In a decision that will most certainly prove to set a precedent for all American airports and that draws a very clear line in the sand, the FCC has rejected the assertions of Logan International Airport (Boston) officials who have maintained that they have the right to prevent Continental Airlines from running its own free WiFi network in its airport lounge. Not surprisingly, you can follow the money on this one. Logan provides WiFi passes to travelers for $8 per day. The Globe's Peter J. Howe reports: A two-year effort by Logan International Airport officials to shut down private alternatives to the airport's $8-a-day wireless Internet service was decisively rejected yesterday by federal regulators, who blasted airport officials for raising bogus legal and technological arguments. The Federal Communications Commission unanimously sided with Continental Airlines Inc. in a challenge Continental brought. The FCC ruled the airline has a clear right to offer WiFi access in its … [Read more...] about FCC sets airport WiFi precedent. Battle lines drawn?
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For a couple months, Google is set to give away wireless internet access on Virgin Airlines in the United States beginning November 10th. Whether it's using Gmail to confirm an airport pick up time with your brother, doing some last minute gift shopping for your niece on Google Product Search or searching Google.com for a good sweet potato pie recipe before touchdown — we hope this makes it a bit easier to stay connected with family and friends while you're up in the air. -- Google Blog Free internet on planes is one thing that I'm sure people at one time have wished existed. Not only do most flights have no internet, but opening your computer with WiFi turned on is a huge mistake if you listen to the warnings they give you pre-flight. Now that I think about it, does this type of thing actually interfere with airplane communications still? … [Read more...] about Free WiFi from Google
Can the popularity of Facebook give in-flight WiFi a boost in business? Seven airlines are betting that it can - and they're partnering with Gogo Inflight Internet on a promotion to give away free access to the popular social networking site for travelers. Though in-flight WiFi services have been around for some time, analysts say that 10 percent or fewer of the passengers are actually using it, according to a USA Today report. Gogo teamed with Google during the holidays to offer free WiFi on Virgin, American Airlines and AirTran flights. This Facebook promotion brings in United Airlines, US Air, Delta Airlines and Alaska Airlines. In-flight WiFi services are limited on some flights, not supporting things like video or audio streaming. Equipping airplanes with WiFi Internet is an expensive undertaking and takes a big investment. At the same time, Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief marketing officer told USA Today that the company was sensitive about how much travelers would be willing … [Read more...] about Inflight Web service hopes to boost interest with free Facebook access
I travel on a plane an average of at least once a month and usually take along a tablet, currently my fantastic iPad Mini with Retina display , to watch movies or TV shows I rented for the trip. Patently Apple reports that United Arilines will be rolling out an iOS 7 service in April where passengers can choose from over 150 movies and 200 TV shows to watch for free during the flight. United flyers will need to download and install the United Airlines app to their iOS 7 iPhone or iPad prior to boarding the airplane. The LA Times reports that laptop owners may also be able to access this content via a browser plug-in that delivers some content. United Airlines has not yet posted the news on its website or made the updated application available to find out all the service particulars. Android and other mobile operating system users will not be able to access this content. Hawaiian Airlines offers iPad minis for in-flight entertainment and if this service on United is popular and works … [Read more...] about United Airlines to offer free in-flight movies and TV shows to iOS users
Depending upon the person you are talking with, iPad is either cool (CEO/CFO types c.2010), running the business (delusional sales people, c. 2011) or as seems now to be its real purpose - saving paper and airline pilot's aching limbs. Earlier today, Suzanne Tindal reported that Qantas pilots are being issued with 64GB iPads . The deal is sized at 2,200 units. The report includes some oddities. Tindal says: The devices will replace the flight plans, manuals and forms, and will keep pilots up to date with flight data. Two apps have also been created specifically for pilot use: a charts app created by Boeing subsidiary Jeppeson, and a Qantas-built app to provide other flight information. Last year, Next Web reported that United was taking on 11,000 iPads. Again, Jeppeson is the primary software supplier. So far so good. Then we get to the Qantas PR: "The revolutionary capabilities of iPad technology, combined with the powerful customised apps, give our pilots the ability to … [Read more...] about Qantas gets iPads. So did United. So what?
