What the end of Windows XP support means for travelers using it on their computers

Microsoft is ending support of Windows XP on April 8th ending security update availability for newly discovered vulnerabilities. As a result, as time moves forward, travelers' computers and data on Windows XP computers will become more and more susceptible to hackers, viruses and spyware. Ned Levi discusses these issues and offers possible methods to mitigate Windows XP vulnerability temporarily.
By |March 24th, 2014|Columns|0 Comments|

6 tablet benefits (and 4 shortcomings) for travelers vis-à-vis laptops

With tablet mobile devices being used more and more by travelers, Ned Levi examines whether or not they can replace the laptop computer as the primary computing device for travelers, or if for some travelers, the transition to a tablet will have to wait.
By |August 27th, 2012|Columns|8 Comments|

Applause for TSA’s new full body scanner software misplaced

Ned Levi discusses the new TSA software for their MMW based full body scanners which TSA Administrator John Pistole, declares has ended the scanners' privacy issues. Whether or not it accomplishes that task, Ned discusses if that's enough, and if we might be more safe by not using them.
By |February 7th, 2011|Columns|11 Comments|

What we’re reading: Delta makes avionics and software changes, Boeing 747-8 finally flies, piece of cargo plane falls in mall parking lot

Delta makes avionics and software changes to avoid overflights, Boeing 747-8 finally flies, piece of cargo plane falls in mall parking lot