I do the majority of my flying on Virgin Australia. I tried out the latest iteration of their tablet-based IFE this week – Samsung tablets connected to onboard wireless that serves content.
I was impressed to find that the only way to change the brightness on this otherwise OK IFE experience (well, it’s Android, and it crashes a lot, but it mostly does the job) was to shine my iPhone’s flash at the ambient light sensor on the top of the Samsung tablet. Otherwise, the tablet defaulted to a very dim screen, and since they’d locked out all forms of brightness control, this seemed to be the only way.
A+ user experience, Virgin Australia/Lufthansa (whom I believe this product is licensed from).
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I just had a lovely (it was not lovely) experience talking with Telstra about how they knowingly violate privacy when their computers link accounts together. Here’s how you can enjoy this, too:
- Buy a new iPad SIM card (the $30 with 3GB of bonus data works nicely).
- Activate it online, providing Telstra with your name and an email address (we’ll call this Email A).
- Receive an “Activation in progress” email from Telstra, to Email A.
- A little time later, receive an “Activation Complete” email from Telstra, to Email B – Email B is an address that either belongs to someone else entirely, or an old/inactive Telstra account that belongs to you.
- Observe how Telstra have matched one (new) account to another (old, or belonging to someone else) account based on nothing more than your name.
I assume you could then use this new association between the accounts to then reset the password on the old/belonging to someone else account.
Last week I submitted my PhD thesis. Now the waiting begins.
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