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Google Chrome Brings You Free Gogo Wi-Fi During Holiday Flights

Happy holidays from Google Chrome! The team behind the browser says that they love “innovations that make our lives on the web and in the browser better” so much that they are going to give all of us free Internet access at 30,000 feet this holiday season! These people truly feel that the innovations they work so hard to bring to the table would be nothing unless people are able to connect to the web – and they’re right, of course. Why would you need a browser if you cannot connect to the intertubes of information?

From November 20th, 2010 until January 2, 2011, Google Chrome is teaming up with several airlines to give you free Internet access on enabled flights. These carriers include AirTran, Delta and Virgin America. This may seem like a small gesture to many – but it’s a large one if you ask me. Keeping you connected to your family, friends and even co-workers (or boss!) when you’re traveling home for the long holiday weekends can be crucial for most of us. Heck, it can even mean the difference between being stuck in the office and being allowed to go home for turkey or presents.

To get more information, be sure to visit freeholidaywifi.com, and give a little thanks to Chrome by checking out their latest browser version if you haven’t already.

Free WiFi Rolls Out at Starbucks

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you can sip your favorite coffee drink while surfing the Internet for free. Starbucks rolled out their free WiFi access across the US and Canada today, much to the relief of millions of caffeine-powered Geeks. Grab your phone or laptop and head over to the store nearest you. You can sip those Frappuccinos while replying to everything in your Inbox.

Best of all, there’s nothing to sign up for. You don’t need a password, and there are no time limits. As shown in the photo above, you only have to click twice to get online: once to agree to the Terms of Service and again to actually connect. You won’t be locked out (or thrown out) after an hour. You don’t have to come up with yet another fifty-character super-secret password. Just click twice… and go.

Starbucks claims that they feel no one will spend more time languishing over their laptops and drinks than they did before. I have a feeling they are very, very wrong in that assumption. I can already see the work-at-home sector dragging their gear to their local coffee joint and setting up shop at a corner table for an entire day. What better way to make connections, observe others, see and be seen and manage to look as though you are doing something productive is there?

Free WiFi with Skype Access this Weekend

Skype Access lets anyone pay for WiFi access per minute using Skype Credit, so that they can surf the web, email and make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls in a massive network of WiFi hotspots including caf├ęs, hotels and airports worldwide.

This weekend, however, you can use Skype Access for absolutely no cost! Beginning at 00:00 GMT on Saturday, March 20th up until 23:59 GMT on Sunday, March 21st, Skype Access will be completely free to use from anywhere in the world. If you’re here on the west coast of the US like I am, that would be 5PM tonight (Friday, March 19th) until 4:59PM on Sunday, March 21st. If you’re in a different time zone, there are calculators online that can help you make the adjustments.

All you need to get started is a connection to a Skype Access Hotspot, and the latest version of Skype (Windows 4.2 or Mac 2.8).

Additionally, due to the industrial action by British Airways cabin crews, the time-frame for this promotion will be extended by 24 hours in the UK. This is to ensure that travelers who may be stuck in a British airport can still work and stay connected with their friends and family.

Skype has long been an excellent way to keep in touch. By using Skype Access to access wireless Internet, they’ve raised the bar even higher.

Are you a Skype user? If so, you’re among millions of others who have realized what a fantastic, easy and cheap way this is to keep in touch with friends, family and business connections. Being able to reach out to anyone in the world is something we all tend to take for granted. However, think back just a few years… we weren’t able to DO this. Technologies have advanced so much in such a short time. It’s absolutely cool to watch as it happens, isn’t it?