A few months ago, we pointed out that, thanks to a growing number of "smart phones," flight attendants were often having trouble with passengers who wanted to use the PDA functionality of their phones, but had the wireless transmitter turned off. Unfortunately, there's no easy way for anyone to see quickly if the phone really has its wireless abilities shut off, or if the person is just saying that to keep the flight attendants off their back. So, now, the Consumer Electronics Association is trying to come up with a standard way to easily display that a mobile phone is in "flight mode" -- where the user can make use of applications on the phone, but isn't transmitting a wireless signal. Next thing you know, they're going to need another way of indicating to everyone that the camera part of a camera phone isn't on...
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