Published February 08, 2012
Print from your wireless handheld device without the hassle of complicated cords. Verizon and RedBox are making strides to keep you entertained. It’s now really easy to enjoy the highlights of Fashion Week without worrying about airfare. This great site collects all of Twitter’s travel buzz. And JetBlue fliers will want to check out their new app.
Just Press Print
Wouldn’t it be great if you could print anything from your iPhone or iPad, or even your iPod touch, without having to attach any cords or drivers, or spending a few Franklins? Well, now you can.
Kudos on this one goes to Canon (CAJ), who just introduced two new AirPrint printers, adding to the three other models released last September. But these new ones come with an even better price tag, ranging an estimated $100 to $150. The PIXMA MX512 and the MX432 Wireless2 Office All-In-One inkjet printers come equipped with AirPrint. AirPrint allows anyone with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to send their selected photos or documents to the printer, sans wires.
So Happy Together
Verizon (VZ) and Redbox (CSTR) are joining forces, which means that soon there will be more video viewing options for the rest of us. Redbox will still carry its new-release DVD and Blu-Ray discs at convenient locations, while Verizon will be offering streaming video service via smartphones, tablets, and television sets sometime later this year.
Fashion Week from Afar
Those who would love to be a part of Fashion Week, but just can’t make it to New York in time, have the option to see a big part of the festivities, for free. This year, YouTube and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are working together to bring the runway to web. More than 25 shows will be live-streamed here.
And, some big name brands will be streaming their collections via their websites and Facebook pages, so make sure you check in with them. The fun starts at 9a.m.ET sharp on Feb. 9.
Travel < 140 Characters
Looking for a new way to track insane travel deals? Find a cheap beach getaway or a ski vacation with a little help from Wanderlisting.
Wanderlisting scours Twitter to find the latest and greatest deals from airlines and bloggers, and posts them all in one convenient place. From Air New Zealand to Virgin America, Wanderlisting covers travel tips and deals from a multitude of sources, and helps you find travel-savvy Twitter-ers to follow, such as Sir Richard Branson himself. The site can be a bit overwhelming – there are so many travel resources out there – but you can set yourself free from tons of scrolling by seeing lists according to Popular Links, Newest Links, and Category. It’s all the travel deals you could possibly need – in 140 characters or less.
A Long-Awaited App
Speaking of travel, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) accompanied its website revamp with the debut of its very own app. You can now more easily book a JetBlue flight from your Apple handheld device, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. JetBlue fans can easily find and view their itinerary, flight status, and in-flight entertainment information on the app, and a new feature called “Pick Me Up,” sends the person on the other end of your flight your itinerary with directions to the airport. Download it -- for free -- here.
Know of a killer deal or insane bargain? Email the goods to OnSale@FOXBusiness.com and share the wealth.