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Survey: Which Apps Do You Use Most for Travel?

Google Maps, Apple Maps, WhatsApp, Uber, and Google Translate are all apps that many travelers use on the road.
Indeed it’s rare to find a frequent traveler without an Apple or Android smartphone in hand and experience tells us that each traveler has his favorite apps that lessen the burden of traveling and add to the travel experience.
Frequent Business Traveler and GlobeRunner Insights want to find out which apps frequent travelers …

United Airlines to Introduce ‘Premium Plus’ International Premium Economy Cabin

United Airlines to Introduce ‘Premium Plus’ International Premium Economy Cabin

United Airlines said Thursday it plans to add a true premium economy offering to its international fleet.
The airline announced the news via a memo to employees, promising “more space, comfort, and amenities.”
While United did not go into specifics, it did say that meals will be served on china, passengers will be provided complimentary alcoholic beverages and receive a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket, pillow, and amenity kit.
American Airlines was the first …

Essay: How Tech Has Changed How We Travel

When I first began traveling across the globe with my parents, the biggest concern they had was bringing sufficient batteries for photo flash units and also ensuring that exposed film didn’t pass through x-ray machines at security checkpoints. All I had to do was bring along my 35mm SLR, a few paperbacks and many car magazines to read, and I was all set.
Of course, I had to choose my shots …

Wireless Charging and the New Apple iPhones: Is it a Game Changer?

One of most-hyped features included with Apple’s three latest iPhones – the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X – is wireless charging. Before I came to experience wireless charging on a regular basis, I truly thought it was mostly smoke and mirrors. I was happy to find out I was mistaken as this may be one of the most underrated yet useful new features I’ve come across in …

It’s a Spider Monkey. It’s a Strudel. It’s the Humble At Sign

Until the advent of the Internet, the humble pastry-like @ symbol had been relegated to a very specific and unglamorous task. That is, until e-mail inventor Ray Tomlinson came along and, in 1971, used @ to separate an individual’s user name from the name of their e-mail server, a scheme that has been in use ever since.
While English speakers read the at sign, or @, aloud as “at,” that isn’t …

Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time for 2017 Ends this Sunday

Daylight Saving Time will end this Sunday, November 5, at 2 a.m. local time, in most parts of the United States and Canada. Clocks should be set back by one hour.
In the European Union, Summer Time (called British Summer Time, or BST, in the United Kingdom and Sommerzeit in Austria and Germany) ended last Sunday, the last Sunday of October. This discrepancy in times left the United States out of …

How to Quickly Set Up Your New iPhone 8 or X Using iOS 11’s New ‘Quick Start’ Upgrade Tool

The excitement of getting a shiny new phone quickly wears off once the setup process begins. Will my accounts and contacts transfer? Will I lose messages or photos? What am I forgetting to address?
Apple recognized that the process, until now, has been less than easy and straightforward and introduced a new setup procedure called Quick Start with its recently introduced mobile operating system, iOS 11. Quick Start makes setting up …