As we reported last month ("Sir, please, leave your mobile ON"), and as timely as promised, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) updated its guidelines on the use of portable electronic devices on board (PED). Pursuant to the new rules air passengers will be allowed to use their smartphones, e-readers, tablets provided these remain in the "Flight Mode" throughout the whole journey, which includes take-off, taxiing and landing. No more having to switch off and on your devices for these few annoying minutes. The guidelines should be published in the beginning of 2014 and hopefully the airlines will start applying them ASAP. (EU extends the use of electronic devices on planes) More information about these rules may be found here.