• 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

  • Is Apple getting ready to axe the MacBook Air?

    Apple's MacBook Air could be on its last legs following this morning's launch of its 2016 MacBook Pro range. The company has already axed the 11 inch MacBook Air, which disappeared from the line-up overnight, and the 13 inch model may also be put out to pasture before too long. It's not as much...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2016 2 Comments

  • Samsung opens 'swap and drop' airport booths for banned Note 7

    Samsung has opened 'swap and drop' booths at major Australian airports where owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone can swap the trouble-plagued device for a Galaxy S7 Edge. The move comes in the wake of a decision by Qantas, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and mos...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2016 5 Comments

  • First look: Sony's flagship Xperia XZ smartphone

    Sony's new Xperia XZ – on sale this month at $999 – sees the previous X and Z models merged into a new flagship for the Xperia line of Android-powered smartphones. As such, the spec sheet reads like a track listing from the Sony's Greatest Xperia Hits double CD – albeit with a ...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2016 1 Comment

  • Google's new goodies: Pixel, Wifi and Home

    Google pulled back the curtains on a bevy of new kit overnight, ranging from its new Pixel Android smartphones to a clever home Wi-Fi system. It's all a play for driving Google deeper into the 'connected home' market and, consequently, deeper into your everyday life – even when you're not ...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2016 0 Comments

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