This week in iOS we saw concerns over the feature in iOS 9 -- Wi-Fi Assist, saw an "Apple Ring" imagined by Apple, and heard that iOS and OS X will never be merged.
Routers get all attention when it comes to Wi-Fi networking, but picking the right adapter is just as important. Today we test four 802.11ac USB adapters.
The FCC is dragging its feet on granting AT&T a waiver to offer a Wi-Fi calling feature, while letting competitors go ahead, says the company. The feature fails to meet accessibility rules for the disabled.
In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T claimed that Sprint and T-Mobile are not abiding by disability regulations. The fight over using smartphones to make Wi-Fi-enabled telephone calls just entered the unexpected area of disability rights. Show More Summary
While AT&T was adapting existing tech to support deaf users for Wi-Fi calls, T-Mobile and Sprint were busy marketing Wi-Fi calling to the less hard of hearing.
AT&T has called out two of its competitors, Sprint and T-Mobile, over their decision to offer Wi-Fi calling support on smartphones without first getting proper authorization from the Federal Communications Commission in a letter to the that organization’s chairman. According to AT&T, the FCC has been too slow in issuing a waiver that would allow the […]
My attempts to contact Xur from hotel Wi-Fi—I need to buy some three of coins, dammit—have not gone well so far. Read more...
Wi-Fi assist may be wasting away your data, and here's how to stop it. The post How To Kill the New iOS 9 Feature That’s Eating Your Data appeared first on WIRED.
AT&T says it can't offer Wi-Fi calling, while competitors "defy" FCC rules.
Originally tested in an iOS 9 public beta back in August, AT&T ultimately held back on a wide public release for Wi-Fi calling due to its decision to wait for an FCC waiver that would temporarily relieve the carrier of needing to offer support options for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Show More Summary
We rated Virgin as the best airline in the U.S., so maybe it’s not surprising that they’re offering an awesome perk for the next several months: free Wi-Fi for Netflix subscribers. Read more...
A COUPLE of announcements over the past fortnight have highlighted the pace at which the internet is now invading the skies. First, Lufthansa announced that it would begin to offer broadband internet on short-haul and domestic routes, with the first planes being fitted with the technology in summer 2016. Show More Summary
Like to stay on the cutting edge with technology? Me too! In fact, I was one of the first people in Colorado to install a production Nest Learning Thermostat with its bright touch screen and fast wi-fi capabilities. Since the install,...Show More Summary
… The feature is called “Wi-Fi Assist,” [and] if not properly monitored, it can send your monthly cell phone bill skyrocketing. According to Metro UK, the feature is programmed to switch from Wi-Fi to 4G whenever the software determines that
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Virgin America partners with Netflix to provide customers with complimentary Wi-Fi and one-of-a-kind binge watching
Broadcom's XStream platform has enjoyed quite a bit of success in the Wi-Fi router market despite its high cost. The first generation XStream platform used a 3x3 configuration for each band, and lacked Wave 2 features such as MU-MIMO support or 160 MHz channels. Show More Summary
Google’s high-speed fiber in Ghana isn’t as cool as Wi-Fi balloons. But it’s more important. The post Instead of Gimmicks, Google Brings Real Broadband to Ghana appeared first on WIRED.
The current batch of Android Wear smartwatches may pack their share of smarts, but they all rely on a paired smartphone or Wi-Fi for connectivity. LG is breaking the tether with its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, which is set to be the...Show More Summary