posted on 10 Mar 2013, 12:34 51 1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered) Looks like AA finally choosing the right phone posted on 10 Mar 2013, 12:37 7 2. sintruder (Posts: 135; Member since: 30 Aug 2012) I think they should also consider the sony xperia tablet z in the future. posted on 10 Mar 2013, 12:44 23 4. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013) No digitizer posted on 10 Mar 2013, 12:38 30 3. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013) Wait?! What happened to the iphone and ipad just working unlike those crappy Samsung products that don't work, die after 5 months, feel like cheap plastic, creak etc.? posted on 10 Mar 2013, 16:33 9 24. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009) iPhone is too small and iPad is too large for flight attendants to carry, so Galaxy Note 2 is the right size and pocket friendly for all businesses. posted on 10 Mar 2013, 17:20 1 28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010) iPad … [Read more...] about Comments for : Why American Airlines bought 17,000 Samsung GALAXY Note II units instead of the Apple iPad
posted on 23 Nov 2013, 22:51 7 1. mturby (unregistered) there is no need to make phone calls from a plane. cmon guys, that can wait! + u will be able to concentrate on whatever u r doing, reading, playing on ur android, sleeping, its not a big deal. do we really really really need to call people 24/7?..ps i have never taken a flight before xD posted on 24 Nov 2013, 02:38 0 5. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012) I agree, but most people just can't live with their phones switched off… as soon as the plane touches down, they start texting, they must have something really important to say… people can't turn the phone off even while they're watching a movie or a show in a theatre, look at the people around you next time… chances are that many of them will follow their facebook feed more than the movie. It has become a sort of obsessive-compulsive disorder for many...they just feel bad if they can't use the phone, just as a smoker needs to smoke a … [Read more...] about Comments for : Dear FCC and airlines: Please do not let me make phone calls on a plane
This will enable people to use their Wi-Fi enabled laptop or PDA to get a broadband wireless Internet connection at more than 2,300 T-Mobile HotSpot locations across the country.Consistent with its Get More promise to provide the best value in wireless, new and existing T-Mobile customers can now add theToday’s announcement marks an important step in executing onâ€œWith more than 10 million customers, T-Mobile is uniquely positioned to drive awareness about the convenience and reliability of Wi-Fi to a broad group of business customers and consumers alike,â€said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager for T-Mobile HotSpot. â€œWith one bill, one service provider and a superior rate plan, Wi-Fi takes Get MoreÃ¢ to the next level and rewards ourcustomers with the ultimate value in wireless.â€T-Mobile will promote the new Wi-Fi feature to its customers in T-Mobile stores and to its existing customer base … [Read more...] about T-Mobile adds ‘bundle’ to WiFi service
Somewhere over Nebraska, 32,000 feet above a cornfieldthe length of ten football fields, it hits you: you neglectedto send your system administrator a critical e-mail before yourplane left the runway.Related on CIO.comAnIntroduction to WirelessDecidingWhen to Upgrade to 802.11nNo network connection, and lots of frustration. Soon, however, thanks to one upstart vendor and at least twoeager commercial airline carriers, connecting to the Internetin mid-air will be as easy as it is at your neighborhood Starbucks.The vendor, named Row44, is at the center of a renewedeffort to bring pay-per-use, hotspot-style broadbandWiFiconnectivity to airline passengers.John Guidon, the company’s CEO and co-founder, saysthe technology is an innovation whose time has arrived; aservice that takes advantage of existing infrastructure toprovide a valuable resource to passengers who’ve wantedit for years.“We always knew that at some point this would have tobe a reality,” says Guidon, … [Read more...] about WiFi on Southwest, Alaska Airlines Flights Set to Take Off
Ever since the advent of technology and digitization of the entire US infrastructure, hacking researchers have made it one of their goals to establish the weaknesses and loopholes in the system. They have proven their point by hacking into the systems they believed were insecure. Their practice of approach was of course not suitable since they were committing cyber crime themselves and declaring their results to general public. Their approach damaged the credibility of the institutes they attacked. Institutes that afford excellent lawyers who prosecuted the hackers for unlawful hacking and divulging company information. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock For hackers, it serves as a fuel to their motivation to prove that when companies would rather cover up their errors instead of listening to them and prosecuting them in return, the hackers declared their claims publicly on media forums and conferences while companies assured customers and users that their … [Read more...] about United Airlines Offers Bounties To Anyone Who Finds Security Bugs