And not just to NoMad! I've been seeing these LinkNYC kiosks pop up all over -- Chelsea, Meatpacking, Midtown -- and probably more! I love that NYC is forging ahead with this widespread free super-fast Wi-Fi. I've used it and it's basically the fastest internet I've ever used (with interesting security features I've never seen rolled out before on public Wi-Fi) -- even faster than I remember on college campuses and the Apple Store. It's kind of incredible, actually.
How cool is this? This past week, Google made their Nik Collection of photo manipulation software free for everybody! The software suite includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine -- all used by amateurs and professionals to make good images great!
The plugins work with Photoshop, Aperture, and Lightroom on both Mac and PC.
OMG, do you see the numbers in this speed test for New York City's new LinkNYC free Wi-Fi? I don't think I've ever seen speeds like that anywhere. If this is how fast NYC's free Wi-Fi network is going to be in the future, I don't think there's going to be any reason for me to have to buy internet at all (assuming that this program gets rolled out to cover the entire city).
It's also pretty neat too that LinkNYC takes public Wi-Fi security so seriously. I felt pretty safe logging into their network with their security procedures (a few prompts on screen and an approved security certificate -- just do it, you'll see) and the entire process was quick and simple. If you're along 3rd Avenue around 15th Street, try it out.