BARCELONA, Spain -- Delta in the United States was one of the first to jump on the Gogo bandwagon and do it hard, quickly rolling out the in-flight internet service more or less across its fleet. But, there was always one big missing piece: international. Flights that crossed an ocean were left out of the connectivity fun, even when they were feet-dry over domestic lands. Back in 2012, Delta announced that it would be adding Gogo's satellite-based international service to its fleet as well, with a planned implementation date of 2013. Now, in 2014, it's finally happening.
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Sprint is offering a new Wi-Fi calling and messaging service that it says will help improve network coverage for its subscribers, the company announced Friday.
For now, the service, which allows users to make voice calls, as well as, send and receive text messages via a Wi-Fi network when these customers are not in range of Sprint's cellular network, will be available on two Google Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. These devices will receive over-the-air software updates to enable the service in the coming weeks. Sprint said it plans to expand the … Read more
In response to the expansion of mobile technology and data-hungry consumers, a number of cable and technology companies have formed a coalition to expand access to Wi-Fi networks.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Google, and Microsoft were announcing the new drive on Thursday.
Now confirmed, the 18 companies and groups involved in WifiForward also include Motorola, Best Buy, and the Consumer Electronics Association.
A mission statement describes the coalition as "ad hoc, broad-based group of companies, organizations and public sector institutions working to alleviate the Wi-Fi spectrum crunch and to support making … Read more
The $349 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control is an intriguing new offering from Honeywell. While it is virtually identical to Honeywell's $249 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat in design and functionality, the addition of voice control really sets it apart. Unlike some of its other key features, this one wasn't borrowed from Nest.
I think that's great. Unfortunately, I can't recommend it -- at least not yet. I really wanted the voice control to work, but instead it's very basic, and occasionally glitchy. That makes the extra $100 for this one feature seem excessive.
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Browse and manage your Android phone's files on your Wi-Fi-equipped PC with Dooblou's free WiFi File Explorer. You can download, upload, delete, copy, stream, zip, and unzip files without removing your SD card or hooking up a USB cable. You don't need to download any software on your PC or add anything to your browser, either. WiFi File Explorer 1.4.8 adds multiple file copy and download capabilities. It's for Android 1.6 and up.
You don't have to enter your Wi-Fi password or security key to use WiFi File Explorer if your phone … Read more
When I flew to Las Vegas on Southwest Airlines on Tuesday, I had to do the same old routine of turning off my electronic devices. But for my return trip on Thursday, life was dramatically different. Southwest changed to allow devices to remain on, as a new Federal Aviation Administration rule allows. It also became the first airline to allow "gate to gate" Wi-Fi. For me, it was the perfect opportunity to put that promise to the test.
Could I really connect while I was on the ground, before leaving my departure gate and maintain my Internet connection … Read more
SoftPerfect's WiFi Guard helps protect your small Wi-Fi network by scanning regularly for new and unrecognized devices, pinging to verify devices, detecting firewalls, and reporting anything suspicious so you can take action, if necessary. You don't need to know a lot about Wi-Fi networks to use Wi-Fi Guard. You just need to know a little about your own home or small business network (or networks) and who or what is allowed to connect to it. When an unauthorized device appears, you'll know your network security has been compromised. WiFi Guard scans all your network devices, so it … Read more