• Qatar Airways unlocks free superfast WiFi on selected flights

    Qatar Airways is offering free unlimited WiFi on selected flights to its Doha hub through to the middle of November. The Oneworld member's Super WiFi system is rated at decent broadband-grade speeds – we tested it at 5-8Mbps for downloads, which is decidedly faster than most international ...

    POSTED 21 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Apple to unveil new iPads, MacBooks on October 30

    Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Pro, MacBook and Mac Mini desktop at a product launch October 30 in New York. While the invitation to media reads "There’s more in the making" without specifying what would be introduced, the California-based technology giant is said to be planning th...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Apple iPhone Xs Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Huawei Technologies overtook Apple in August to become the second-biggest seller of smartphones globally, with just Samsung Electronics left to beat. And earlier this week it revealed the Mate 20 Pro – a flagship device to rival the iPhone Xs Max and Galaxy Note 9. All three devices share...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Review: Google Pixel 3 adds an AI assist to photos

    Combining an exquisite OLED screen with impressive camera tricks, Google's new flagship Pixel 3 smartphone aims to ensure that every happy snap is a masterpiece – even if the rest of the phone fails to make a solid case for upgraders. At first glance the Pixel 3 – which will $1,199 w...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Air France launches high-speed inflight WiFi

    Air France has flicked the switch on its new high-speed Internet service, joining the 'broadband above the clouds club' as travellers look for faster inflight WiFi. Two of the SkyTeam member's A330 and Boeing 777 jets are already running Gogo’s 2Ku satellite tech, which is capable of deliv...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Montblanc's Summit 2 Smartwatch: more tech doesn't mean less luxe

    As the smartwatch marketplace matures, Montblanc's Summit 2 packs even more functionality into the body of the already-fine timepiece. The Summit 2 features a 42mm case with a 1.2 inch display and is the first luxury smartwatch to include Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset designe...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Microsoft upgrades Surface range, adds iPhone and Android support

    Microsoft's modest upgrade of its Surface computers sees a predictable speed bump for the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 portables and the Surface Studio 2 touchscreen desktop, the debut of Surface noise-cancelling headphones and new software to better integrate its devices with iPhones and A...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • First look: Microsoft's new Surface noise-cancelling headphones

    The latest member of Microsoft's steadily-growing Surface family is a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, predictably christened Surface Headphones and rolling together everything the Windows colossus can squeeze over your ears in these admittedly chunky muff-like cans. This starts with Bluet...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • Singapore's StarHub SIM card lets you enjoy free overseas data roaming

    If you’re jetting off to Asia, the UK or the USA through Singapore, you can pick up a nifty StarHub SIM card during your transit which offers free data roaming in over a dozen countries – perfect as a data SIM for your tablet, or to keep handy in your dual-SIM phone. Singaporean telc...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • Suite sounds for Singapore Airlines first class with Bang & Olufsen

    Passengers in Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 first class suites will soon enjoy sweeter sounds through a partnership with Bang & Olufsen. From October, travellers on Singapore Airlines' newest A380s – the ones with the spacious room-like first class suites – will find a pair of ...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Review: on the road with Microsoft's Surface Go

    Walk through airline lounges around the world and you'll see a revolution taking place. The sea of MacBooks and iPads is being replaced by a rising tide of tablets and laptops from Microsoft. And among this latest wave of devices is Microsoft's smallest Surface device yet – the 10.5-inch Su...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Apple's Watch 4 can monitor your heart only in the US

    Shoppers queuing up to buy Apple Inc.’s latest smartwatch anywhere but the U.S. face an uncertain wait before they can use the product’s headline-grabbing electrocardiogram feature. Only American customers are being told the functionality will be enabled for them later this year. App...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: one week wearing the new Apple Watch 4

    I've spent the past week wearing with, and living with, the Apple Watch Series 4. My take? The fourth-generation Apple Watch is cohesive, it's ambitious, and it might just encourage you to reshape your habits and behaviors for the better. During my tenure covering the watch industry, there ...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • These four top-shelf soundbars will bring your home theatre to life

    A great soundbar brings your movies to life, filling your living area with sound without the need to cram in lots of speakers. If your super-thin television doesn't leave room for decent built-in speakers – and that's usually the case – a soundbar is the best way to beef up your audi...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • How to use global roaming on the dual SIM iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR

    With the launch of its latest iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR models, Apple has finally delivered dual SIM card capability to make overseas roaming easier for travellers. Well, sort of. Here's what you need to know about the new dual SIM iPhones and how to use them for global roaming. Which new iPhones...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Apple goes big screen, dual SIM with new iPhone Xs Max, Xs and XR

    iPhone Xs Max: 6.5-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,799 iPhone Xs: 5.8-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,629 iPhone XR: 6.1-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Oct 26 from $1,229 Apple pulled back the curtains on a trio of new iPhones overnight, although the...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker won't launch in Australia until 2019

    If you're starting to cast your eye over the smart speaker market, you can rule Samsung's Galaxy Home out of contention until next year – it certainly won't be snaring a spot under the Christmas tree. Local Samsung executives have confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the company...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Top reward credit cards for Apple, Samsung, Google, Fitbit, Garmin Pay

    Whether you’re an Apple or Android smartphone user or prefer Apple, Fitbit or Garmin smartwatches, chances are you already have access to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Fitbit Pay and/or Garmin Pay – all of which can be your ticket to earning valuable frequent flyer points with j...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • Here are the three new iPhones which Apple will launch this week

    Apple will kick off a blitz of new products this week, headlined by three new models in the iPhone X along with new Apple Watches. The product launches will begin on Wednesday (US time) in the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. The focus w...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Microsoft Surface revamp in October, but still no Surface Phone

    Microsoft will unveil new hardware and software for the company’s Surface family on October 2. The launch event, being held in New York, will focus on updated models across existing Surface product lines – which currently include tablets and laptops – rather than a Surface phon...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 2 Comments

  • The big picture: choosing a 65-inch Ultra HD television

    As Australia prepares for its first summer of Ultra HD cricket, it’s time to upgrade your lounge room so you can catch all the action in 4K. Foxtel begins broadcasting the cricket in Ultra HD in November – looking four-times sharper than today's HD cricket broadcasts – and simi...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Bose steps into smart speaker market with three Alexa-powered boxes

    Bose is spreading its premium sound wings into the burgeoning 'smart speaker' market, going up against the likes of Sonos, Apple and Google in offering high-quality multi-room audio with an inbuilt voice assistant. The trio will all launch in Australia on October 11, which means they could well ...

    POSTED 3 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Apple's new iPhone Xs, Watch 4 revealed ahead of launch

    Apple has set September 12 as its most important day of the year when the world’s most valuable public company will unveil its next-generation iPhones and Apple Watches, but images of the new devices have already been leaked online. The company will unveil its renewed iPhone strategy at a ...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2018 11 Comments

  • Vodafone pledges $5/day roaming to remain after $11 billion TPG merger

    Vodafone has promised that its popular $5/day global roaming deal will remain after the proposed merger with broadband telco TPG. That merger would create a company worth as much as A$10.9 billion with the "scale and financial strength to compete more effectively" with Telstra and Optus, Vodafon...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2018 9 Comments

  • Nikon Z6, Z7 mirrorless cameras have Sony in their sights

    Nikon's new Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras seek to make up lost ground against Sony in the professional photography market. The Z6 and Z7 represent Nikon's first full-frame play and feature new lenses and lens mount, as well as being lighter than the current pro-grade cameras...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

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