The Road Ahead : August 2014
ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 24 LIFESTYLE | TECH+GADGETS STAYING CONNECTED WITH GIZMO* CREATE APPOINTMENTS FOR DIFFERENT TIME ZONES NEED COMPUTER SUPPORT OR ADVICE? GIVE GIZMO A CALL ON 1300 275 449. REMEMBER THAT AS AN RACQ MEMBER, YOU'RE ENTITLED TO A 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT. IF YOU'RE ABOUT to travel for work or personal reasons and are trying to plan ahead by scheduling appointments or events for your trip, Microsoft Outlook has a handy time zone feature that will help you set these up in your destination's time rather than your local time. Here's how to use it: Step 1: Open Outlook, then create a new appointment in your calendar for the required date. Step 2: Go to the Appointment tab, then, under Options click on Time Zones. Step 3: You'll notice next to the Start time and End time there is now an additional drop down menu. Scroll down until you find your destination. Do this for both the start and end times. (Note: If you're scheduling travel time in your calendar, then the time zone in your start destination may differ to your end destination). Step 4: Save and Close your appointment. TIP: Outlook uses your Windows clock to schedule appointment times. To avoid any confusion when you arrive at your destination, keep your computer's clock set to your home time rather than changing it to the local time. Then use an alternative, such as a watch, to keep track of local time. THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEP 2014 check out: compact system cameras Making it easy to take amazing photos, the Nikon 1 J2 is equipped with an advanced hybrid AF system, lightning- quick EXPEED 3 image processor, built- in flash and full HD movie recording. Creative Mode lets you choose your desired effect from eight options and Smart Photo Select the best shot. Comes complete with a NIKKOR 1 10- 30mm lens and can be used with the extensive line-up of NIKKOR lenses on the FT1 adapter, (RRP $799). nikon.com.au The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the entry- level model in the popular OM-D range. Featuring a metal body, the E-M10 continues the ultra-portable stylish design of its higher-range counterparts as well as inheriting the 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruPic VII image processor for excellent image quality. Features a built-in flash, tilting touch LCD display, WiFi function for easy sharing and remote access, and comes with a 14-42mm EZ lens, (RRP $999). olympus.com.au The Canon EOS M is a compact dynamo featuring an 18-megapixel APS-C image sensor, DIG!C 5 image processor and Hybrid CMOS AF system. Control your shots with the 3.0-inch LCD touch screen and a range of shooting modes. Available in single and twin lens kits, with dedicated EF-M lenses, and compatible with more than 60 EF and EF-S lenses. (EOS M Twin Lens Kit: RACQ members $679.95, non-members $749.95). racq.com/shop The smart, retro-styled FUJIFILM X-A1 offers exceptional functionality, including a large APS-C CMOS sensor, tiltable high definition 3-inch LCD monitor, built-in flash and wireless image transfer. Available in three colours -- black, blue and red -- the X-A1 comes equipped with a compact and lightweight XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS kit lens, and is compatible with the entire X Series Fujinon XF and XC lens line up (RRP $599). fujifilm.com.au FEATURING INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES, THESE CAMERAS ARE A LIGHTWEIGHT ALTERNATIVE TO DIGITAL SLRS.
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