Mobility

An effective mobile workforce relies the right mix of devices and business apps connected over a reliable network. Explore some of the small business and enterprise mobility solutions that could help you and your team get more done on the go.

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Productivity and the mobile workforce

Now that we can work from almost anywhere, requiring employees and other workers to come into the office may be a far less productive way of getting things done. Auttomatic, th...

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Sign Here: How to Seal the Deal on the Road

Chances are, the larger your business, the bigger the mountains of paperwork and admin that are necessary when closing deals and taking orders. But that doesn’t mean your sales...

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Take one tablet to cure 20 business problems

Once derided as an oversized iPod or a less functional netbook (remember them?) the tablet has become far more useful and adaptable than both. Discover 20 ingenious business uses for your tablet in our latest e-book. Contrary to popular belief, Microsoft and Lenovo partnered to produce the very first tablet PC as far back as 2000, using the Windows...

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Productivity and the mobile workforce

Now that we can work from almost anywhere, requiring employees and other workers to come into the office may be a far less productive way of getting things done. Auttomatic, th...

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Sign Here: How to Seal the Deal on the Road

Chances are, the larger your business, the bigger the mountains of paperwork and admin that are necessary when closing deals and taking orders. But that doesn’t mean your sales...

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Why a managed mobile fleet is a smart call

With mobile technology increasingly holding the key to efficient and profitable business operations, it’s time to take the management of this technology fleet seriously and imp...

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Tech evolution making upgrades more accessible

Time and money constraints can cause some business owners to sideline technology updates or resist the pull of new devices and trends. Yet the pace of tech developments has mad...

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Hard Yakka: Choosing a mobile device tough enough for the job

Today’s tradies need to dedicate a slot in their tool belts for what is becoming their most important tool – their mobile or tablet. Mobile technology has revolutionised the ...

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Tech review: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

Two-in-ones are increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Carrying a single device that can function as both a tablet and laptop offers much convenience, as devices like M...

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A week with the new Samsung Galaxy S7

The latest Samsung Galaxy S7 is now out in the hands of consumers and is making waves in the mobile market. But how does it stack up as a piece of everyday tech and as an evolu...

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The rise of BYOD: why flexibility needs security

Mobile device management systems are making bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies easier than ever, providing productivity, collaboration and security for Australian businesses...

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Tough gets mobile: Introducing the Telstra Tough Max™

Telstra’s Tough Max blends practicality, toughness and ease of use, making it a solid choice for tradies looking for a phone that can handle the work site. Every tradesperson h...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A: The budget tab for business

Samsung’s newest tablet delivers big bang for the buck, with a suite of features that can help improve productivity. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series was first introduced in 2010, a...

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Toshiba Portege Z20T-B

Toshiba’s Portégé Z20t-B is currently one of the slimmest and lightest full Windows 8.1 tablets around at just 8.8mm thin and 705g. It works equally well as a tablet or a noteb...

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Microsoft Surface 3

If it’s a tablet you’re after with the power and versatility of a laptop, but without the cost, look no further than the Surface 3.

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Asus Zenbook UX305

When it comes to a powerful but lightweight ultrabook, it’s hard to beat the ASUS Zenbook UX305 range. Ideal for working on the go, it measures only 12.3mm thin and 1.2kg and i...

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Tablet
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Tablet

At 13.3-inches, the Yoga 2 Pro’s Quad HD display is slightly larger than the average tablet, but that’s because hidden within the unit is a kickstand and projector. While the p...

Microsoft Lumia 640 And Lumia 640XL
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Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL

The Microsoft Lumia 640 stands out not just for the brightly coloured and interchangeable shell, its large, vibrant 5-inch screen and excellent 8 megapixel camera, but for its ...

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The top 5 business features of the HTC One M9

The HTC One M9 is the most recent of the manufacturers’ flagship phone, and many of its features give businesses something to smile about. The HTC One M9 is the newest in HTC's...

Samsung Galaxy S6
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Samsung Galaxy S6: Reach for the stars

Samsung’s newest flagship combines productivity and security to deliver a phone that works as hard as you do. Packed with features and protected by an enterprise-grade security...

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What can we expect from smartphones in 2015?

There are always bigger and better smartphones around the corner, but which major mobility trends should your business be watching closely in 2015?

