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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Whether you know it or not, it’s extremely important to secure your data when using public Wi-Fi hotspots. It’s so important that we’ve included our FREE Boingo VPN in the latest Boingo Wi-Finder update for Mac and PC laptops. If you’re an iOS Boingo user, then you may have tried the Boingo VPN on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Continue reading
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
Need gifts for the travel junkie in your life? We polled road warriors on the Boingo staff, as well as those in the Boingo Facebook community, and rounded up our favorite suggestions. Boingo Employees: Amazon Kindle ($139 and up): “I’ve become very fond of my Kindle, especially as a traveling companion. The selection of books is great, as is the Wi-Fi connectivity. What’s more, the Kindle automatically syncs to my smartphone and PC.” — Jim Hamm, director of account management Apple iPad ($499 and up): “The one and only thing I absolutely *must* have when I’m traveling these days is my iPad. While I was skeptical of the iPad hoopla before it launched, I am now an unabashed convert. I use it in innumerable ways. The Kindle and Zinio apps allow me to bring along the three or four books and small stack of magazines I’m always juggling without taking up space in my carry on. I use the Maps and “Around Me” apps to figure out where I’m going or when I need to find a nail salon in a new city, pronto. I use my iPad on cross-country flights to catch up on podcasts (WNYC’s Radiolab and American
Nokia issued a press release today announcing their foray into the PC market. The Nokia 3G Booklet, “a mini laptop,” features the following functionality: Intel Atom processor 12 hours of battery life 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi A-GPS for navigation and geotagging Sounds like a compelling device! It’s interesting that a handset manufacturer is crossing over to the laptop market, and clearly the reverse strategy is also in effect. In a related article, Lorraine Luk of the Wall Street Journal discusses how PC-makers such as Dell, HP, Acer, and of course Apple have recently forayed into the smartphone market. Nothing like a down economy to spur innovation and more choices for consumers! Let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy the mobile computing race!