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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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EASY! Sign Up For Boingo With Your iTunes Account


If you’re an iOS user with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, our latest Boingo Wi-Finder app update allows you to sign up for Boingo using your existing iTunes account without leaving the app. Two taps and a password gets you unlimited Wi-Fi on all of your iOS devices for $7.99 each month. Continue reading

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Apple Unveils iPhone 5: What Will It Mean for User Data Consumption?

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As expected, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5 yesterday, along with refreshed iPods and an iTunes makeover. But will faster processing and the retina display lead users to burn through their data plans and rack up expensive overage charges? Continue reading

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Tips For Using Boingo Wi-Finder on Apple iOS Devices

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If you own an Apple iOS device, we hope you check out our new app, Boingo Wi-Finder. It’s a  powerful Wi-Fi tool that helps you locate free and Boingo hotspots at thousands of locations around the globe. If you have a paid Boingo account, Wi-Finder connects you at 325,000 Boingo global locations — all with just one tap of a button. Here’s a feature summary of Boingo Wi-Finder for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch: Location-mapping that displays hotspots nearby or at another destination through search. Blue pins represent free locations, and red pins present Boingo locations. Hotspot notification when a Boingo hotspot is detected (note: in order to see this notification, Wi-Fi must be turned on and Wi-Finder must be launched). Crowdsource platform that tracks success and speed of connects, so good open networks can be re-published to the Boingo Location Directory. So the more feedback you send us, the more data we have. Compatibility with iOS 3.0 and above. A few tips on using Wi-Finder for Apple iOS: Due to Apple API restrictions (i.e., third-party developers cannot access certain software layers of the iOS platform), Boingo Wi-Finder doesn’t have the exact same functionality it does on other

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Tech Thursday Deals – 2/24/2011

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To our dearest tech geeks: hopefully, you’ll enjoy this week’s lineup of tech deals we found on the worldwide web. Please note that the specified prices are available for a very short amount of time. So if you like something, act quickly! Pandigital One-Touch Scanner with Memory Card for $34.99 through Woot (list price: $119.99): This photo scanner sounds ideal for those of you who have piles of old photos that you want to back up in digital format. The portable device scans up to standard 4″ x 6″ photographs in ultra-high resolution. It doesn’t require a connected computer, and no software is needed. Amazon reviewers rate give this product an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. And jeepers, you can’t beat that low price. (Via Amazon) Motorola Droid 2 Smartphone for FREE with a 2-year Verizon contract through Dell (list price: $199.99 with new contract): this highly-rated Android phone oozes with sexy features, including: a 3.7-inch 480×854 color touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype, 5-megapixel camera with dual flash, 720p video capture, 8GB of internal memory microSD slot (with 8GB card preinstalled), and Wi-Fi connectivity (so you can connect to Boingo hotspots!). Added bonus: you

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Verizon iPhone to Support Facetime Only with Wi-Fi


Today’s news items include a few articles about how Facetime on the Verizon iPhone will only work over Wi-Fi. Verizon’s iPhone FaceTime program will only work on WiFi For those Verizon customers anxious to take advantage of the coolest features of their iPhones from the start , they’ll need a Wi-Fi roaming account…like Boingo! As a friendly reminder, Boingo Mobile gives you unlimited access to more than 200,000 hotspots around the world for $7.95 per month, and Boingo Wi-Fi Credits lets you use your iTunes account to buy Wi-Fi connections an hour at a time for $1.99 per connect. For the iPhone (and iPad and iPod Touch) user on the go, these accounts can provide the connectivity and functionality you want and need to be the most connected iOS user on the block.

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An App That Predicts Flight Delays

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My favorite email magazine, Urban Daddy, recently recommended an interesting travel app called FlightCaster, which“uses a radical patent-pending algorithm to tell you (with high probability) whether your flight will be delayed, or if you’ll be sitting on the tarmac for a while.” The delay prediction is derived from a number of sources, including weather patterns over the last decade, in-bound aircraft tracking data, and FAA monitoring. Simply put, it’s all about the math, science, and history, baby! You can use FlightCaster on your laptop by visiting their site. For the iPhone and Blackberry, the application is $4.95 and can be purchased via iTunes and ShopCrackberry.com, respectively. I’ll give the app a go when I’m next on the road. In the meantime, if you have a flight to catch, try it out and let us know how well it works for you! Here’s an example prediction: