Question about Dashboard

monke

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I was wondering if dashboard used the internet. That sounds like a pretty dumb question (which it is) but Apple has nothing about Dashboard needing the internet on their website.

Here's my scenerio:
If i'm on an airplane and I want to see where the plane is at the moment, I open dashboard and find the flight tracker widget. Here's where my question comes into play, will the widget tell me where the plane is, or will it need an internet connection?
 

yellow5

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Not ALL widgets require the internet, like the calculator, but MOST of them do.

Flight Tracker DOES require the internet, so you won't be able to use it during flight.
 
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Jay42

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...unless you luck out and get put on one of those new flights with hi speed wifi!
 
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monke

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Ok, i thought it need the internet. Jay42, i was thinking the exact same thing. *knocks on wood*
 
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ITASOR

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LOL don't turn on Airport looking for wifi unless they tell you that you can use wifi.
 
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sambo.

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outback, far from the surf
my two cents

iNeedtoSwitch said:
Here's my scenerio:
If i'm on an airplane and I want to see where the plane is at the moment, I open dashboard and find the flight tracker widget. Here's where my question comes into play, will the widget tell me where the plane is, or will it need an internet connection?
umm, most flights have a map thingy that tells you all sorts of stuff like altitude, outside temp, lat/long, heading etc.

if you are on Singapore Airlines or some other one with screens in the seats, you can find it there.

sorry to be pedantic ;)
 
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StealthRider

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Here and there!
Recent 737 models have screens in the ceilings that show movies etc...it may show location right before landing.

Also, 767ER and 777 aircraft have the screens built into the seats, where you can choose what you want to see.

Not sure about other aircraft, sorry.
 
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