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McD’s is testing out WiFi offerings in some of their locations

I can picture it now…I step up to the counter, order my quarter-pounder meal with no onions, super sized of course, and a free hour of WiFi access on the side. Man, what a country. The trial markets are New York, Chicago and an un-named California city. McDonald’s hopes to have 300 access points in operation by year end.

The major question at hand – How do you get “special sauce” out of your keyboard? More from Yahoo! news.


Steve Wozniak has moved from Danger’s board of directors to their advisory board

Wozniak’s resignation comes as Danger restructures its board to accommodate a director’s seat for one of its largest investors, Softbank Capital Partners. Eric Hippeau, Softbank’s managing partner, will serve as a director, effective immediately. News.com reports…


Hilton Hotels will deploy WiFi to 50 of their properties in the next 30 days

This is the first move of many that will set up WiFi access points in all 230 full-service properties in the US, Canada and Mexico over the coming months.

“From cellular phones and PDAs to an exciting new level of laptop computer technology, today’s travelers want and need the tools to be more productive. They want the flexibility to communicate quickly and conveniently, without being hampered by slow connections,” said Robert E. Dirks, senior vice president — brand management and marketing for Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “Hilton’s new high-speed Internet access initiative empowers a growing number of our hotel guests and meeting attendees with the mobility they’re looking for — from the ability to connect to the Internet to sending e-mail and accessing their company’s virtual private networks without any major reconfiguration of their mobile computer devices.”

What a nice feature. While we were in Vegas for the CES in January, we has to use a phone line to connect to the internet. What’s worse, we had to pay for the local call by the minute. What a joke! Even if hotels charge for high-speed WiFi connections, the investment is well worth it to me and surely other travellers. Here’s to hoping for more WiFi!


RepliGo 1.1 available with Bluetooth, high-res and Palm OS 5 support

New Features and Benefits in RepliGo 1.1

* Palm OS 5 ARM processor support for accelerated document navigation and viewing.
* High-resolution screen support (320×320 and 320×480) provides crisper fonts and more text per screen.
* Bluetooth wireless printing and document sending.
* High quality color and grayscale printing with compatible HP printers.
* Rotated document viewing on Sony CLI 320×480 screens for optimized viewing of landscape documents such as Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
* Faster document rendering on Palm OS 4 devices.* Improved document sorting and memory card support.
* Enhanced Palm Tungsten T 5-way navigator and Sony CLI Jog Dial support.

Pick up a free trial or purchase for $39.95 from Handango.

Check out our review of RepliGo 1.0 –
Review: RepliGo – mobile document management software (2/8/2003 3:48:07 PM) – Dealing with documents on a small screen can be frustrating, given the trade- off of accuracy vs. readability. Enter RepliGo, which is a proprietary document converter/viewer suite that touts the ability to port any document to a Palm or PocketPC without losing desktop formatting.



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