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Top 5 iPad apps for your small business

Bought a new iPad for your business? Here are five apps that you should download immediately. Bulky notebooks have been steadily replaced by iPads in the workplace. From using ...

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Microsoft to give away Windows 10

Microsoft announced exciting new Windows 10 devices and a boatload of new features. Will it be enough to entice businesses to upgrade after the disjointed mess of Windows 8?

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The 3 best tablets of 2014

The popularity of tablets has played a pivotal role in the decline of the PC. Tablets offer a number of benefits over traditional notebooks – they are more portable, cheaper an...

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6 ways to get the most out of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Samsung’s latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, is one of the best tablets on the market with its stunning Quad HD (2560 x 1600) AMOLED display (offering a richer colour pa...

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The best smartphones of 2014

2014 was a banner year for smartphones with a number of notable releases from industry heavyweights such as Apple, Samsung and Sony. The year also sprung some surprises with le...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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The secret tips that will change how you use the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Smarter looks at a number of features the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers. We’ve dug inside every software crevice of the Note 4 and unearthed the real hidden gems. Here’s how you...

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5 productivity features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

This year’s version of the Korean giant’s flagship phablet (phones with screens bigger than five inches) is a real powerhouse of a smartphone. Here’s why you need to get your h...

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compacts
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6 tips and tricks for your Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Two important features you need from hard-working smartphones are power and resilience, two qualities you’ll get from the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Sony’s latest flagship ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G review

The Tab S range is Samsung’s new premium line of tablets, offering cutting edge features in a slim, eye-catching form factor. With the new SideSync feature, users with a Galaxy...

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Top 10 business features of Windows 10

If the consumer-focused Windows 8 left a bad taste in your mouth, the newly announced Windows 10 is likely to be a better fit for your work machine.

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Sony Xperia Z3 review

Sony has taken its popular Z2 smartphone and improved on it in almost every way. It’s thinner and lighter, at 7.3mm and 152g respectively, performance has beefed up with a 2.5G...

Apple iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus
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Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review

For iPhone fans, screen size envy is a thing of the past. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are literally the biggest change to the iPhone lineup in years, offering 4.7-inch a...

Microsoft Surface Pro 3
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

The Surface Pro 3’s screen is slightly larger than the typical tablet’s at 12.1-inch, but the extra wriggle room makes all the difference in turning it into a proper laptop rep...

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Nokia Lumia 830 review

Nokia took many of the features introduced in its flagship Lumia 930 smartphone and packaged them into the more affordable Lumia 830. The 930’s 5-inch ClearBlack display, integ...

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review

Samsung’s flagship phone is now available in a more compact edition called the Galaxy S5 mini. Almost all of the features that were introduced in its bigger brother are on boar...

Sony Xperia Z2 4G
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Sony Xperia Z2 4G review

The iPad Air has nothing on the Sony Xperia Z2. This 10.1-inch tablet boasts the skinniest frame on the market, measuring an astonishing 6.4mm thin. It’s also remarkably light ...

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The tablets helping STRIKEFORCE AMC's communications jump off the shelf

When STRIKEFORCE AMC chief Michael Bartholomew started looking for a mobile platform to connect his company, he knew it would pose some serious challenges. SRIKEFORCE AMC produ...

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7 tips and tricks for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Minimise management headaches with these time-saving iOS 8 shortcuts. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have been selling like hotcakes, shifting 10 million units on its openi...

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The best iPhone 6 cases for your business needs

Each person’s work conditions call for different requirements in a smartphone protector case. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly, heavy-duty or personalised case, we ...

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How Telstra IP telephony helped spinal injuries Australia

Flexible communications help Spinal Injuries Australia reinforce its client service. Spinal Injuries Australia is Queensland’s leading provider of high-quality services aimed a...

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Which iPhone should you buy?

With the release of the iPhone 6, a lot of small business owners will find themselves in a dilemma with which model to buy − the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus?

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Tablets or PCs: Which should your business cater to?

Nearly one in two Australians has both a tablet and a personal computer, but which is more popular for online activity? Read on to find out. Nearly one in two Australians has b...

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Meet The LG G3, The Multi-Tasking Master Of Smartphones

With an insanely sharp 2560 x 1440 resolution Quad HD display and unique rear controls on the back, LG’s latest flagship, the G3, certainly makes a statement.

