• Sneak peek: are these Google's new Android smartwatches?

    Google and LG are reportedly set to release two new smartwatches in a partnership which could play same card as Google's Pixel (and before that, Nexus) smartphone brand. These first photos of the devices reveal a simple rounded face with a 'digital crown' on the right side of the bezel, with OLE...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2017 0 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

  • Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat: what's new in your pocket

    Android smartphone and tablet users can begin upgrading to Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat software this week, unleashing many new features to make multitasking, global roaming and conserving your battery life much easier. Top of the list: native Android OS support for running two apps ...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2016 6 Comments

  • How to create an 'Unread' email folder for your iPhone, iPad

    TECH TIP | Smartphones are great for keeping on top of your email throughout the day, but if you’ve got several email accounts – as most people do – then you’d probably welcome a way to quickly see all new and unread emails from every account at a glance. That’s an ...

    POSTED 18 Aug, 2016 3 Comments

  • Hands On: Norton WiFi Privacy app

    Travelling through airports and staying in hotels means that you’re especially reliant on public WiFi, but it also means that you have an added risk of having your business or personal information stolen while using unsecure networks. To tap into this market, Norton By Symantec has release...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2016 2 Comments

  • Is it worth getting a local SIM card in New Zealand?

    New Zealand remains the most popular international destination for Australian travellers with no fewer than seven airlines crossing the ditch – but once you arrive, is it worth shelling out for a local SIM card to keep in touch or are you better off roaming using your Australian SIM? As Au...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2016 10 Comments

  • The best pre-paid SIM card for travellers to Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur and broader Malaysia are big business destinations for travellers in the manufacturing industries – particularly electronics, solar and automotive – yet keeping in touch with the office and your loves ones back home can prove a costly exercise for business travellers. Wh...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2016 2 Comments

  • Hands on: Huawei Mate 8

    Huawei’s Mate 8 'phablet' is the Chinese carrier’s flagship smartphone, and it packs in some handy features for business travellers. Featuring an aluminium unibody design, the Mate 8 is a premium phone that feels rock solid in the hand. The sharp design is complemented by extremely t...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2016 3 Comments

  • Bose cuts the cord with wireless noise-cancelling headphones

    Bose isn't the only name in noise-cancelling headphones, but it's got sufficient mindshare and marketshare to make the brand's QuietComfort series near-essential kit for the business traveller and frequent flyer. All that's been missing from the mix is the option to go wireless – and ...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2016 11 Comments

  • LaCie's Porsche Design Mobile Drive packs data in style

    If you've got a great-looking laptop – and these days that description covers a large number of models beyond Apple's MacBook family – then why partner it with a boring brick of an external drive? That's the premise behind the stylish LaCie Porsche drives from Seagate. The rounded ...

    POSTED 26 May, 2016 0 Comments

  • Hands On: Samsung T3 portable SSD drive

    With massive storage space, fast speeds, and a sleek new design, Samsung's T3 portable SSD drives have what it takes when it comes to heavy-duty business tasks. These pocket-sized units are a follow-on from the Korean manufacturer’s previous T1 range (yes, for some reason Samsung skipped t...

    POSTED 23 May, 2016 1 Comment

  • Toshiba launches new 'built for business' laptops

    It's an autumn thing. Around this time every year, give or take a bit, Toshiba unveils its latest business laptop line-up, with new models and spec-boosted upgrades across the board. For those unfamiliar with Toshiba's trio of business notebook families, we have: the Portégé ser...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2016 2 Comments

  • The best pre-paid SIM card for travellers to Singapore

    Singapore remains a popular destination for Australian business and leisure travellers alike, and while many Aussie telcos include The Lion City in their various roaming packages, it’s always cheaper to grab a local SIM if you’ll be staying for more than just a few days. Singaporean ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2016 7 Comments

