A lot of the focus this weeks is going to be on iOS 6 and that shiny new MacBook Pro with the retina display, but Apple also made plenty of smaller announcements during their Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Apple not only upgrades its operating systems and computers at a break-neck pace, it also constantly upgrades its accessories. Apple’s router, dubbed the AirPort Express, is getting an upgrade too – but it’s not going up in price. (more…)
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Nick Bilton over at The New York Times technology blog is reporting that Facebook is getting serious about designing and releasing a smartphone. He quotes several anonymous Facebook employees and other Silicon Valley engineers in his report, stating that Facebook hopes to release a smartphone “by next year.”
The 5th generation of WiFi routers is here with the newly introduced Buffalo AirStation WZR-D1800H wireless router and WLI-H4-D1300 wireless media bridge. The new Router and bridge offer speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n and are fully backward compatible for legacy devices to make it easier for users to adopt the new technology. (more…)
Nearly two weeks after the Federal Communications Commission released a heavily redacted report about Google’s sponging up of emails, passwords, and other personal data via unsecured wi-fi networks, the company has released a full version of the report that reveals that, in spite of Google’s previous claims that the data-collected software was unauthorized, supervisors and others were actually aware of the program. (more…)
Remember the Nokia Lumia 900? It was the really impressive Windows phone that Microsoft is betting heavily on since its first positive reviews came out of CES 2012. It was announced two weeks ago that the Lumia 900 would be launching April 8. Today is April 8 and guess what, the Lumia 900 is here.
A new initiative between the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance could allow billions of mobile device users the ability to switch between mobile and Wifi networks on the fly, without having to locate hotspots or enter passwords. Today’s announcement verifies that both organizations are committed to the development of a technical and commercial infrastructure for Wifi roaming, which would use a mobile SIM card to authenticate a user, without any manual passwords. (more…)
I just got a Windows PC and sometimes it automatically joins wifi networks, which is great, because other times it doesn’t and I don’t know how to get it to see and connect to the network. If it makes a difference, the networks it can’t join are always those protected by passwords. But if I have the password, shouldn’t I be able to enter it and join the wireless network with MS Windows 7?? (more…)
I’ve been exploring a new gadget this weekend, a Samsung Galaxy Note that I have for review. If you looked at it, you’d think it was a rather large smartphone. Indeed, compare it to the Samsung Galaxy SII that I have – which is a rather large smartphone – and you’ll see it needs another description.
Mobile or portable devices are clearly the future of the computing world. Although iPhones and iPads have up till now been the market’s darlings, albeit at premium prices, Android is now coming up strongly. An example of this is a tablet put out by Samsung that may well take the lead. According to TechRadar, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is without doubt one of the best tablets yet to hit the shelves.