Keeping in Touch while Traveling
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International Calling Technology- See this article for information on how you can skip the cell phone altogether by using Skype or its alternatives.
International Cell Phone Guide- This site gives some options on renting or buying a cheap cell phone for travel.
Mobile Phones in Europe- A travel expert explains the complexities of using a cell phone in Europe.
Slow Travel: Cell Phones in Europe- This site outlines the choices available for Americans who want to use a cell phone in Europe.
Telestial- Rent or buy an internationally capable cell phone, SIM card, or calling card.
Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking with VZAccess Manager- How to use web-enabled cell phones as modems for PC's with Bluetooth capability.
How Do I Use My Blackberry as a Modem with a Mac?- This site explains how to get a Mac to connect to the internet via Blackberry.
Use Your Cell Phone as a Modem for Your PC- An overview of what it takes to link a web-enabled cell phone to a computer.
Photos on the Fly:
Eye-Fi Wireless- Get an SD card for your camera that doubles as a wireless broadcaster for your phone.
Phixr- A free online photo fixer for quick touch-ups.
Photoshop.com- Go online to fix your photos before you make them public.
Places with Free Wi-Fi:
Free Wi-Fi Spot- Directory of free internet access points.
Panera Bread- Panera also has free wifi. Use this site to find the closest location to you.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery- Find Perkins Restaurants across the U.S. and Canada. They have free wifi, and are open 24 hours in some locations.
The Best Netbooks- An article by the business travel columnist for Portfolio.com reviewing netbooks.
The Net(book) Effect- A CNET review of mini-laptops.