Mac users now have a new option to access Wi-Fi hotspots. Boingo has released a native Mac client, allowing users to access more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide.
Dubbed GoBoingo!, the application gives Mac users the option to choose a monthly plan or pay-as-you-go option. It should be much easier than trying to remember the multiple username and passwords for services at different airports. As a frequent traveler, I can attest to this frustration.
Boingo said that according to usage reports from airport Wi-Fi networks operated by Boingo, there is a steady increase in Wi-Fi connections from MacBooks and PowerBooks. As of January 2008, nearly 20 percent of airport usage comes from Mac laptops, an increase of 30 percent since January 2007.
Boingo works at more than 475 airports, including 85 of the top 100 airports worldwide. Boingo is also available at more than 17,000 hotels, such as Hilton and Marriot, and retail destinations, such as Barnes & Noble.
GoBoingo! for Mac works on MacBooks running Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, and PowerBooks running Mac OS X 10.4.