World Wi-Fi Day is today, June 20th. For us, it’s a big deal. As you know, Wi-Fi is our thing! To celebrate, today we’re hooking up the public (literally and figuratively) with fast and free Wi-Fi sessions through the Boingo Media network at select airports, shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops and other locations. But what is World Wi-Fi Day all about?
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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
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
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
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