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Posted 07 July 2005 - 03:40 PM

Taking your technology on the road is hard enough. So you might think that taking it overseas is even harder. But with a little bit of preparation, going online in Kuala Lumpur can be just about as easy as doing so in Des Moines. more

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:16 AM

wake up can be apple scripted or set by Automator to play an iTunes selection at the wake up time.
the world clock widget can easily readjust to any place in the world and you can have multiple instances of the clock widget so you can easily check the time in other places. just be forewarned that the clock widget is a bit of a resource hog even in the background.
many hotels charge nothing for the in-room bb connection, just plug in.
if you're in a big city, (I'm in tokyo) you don't need to pay for hotspots, there are usually nearby open wi-fi networks in any normal cafe or coffee shop. (this may irk some folks, but, hey, open is open and T-mobile and such is expensive as hell unless you pay the monthly service plan rates)
it is amazing how often in tokyo you can get that free ride though...
also, in japan you can get a wireless internet plan with usb antenna (looks like a usb bluetooth adapter) and pcmcia card version for PBooks for a reasonable rate and a hell of a lot faster than any dial-up nonsense.
in japan, bb connections are pretty cheap anyway.
a fiber-optic line is even very reasonable here and you take full advantage of it if you have gigabit ethernet.

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