wifi

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Jun
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New Microsoft Tablet Could Be WiFi Only: Report

Microsoft's much-hyped rival to the iPad, the Surface, may not be as attractive to consumers as it once appeared. Reports from reputable sources indicate the new device may have only WiFi capabilities, and not the ability to use cellphone networks ... to access the Internet. The Surface, officially unveiled last week , is similar in size and shape to the iPad. However, rather than forcing users to rely on a touchscreen, its case houses a built-in physical keyboard. Microsoft's new tablet computer also runs Windows 8, the company's newest operating system (set to launch this fall). Microsoft's ... (view more)

Fri
14
Oct
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'Virtual Wi-Fi Router 2.0.1', and 'iPhone Configuration Utility 3.4.0.283'

Virtual Wi-Fi Router 2.0.1 Windows 7 Virtual WiFi Router allows users to convert their computers into a WiFi hot sport that can be used to access wireless Internet through a mobile device. The new version of this program has been simplified to make ... creating a WiFi hotspot easier than ever before. http://www.virtualwifirouter.com iPhone Configuration Utility 3.4.0.283 The iPhone Configuration Utility is a software program that lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles on your iPhone. It also lets you track and install provisioning profiles and authorized ... (view more)

Wed
14
Apr
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Apple iPad: Weak WiFi Tops User Complaints

Apple's iPad may have sold hundreds of thousands of times over the course of its opening weekend, but that doesn't mean the new device is without its problems. Already Apple is feeling the sting from hundreds of user complaints about the iPad's weak ... WiFi abilities, reports say. "[The] signal is weak, downloading anything is painfully slow and it will drop the signal and go offline every 5-10 minutes," complained user "mbell75" on Apple's support forum website early last week. WiFi Trouble Forum Grows at Rapid Pace In the past week and a half, a thread entitled "Weak wifi" has accumulated 547 ... (view more)

Fri
18
Dec
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Free WiFi Coming to Your Local McDonald's

Got to get your fix for a Big Mac but can't stop writing that report? Then you'll be happy to know that fast food goliath McDonald's will soon be unveiling free WiFi Internet access at about 80 per cent of its U.S. locations. Thanks to a new pact ... signed with AT ... (view more)

Mon
09
Nov
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'Microsoft Research Virtual Wifi', and 'Files To Phones'

Microsoft Research Virtual Wifi Virtual WiFi helps a user connect to multiple IEEE 802.11 networks with one WiFi card. It works by exposing multiple virtual adapters, one for each wireless network to which connectivity is desired. Virtual WiFi uses ... a network hopping scheme to switch the wireless card across the desired wireless networks. http://research.microsoft.com Files To Phones Send any files from PC to a mobile phone. Files to Phones provides free transmission of any files (TXT, MP3, JPG, 3GP, MP4, vCal, vCard) to any Bluetooth devices (mobile phones, smartphones, hand-held devices, ... (view more)

Thu
16
Jul
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Apple Drops WiFi in order to Launch iPhone in China

Apple has formally applied to launch the iPhone in China. The move, earlier than expected, appears to have been made possible once the firm agreed to drop WiFi capability. There are both political and technical reasons for WiFi issues in China. ... Until April this year, the government refused to allow any WiFi handsets. Officially that was because of fears users would add Internet phone services such as Skype and use those to make calls, to the detriment of China's phone companies. Unofficially it was thought the government believed WiFi would make it harder to monitor communications. Censorship ... (view more)

Tue
07
Apr
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New iPhone 3.0 OS Brings 802.11n, FM Radio, A2DP

Apple is set to offer a host of interesting features on the new iPhone 3.0 OS. Among the most anticipated features is the addition of stereo Bluetooth-audio streaming ( A2DP ), which will allow current second-generation iPhone and iPod Touch owners ... to experience the cutting edge of mobile technology. Of course, Apple is expected to roll out additional features that will only be available to those who purchase the latest iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Among these exclusive "hardware features" are high-speed 802.11n WiFi (wireless network) capabilities and FM radio transmission. Transmitter ... (view more)

Tue
12
Aug
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WiFi Goes Mile High

Delta Airlines is the latest airline to announce plans to offer WiFi Internet service on its domestic flights. The new service will allow laptops, smartphones and other handheld devices to access the Internet while en route. Delta will charge a flat ... $9.95 for short flights of 3 hours or less and $12.95 for longer flights. Internet WiFi service will begin initially with Delta's fleet of MD80-type aircraft and expand throughout its entire fleet by the end of summer 2009. (Source: nytimes.com ) With the pressure of rising fuel costs, new airline revenue opportunities have gained momentum. Delta ... (view more)

Thu
31
Jul
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'Wifi Client', and 'Personal Software Inspector'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Wifi Client WiFi Security can be hard to figure out. There are many options, many settings, and a lot of techno-babble that makes it difficult for non-technical users to understand. The LucidLink WiFi Client eliminates all of the clutter and only presents what you need to connect to the ... (view more)

Wed
09
Jul
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'Altering Windows Xp', and 'Virtual Wifi'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Altering Windows XP If you are interested in hacking XP, here's a good place to start. This program allows a user to customize skins, icons, the desktop, etc. http://des.virtualplastic.net Virtual Wifi VirtualWiFi (previously known as MultiNet) is a virtualization architecture for wireless ... (view more)

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