Category: "WiFi"

Skype Offers Free Wi-Fi at Airports

Skype is letting their holiday spirit show this year by providing free Wi-Fi at most major airports. Travelers will be gifted with one free hour of Internet access at over 50 locations across the U.S. Obviously, users will need to have a Wi-Fi capable device and have the latest version of Skype installed. However, one [...]

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Widely Supported Faster Wi-Fi Expected for 2012

The next version of Wi-Fi wireless networking is called 802.11ac, and it can operate around 1.3 gigabits per second, or three to four times the speed of currently available high-speed Wi-Fi, or 802.11n. According to Rahul Patel, vice president in the mobile and wireless group at chip design firm, Broadcom, the new standard has broad [...]

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Apple iCloud Beta Site Now Live

Apple’s iCloud.com beta website is now live, but it is only accessible to a few developers. The service will soon be making its public presence in the cloud world, along with Google, Amazon.com, and a number of other options. The final version of iCloud will be released along with iOS sometime this fall. The service [...]

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Skype Surging Forward

After a long slow period for everyone’s favorite VoIP company, Skype is finally announcing some news items which might just help push the service into more users hands.   Skype is one of those cool companies that people really want to love.  However, their lack of evolution lately has made that a difficult task for [...]

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The Great Broadband Cash Giveaway

Money is in the air and the big cash sharks are circling.  Last month President Obama signed into law a $787 billion economic stimulus package which contained $7.2 billion worth of broadband grants and loan programs. Advocates of universal broadband access are interpreting the large allocation of funds toward broadband development as a clear indication [...]

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Loading The Future – The Journey From 3G to 4G

We’ve only just begun to use our new “Faster” 3G wireless networks and already the attention has moved to the next big thing . . . 4G.  So what’s the rush and all the hype about?  Speed!  The runaway success of smart phones and their data consuming applications, video, streaming, downloads, etc has consumer advocates [...]

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Broadcasters Fighting Mad Over White Space

For something with a name that indicates nothing, “White space” sure does have a few folks upset. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Association for Maximum Service Television (AMST) have initiated action in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in hopes of overturning the November 2008 FCC ruling allowing [...]

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iPhone Roundup

Restless iPhone users have been waiting impatiently for a number of much needed improvements and features.  Chief among these are the ability to cut and paste and to tether an iPhone to a laptop.  AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega has confirmed in recent interviews that a tethering option will soon be available, allowing [...]

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Worries Over White Space

“White Space” is the new cause for musicians to worry about. The unused bands of wireless spectrum between the assigned sections is known as White Space.  The biggest chunk of this space is the spectrum currently used by analog television and which will soon be vacated when the US switches to digital TV. The technology [...]

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Telecoms Feeling the Credit Heat?

The telecommunications industry has long been considered recession proof. After all, everyone needs to communicate, right? But lately many companies have become debt heavy due to extensive network build outs for enormously burgeoning bandwidth demands, hardware and technology costs involved in transitioning service to VoIP and lost revenue due to a volatile consumer market attracted [...]

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