Auf Wiedersehen BMW i3, Volvo Wagons, and Toyota Land Cruiser: Cars That Won’t Be Returning for 2022

by Anna Breuer

As the New Year approaches, we can look back at the many new cars that were introduced over the course of 2021, ranging from the BMW iX, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Mercedes-Benz EQS, while making note of the many models that have been discontinued over the past year or so.
What follows is a list of vehicles whose demise has been officially announced by the manufacturer.  Indeed, the automotive …

Friday is Christmas Eve, Saturday is Christmas Day: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

by Jesse Sokolow

Saturday is Christmas, a holiday that once again will marked by smaller celebrations in order to keep friends and family safe from the coronavirus.  While people in English-speaking countries greet one another with Happy or Merry Christmas, the greeting in Austria and Germany is Frohe Weihnachten, and in France it is Joyeux Noël.  Meanwhile, the holiday is a religious and cultural celebration for billions of people.
In addition to Christmas Day …

Tuesday’s Winter Solstice Marks Shortest Day of the Year

by Anna Breuer

Today, Tuesday, December 21, marks the winter solstice, the day of the year with longest night and fewest hours of daylight. The solstice is an astronomical phenomenon where the northern portion of the Earth’s axis is tilted furthest away from the sun, and takes place at the same time everywhere on earth.
In 2021, the solstice will occur at 10:58 a.m. EST, hence 9:58 a.m. CST, 8:58 a.m. MST, and 7:58 …

You Can Feel Comfortable Enjoying the Holidays with Friends and Family If You Do This, Says Dr. Fauci

by Paul Riegler

The coronavirus pandemic is once again upending people’s yearend holiday plans as the highly transmissible omicron variant rears its ugly head.
Countries are closing borders and going into lockdown while, in the United States, Broadway theaters are putting performances on pause when members of the theater company test positive, and positivity rates are skyrocketing.
How then should people navigate the upcoming holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas, Silvester, and New Year’s Day.
Dr. Anthony …

Apple Introduces Enhanced Maps to CarPlay In-Vehicle Infotainment System

by Jonathan Spira

Apple released the latest version its Apple CarPlay Maps app Monday.  CarPlay is Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
The update is included in the release of iOS 15.2.
With the upgrade, CarPlay Maps gains enhanced detail for multiple cities including London, Los Angeles, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The updated maps gain road details such as turn lanes, medians, taxi lanes, bike …

2021 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition

by The Editors

It’s time to throw another log on the fire, sit back, and find the perfect gift for the diamond guest in your life. Finding it may present more of a challenge than a backed up airport security checkpoint, but help is here in the form of the 2021 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide Diamond Edition.
We at Frequent Business Traveler have scoured the field of holiday gifts for all budgets, …

Apple AirTags Linked to Auto Thefts

by Jonathan Spira

Authorities in Canada are warning that car thieves are using Apple AirTags to track and steal highly-desirable vehic
Authorities in Canada are warning that car thieves are using Apple AirTags to track and steal highly-desirable vehicles.
Police officials in York, a large district in Toronto, issued a news release warning of the trend, saying they had uncovered at least five vehicles stolen via this method since September.
“Investigators with the York Regional Police …