Tag Archive: Airplanes

See What AirPlanes Are Flying Overhead with Siri & iPhone

Have you ever seen a plane flying overhead and wondered just how high up it was, where it was going, or what flight number it identifies as? Now you don’t need to wonder anymore, because your iPhone (or iPad) can tell you exactly what flights are flying above you by way of the ever-useful iOS … Read More

European Aviation Experts Determine That iOS Devices Won’t Crash Airplanes

Ever feel like the fact that using a tablet during takeoff and landing was banned for passengers — while allowable to pilots — was a bit of a safety double-standard? Ages ago, my Cult of Mac brother in arms John…Read more ›    [Read More…]

FCC Chairman Tells FAA To Allow Greater Use of iPads on Airplanes, Already

Let us use our monkey-flappin’ iPads on the monkey-flappin’ plane, already!

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today pushed for a wider use of electronic portable devices in-flight.

In a letter to Michael Huerta, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski called for the FAA to “enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices” during airplane travel.

About time, right?

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