSTED 24 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

  • How Apple's iPad shaped a world of tablet-toting travellers

    TALKING POINT | A certain date slipped by last week without any recognition, let alone fanfare. April 3 marked four years since the Apple iPad made its debut, and it’s difficult to imagine any piece of technology in recent years that’s had a greater impact on the business travel...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2014 8 Comments

  • Microsoft Office for iPad is free (kinda) and ready to download

    TRAVEL TECH | Microsoft's Office suite has finally reached the iPad, with an iOS version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint launched overnight and now available as a free download. Yes, 'free' – as long as all you'll be doing is reading documents. (Microsoft says this also includes making ...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2014 7 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

  • American Airlines pilots swap paper for iPads

    American Airlines pilots have ditched 18kg of manuals for a single iPad, with every cockpit in every AA plane now sporting an 'electronic flight bags' featuring Apple's all-conquering tablet. Similar to the system which Qantas is working on with Airbus's suite of iPad cockpit apps, which wi...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2013 1 Comment

  • Video: American Airlines puts Apple iPads in the cockpit

    American Airlines is swapping volumes of flight manuals for a single iPad as the airline rolls out the first of its 'electronic flight bags' featuring Apple's all-conquering tablet. Similar to the system which Qantas is working on with Airbus's suite of iPad cockpit apps, which will be inst...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2013 0 Comments

  • Qantas: top service hinges on technology and

    It’s been a busy seven months for Simon Hickey since he was promoted from chief of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to the newly-created role of CEO of Qantas International. But while the highly-regarded exec deftly juggles a half-dozen balls – among them the Emirates tie-up, a revi...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2013 22 Comments

  • Virgin Australia starts inflight wifi movies, music this week

    Virgin Australia will this week begin trials of an inflight wireless system which can broadcast movies, TV shows and music straight to a traveller's own tablet, laptop or smartphone. A Boeing 737-800 – which Virgin Australia confirms as bearing the registration number VH-YID &nda...

    POSTED 17 Dec, 2012 11 Comments

  • New iPhone, iPad app helps plan meetings in different timezones

    Trying to schedule a conference call, meeting or other event which spans more than one timezone can be a pain – especially when you're dealing with several different countries, when various holidays and religious observances come into play. CWT 78 BizDays, a new iPhone and iPad app from&nb...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2012 0 Comments

  • Qantas to put iPads in the cockpit

    Qantas is putting iPads at the most pointy end of the plane, in the form of an ‘Electronic Flight Bag’ (EFB) app set for the Red Roo's Airbus fleet. Airbus confirms that Qantas is one of the launch customers for its ‘FlySmart with Airbus’ cockpit app "Qantas pi...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2012 3 Comments

  • Photos: Qantas updates Boeing 767 fleet with iPad-friendly seats

    Qantas will fast-track a refresh of its Boeing 767 fleet between now and March 2013, with a spruced-up interior intended to give the ageing jets a fresh look and feel. The airline says the new Marc Newson interiors offer a "contemporary design", while the free availability of iPads for...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2012 13 Comments

  • Singapore's Changi Airport releases iPad HD app

    Singapore's Changi Airport has jumped into the iPad era with a lush large-screen HD app dubbed iChangi HD... and if you've got an iPad and will be spending any time at Changi we reckon this freebie is worth grabbing. Hero features include real-time 'push' flight notifications which pop up...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2012 1 Comment

  • Travel tip: Easily create & send PDFs to your iPad

    As somebody who tends to copy a lot of PDFs onto his iPad for later reading and reference, I’d have to rate this as one of the coolest little-known tricks of the Mac. In any Mac app that prints, you can choose to send a PDF of the document straight into the iTunes library. It’s an o...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2012 3 Comments

  • The best SIM cards for voice and mobile Internet data in France

    As a regular traveller to France and a fluent French speaker, I'm often asked for my advice on which French SIM or microSIM card is the best for an iPhone, iPad, Android device, Internet USB stick or pocket 3G-wifi router: Orange? SFR? Bouyges Telecom? My first piece of advice is this: don't eve...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2012 37 Comments

  • Six reasons travellers should be wary of Apple Maps in iOS 6

    Business travellers who rely heavily on the Maps app of their iPhone or iPad will find Apple's new iOS 6 Maps is more like a dead end. Our hands-on testing indicates the new Maps app is inaccurate and inconsistent for search, location information and public transport -- and falls short even for ...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2012 28 Comments

  • New iOS 6 iPhone/iPad Maps app: a good reason to delay upgrading?

    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

  • Apple iOS 6: top six features for business travellers

    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

  • Cathay Pacific pushes inflight magazine onto iPad, Android tablets

    Cathay Pacific is joining other airlines in moving its inflight magazine from print to pixels. The monthly Discovery magazine will be available as a free iPad app, with the first edition hitting Apple's iTunes Store on Wednesday August 2nd. Featuring the same content as the print edition, but b...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2012 1 Comment

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