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Apple iPhone 6 One-Week Review and Report

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The past week was undoubtedly quite busy at Apple as it began putting its new and larger iPhones in the hands of millions of customers on Friday. Apple said it received more than four million orders of for the new models, considerably more than the number of devices it had set aside for preorders. Lines continued at Apple stores around the country over the weekend.
While it’s too soon to pass …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: September 20, 2014

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It’s the last weekend of summer.  Naturally, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may have missed over the past week.  Here are five stories that are worth adding to your reading list.
1.)  Paul Riegler takes an in-depth look at Apple’s new iPhone 6 and the new iOS 8 operating system.  Find out about Wi-Fi calling, credit card scanning, monitoring battery …

Lobby Bar – September 19: When Cows Fly, Utopian Cars, Internet Truth Serum, and Propositions in Envelope

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The Lobby Bar – An Absolutely Crass Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Staying safe in Texas.  Join Karin Sun for a tour of Dallas (you know, that place in Texas where you always have layovers).  General tips include visiting the Texas School Book Depository building, hiding your I © Obama pin, pretending to be a cowboy for a day, and avoiding grassy knolls.
Safe until a data breach.  Apple’s newest …

Apple iPhone 6 and iOS 8 – What You Need to Know and Review

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For many people, the next big thing in tech is the new Apple iPhone 6. Indeed, the day the iPhone went on sale, Apple experienced “a record number of preorders overnight,” according to a spokesman. For those who can’t quite justify an upgrade or contractually aren’t eligible for one, there’s no need to suffer iPhone 6 envy. The vast majority of the functionality that millions of people will get come …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: September 13, 2014

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It’s the weekend.  Once again, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may not have had time to read over the past week.  Here are five stories that are worth putting on your reading list:
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Louis Hotel in Munich, Germany.  The hotel was difficult to locate but the good food and service and a prime location in …

Lobby Bar – September 12: Goldilocks Sleeps Well, Catapulting Fruit, Comfort Crashing, and Overweight Aircraft

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The Lobby Bar – A Mockingly Deviant Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Time Compression. How much in-flight service can an airline squeeze into an hour-long flight? Jonathan Spira flies from New York to Montreal in Air Canada’s Business Class cabin, where he somehow consumes three meals and manages a four-hour nap in under 48 minutes. Fortunately, he wasn’t offered a thin mint.
Goldilocks and the three pillows. Christian Stampfer peruses …

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Apple introduced new phones, new software, and new devices at a launch event on Tuesday.
The long-awaited smartwatch, named the Apple Watch, is essentially a miniaturized computer with a wristband.  It is capable of traditional tasks such as maps and messaging and also adds health and fitness monitoring.
The new phones, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, have much larger displays than the current iPhone, measuring 4.7” and 5.5” diagonally (the current …