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Exclusive Interview and First Look: BMW’s All-New BMW Connected Mobility App

The app will automatically start the car's navigation with the desired destination.

BMW of North America announced a new complete new BMW Connected app at the Microsoft Build developer conference Thursday. The new app is intended to go beyond typical vehicle functionality and integrate (and ingratiate) itself into the driver’s schedule and daily routine.
Frequent Business Traveler sat down with Randy Cavaiani, director of partner and product marketing at BMW, to discuss the implications of BMW Connected as well as what the future …

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition – Review

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I’ll admit it: I’m team Android.  Friends and family, as well as much of the FBT staff, are baffled by my devotion to Apple computers in view of my reluctance to embrace the iPhone.  Having used both Android and iOS platforms extensively, I definitely like the iPhone experience, but I love the variety in Android products and the open interface that the operating system brings.
There are pros and cons to …

United Airlines Expands In-Flight Entertainment Options on Some Regional Jets

United Airlines Expands In-Flight Entertainment Options on Some Regional Jets

United Airlines announced it is launching complimentary personal device entertainment options as part of its United Private Screening system.  The service includes new movies as well as HBO shows that can be streamed to mobile devices on two-cabin United Express regional jets.
Passengers can view films such as “Birdman,” “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and the “Taken” trilogy as well as “The Lego Movie,” and episodes of HBO series including …

Corinthia Hotels Debuts New Meeting Management App

Corinthia Hotels Debuts New Meeting Management App

Corinthia Hotels announced the launch of its new meeting management app for event organizers.
The app, called “Corinthia Hotels,” provides information on each of the nine Corinthia properties, including the bars, restaurants, and spas, as well as various top attractions in the cities.  The app also gives an overview of the hotels’ latest offers, and has a “Book My Room” feature.
Event organizers can also use the app to stay in touch …

LoungeBuddy to Unveil Apple Watch App

LoungeBuddy to Unveil Apple Watch App

LoungeBuddy, makers of an eponymously-named travel app that locates and recommends airline lounges at specific airports based on user-defined criteria, announced plans to release an Apple Watch app.
The app, which will become available on Friday, April 24, will give users much of the functionality that is currently available in the company’s iOS and Android versions.
Features include profiles and information about lounges for which day passes may be purchased; a list …

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW announced it will launch the ConnectedDrive Store, an in-vehicle app and services store.  The store will launch in the spring of 2015.
ConnectedDrive Store will offer drivers the opportunity to purchase apps and services from within iDrive, the system used to control most secondary functions such as navigation and entertainment within the vehicle.
BMW is the first automaker to offer an in-vehicle store, which resembles app stores for Apple iOS and …

Harvard Study Confirms Late-Night Use of Smartphones and Tablets Adversely Impacts Sleep, Alertness

Harvard Study Confirms Late-Night Use of Smartphones and Tablets Adversely Impacts Sleep, Alertness

A Harvard Medical School study confirms that using a device such as a smartphone or tablet before going to bed will disrupt sleep patterns, something that will come as no surprise to regular readers of Frequent Business Traveler magazine.
The type of artificial light emitted by iPhones, Android devices, and iPads, namely blue wavelengths emitted by fluorescent and LED lights, disturbs the body’s circadian rhythm or internal clock, which is accustomed …