European Budget Airline EasyJet adds mobile check-ins and boarding passes. The app is available for Android and iOS. The iOS app includes Passbook support for iPhone owners running iOS6 and above. EasyJet joins United Airlines, Lufthansa, and American Airlines in offering Passbook support to iOS devices.
The EasyJet app will be a beta in 6 airports: Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nice, Southend and Stensted. Fliers can use mobile boarding passes at the bag drop desks, security checkpoints and gate, and boarding the aircraft. After your boarding pass is downloaded to your device, it does not have to connect to a network.
EasyJet opted-out of the check-in desks; instead they ask fliers to check-in with the mobile app or online before arriving at the airport. The check-in desk is now a quicker bag drop area.
2:09am CT – Overview of Nokia Live Event
Nokia will release 4 models – 105, 305, 520, and 720
The Nokia 105 will be available in Q1 in many markets in Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
The Nokia 305 will roll out in Q2 in more than 120 countries in Asia, Middle East, India, and Latin America, and will sell for 65 euros. T-Mobile will sell the device in the U.S.
The Lumia 520 will roll out this quarter in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before expanding to new markets. Lumia 520 is estimated at 139 euros.
The Lumia 720 will start rolling out in Asia in Q1 before expanding to more markets in Africa and Asia. It will start at 249 euros without contract. China Mobile plans to sell the Lumia 720 and 520 as well
Apple released iOS 6.1.1 update to fix the bugs in the iOS 6.1 update. This update is for the iPhone 4S only.
iOS 6.1 was released at the end of January . iPhone 4S owners overwhelmingly voiced their frustration on the support forum to report that the update affected the handsets 3G signals and also caused their batteries to drain quickly.
iPhone 5 owners are also experiencing similar issues since downloading iOS 6.1 but Apple has not addressed this problem.
To download iOS 6.1.1 for the iPhone 4S Click Here
One-Fourth of Apple users have broken or cracked screens according to Mobile Insurance Firm, Mobileinsurance a UK company.
Jason Brockman director at Mobileinsurance.co.uk states ” Screen breakage on all models of the iPhone are commonplace, so the number of people admitting to using their handset with a cracked or smashed display wasn’t so much of a shock.” Brockman also said that it’s 6 months before a user gets the glass screen repaired.
A couple of safeguards to protect your iPhone are good insurance and a protective cover.
Nokia sold 4.4 Million Lumia smartphones the last quarter of 2012. Nokia shipped out a total of 86.3 million handset including the mid-range Asha smartphone globally for a total sales of $5.2 billion.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that “We are pleased that Q4 2012 was a solid quarter where we exceeded exceptions and delivered underlying profitability in Devices and Services and record underlying profitability in Nokia Siemens Networks.”