BROOK SABIN Scenic flights are normally full of overseas tourists; so airlines have slashed prices to get Kiwis interested. The best way to see New Zealand is by air. Flying around the jagged peaks of the Southern Alps, or admiring the tropical blues of Abel Tasman National Park, are some of the most spectacular views on offer. Before Covid-19, these scenic flights were typically full of international tourists. Now, operators are offering significant discounts to attract Kiwis, with flights starting from $49 $279 Milford Sound scenic flight Queenstown operator Milford Sound Scenic Flights has heavily discounted several trips, including its self-described "World's Best Scenic Flight." This takes off from Queenstown’s airport and starts with a journey over Skippers Canyon, home to the Shotover River. From there, it's a breathtaking flight over to Mt Aspiring National Park with countless mountains and more than 100 glaciers. READ MORE: The travel hot list: The Stuff … [Read more...] about Crazy travel deals: $49 flights and more deals to see New Zealand’s hidden gems
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Things have changed. In some cases they’ve changed a lot and may never be the same again. Many people are suffering as a result of the impacts of lockdowns and the border closures. Entire industries, like aviation and entertainment, have been profoundly affected. Some people are being forced to re-invent their lives as a result. Fears over Covid-19 are causing people to change their habits and re-evaluate their lives. Here are some of the main things we believe have changed since January this year. Face Masks The now ever-present face mask will be with us for a long time. In Asia, it was never uncommon to see people wearing face masks for traffic, air pollution, fears of disease or just as a fashion statement. In the Covid-era, mask wearing will now just become part of what we wear when in public spaces. When we leave home we’ll check if we have our keys, our wallet AND our face mask. Even when the government relaxes the current laws about the wearing of face masks, most … [Read more...] about Top 10 things that changed in Thailand during the Covid outbreak
Contents > MacBook Pro battery recall and flight ban > MacBook Pro (2016-2017) battery replacement > MacBook Air logic board issue > MacBook Pro display issues > MacBook, MacBook Pro & Air keyboard issues > MacBook Pro SSD recall to prevent data loss > Other problems with MacBooks > What to do if your Mac needs to be repaired There have been a number of issues with Apple's MacBook models over the years. In some cases Apple has service programs where it will fix your MacBook for free, in other cases the Macs have been recalled by Apple due to safety issues. We'll run through the various MacBook recalls - full details below. These service programs and recalls include the following: MacBook Pro battery recall MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook keyboard service MacBook Pro display backlight service MacBook Pro SSD service MacBook Pro battery replacement We'll also explain how you can know if … [Read more...] about MacBook recalls and repair programs – is your Mac included?
Given how frequently iPods and other portable media players are used in noisy environments, headphones that reduce some degree of outside noise have become popular accessories. Although there are several approaches to such noise reduction, today I take a look at nine full-size, noise-canceling headphones. Noise-canceling technology Headphones designed to reduce the amount of external noise that makes its way to your ears use one (or both) of two approaches: passive and active noise reduction. Passive noise reduction involves physically blocking noise from reaching your ears. Traditionally, this has been accomplished via larger headphones that completely surround your ears (a.k.a., circumaural designs), although over the past ten years or so, it has also found a popular solution in in-ear-canal headphones (a.k.a., “canalphones”), which fit deep in your ear canals like earplugs. Active noise reduction, on the other hand, aims to reduce the level of external noise via … [Read more...] about Review: Noise-canceling headphones
Have you ever stopped to think about just how far personal computing has come in a relatively short period of time? It’s not something I do often, but I recently did just that, mainly thanks to a bad video card in my Mac Pro. “What?, what’s the relationship between the two?” you’re probably thinking. Let me explain. Like my colleague Dan Frakes, I too had been experiencing video card problems with the ATI X1900XT in my Mac Pro. As long as I never pushed the card, everything was fine. But if I did something like try to play a bit of Need for Speed Carbon or X-Plane in my free time—or even use Quartz Composer to test some hints—the machine would usually lock up tight after some unpredictable amount of time. While there was no dust evident on the outside of my card, when I took off the heat sink, I found quite a bit of dust directly on the graphics processing chip ( see the dust ), which can’t be a good thing. Even after cleaning the dust out, my problems persisted. To make a long … [Read more...] about Flying through time