• Business travellers: what's your 'cloud' of choice?

    TALKING POINT | Cloud computing – or 'online storage', to use a less sexy but more accurate moniker – has fast become part of the business traveller's tech toolkit. Being able to save or copy documents into a secure online location isn't just about keeping your work and other vital d...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 3 Comments

  • Europe scraps roaming voice, text and data charges

    Life just got much easier and much less expensive for travellers to Europe, with roaming charges within all EU member countries now abolished. Under the ground-breaking 'Connected Continent' agreement, mobile phone users now pay exactly the same for voice calls, text messages and data usage rega...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2017 24 Comments

  • Google Drive is about to get a lot more useful for road warriors

    Google Drive is about to become a far more useful service for business travellers with the launch of a new Backup and Sync app. Due for release on June 28, Google Backup and Sync will let the cloud-based storage service monitor and backup files inside any folder on your PC or Mac, rather than ju...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple revs up MacBook line, debuts 10.5 inch iPad Pro

    Apple has trotted out a mid-year upgrade to its hardware line-up alongside the new HomePod Siri-powered 'smart speaker' at its Worldwide Developer's Conference, held overnight in San Jose. With plenty of leaks leading up to the annual techfest, all that's to be done is share some official specs ...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple's HomePod Siri speaker takes on Google, Sonos

    Apple HomePod is part Google Home, part Sonos December launch in US, Australia and UK List price US$349, Aussie price TBA Apple's much-anticipated Siri-powered 'smart speaker' broke cover overnight at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose. Christened the Apple HomePod,...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2017 5 Comments

  • Dubai plans July launch of passenger drones as airborne taxis

    High flyers may soon have a new way to get around Dubai, swapping taxis for one-person drones buzzing through the sky. They may look like an oversized version of the typical drone, but they're far more sophisticated – and capable of carrying one passenger and a (very) small suitcase. Bu...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2017 7 Comments

  • BlackBerry KEYone Android smartphone goes on sale July at $899

    Calling all BlackBerry enthusiasts – your next phone is about to land in Australia. The BlackBerry KEYone will be available from July at JB HiFi stores for $899 on outright purchase. However there's no word as yet on which mobile networks will add the Android-powered KEYone to their line-...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2017 6 Comments

  • Apple is building a Siri 'smart speaker' to outdo Google, Amazon

    Siri 'smart speaker' enters overseas production Device may debut next week but won't ship later in 2017 Company seeks differentiation through surround sound, Apple Music Apple is already in your pocket, on your desk and underneath your television. Soon, a device embossed with “Design...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2017 3 Comments

  • Why you shouldn't buy a MacBook Pro this week

    Got your sights on a new MacBook Pro laptop this week? No. No, no, no. This is not the time to plonk down your cash or points-earning plastic for a new Apple laptop. The reason? Next week sees Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference held in San Jose, with new 2017 models of the MacB...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Flight delayed? This app instantly files your compensation claim

    When it launched in 2013, AirHelp made a simple promise: report your flight disasters to the company’s customer service agents, and they’ll litigate against airlines on your behalf. You don’t have to pay a penny – unless they manage to get you a settlement. And when they ...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 1 Comment

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