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

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

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

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

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 …

5 Tips to Extend Apple iPhone Battery Life

If you’ve become frustrated by your iPhone’s battery capacity, you aren’t alone. The more functionality and apps the device uses, the more power it consumes, and the amount of time the device will operate before it requires a charge may be severely limited.
For most users, what really drains the battery are some small, power hungry features that they may not even know exist and could, for the most part, do …

Apple Debuts New Operating Systems

Apple Debuts New Operating Systems

Apple unveiled its new desktop and mobile operating systems, OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Both systems improve on concepts introduced in previous incarnations, but also introduce a variety of new apps and features.
iOS 8 features the Photos app and the iCloud Photo Library, which gives users access to photos and videos across a range of devices, as well as smart editing tools that automatically update edits on all enabled …