Category: "Mobile & wireless"

2013 and still no usable WiFi hotspots

2013 and still no usable WiFi hotspots
I travelled from Paris to Amsterdam this week... (for a business conference). I took the Thalys speed train. They offer WiFi on board... supposedly via satellite with fallback to multilink 3G when necessary. The reality is it works only 50% of the time… more »

15 minutes with iPad: too heavy!

15 minutes with iPad: too heavy!
I was at a conference in Amsterdam last week and although we don't have the iPads in Europe yey, I had the opportunity to play for 15 minutes with an iPad brought by a US attendee. My first impression was: it's really nicely designed, extremely intuiti… more »

Flat rate is about to unleash the mobile web

Remember when DSL internet access started to come with unlimited data transfer plans? This is when everyone started using for the web for all kinds of things: this is when people actually started surfing the web! The reason behind that is that flat… more »

iPod touch: what's missing!

So that new iPod touch that Apple presented today is pretty nifty, isn't it? And Steve's keynote was pretty entertaining too. Yeah well... there's quite a few missing features (no it's not the Beatles) that itch me... even before I lay down the $399 I… more »

USA mobile travel survival guide

1 line summary: when you travel from Europe to the US for several weeks, sign up foT AT&T’s prepaid phone plans and T-Mobile’s monthly WiFi plan. Then, pray for coverage! Ok, I’m sitting in the train right now. Going from Chicago to Kansas City… more »