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HTC One (M8) review

There are no two ways about it – the HTC One (M8) is a beautifully designed smartphone, between its brushed aluminium construction, curvy unibody frame and edge-to-edge glass d...

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Nokia Lumia 2520 review

Nokia’s first Lumia tablet brings some much-needed style to the Windows camp, offering the same beautifully designed hardware that its smartphones are famous for.

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Nokia Lumia 930 review

The stylish 930 is the latest addition to Nokia’s rapidly expanding Lumia line of smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Samsung’s newest flagship phone is the most advanced Galaxy yet, offering a built-in heart-rate monitor and integrated fingerprint scanner, as well as water resistance and a du...

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Toshiba Portege Z10t-B review

The Portégé Z10t-B’s flexible form factor gives the same productivity perks of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

Sony’s latest tablet brings impressive credentials to the table. It’s thin and light, water resistant and dustproof.

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Top 6 Mobile Desktop Gadgets

Looking for the sort of office that you can setup in less than five minutes and is light enough to carry around all day? We spend more of our lives than ever out of the office,...

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Wish List: 7 Important Features Of iOS 8

Apple made a real splash at their annual World Wide Developers Conference last week with the announcement of the next version of their mobile operating system, iOS 8.

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Shifting Into Top Gear For Rally Safety

When Motorsport Safety & Rescue works at rally and car dealer events, great communications out in the field can be a real life-saver.

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Test Drive: Google Nexus 5

Can’t decide between one Android phone and another?

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review

When it comes to getting work done on the road, nothing beats a trusty ThinkPad.

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Test Drive: Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Tablets are great for web browsing, checking email and running made-for-mobile apps, but if you want the full power and functionality of a desktop computer, the iOS and Android...

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Nokia Lumia 1320 review

Bigger screens usually mean larger price tags, but that’s not the case with the Lumia 1320.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition review

Samsung aims to replace your old-school day planner with its new digital equivalent, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. It looks like a day planner, with a leather-like backing...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

Want a cutting edge smartphone without the weighty baggage of a super-sized screen?

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3 Must-Have Accessories For Your Windows Phone

Here are three key accessories that every Windows Phone owner should have on hand to make running your business a little easier.

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4 Essential Accessories For Your iPhone

From wirelessly beaming presentations to digitising handwritten notes, here are four essential accessories for the mobile office.

5 handy tricks for your Google Nexus 5
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5 handy tricks for your Google Nexus 5

Google’s own Nexus 5 comes with the latest and greatest version of Android in the form of 4.4 KitKat. Here are a few handy tips that will make your smartphone even more useful ...

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Get more out of your Android Smartphone with 4 essential accessories

Device-specific or universal, here are the accessories that can take your Android smartphone to the next level.

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5 tech releases to help you worker smarter, not harder

From the most useful tools and gadgets to have when you’re working on the go to futuristic boardroom projectors, here are the technological wonders that could help you work sma...

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The Smartphones And Tablets You Need To Know About

We countdown the best new soon-to-be-released gadgets unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show 2014 (CES).

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5 Tips And Tricks For Your HTC One Max/HTC One

Remote locating and wiping, "Kid Mode", quick scrolling + more great tips for making the most of your HTC device.

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Is That A P.A. In Your Pocket?

The latest smartphones aren’t just clever by title. Advanced voice recognition and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence software allows smartphones to offer functionality t...

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Working Outdoors? Check Out These 3 Tough Tech Toys

If you work in the great outdoors, are a parent to little ones, or just happen to have clumsy fingers, you might find you're racing through smartphones. Here are three tough op...

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Out Of Juice? 7 Tips To Extend The Battery Life Of Your iOS 7 Device

Learn how you can improve your iPhone or iPad's battery life by changing your iDevice settings.

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The 6 Best Business Features Of iOS 7

The most useful features of iOS 7 make day-to-day business operations that much easier.

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How Tablets And Smartphones Are Keeping Small Businesses On The Move

Tablets and smartphones are game-changers for all kinds of businesses, and the mobility trend just keeps growing, says Alex Kidman.

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How AirWatch Helped Eastern Tree Services

Eastern Tree Service has been giving its young staff work-supplied technology for almost a decade, experimenting with Palm Pilot hand-helds before moving onto iPads just over t...