• 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

  • TomTom's new "HD Traffic" system steers you round traffic jams

    If you're on the road for business, driving to the airport under pressure of time, or simply doing your daily commute, there's nothing more annoying than getting stuck in traffic. However, the technology available to help drivers avoid traffic jams has been fairly crude to date.  There's t...

    POSTED 4 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Ash cloud: LAN resumes LA800/QF321 flight to Santiago via Auckland

    LAN Chile has announced that its LA800 flight from Sydney to Santiago via Auckland will resume normal schedule from Friday July 8th (departing 9.25am). This flight is codeshared with Qantas QF321 to Auckland.      The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) locations in Wel...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • More ash cloud on the way to Australia - more flights to be cancelled this week?

    The latest Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) forecast maps are showing a worrying new plume of ash from the Chilean volcano heading towards Australia. A large plume to the south-west of Australia is moving towards the coast of Western Australia at altitudes from surface level to 20,000 feet --...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Travel tech: Microsoft Streetside beats Google Streetview

    It's not often that Microsoft does something with its Bing search engine that we can conclusively say is better than Google's effort. But Bing's new "Streetside" mode definitely is one case -- especially for travellers in unfamiliar cities, trying to locate buildings by sight. Check out this vi...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2011 5 Comments

  • How to get international maps for TomTom, Navman and Garmin GPS navigators

    Heading overseas and planning to drive while you're there? You can avoid GPS hiring costs with car companies by packing your own and buying an additional country map for it. All the major GPS navigator brands sold in Australia -- TomTom, Navman, Garmin and Uniden -- support world map upgrades. ...

    POSTED 11 May, 2011 2 Comments

  • BlackBerry Maps now available for Australia

    If you've been relying on Google Maps to navigate with your BlackBerry, now there's a new way to get from A to B – or simply to find exactly where you are right now. BlackBerry Maps software is finally available in Australia and New Zealand as a free download. The mapping app works with t...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2010 1 Comment

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