• Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how their inflight Internet compares

    Inflight Internet has become the latest battleground in the dogfight between Qantas and Virgin Australia. Both airlines now offer free sky-high WiFi – admittedly onboard a single aircraft – as part of a three-month trial of their respective technologies, ahead of a rollout to the res...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2017 5 Comments

  • Review: Sol Republic Amps Air wireless earbuds

    Wireless headphones have become increasingly in vogue, thanks (or not) to Apple’s iPhone 7, which famously ditched the industry-standard headphone jack. However, there’s also something to be said for them as a favoured piece of tech for the fitness set, which is exactly where Sol Rep...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2017 3 Comments

  • Review: Virgin Australia WiFi inflight Internet

    Virgin Australia's new inflight Internet service is now available on selected domestic flights, with typical download speeds of 15-20Mbps on tap - and during the trial period, it's completely free for all passengers. Those speeds are on-par (if not even a little faster) than your average ADSL2+ ...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2017 11 Comments

  • How to get free WiFi on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350

    One of the best features of Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A350 is that the advanced jet boasts inflight Internet so that travellers can – if they choose – stay connected above the clouds. The service is reasonably fast, and priced at US$10 for one hour or the more appealing rate of US$...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple readies iPhone 8 overhaul for smartphone's 10th anniversary

    Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date. Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2017 5 Comments

  • 7 surprising ways that airlines are mining your personal data

    Airlines are becoming smarter at connecting the dots between you, your frequent flyer profile and your online activity – and turning that trail into another source of revenue. The boffins call it ‘big data’: finding links and correlations between many seperate pieces of informa...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2017 14 Comments

  • Microsoft preps Surface Pro 5 for mid-May launch

    Microsoft's Surface Pro is widely regarded as among the best Windows 2-in-1 devices for the business traveller, but the company could struggle to make the Surface Pro 5 a knockout update. The fifth-gen Surface Pro is expected to break cover next month at Microsoft’s annual Build developer ...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2017 3 Comments

  • Review: Qantas WiFi inflight Internet

    Qantas inflight Internet is now available on selected domestic flights with average download speeds around 10-15Mbps on offer - and better yet, it’s completely free. That’s fast enough to stream HD video such as Netflix, Stan, Foxtel and Fetch TV live to your seat at 35,000 feet, bei...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2017 20 Comments

  • Security tightened on flights from Middle East to Australia

    Passengers flying from Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai to Australia will face increased airport security measures from this week as the Australian Government reacts to the ‘electronics bans’ recently imposed by the United States and the United Kingdom. Affecting travellers aboard Qantas fl...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2017 8 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

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