  • Kindle Oasis: Amazon's thinnest, lightest, priciest ebook reader

    Amazon's new Kindle Oasis ebook reader is predictably smaller, lighter and with longer battery life. More of a surprise, though, is that battery life now stretches from weeks to months – and the price tag seems to have grown accordingly, hitting a solid $449. That's a lot of money for an ...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2016 8 Comments

  • The easiest pre-paid SIM card for Beijing, Shanghai, China

    Scooping up a local SIM card in China can prove a difficult task, not only thanks to the language barrier but also because some retailers, even those at the airports, surprisingly don’t always keep pre-paid SIM cards in stock. What’s more, some unscrupulous sellers insist you “...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2016 1 Comment

  • HP's ZBook Studio laptop: slim ultrabook with workstation muscle

    It had to happen. With workstation-grade laptops emerging as the muscle-bound champs of the mobile computing scene, while sexy thin-and-light Ultrabooks have slinked their way into the mainstream, the two would eventually meet in the middle. Happily it’s less collision than collusion: tw...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2016 4 Comments

  • Will your next iPad be the new downsized iPad Pro?

    As expected, Apple unveilled a smaller iPad Pro overnight. And while we're not buying into the company's hype that this is "the ultimate PC replacement," the souped-up 9.7 inch iPad Pro will certainly see many conventional earlier-model iPads put out to pasture. Apple has in effect dropped the o...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2016 6 Comments

  • Windows 10 Mobile for business travellers

    Windows 10 isn't just about laptops or tablets – the new breed of smartphones powered by Windows 10 Mobile unlock extraordinary opportunities and convenience for the business traveller. This article is sponsored by Microsoft. There’s a not-so-old adage that the best screen is always...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2016 0 Comments

  • Roaming in New Zealand: the best local SIM card for travellers

    New Zealand is Australia’s most popular international destination, with over one million trans-Tasman trips made every year – so what's the best way to keep in touch across the pond? Vodafone Australia subscribers enjoy free roaming in New Zealand under a radical twist to the carrier...

    POSTED 17 Mar, 2016 7 Comments

  • Panasonic's Toughbook 20 is a rugged 2-in-1 with a Toughtablet

    There are notebooks, there are rugged notebooks, and then there's the Toughbook. Panasonic's line of Schwarzenegger-esque laptops is built to surpass military spec ratings for reliability in heat and cold, dust and water, and everything from thudding onto a concrete floor to being run over by a ...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2016 1 Comment

  • Review: 7 reasons travellers will love Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge

    First impressions count for plenty, and our first impression of Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Edge is that this will be the Android smartphone to beat in 2016. The Korean colossus could perhaps have settled for incremental upgrades to the S6, which already chalked a starting line well down the f...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2016 12 Comments

  • Huawei's Windows 10 MateBook is perfect kit for your next pitch

    You might want to put off buying that Microsoft Surface Pro a little longer, now that Huawei's new MateBook has broken cover Like the Surface, this 12 inch Windows 10 device morphs between a tablet and an almost-laptop thanks to a clip-on keyboard cover. But it's oh so slim, at just 6.9mm (th...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • Can the Microsoft Surface 3 really replace your laptop?

    For years now, I've been lugging around a 3kg Dell XPS laptop whenever on the road, convinced that no tablet or 2-in-1 could ever handle everything that my 'real' laptop does. This changed last week when I picked up a Microsoft Surface 3, along with the optional Type Cover (keyboard) which doubl...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2016 5 Comments

  • ASAP Dash smartphone battery pack has fast 15 minute recharge

    Frequent travellers will know the pain of running out of juice for your devices while you’re on the road – especially when you’re in unfamiliar territory and can’t access emails, maps, Uber and other essential services. Sydney-based company ASAP hopes to make that a thing...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2016 7 Comments

  • Review: Hands on with Sony's Xperia Z5 smartphone

    Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Z5, is here and we’ve put it through its paces. Not only is it a powerful performer, it packs in a bunch of features that we’ve found indispensable while travelling. The Sony Xperia Z5 continues where Sony left off with the Z3. The focus r...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2016 5 Comments

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