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Apple’s iPhone Turns 8 Today

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Eight years ago today, Apple unveiled the first ever iPhone.  At the launch event, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs told the audience: “Today, we’re introducing three revolutionary products… the first one is a wide-screen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone.  And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device.
“These are not three separate devices,” he told the audience at MacWorld, adding “This is one device and …

Lobby Bar – January 9: A Bite of Apple, Sunny and Subzero, Ultimate Hand Gestures, and Unconscious Flying

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The Lobby Bar – A bizarre and mostly inaccurate Summary of FBT News and Views
Please fly. We’ll pay you. United is upset that you’re not taking free flights – so upset, in fact, that it is suing a 22-year-old web developer for $75,000 in tantrum compensation.
Good practice. Check out our tips on how to write better e-mail in 2015. Make sure to keep e-mail short and to the point, and sprinkle a …

Apple Sued Over Missing Storage Space on iPhones and iPads

Apple Sued Over Missing Storage Space on iPhones and iPads

The phone call to Apple tech support went something like this when the first iPhone 6 arrived at Frequent Business Traveler: “Hi. I’m setting up my new 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus but some of my storage seems to be missing. I only see that I have a total of 11.8 GB total.”
It turns out that others were wondering the same thing. A class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday alleges …

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 …

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 …