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Is NSW's Decision To Ban Hands-Free Phones For P-Platers Clever Or Dumb?

From December 1, all provisional licence holders in NSW will be banned from using their phones in any way while driving. This includes accessing GPS applications while the phone is secured in a hands-free cradle. The state government is hoping this blanket ban will reduce fatalities among new drivers who are statistically eight times more likely to have a car accident than fully licenced drivers. Is this a win for road safety or will it just lead to even more problems?


Protect Delicate Dresses When You Travel By Packing Them In Tissue Paper

Dresses with delicate embellishments like sequins, beading or lace need extra care when being transported, but carrying a garment bag in addition to your luggage is a pain. Use tissue paper to protect your dress so you can pack it in your suitcase.


Google Maps Debuts A Clean New Look And 'Areas Of Interest' Feature

In their latest update, Google Maps is making it easier for you to find your way around, and spot areas nearby that have fun things to do.


Google Maps Gives You A Wi-Fi Only Option, Warns You About Mass Transit Delays

In the near future (or now, if you’re lucky) Google Maps will be able to let you know when there’s a major slowdown on your local public transit. You can also force Google Maps to only use data when you have Wi-Fi.


Keep Necklaces From Tangling By Packing Them In Cling Wrap

Necklaces tangle easily, especially during travel, and untangling them is frustrating. Pack them in cling wrap to keep each necklace separate and ready-to-wear once you arrive at your destination.


Top 9 YouTube Channels To Inspire You To Get Outside

The weather is improving — slowly — and your urge to venture outside grows. Whether it’s a huge national park or just a green space closer to home, here are some channels that will inspire you to get out and explore.


Hopper Updates With Personalised Flight Deal Recommendations

iOS/Android: The Hopper app has consistently been a useful, go-to tool for travellers looking for the best deal. This week, they announced personalised flight deal recommendations, a feature that will make it even easier to find the best prices on travel.


Passport Map Shows You All The Countries You Can Visit With Or Without A Visa

Depending on the passport you hold, it can be a breeze to visit another country, or it can be a maddening process that takes months of paperwork, clearance, visits to consulates or embassies and the risk of getting denied anyway. Passport Map can help you figure out what you’re in for before you plan a trip.


Google Maps Makes It Easier To Suggest Edits, Share Details About Places

Today, Google officially announced a few new tools rolling out to Google Maps. Now, it’s easier to suggest edits to locations on Maps, add places that don’t exist and suggest or confirm details about a place you’re visiting.


TripAdvisor Now Collects Airline Reviews You Can Use Before You Book

Just like Yelp reviews give you a glimpse at what kind of experience you’ll have at a restaurant, TripAdvisor now collects airline reviews that you can use when booking with a new airline. You’ll get an idea of what you’re in for so you can be prepared to deal with it, or decide not to book with that airline.


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