Tips, Tricks, And How To Use Your Phone Cheaply When You Travel Overseas

I’m currently backpacking around the world. I left the U.S. last week and I’m currently in New Zealand. From here, I’ll head to Southeast Asia, followed by India, Dubai, and Russia, before coming home in June. However, I’m still connected to my friends, family, and ZAGGblog by way of my iPhone 5S, which I brought [...]


This Gadget Will Track Your Luggage While You Travel

Lost luggage. If you travel with any frequency, chances are, you’ve had an airline (or a train, or bus) lose your bags at least once. If not you, you probably know someone who has experienced this stress. It’s a painful experience. For me, it’s only happened once, but I will not soon forget waiting at [...]


Satellite Connected ‘Iridium GO!’ WiFi Hotspot Gives You Calls, Text, And Web Anywhere

Leading satellite communications manufacturer Iridium is launching the first satellite-connected WiFi hotspot in the coming months, giving travelers of the boondocks connectivity on their existing smartphones, laptops, and other connected devices, that terrestrial wireless networks can’t provide. Iridium builds and sells the top-rated satellite phones in the world, and maintains the broadest communications satellite constellation [...]


Google Releases Sights Map, An Interactive Map Of Most Photographed Places On Earth

Next time you set out on vacation, Google’s new Sightmap will help you find the “must see” places around your destination. The heat-map shown above is the worldwide view of the most photographed locations around the globe. You can zoom in and pan around on the map to find a specific location, then check out [...]


How To: Create Custom Maps With Google Maps

For all those times you need to create customized maps with specific points of interest, stops along a route, or numerous locations, Google Maps Engine is a dream come true. It’s been around for a while, but I thought I’d take the time to give you a simple tutorial on using it. I’m working on [...]


Use iMessage from Takeoff to Landing on Southwest Airlines Flights for Just $2 Bucks

Good news for those of you who travel with Southwest Airlines: for just $2 bucks, the airline will enable iMessage on your iPhone or iPad (running iOS 5 or later) so you can keep in touch with your friends, family, and co-workers from gate to gate. If your flight is a short one, it might [...]


GoGo Will Soon Let You Send Texts and Receive Calls From 30,000 Feet

Brace yourselves: GoGo’s in-flight Internet service is about to let that annoying seatmate next to you use his phone. Beginning later this year or the first quarter of 2014, GoGo’s new Talk & Text service will begin launching on commercial airlines here in the U.S. You’ll be able to use the GoGo app for iOS [...]


FAA Confirms What We Already Knew: Your iPad Is Safe On The Plane

The FAA announced today that it is changing the restrictions surrounding use of personal electronic devices aboard commercial airplanes. We’ve been following these developments since early last year and we’re excited to see progress actually being made from a government agency. According to the FAA news release: The FAA based its decision on input from [...]


FAA Committee: Use of Electronic Devices Is Safe On Planes, Even During Takeoff And Landing

In a report earlier this week,  the Wall Street Journal published the findings of an advisory committee to the FAA. The results are much of what most of us expected: “passengers can safely use hand-held electronic devices, including those connected to onboard Wi-Fi systems, during all portions of flights on nearly all US airliners.” While [...]


Google Is Looking For Brave Travelers To Extend The Reach Of Google Maps

Do you consider yourself an adventurous traveler?  Google is looking for brave travelers who don’t require Gucci suitcases, air-conditioning, or regular showers.  These travelers will help build their pilot program, Trekker, a wearable backpack camera system intended to extend the reach of Google Maps.  This means you become the Google Street View vehicle in a [...]

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