Remains of the Day: Fly the friendly skies
Your iPad may soon fly as freely as you do, which is good, because apparently you’re really using those devices in the air. Elsewhere, a judge tells Apple to produce the goods. The remainders for Friday, March 8, 2013 are going to fly like an eagle.
Might you soon be able to use your iPad during your entire flight? That’s what Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is shooting for with her new legislation, introduced on Thursday. We assume that the “no compromises” Microsoft Surface will still have to stay in your bag until you hit 10,000 feet.
Speaking of which, inflight Wi-Fi purveyor Gogo says that the vast majority of mobile devices used to connect to the Internet on planes are Apple devices. So the rest of you are the reason that I can’t watch Netflix in peace, eh?
The folks bringing the location-based privacy suit against Apple have alleged that Cupertino has failed to submit to the court documents it had been told to produce. As a result, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has ruled that the company must now show everything it’s doing to comply with the court’s orders. I can see the Apple ad now: “Step One: Take all of our documents. Step Two: Bring them to court. Step Three: There is no step three!”