• Triple treat: Sony unveils Xperia XA1, XA1 Ultra and XZ Premium

    Sony's 2017 Xperia line-up is an Android triple treat spanning the mid-range XA1 to a large-screen XA1 Ultra version and the top-shelf XZ Premium. Unveilled overnight at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress expo, we're yet to hear when these will land in Australia and what sort of sticker they'll c...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1

    Samsung has served up a pair of business travel-friendly tablets at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, ahead of a March 29 launch for its all-new Galaxy S8 series smartphones. We don't have Australian release dates or pricing as yet, but will share them as soon as they land. Samsung Gala...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: BlackBerry KEYone 'Mercury' Android smartphone

    BlackBerry KEYone 'Mercury' aims to reboot the iconic brand Positioned as a secure Android smartphone Australian release May/June with $799 pricetag BlackBerry is back – or at least so it hopes, with the overnight launch of the KEYone ahead of a mid-year Australian release. After ...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2017 4 Comments

  • Qantas' inflight WiFi trials peg the needle at 12Mbps per device

    Qantas has completed its first real-world 'tech trial' of the airline's inflight Internet system, with a planeload of passengers hammering away at the satellite connection during a three hour flight along the east coast between Sydney and Brisbane. The special charter flight came ahead of the Bo...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2017 15 Comments

  • Sydney Airport introduces Twitter-based flight status updates

    Sydney Airport has rolled out a handy little travel assist for the social media generation: now you can get flight updates via Twitter. Send a tweet to @flySYD and include your flight number, and you'll receive an automated reply with the status of your flight. This starts with th...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2017 2 Comments

  • The five best new Windows laptops from CES 2017

    In the market for a new Windows notebook? Last week's Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas showcased plenty of high-tech tempters, and here are the top five that are headed for Australia. Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 We love that this 14 inch ultrabook gives you more on-screen real estate than t...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017 edition)

    The 2017 edition of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop is slimmer, lighter, runs for longer and – here's a twist – it now comes dressed in look-at-me silver as well as traditional no-nonsense black. That shiny cladding will appeal to ThinkPad owners who've never quite been sold on ...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • How to download Google Maps to use offline, without WiFi or data

    Fact: travellers love Google Maps. The smartphone and tablet app comes to the rescue time and time again when you're in a city other than your home turf. You want proof? Just look at how few people you see standing on the street studying those ungainly bedsheet-sized folding maps (and for good m...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2016 8 Comments

  • First Look: Samsung's new Gear 3 Frontier and Classic smartwatches

    Update: Samsung has revealed that the Samsung Gear S3 is now available for pre-order in Australia from selected retailers, with wider on-sale availability from 18 November, 2016. The Gear S3 carres a recommended retail price of $599. Previously: Longer battery life, an 'always-on' screen, s...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2016 3 Comments

  • First look: Apple's new 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

    Apple’s newest MacBook Pro represents a significant overhaul for the flagship notebook family in just about every measure. Launched overnight and on sale in Australia by late November, the high-powered 13 inch and 15 models will start at $2,699 and $3,599 respectively. Short on time? He...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2016 3 Comments


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