• How to use global roaming on the dual SIM iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR

    With the launch of its latest iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR models, Apple has finally delivered dual SIM card capability to make overseas roaming easier for travellers. Well, sort of. Here's what you need to know about the new dual SIM iPhones and how to use them for global roaming. Which new iPhones...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Apple goes big screen, dual SIM with new iPhone Xs Max, Xs and XR

    iPhone Xs Max: 6.5-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,799 iPhone Xs: 5.8-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,629 iPhone XR: 6.1-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Oct 26 from $1,229 Apple pulled back the curtains on a trio of new iPhones overnight, although the...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • Here are the three new iPhones which Apple will launch this week

    Apple will kick off a blitz of new products this week, headlined by three new models in the iPhone X along with new Apple Watches. The product launches will begin on Wednesday (US time) in the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. The focus w...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Apple's new iPhone Xs, Watch 4 revealed ahead of launch

    Apple has set September 12 as its most important day of the year when the world’s most valuable public company will unveil its next-generation iPhones and Apple Watches, but images of the new devices have already been leaked online. The company will unveil its renewed iPhone strategy at a ...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2018 11 Comments

  • Sydney Airport axes its iPhone, Android flight apps

    Sydney Airport has dropped its iPhone and Android apps which let passengers track their domestic and international flights, including keeping an eye on changes to departure gates and delays to boarding. The apps are no longer available from the respective platform's app stores, and a spokesperso...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2018 8 Comments

  • Virgin Australia unveils all-new iPhone, Android app

    Virgin Australia's new smartphone app is rolling out to the Apple iPhone and – for the first time – Google Android app stores tonight, with the airline promising to build on the revamped app with "a rapid roll out of new functionality." Virgin plans to combine the current Inflight En...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2018 19 Comments

  • At long last, Apple is planning a dual-SIM iPhone

    Apple could release its first-ever dual SIM iPhone this year, in a move which would be a boon for business travellers. A report from Bloomberg places a twin-SIM iPhone X or iPhone 9 on the company's launch list for 2018, which is said to include an upsized iPhone X – codenamed D33 – ...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 14 Comments

  • Apple's three new iPhones for 2018 to include supersized iPhone X

    Apple is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone’s key features. With the new lineup, Apple wants to appeal to the growing n...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Apple's latest products get mixed reviews

    Despite the strength of its brand, Apple occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. Each product was docked...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2017 7 Comments

  • Fast-charging on Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X

    Low smartphone battery levels are a serious pain point for business travellers, so it's no surprise that Apple's promise of fast-charge technology in the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X models will be a drawcard for many buyers of the shiny kit. Already an established feature of the best Andro...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2017 25 Comments

  • Apple's new flagship Phone will be iPhone X, also iPhone 8 and 8+

    Apple’s most important new phone for years will be called the iPhone X, according to a leak of the company’s latest mobile operating system on Saturday. Strings of software code inside of the leaked operating system, first detailed by Apple news website 9to5Mac, show the expected thr...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • Apple iPhone 8 to launch on Sept 12, and a lot is changing...

    Apple plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s becoming almost all screen, according to images of the new device viewed by Bloomberg News and people familiar with the g...

    POSTED 1 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple's iPhone 8 to add 3D facial scanning to fingerprint unlock

    Apple is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint. For its redesigned iPhone 8, set to go on sale later this year, Apple is testing an improved security system that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by ...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2017 2 Comments

  • iPhone voice apps compared: Siri vs Google Assistant

    Google Assistant brings Google's AI smarts to the iPhone, but Siri is still better for Apple users. Some people think Google's virtual assistant beats Siri in reliability and capability. That may be true on Google's own devices, like the Pixel smartphone, but the Assistant is hobbled on the iPho...

    POSTED 19 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Charge your iPhone on a Qantas flight without your USB cable

    Ever boarded a Qantas flight with your iPhone battery perilously low after a long day on the go, but didn't pack the necessary USB cable to recharge your iPhone during the flight? Of course you have. It's Murphy's Law: The Business Traveller Edition. You've probably also jumped onto a flight an...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2017 6 Comments

  • First Look: Apple iPhone 7 has two cameras but no headphone socket

    Apple’s annual iPhone launch has pullback the curtains on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which will hit Aussie streets on September 16 alongside the new Apple Watch 2. As expected, neither of the 7 twins represents a massive leap forward from last year’s 6S series – the genera...

    POSTED 8 Sep, 2016 16 Comments

  • How to create an 'Unread' email folder for your iPhone, iPad

    TECH TIP | Smartphones are great for keeping on top of your email throughout the day, but if you’ve got several email accounts – as most people do – then you’d probably welcome a way to quickly see all new and unread emails from every account at a glance. That’s an ...

    POSTED 18 Aug, 2016 3 Comments

  • How 'low power mode' can cut your iPhone's global roaming costs

    TRAVEL TIP | Apple’s ‘low power mode’ on newer iPhones running iOS 9 is of course a great way to extend your phone’s battery life when out and about, but for business travellers, flicking it on while abroad can shave many megabytes – and therefore, dollars – fr...

    POSTED 17 May, 2016 4 Comments

  • How to save emergency medical information in your iPhone

    TRAVEL TIP | With today’s breed of smartphones practically focusing on everything other than making telephone calls, it should come as no surprise that Apple iPhones can double as your emergency contact card. That’s thanks to a nifty ‘Medical ID’ feature in Apple’s ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2016 4 Comments

  • 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

  • Apple's hidden iPhone software setting could hammer your data usage

    TECHNOLOGY | Apple's new iOS 9 software for the iPhone and iPad contains a hidden sting which could send your roaming data bill through the roof. Dubbed Wi-Fi Assist, it ensures your iDevice uses a 3G or 4G data connection instead of wireless networking if the WiFi signal is deemed to ...

    POSTED 1 Oct, 2015 2 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

  • Apple set to launch new 'Apple Points' rewards scheme?

    IN BRIEF | Apple is set to tread the turf or airlines and hotels with its own rewards scheme. Long-expected, and reportedly due to be revealed at next month's WWDC developer conference, the program would be tied to the use of the Apple Pay 'mobile wallet' service. It's not yet known what the pe...

    POSTED 28 May, 2015 3 Comments

  • Qantas unveils Apple Watch app

    Qantas frequent flyers can soon flash their wrist to board their flight with the airline revealing an Apple Watch app in time for the product’s launch next month. But it doesn’t stop there – travellers will also be alerted of gate changes; up-to-the-minute boarding, departure a...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2015 30 Comments

  • Friday

    Want to earn double Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer points on your travels? You’ll need to register and book this week to be in with a shot, so don’t miss the boat! Speaking of Qantas Points, you’ll soon be able to earn them – and more importantly, earn status credits &...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2014 0 Comments

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