• Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be dual-SIM, Galaxy Watch gets roaming eSIM

    Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone will be sold in Australia as a dual-SIM card model while the Galaxy Watch's embedded eSIM will allow international roaming under new plans from Optus, Telstra and Vodafone. The twin travel-friendly moves show the South Korean tech colossus plans to not only...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Review: Apple 2018 MacBook Pro (15-inch)

    With its flagship laptop and top-of-the-line desktop replacement, Apple has predictably gone all out – to the point where this muscle-bound MacBook Pro could be too much laptop for many people. But if you demand maximum performance as well as portability, Apple's newest 15-inch MacBook Pro...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Survey: 50% of passengers would swap their inflight drink for WiFi

    Just how badly do you want to stay connected above the clouds? Enough to swap your free inflight glass of wine, whisky, gin or even Champagne for a gratis serve of WiFi? One in two passengers would make that trade, according to a survey conducted by satellite Internet provider Inmarsat – w...

    POSTED 7 Aug, 2018 38 Comments

  • First look: HP Envy x360 13 boasts a superfast-charging battery

    With its latest Envy x360 13 laptop, HP takes a travel-friendly cue from smartphones and electric cars by introducing a fast-charge battery which goes from zero to 50% capacity in 45 minutes. After all, enjoying all-day battery life is one thing: and as the new Envy x360 13 chalks up 11 hours on...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Sweating or shivering on the plane? Now there's an app for that

    Tired of shivering or sweltering through your flights?  A new phone app from the Association of Flight Attendants will allow you to report uncomfortably high or low temperatures to the trade group directly from your seat on the plane – no awkward in-flight conversation necessary. Ava...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 14 Comments

  • Here are the five best translation apps for the business traveller

    Whether you need help reading Asian characters, conducting international business meetings or getting your wine refilled, these five language translation apps have you covered. To a certain extent, native English speakers have it easy. The language is spoken by one in five people globally, makin...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2018 1 Comment

  • Slack buys HipChat to square up against Microsoft in chat battle

    Atlassian is selling its corporate chat software HipChat to rival Slack Technologies and taking a small stake in the startup, as they face greater competition from Microsoft. Slack will pay an undisclosed amount over the next three years to acquire Atlassian’s HipChat and Stride assets, ch...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Flight test: wireless noise-cancelling headphones to suit your music

    There is arguably no better piece of travel technology for the frequent flyer than a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. The drone of engines, the chit-chat of passengers and even the squeals of crying children: you can shut them all out and focus on your music, movies or TV shows, reading ...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2018 20 Comments

  • Your WiFi options for domestic Qantas, Virgin Australia flights

    For domestic business travellers, 2018 is shaping up to be The Year of WiFi. It's the year that has seen inflight Internet take off – quite literally so – as Qantas and Virgin Australia outfit their domestic jets with satellite tech which lets you stay online while you're en route. ...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 11 Comments

  • Airline passengers are split over using mobile phones during a flight

    Whether you regard your next flight as a chance to kick back and relax or a valuable window to catch up on lost work may depend on where you live, according to a survey of 8,000 passengers in 10 key travel markets. While airlines seem determined to keep passengers connected 24-7, most people fro...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 15 Comments

  • How to buy a 3 SIM card for roaming in London, UK and Europe

    Mobile telco Three (also known as 3) offers great value for prepaid roaming SIM plans which can be used throughout the UK as well as in Europe, with free data roaming on your smartphone or tablet. I regularly travel to London, the UK and Europe and Three's pay-as-you-go SIM is a must-have item o...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Chicago Airport wants a high-speed city link via Elon Musk's Loop

    Chicago's O’Hare International Airport could be connected to the CBD by a high-speed link shuttling travellers between two new underground stations in just 12 minutes at speeds up to 240kph. The US$1 billion system will mark the debut of 'Loop' technology created by Tesla founder Elon Musk...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 6 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

  • Cathay Pacific starts adding inflight WiFi to its Boeing 777s

    Cathay Pacific's inflight Internet service will be rolled out across its Boeing 777-300ER fleet starting this month, with the first of the WiFi-enabled flagship jets taking wing towards the end of June. Pricing will be identical to that of Cathay's Airbus A350s, which come with inbuilt WiFi, at ...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 3 Comments

  • Apple: no new hardware, but here’s a walkie-talkie app...

    Apple decided not to pull back the curtains on any new hardware at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, focussing instead on a range of software upgrades for its iPhone and Mac operating systems. More significantly, the two platforms will merge next year, allowing apps built for it...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Samsung plans camera revamp for Galaxy Note 9

    Samsung plans to highlight an upgraded camera when it unveils its next Galaxy Note smartphone on August 9, according to people familiar with the matter. The new model, likely to be called the Note 9, will look similar to last year’s model, but will also include an upgraded processor from Q...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

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