Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2016’

How to Avoid the Long Lines at Passport Control

mobile passportWant to breeze through US Customs and passport control?

Now there’s a free app, mobile passport, that lets you fast track through customs. Travelers with a smartphone or tablet can download the Mobile Passport Control app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. With the Mobile Passport App, you can skip the long lines at US airports for Custom and Border Protection (CBP).

The Mobile Passport is authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Just fill out your profile, snap a selfie, and answer CBP’s questions – then go straight to the “Mobile Passport Control” express lane at the airport!

Geoffrey A. Fowler in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal reviewed the program.

The website of the Department of Homeland Security contains answers to frequently asked questions such as:

– Who can use Mobile Passport

– Does Mobile Passport replace your passport

– Do you have to fill out a customs declaration form

– Will you still have to go through processing lines

– Is the Mobile passport app secure






Streaming Videos and Pictures From Your iPhone to Your TV

AllcastI recently downloaded a new app onto my iPhone, ALLCAST which is allowing me to cast all my videos and pictures on my phone directly to my large screen TV. Previously, the app was only available for Android devices.

The ALLCAST app also permits you to stream them from cloud providers such as Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and Instagram. Simply launch the application, grant permission for it to access your photos and videos, hit the familiar cast icon in the lower left, pick a target, select smart TVs, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, Xbox. and you are ready to cast.

To read more about ALLCAST, CLICK HERE.