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American Smartphones in Europe: Windows, Android and Blackberry customers

American Smartphones in Europe: Windows, Android and Blackberry customers

While the iPhone gets a lion’s share of publicity, Apple’s iconic device only accounts for a small portion of the global smartphone market. With an ever-expanding number of smart phone makes and models—from a variety of service providers—it can be a bit confusing to figure out how much an international call will cost for North » Read more

Want to .be .me? Favorite domain extensions available from small countries

Want to .be .me? Favorite domain extensions available from small countries

Yes, dear reader, we know that DotCom (or even .com) is big in your world, but canny European businesses — and individuals, too — know that small is beautiful. And you don’t have to go all the way to Tuvalu, the island territory in Polynesia, in order to pick up a head-turning e-mail address. Though » Read more

“Like” Travel Deals? How Facebook makes it easy to save

“Like” Travel Deals? How Facebook makes it easy to save

Social networks have revitalized customer/corporate contact across the travel industry — angry passengers receive immediate responses to their hasty tweets; travelers stuck on a train can expect answers within minutes to a Facebook post questioning the reason for their delay. Due to the far reach of the negative word on the web and the success » Read more

Traveling Offline: How to NOT use an iPhone abroad

Traveling Offline: How to NOT use an iPhone abroad

One afternoon in Paris this past February, I exited the Metro at the Place de la Republique. I had been visiting hotels all morning and needed a coffee break. The French café ritual is one of my favorite aspects of working in Paris. You stand at the bar next to locals, order “un cafe,” and » Read more

Using an American iPhone in Europe… without going broke

Using an American iPhone in Europe… without going broke

Note: This article was updated in February 2013 with new rates and information. If you’re an American iPhone user getting ready to take a trip to Europe, you’ve likely been warned about using your iPhone abroad. After all, AT&T and Verizon’s rates for international data use can be confusing, and misunderstanding your usage or iPhone » Read more

Cheapo Technology 101: How to stay wired while traveling

Cheapo Technology 101: How to stay wired while traveling

No matter where you’re traveling, it’s important to keep yourself well-connected, technology-wise. Luckily, pocket-size, travel-friendly gadgets are no longer limited to the businessman-on-the-go market. (And even the most modest backpackers duck into Internet cafes to type emails on PC setups that rival the most tech-savvy home office.) If you’re making plans for a 2010 getaway » Read more

Tech advice: Twitter for budget travelers

Tech advice: Twitter for budget travelers

Recently Twitter, the micro-blogging service and current “it” brand of the web, turned 3 years old. Yet, while most three-year olds we know spend their time observing others and imitating their parents, Twitter is busy trying to create a new communication platform (and vocabulary) for the web. Twitter for budget travelers? So what does this mean » Read more

France: One Click to Your Fave Publication

If there’s a publication you can’t live without while you’re traveling in France, the prospect of tracking it down just got a whole lot easier with the launch of a new multi-lingual press finder. Just type in the name of the paper or magazine you’re looking for, along with your address and postal code in » Read more

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