The EarPods that come with the Apple iPhone now have three buttons – the volume controls and the centre button. You can use these to skip song tracks / audio book chapters, answer or decline phone calls and even take a photo! All this without touching the iPhone.
In February 2011, Executive Jet Management, which flies small chartered jets, became the first airlines to replace the bulky hardcopy flight manuals with digital documents on the iPad. The shifted was implemented only after it was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. A few months later, in June, Alaska Airlines became the first major airline to replace 11 kgs printed flight manuals with the 680 gms iPad. [more...]