australia

  • Farewell Toyota: Australian Manufacturing ended today – Here’s some interesting facts and figures

    It’s a milestone day for Toyota in Australia, and a sad one for the staff – Toyota has officially ceased production of cars in Australia after more than half a century. 3,000 people attended a ceremony today at the Altona plant where Toyota Australia President Dave Buttner spoke glowingly...
  • Red or White? St Hugo has a new choice for both

    Sitting down for a meal the question will inevitably come up, the decision around the wine for the meal. Food types will scream in one direction or another; steak/shiraz, lamb/cabernet sauvignon, chicken/chardonnay and all of these can be debated, and more. So, best to keep your options open. St...
  • Australian Pricing & Release dates for ALL new Apple products

    Australia pricing & availability for all the new Apple products announced today is below: iPhone 8 (64GB): $1079 iPhone 8 (256GB): $1329 Cases from $55 Pre orders from Friday 15 Sept Available on Friday 22 Sept iPhone 8 Plus (64GB): $1229 iPhone 8 Plus (256GB): $1479 Cases from $59...
  • A Racing Series to Pay Attention to; Toyota 86

    As guests of Toyota, EFTM had the privilege to attend the Eastern Creek round of The Supercars Championship. As part of the weekend we also had the chance to experience the Toyota 86 Racing Series up close and personal. We had a lot to learn. Firstly, how does this...
  • Telstra expands 4G to 99 percent of Australia

    Telstra have today announced they have completed upgrades and enhancements to their mobile network, bringing 4G to 99 percent of Australia, while also preparing for an influx of support required for Internet of Things devices. Telstra COO Robyn Denholm describes these upgrades as enablers for consumers “With the boom...
  • NBN reaches 50% of Aussie homes: What, When, How, Why – all the NBN details you need

    A milestone was reached recently, with the NBN today announcing that more than half of all Australian homes are now ready for service and can order an NBN connection from a telco. That’s 5.7 million homes ready to make the switch and more than 80,000 new homes a week...
  • Pandora shutting down in Australia

    Streaming music service Pandora is pulling up stumps in Australia and will no longer work in Australia in just a few weeks. In a blow to the many who have signed up, or been streaming music from Pandora Aussie listeners simply won’t be able to listen any more. A...
  • All new Toyota Camry coming in November

    In just a few months, the all new Toyota Camry will hit the showrooms across Australia with a new look and some new technology under the hood. It’s the end of an era, as Toyota’s Australian Camry production ends, the new model will be fully imported, but Toyota are...
  • Blackberry KEYone Review – Available July in Australia: $899

    After months of teasing us with it, Blackberry’s relaunch device – the KEYone is finally coming to Australia and we’ve been putting it through its paces to see how it will stack up in the market. Available next month (July) from JB HiFi, the KEYone will set you back...
  • NBN now reaches five million homes

    While the politicians bleat and moan, the NBN team are getting on with the job at full speed with the broadband network now available in five million Aussie homes. The ramped up roll-out is thanks to the deployment of Fibre to the Node (FTTN) and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC...
  • Tesla expands supercharger network. WA added, QLD grows, NSW expands

    Tesla have announced a doubling down of their Supercharger network globally, growing from 5,000 at the end of this year to more than 10,000 on the roadmap. Superchargers are an important part of the Tesla ecosystem, with owners able to charge at home at all times, the idea of...
  • Samsung goes big on screen size: S8 and S8+ announced – Australian pricing

    After weeks of rumours, and leaks, Samsung have today revealed their next flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and they’re coming to Australia at the end of April. While all the attention has been and rightly so, Samsung’s terrible end to 2016 with exploding batteries in the...
  • Microsoft Surface Studio: Australian pricing and availability announced

    More than four months after it was announced as a product, Microsoft is expanding the availability of it’s all-in-one desktop Surface Studio outside the United States. Australians can now make pre-orders, with availability scheduled for the end of April (27th). Three variants will be sold in Australia, a Core...
  • Hisense goes premium: announces Series 8 & 9 Australian Pricing

    After a successful year with their ULED range in 2017, a year to the day since their ULED launch at last year’s Melbourne Grand Prix, Hisense are back announcing their premium Series 8 and 9 ULED TVs With pressure from consumers for a premium range and more importantly a...
  • Fox Sports launches 24 hour Australian Grand Prix Channel on Monday

    Fox Sports has announced a 24 hour a day Australian Grand Prix channel for the entire week leading up to the opening race of the F1 season. Sitting in the same slot familiar to F1 viewers – channel 506, the HD channel will feature every single practice, qualifying session...
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