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Which iPhone Should You Buy For Travel?

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For the past few years, Apple has made choosing which iPhone model to buy pretty easy. Each fall, a brand-new model was released, and you could probably still buy the one from the prior year, or maybe even two years back. Then Apple threw us a curve ball during the baseball playoffs and World Series: […]

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What Apple’s New Products Mean for Travelers

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A week and a half ago Apple held its fall new product extravaganza. But what does the company’s revised lineup of phones, tablets, apps and operating system mean for travelers? Here’s my quick take on what’s totally new and what’s been updated, based on what I’ve read the tech pundits saying, since I’ve as yet […]

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Apple Watch: Get It or Forget It?

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A new milestone in timekeeping and computing comes to pass today when the eagerly awaited “Apple Watch” becomes available for pre-order online and “demonstration” by-appointment-only at Apple Retail Stores. Deliveries and in-store sales kickoff in two weeks on Friday, April 24th. I published my first take on the Apple Watch back in September when it, […]

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Firefox Browser’s Super Simple Video and Voice Calling

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Video phone calling has been around, at least in concept, if not in practice, for decades. In 1964, U.S. telephone giant, AT&T, premiered its “Picturephone.” But neither that first device or its later iterations caught on. Fast-forward to the present, and thanks to services like Skype, Apple’s FaceTime for both Mac computers and Apple mobile […]

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FAA Says “No!” to YouTube Drone Videos

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I am both a travel writer who incorporates video into stories posted on Tales Told From The Road and someone who produces “shorts” for airing on public access TV stations. So when I first learned that one could shoot aerial footage with a GoPro camera mounted on a relatively cheap-to-own unmanned drone, I immediately became […]

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Live From The Apple Watch Event!

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Beginning at 10:00 am PDT, Apple will kick off a media event at which it is expected to lay out the details for the Apple Watch which should be available for purchase next month. Tales Told From The Road provides the following live reporting on the event by The Verge. For more on the Apple […]

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Watching Out For The “Apple Watch”

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Back in September when we published our first take on the latest Apple products, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we noted that you wouldn’t be able to get hands on the “Apple Watch,” the newest gadget to come from the famous Cupertino, California tech company, until sometime in 2015. Well, that sometime is […]

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ApplePay Takes Flight, Lands at Starbucks

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Using a credit card to pay for in-flight purchases such as meals and beverages isn’t new. It’s been in use by airlines for over five years. But up until now, owners of the iPhone 6 models have only been able to use the phones’ ApplePay mobile payment system at land-based merchants whose card readers work […]

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Credit Cards vs. Mobile Payments: Which Is Best?

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Back on October 24, 2014, not long after Apple showcased its two new iPhones, the “6″ and “6 Plus,” I took a fairly detailed look at “Apple Pay,” the mobile payments system that owners of those new phones (but not those with older models) could use with merchants’ “point-of-sale” terminals instead of swiping a traditional […]

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Get Landline Messages on Your Smartphone

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While it’s not uncommon for people to only have a cellphone rather than a “landline” telephone today, there’s still many (like me) who find that those “old-school” telephone devices can be more reliable (especially during a power outage) and have better call quality than even the smartest of smartphones. But there’s one problem everyone who […]

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Using An iPad as an iPhone “Extension Telephone”

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If you’ve got multiple landline phones in your home, office, or hotel room, one is likely to be close at hand whenever a call comes in. But if you are out of earshot when your iPhone rings, you’ll miss the call. And as far as I can tell, there is no way to set up […]

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