United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Section 1201 [PDF] expired on January 26th 2013, which simply means that if you bought a phone in US under contract with one of the carriers then you cannot unlock your phone, unless your contract expires, or if you have paid off your contract.
What does this mean for you? Find out.
Smartphones these days take some amazing pictures and a lot of travelers are ditching their SLRs and P&S cameras for the one device they have on them all the time – their smartphones. With all the apps out there, it’s easy to backup your pictures using a smartphone to one of the many websites offering online space.
But what if you plan to have an exotic vacation at one of the beaches and you decide to go diving or snorkeling? What if you want to take video or pictures with your smartphone? You need a flexible waterproof case that looks a bit like a Ziploc bag keeping your smartphone dry, and also be able to use your fingers to swipe through.
Last year, WestJet introduced child-free flights and Malaysian airlines launched them in 2011; and now Air Asia X is jumping into the same foray with a lower tone by simply pushing the kids at the back of the plane!
The airline’s A330-300 fleet, which covers flights across Australia, Nepal, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea will have the new “quiet zones” as seven economy class rows. The rows will have soft lighting encouraging relaxation, and doesn’t cost more.
Passengers with children under 12 years of age traveling in economy class will be given the back seats, away from the ‘quiet zone’. Unlike WestJet or Malaysian, Air Asia X is not banning kids from traveling, but instead, is enhancing the array of product offerings on board to suit its guests individual needs and preferences.
The Grand Canyon is a majestic place and if you have never visited before then now you can, by just a click of your mouse. Google Maps launched a panoramic imagery of one of the world’s most spectacular national monuments.
Whether you are planning a hike or just wondering the history behind the canyon, head over to Google Maps and explore with the beautiful, interactive images that cover more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads, making our map of this area even more comprehensive, accurate and easy to use than ever before.
One of the best ways to earn flyer miles and travel points is to put all your spending on one rewards card. A lot of airlines and hotels offer various cards with offers from first free bag to luxury free 3-night stay, depending on the points you have earned. May also offer partner deals with other airlines and/or hotels.
Located in Kutna Hora, a town in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic just a short train ride away from Prague, is the Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice Sedlec); also known as the Church of Bones. The small chapel was constructed in 1511 to house the bones from abolished graves and is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people. Many of the bones have been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.
Arranged by Frantisek Rint in 1870, highlights include an enormous chandelier which includes at least one of every bone in the human body and a crucifix style arrangement near the altar. Even Rint’s signature is executed in bone on the wall near the entrance. The largest collections of bones are arranged in the form of bells in the four corners of the chapel.
With all the social websites out there, everyone wants to share and save their travel memories – especially save. There are cameras of all sorts – point-n-shoot, DSLR and smartphone cameras – and everyone carry at least one of them. Taking photos is a great way to remember your travel moments for life and share them with friends.
If you lose that camera, smartphone or a memory card, then you could lose the photos forever. Even if you back them up to your hard drive or laptop, they may fail too. So here are some ways you can backup all vacation photos for safe keeping:
The base rule is to back-up everything in two places.
Apart from external hard drives and flash drives, there are lot many websites these days, offering free space to store your files. By having multiple backups, you are ensuring your memories will never get lost. So let’s look at all the options we have:
Various airlines have invented fees in the last few years to get their budgets rolling, and after comparing all the fees, one may see that budget-carrier Southwest has restrained itself from charging baggage fees fro the first bag on its flights.
But now you can board early by paying a fee.
Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala’s Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
American Airlines unveiled a new logo as part of an effort to revitalize the brand.
Introducing a sleek new look, the airlines expect to grace the company’s much touted new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will hit the skies January 31.
View of Los Angeles downtown at night from Griffith Observatory
With a lot of other airlines already providing wi-fi on international flights, United Airlines is getting onboard with satellite-based Wi-Fi internet connectivity on the first of its international widebody aircraft, becoming the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer customers the ability to stay connected while traveling on long-haul overseas routes.
The non-profit parent organization of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, officially launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage, which was already in beta for a while, is a free online travel guide that, just like Wikipedia, is edited collaboratively.
It currently features about 50,000 articles and has attracted a core group of about 200 volunteer editors. The site is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.