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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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How Passpoint Changes the Game

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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 Sea Hawks!) 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

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Better, Faster, Stronger: Apple Unveils New iPad Mini and More!

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Apple announced a whole host of new and updated products this morning — designed to educate, entertain, and delight iOS and Mac OS X users. For many, the most exciting news is the much talked-about and anticipated iPad Mini! Continue reading

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10 CyberMonday Tech Deals We Dig

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It’s Cyber Monday, y’all! If you’re hunting for some tech bargains, check out our ten favorite deals below. If the prices are right for you, hurry up and buy. These discounts are expiring at the end of today (11/28/2011) or within a few days. Know of other good tech sales? Share the wisdom! 1. Case-Mate Gadget Case Outfit your favorite gadget in a stylin’ case from Case-Mate, currently offering 25% off everything from its site. 2. Capacitive Touch Screen Gloves for Apple iOS Devices Baby, it’s cold outside. Keep those fingers warm and operable with gloves designed specifically for Apple touchscreen devices.  We’ve seen these gloves listed for as much as $30 but iGear is offering them for only $9.95. Comes in black, red, pink and gray. 3. Sony Speaker Dock for iPod and iPhone 4 Need a home base for your iPod and/or iPhone 4? The Sony dock station is on sale at Walmart for $49. That’s 50% off the list price of $99. 4. Samsung HD Flash Memory Camcorder If you’re looking for a pocket-sized camcorder, check out this Samsung one, which retails for $159.99 but is now on sale through Best Buy for $99.   5. Fujifilm 16 MP and 15x Optical

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IDG Features Boingo’s Strategy to Plant Hotspots All Over the Universe

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Boingo’s leadership in the growing universe of Boingo hotspots is featured in an IDG article by Mikael Ricknäs; the article has been syndicated across the IDG network on various trade publications including PC World, CIO and Network World. Cool! Kudos to Christian Gunning, our director of corporate communications for his contribution to the article.  Here are the highlights: The number of worldwide public Wi-Fi hotspots is expected to quadruple, and total 5.8 million by 2012, as operators look for ways to reduce traffic on their mobile networks, according to a recent study by Informa Telecoms and Media. “One of our strategic initiatives right now is to expand coverage into categories that haven’t been built out, but will be,” said [Christian] Gunning. Few big national restaurant chains in the U.S. have hotspots in their restaurants…restaurants will see a big build out in the next three or four years, he said. Wi-Fi hotspots in sports arenas, concert halls and shopping malls will also become more prevalent. Wi-Fi hotspots are also about to become more integrated with mobile networks thanks to a specification called Hotspot 2.0, which is being developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. It allows users to automatically move between the two network

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One Universal Boingo Plan to Connect Them All

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You asked for it.  You got it! You’ve been asking for a super simple Wi-Fi plan that would allow you to use your Boingo account on *any* Wi-Fi device.  Starting today, now Boingo subscribers can use their plans to get connected on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.  We’ll say it for you: Yippee! Boingo regional subscriptions include Wi-Fi access to use on any two devices – and if you want to add more, they are just $5 USD each per month.  You can have up to five devices on a single account, so it’s a great way to add family members to your plan. Here are the highlights of our re-vamped Boingo monthly offerings: The following regional Boingo plans, formerly limited to laptop-only access, now include connectivity  on any two supported devices of your choice: Boingo Unlimited Americas – unlimited Wi-Fi access in North and South America Boingo Unlimited UK and Ireland – unlimited Wi-Fi access throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland Boingo Unlimited Europe Plus – unlimited Wi-Fi access throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa Boingo Unlimited Asia Pacific – unlimited Wi-Fi access throughout Asia Pacific, including China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and more The Boingo Global plan for