Angus Kidman would be proud; I’ve been travelling Singapore, France and the UK for the last few weeks and been giving my 15″ Apple PowerBook, Nikon D70 digital SLR camera and Sony Ericsson S700i mobile phone a workout.
I’ve made some interesting discoveries:
– WiFi hotspots are not all that convenient, especially as they’re not always easy to find just by wandering in countries like France. They’re often painfully expensive too – I paid 16 euros for 2hrs access (the minimum) at a hotel I was at.
– The JiWire WiFi finder widget for OS X 10.4 (Tiger) is exceptionally useful. I attracted many strange looks as I walked down Boulevarde Saint Germaine in Paris with my PowerBook open looking for shops that offered *cough* free WiFi access. (Some genuinely free; some free if you bought a coffee; others just *cough* free). It also provides some very useful info that OS X doesn’t offer like the signal strength for all access points within range to help you pick the best one or move closer to the AP.
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