5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 20, 2014

For FBT, Accura Group

Believe it or not, Hanukkah is here and Christmas is right around the corner. Once again, it’s time to catch up on important Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that may be of interest to you.
1.) A new FBT reader contest is giving two readers a chance to win $100 in LoungeBuddy credits. Simply like the post on Frequent Business Traveler’s Facebook …

Apple Names Apps and Games of the Year

Apple Names Apps and Games of the Year

Apple published its apps and games of the year, a list of what it considers the best apps available for the iPhone, and iPad, as well as for Mac.  Apple’s top pick for the iPhone was Elevate, an app that helps users improve memory and focus.  Next on the list was Instagram’s Hyperlapse, which turns shaky videos into time lapses.
The top game was Threes!, a puzzle game, followed by Leo’s …

Apple iPhone T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling – Review and Report

Apple iPhone T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling – Review and Report

One of the features that iPhone users have missed out on in recent years was the ability of Wi-Fi Calling, the ability to place and receive phone calls using Wi-Fi to connect to a mobile operator when there was little or no signal available.
The capability, known as UMA or Unlicensed Mobile Access, has been available for years from T-Mobile for almost all phones, from BlackBerry to Android. Apple, however, refused …

Lobby Bar – October 24: Talking with Strangers, Unhappy Campers, and Forsaken Bodies of Water


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Guys? It’s me, Bond. Jeremy Del Nero (that’s me!) dons a Moto 360 smartwatch in an attempt to become James Bond. While I can now shoot lasers out of my left wrist, I seem to be missing out on the hordes of women who should be throwing themselves at me.
Swapperoo. Paul Riegler goes on a Safari with Apple’s …

Apple Mac OS X Yosemite Review and Report


If perhaps you found a phone call unexpectedly ringing on your MacBook, there’s no cause for worry. You haven’t been hacked. It’s merely Apple’s new operating systems, iOS 8 and Yosemite, at work.
With Yosemite and iOS 8, the two operating systems can work together, something Apple calls “Continuity.” Indeed, what Apple now offers is the best realization of what the telecoms industry calls “unified communications.” This term, which has been …

Lobby Bar – October 10: A PB&J in Paris, the Twin Paradox, Superfuel, and Food From Above


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Size 18XL. Karin Sun takes us on a tour of Romantic, Shakespearean Verona, beginning in the Piazza Bra. The space is home to a number of shops and cafes, and not, as commonly believed, the world’s largest support undergarment for women. Historians later found out that such a bra does in fact exist, and belonged to the late …

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – Review and Report


The demand for the new Apple iPhone 6 existed long before the iPhone 6 Plus reached retail stores. Indeed, many colleagues lusted after it. The big 5.5” screen, larger capacity battery, optical image stabilization were all cited as factors. They are flying off the shelves in the lucky stores that managed to get inventory, given that Apple significantly underestimated demand. One T-Mobile store manager, who runs a busy store in …