Category Archives: WiFi

Free wi-fi in central London promotion launched

From today until the end of 2011, the public will be able to use the high-speed service in certain parts of the city courtesy of the phone firm. If the two-month trial is deemed a success, the Finnish company plans … Continue reading

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O2 to trial new VoIP app in the UK, giving customers free calls over WiFi

UK mobile phone network O2 is launching a trial of a new VoIP service for customers to use across WiFi networks. O2 Connect will allows smartphone users to use voice and text services from their normal mobile number to any … Continue reading

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Starbucks offers UK customers free Wi-Fi

Starbucks has rolled out a new, free Wi-Fi offering to all 650 of its UK coffee houses.Previously, you've needed to be a member of the Starbucks reward scheme in order to access free Wi-Fi in the UK. Everyone else had … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi strikes alliance with mains networking tech

Power line telecommunications (PLT) kit sends networking signals around the home over mains wiring, and often competes with Wi-Fi, which uses radio to achieve the same thing. But now the biggest certification bodies in both fields are joining forces to … Continue reading

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How To Combat WiFi Security Risks When Connecting To A Public Network

As many people now know, connecting to a public, unsecured wireless network can have serious risks. It’s known that doing this can provide an opening for all manner of data theft, particularly passwords and private information. For a great review … Continue reading

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All These Terrorist Scares Are Putting In-Flight Wi-Fi At Risk

Foiled terrorist plots often end with stricter security procedures at airports, but the most recent bomb scares could lead to the loss of something far more precious than our nail clippers: We could lose our in-flight Wi-Fi. More » 

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London Underground Wi-Fi trial begins next week

The six-month trial will include only one station – Charing Cross – and will deliver Wi-Fi access to anybody able to access the BT Openzone network. It won’t work on trains, but will be available in the ticket hall, and on the … Continue reading

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WiMAX 4G Coming to New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2010

he next-next generation U.S. wireless technology is preparing itself for primetime in major metropolitan areas. New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles will each have 4G WiMAX by the end of 2010.

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What “Free Public WiFi” Is and Why You Should Avoid It [Free Wi-Fi]

Hang out in airports, coffee shops, or other laptop-friendly spots for a while, and you'll find "Free Public Wi-Fi." It never gets you through to the actual web, because it's actually a weird Windows XP quirk—one you shouldn't connect to. … Continue reading

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IP Webcam Turns Your Android Phone into a Wireless Camera

An interesting article from Lifehacker. Read more here.

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