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Like many parents with school-age kids, you’ll find me most weekends at a neighborhood park or in the bleachers rooting for my son’s teams. Last week I was at my older son’s lacrosse game (go Seahawks!) with my younger son in tow. The little guy isn’t exactly the biggest lacrosse fan, but as luck would have it, there was a Time Warner Cable Passpoint Wi-Fi signal at the park, so he was able to get online with his tablet to pass the time. Thanks to a roaming agreement with Time Warner Cable, Boingo subscribers can now access more than 50,000 Wi-Fi hotspots just like the one at the park – absolutely free. And because it was Passpoint-enabled, my son got connected automatically, without the need for a login password or special software. Passpoint is to Wi-Fi what peanut butter is to jelly. Quite simply, Passpoint is new technology that streamlines the process of getting online. No more searching for a signal or fumbling with login screens. Passpoint does all that work for you. It finds and connects to Passpoint-enabled Wi-Fi signals automatically. What’s more, Passpoint offers built-in security, which protects you on open Wi-Fi signals. And it delivers speeds that

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You’re Invited to Boingo’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration!

Dear Boingo Community, Please join Boingo as the guests of honor at our online anniversary bash! The celebration, which runs until the very end of 2011 (yup, 29 weeks total!), is our “thanks” to you for ten years of Boingo — we couldn’t have done it without you. While it’s our anniversary, the gifts are for you! We’re giving away free Wi-Fi, as well as grand prizes through a weekly drawing. Grand prize goodies include: an iPad 2, an Android tablet, Tumi luggage and much more! Ready to join the party and enter to win amazing prizes? Here’s how: 1. Come on by boingo.com/10 — that’s the front-door entrance to the online party where we’re greeting guests with a summary of anniversary festivities, including information on how to get free Wi-Fi and enter to win prizes. 2. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with heading straight to the free Wi-Fi and grand prize giveaways (after all, you are VIP). Browse through our line-up of freebies and enter to win prizes! 3. Keep up with anniversary news and additional opportunities to win prizes through our Facebook and Twitter communities. Here’s a summary of featured giveaways and sweepstakes rules (full details here: rules and terms and conditions): Free Boingo Wi-Fi

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Tech Thursday Deals – 3/10/2011

Taking the plunge on the iPad 2? Check out the new selection of cases from Case Logic. We like the compact netbook sleeve for $21.99. Or if you’re accident-prone, consider the water-resistant case for $29.99. (Via Case Logic) The iPhone 4 with 32 GB of memory is going for $299.99 at Best Buy (list: $799.99). Or get the 16GB version for only $199.99 (list: $699.99).  A two-year service plan with Verizon is required. Specs include 3G and Wi-Fi, 3.5-inch multi-touch display and 5 MP camera. (Via Best Buy) If you’re in the market for a compact camera bag that fits your various accessories, check out the Canon Deluxe Gadget Bag for $34.95 (list: $50.00). Customers gave the bag an average rating of four and a half out of five stars but say it’s most ideal for those looking for a bag on the smaller side. (Via Amazon) The Android-powered Samsung Vibrant is on sale at Amazon for only $69.99 (list: $599.99). A service plan with T-Mobile is required. Specs include 3G and Wi-Fi, 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, 5 MP camera and 16GB internal memory. (Via Dealzmodo) Nick Bilton, lead writer for the New York Times tech blog, is the author

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The iPad 2: To Buy or Not To Buy?

Like most gadget geeks, I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the iPad 2. Apple’s official iPad 2 unveiling last Wednesday revealed some pretty exciting features, most notably: Support for iOS 4.3 and all its accompanying bells and whistles (click here for more details) Faster processor Front and rear cameras (Facetime, anyone?) 3G models offered through Verizon, in addition to AT&T Thinner body and white trim What’s more, Apple did not raise the price on the iPad 2, with the introductory 16GB/Wi-Fi only model at $499 — the same price as the equivalent model of the original iPad. So the big question is: to buy or not to buy the iPad 2? Based on the biggest additions noted above, is the iPad 2 a necessary gain for your situation? iOS 4.3 will be available as an upgrade on iPhones (3GS, 4), iPod Touches (3rd and 4th generation) and both the original and second generation iPads. So you don’t have to own an iPad 2 to reap the benefits of the new OS. If you plan to use an iPad only for leisure activities — not for productivity needs — then the additional processing power may not be necessary. I’ve found the

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Apple Announces iPad 2!

Steve Jobs took the stage at the Apple event today to unveil…the iPad 2! Below are the details on the much-anticipated tablet: Features: Operating system is iOS 4.3 The main CPU is a Samsung A5 dual core processor, which makes the iPad 2 two times faster  than the original iPad New graphics processor that’s nine times faster than that of the iPad 1 Front and rear cameras HDMI compatible, enabling connectivity to TV or a large screen A gyroscope Battery life in the 10 hour range (same as iPad 1) Included accessories: Cable that connects the screen to another monitor “Smart covers” that come in different colors and use magnets to attach to the device Form factor: 33% thinner than before (thinner than the iPhone 4) Weighs a bit less, at 1.3 pounds compared with 1.5 for the original iPad 1 Available models: Three storage sizes for both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi +3G models: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB. Colors: black or white Price: entry level model is the same as the iPad 1 at $499. The top-end model is $829. Shipping: March 11, 2011 in the U.S. Available in 26 other countries starting March 25. New applications available for iPad: Apple’s