FAA will force fliers to register drones before Christmas

By

Drones and HD cameras are affordable, giving everyone a chance to make beautiful, cinematic video.
Drones and HD cameras are affordable, giving everyone a chance to make beautiful, cinematic video.
Photo: DJI

While you’re writing that thank you note to the Santa who bought you the quadcopter you’ve always wanted, you will also want to take a moment to register your aircraft with the FAA.

The registration rule was signed into law last month by the Federal Aviation Administration and any drone weighing between .55 pounds and 50 pounds must be registered starting Dec. 21.

The Velvet Rope Meets The iPad In New Check-In App

By

Check-In by Or Multimedia simplifies event guest/attendee registration and management.
Check-In by Or Multimedia simplifies event guest/attendee registration and management.

Planning and managing a business event can mean anything from hosting a small cocktail party to putting on international conferences and conventions and everything in between. Three of the key parts of any event, however, are invitations or registration in advance of the event, guest/attendee check-in at the actual event, and professional follow-up afterward.

Or Multimedia of London decided to make the guest/attendee management part of events simpler and more streamlined when it launched its Event Check-In Pro app for the iPad last year. With the success of that launch, the company retooled its app to offer two difference feature sets – standard and pro – and a range of pricing options.

The updated app, which hit the App Store late last month, offers a range of features that can be used for handling one-day workshops or week-long multi-session conferences.

MacTech Boot Camp Coming to Boston May 18, Speakers Confirmed

MacTech-Boot-Camp-logo.png

Following the sellout success of its San Francisco and Dallas events, MacTech Boot Camp is set to land in Boston in less than two weeks, and Cult of Mac readers can save $200 on registration. On May 18th, the event will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, with a number of confirmed speakers who include:

  • Jeff Korn
  • Mike Zarin
  • Leon Lincoln
  • Adam Schechter
  • Josh Turiel
  • Max Buxton
  • Andy Espo
  • Al Willis
  • Neil Ticktin