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…)
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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.
My daughter has a Nintendo 3DS and wants to connect it to the Internet for some sort of multiplayer game. I am clueless about this device and didn’t even realize it was Internet-ready when I bought it for her. Can you help me get her 3DS online?
On Oct. 17, Apple announced that just three days after the launch of its newest phone, the iPhone 4S, sales had already climbed to more than four million. The phone runs on the world’s most advanced operating system, iOS 5, which already has more than 25 million users. By Oct. 28, the iPhone 4s and its operating system will be available in more than 22 countries, and that number will climb to 70 by the year’s end.
It’s been several hours now since the Apple event and a little time to scour the web for info and news. Now that things have sunk in there really was pretty big news announced although in my mind Apple really blew it in the way they decided to roll out this “next generation” iPhone. In all honesty, there’s a ton of new functionality but it seems it was all over shadowed by the naming of the device with a 4S rather than a 5. Realistically had Apple simply called the darned device the iPhone 5 people would likely be raving about it rather than stating how disappointed they are. When you look at the grand scheme of things the 4S runs on iOS 5, is much faster, has way better battery life, has a much better (and faster) camera – these are all pretty important leaps forward. I also think that Apple blew it a bit by making the event a small, cozy, “special people” only invited event that wasn’t live streamed. The attempt to “WOW” us with new functionality like a friend finder app and postcard creation service also really detracted from the real story as well. Overall though, iPhone 4S is a big step forward – the new price point may help encourage more upgrades than may have been lost by the gaffs mentioned. (more…)