Make Sure To Change This Setting On Your Phone Before Traveling

If you’re like me, there are probably hundreds of functions and settings on your phone that you don’t even know about. When installing an update, it’s easier to just leave the default preferences in place.

The only time I’ll ever go into the settings of my phone is after I read an article that actually explains what a setting means and why it might be a good, or a bad, idea to change things around.

I noticed this new “feature” of my iPhone but at first, I thought it was just a glitch. I knew it wasn’t when I saw someone on Twitter complaining about the same issue and I looked into it some more.

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“Motion Sensor Hotel Thermostats Make Your Room More Comfortable,” Says Company That Manufactures Them

If you’ve ever stayed at a hotel where the thermostat was controlled by a motion sensor, you know the unpleasant feeling of walking into a hot room when all you want to do is sit down and relax after a long day. If you’re like me, you’d think the reason for these devices besides making our lives miserable is to save the hotel money. If they don’t have to run the air conditioning unit to cool the room all day, that’s reducing the electric cost and increasing the profit for the hotel.

Not so, says a blog post by Lodging Technology. Motion-sensing thermostats actually increase the comfort of the room by controlling humidity levels, so turning off the AC during the day is a good thing. Coming as no surprise to me, Lodging Technology is a company that manufacturers the thermostats along with other technology products for hotels, so reading their spin about why these products are beneficial was eye-opening.

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Airlines Are Preventing Dangerous Electronics From Planes. How Can You Find Out If Your Stuff Is Allowed Or Not?

Recently, several airlines have banned passengers from bringing certain Apple MacBook Pro models onboard planes as either hand baggage or inside checked bags. The underlying reason is that the batteries in the recalled laptop computers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

I was reminded of this when I went to check a reservation on the Singapore Airlines website.

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The 15-inch MacBook Pro sold between September 2015 and February 2017 is the affected model. This article on Business Insider is keeping up on all the airlines who have banned the computer. If you have this model of computer, here’s Apple’s website giving instructions on how to get it repaired for free.

This isn’t the first time airlines have taken action to prevent a certain electronic product onboard airplanes. How can we forget the highly publicized problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

So this begs me to ask the question, how can you find out if your electronic products, such as computers, smartphones or even headphones, are a subject of a manufacturer recall? Continue reading “Airlines Are Preventing Dangerous Electronics From Planes. How Can You Find Out If Your Stuff Is Allowed Or Not?”

How To NOT Earn Points & Miles, Restaurants’ “Resort Fee,” When Airlines Do Nice & Thoughtful Things, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Here’s How Bad This Airline Is, Look Back On Some Loved (And Not) Theme Parks, Hey, That’s MY Seat!, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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