Telstra switches on 150 public Wi-Fi hotspots, offering free access

Telstra has switched on 150 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country today, offering free public internet access in parks, beaches and city centres. The move is part of a bid to create Australia’s largest public Wi-Fi network, with as many as 2 million hotspots spread across major cities and smaller regional centres within 5 years. Of those, …

The best Surface yet is more than a tablet, less than a laptop

The Good The Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter than the previous two versions, despite having a larger 12-inch display and higher screen resolution. A new kickstand makes it easier to set up and use, and the keyboard cover remains a best-in-class example. The Surface Pro 3 is now optimized for a digital pen, which …

BMW to replace Nokia Symbian phones with 57,000 Microsoft Lumias

  Automobile manufacturer, BMW, has been reported to be acquiring 57,000 Lumia smartphones for its employees, to replace older Nokia devices running on Symbian. According to German site WPArea, a decision was taken during the meeting of the BMW Work Council regarding the replacement of the older Symbian phones with Microsoft’s Lumias. The majority of …

Beam your laptop or tablet screen to your TV

Review Date: 25 October 2014 The Good Setup is simple and quick, if your devices are up-to-date. It uses standard Miracast technology that works with Windows computers and some Android devices, without needing a traditional Wi-Fi network. The Bad Similar devices, including Google’s Chromecast, cost less. Be prepared to bring your own power supply if you don’t have …