• Review: SeatGuru's iPhone app falls short for Aussie travellers

    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

  • First Look: Melbourne Airport gets new iPhone app

    Melbourne Airport has become Australia's first major airport to release its own iPhone app – it's free, and definitely worth the download. The app provides real-time flight information - including recent arrivals and departures plus details of delays – drawn from the same data y...

    POSTED 16 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • Free this week: Lonely Planet New York city guide iPhone app

    IN BRIEF | Here's a freebie that's worth grabbing fast. Lonely Planet's New York City travel guide app for the iPhone, which usually sells for $6.49 in the iTunes App Store, is now free until 1am Friday 16 December 2011 (AEDT). To download the free NYC guide you'll first need to to ins...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • Ask Siri: iPhone 4S tells if your flight is on time

    Want to check if your flight is running on time? Grab your iPhone 4S and ask the voice-controlled Siri 'personal assistant' built into Apple's latest smartphone. The question you need to ask is "Tell me about [name of airline] [flight number]". For example, "Tell me about British Airw...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • One-tap shortcuts to iPhone/iPad settings: Wi-Fi, Timezones & more

    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

  • Travel tip: snap a smartphone picture of your hotel room number

    TRAVEL TIP | Ever got in the hotel lift in the middle of a long business trip and realised you don't remember which floor your room's on? Or ended up standing in a hotel corridor, trying to remember if your room is 424, 422, 442 or something entirely different? Try snapping a quick picture of t...

    POSTED 27 Oct, 2011 5 Comments

  • Top 5 ways to boost your iPhone's battery life

    Does your iPhone suffer from the low battery blues at the end of a busy day? Here are five fast ways to keep the iPhone's battery alive for a bit longer. They're especially handy when you're travelling overseas and don't have chargers dotted around you in convenient places. 1) Disable Bluet...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2011 3 Comments

  • iCloud for business travellers: your essential guide

    Apple's new Cloud service is now live, with support for your iPhone, iPad and both Windows and Mac computers. Part of the iOS 5 upgrade for iDevices, iCloud is a free service that provides 5GB of storage on Apple's servers, and will keep your computer in sync with as many iPhones and iPads as yo...

    POSTED 14 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • iMessage for business travellers: what you need to know

    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

  • 10 best features of iOS 5 for business travellers

    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

  • Apple iOS 5 and iCloud: best features for business travellers

    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

  • The man behind TripIt: Michael Eberhard

    Michael Eberhard is a frequent flyer's frequent flyer… each year he travels 300,000 miles, criss-crossing between Australia, the US, Asia, India, New Zealand and abroad. He is also the Executive Vice President of Concur, which makes smartphone apps and services including TripIt -- a marke...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2011 1 Comment

  • Apple iPhone 4S: what's new for business travellers?

    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

  • Travel tip: pack an Australian power board when travelling

    Business travellers are packing more electronic devices than ever -- and the cords, wires and power adapters to go with them. With no common charging connection yet for BlackBerrys,  iPhones, iPads, Kindles, eReaders, the wide range of Android phones and tablets, laptops, travel projectors ...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2011 7 Comments

  • Post-PC era? Hardly... most travellers carry both laptop and iPad

    In brief: One in every four US travellers carries a tablet – and it's almost certainly an iPad, according to US in-flight Internet provider Gogo. Yet despite the boom in tablets, four out of five flyers still carry both their notebook PC and their tablet on board, while...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2011 6 Comments

  • Money-saving Onavo global roaming app now available for Android

    Onavo, the app that dramatically cuts how much data your smartphone uses to cut down on data roaming costs, is now available for Android phones. However, unlike the iPhone version that can actually cut data usage by up to 85% by compressing data before it gets sent over the mobile network, the A...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • App review: Star Alliance FareFinder for iPhone + iPad

    Frequent flyers loyal to the Star Alliance network of airlines have a new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch app at their fingertips with the surprisingly powerful FareFinder app. But is it worth taking up space on your iOS device?  Business travellers who prefer to fly out of Australia on Star Al...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2011 2 Comments

  • 2-for-1 deal on unlimited data roaming SIM

    IN BRIEF | Heading to Asia for a short trip? There's a good deal on a roaming SIM card that could save you even more money than usual.  Bridge Alliance -- a consortium of mobile networks in the region -- is offering a good promotion on its Bridge AsiaRoam DataSIM cards for American Express ...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Photos: Star Alliance's slick new iPhone app

    Travellers with Star Alliance member airlines such as Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Thai and United have scored a dedicated iPhone app this morning. As you would expect, "Star Alliance Navigator" makes it easy to find flights for any route with a Star Alliance airline, but also...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • Reviewed: Agoda's new hotel booking app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    There's a new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch hotel booking app out for business travellers, which will be especially useful if you're looking to book last-minute hotels on the road. We're big fans of booking apps, since hotel websites are almost uniformly unusable on mobile devices. This one's from...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Star Alliance mobile site on iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch: reviewed

    This morning we're taking a good hard look at the mobile and app-based offerings from the three major airline alliances.  Star Alliance, the most wide-ranging of the three major alliances, has the most airline members too: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zeala...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • The oneworld alliance app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch: reviewed

    Today, we're taking a look at the iPhone, smartphone and iPad apps on offer from the three main airline alliances.  The oneworld alliance is the smallest of the three major airline groupings, but since Qantas is a member it's probably the most relevant to Australians. Airline members are A...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • SkyTeam alliance app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch reviewed

    We're taking a look at all of the apps and mobile sites on offer from the major airline alliances.  SkyTeam is the second largest of the three alliances, and its members are Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airway...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Reviewed: Star Alliance, oneworld, SkyTeam apps and mobile site

    The three airline alliances -- Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld -- all offer a tailored mobile site or app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch iOS devices, plus in some cases BlackBerry, Nokia and Android handhelds too.  After looking at the offerings earlier in the year, we've re-review...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Unlocked iPhone 4 shopper's guide: Apple stores near US airports

    Travelling Australians looking for a deal on an unlocked iPhone 4 should consider picking one up when passing through the US, thanks to the strong Aussie dollar and Apple's AU price markup. If you're just connecting through the US, though, there are some airports where Apple Store...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

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