Archive for the ‘Wi’ tag
This week we boosted your home Wi-Fi, improved your Windows mastery, prepared our student-readers to go back to school, and more. Here’s a look back.
If you’ve ever jumped onto a WiFi hotspot from your iPhone to grab a faster connection only to see it bog down and grind to a halt moments later, Apple feels your pain.
iOS (Jailbreak): If you’re an iPhone power-user, then you know the battery isn’t exactly long lasting. BattSaver is a jailbreak app that automatically toggles radio signals, Wi-Fi, and more to save juice. More »
Apple has temporarily disabled over-the-phone password resets amidst recent hack, Automatic switching between Wi-Fi and 3G will be available in iOS 6, Enhanced Google Voice Search is coming to iOS, and Google Chrome for Windows updates with improved Flash security. More »
Readers offer their best tips for getting good Wi-Fi at a hotel, hanging on to your bike lock key, and discovering new music the free and legal way. More »
This week we’re learning that Microsoft’s new Outloook webmail service is actually pretty awesome, that you can watch the olympics online, in real time, for free, and that Amazon’s CloudPlayer service is actually worth a look again. Also, we’re answering your questions about cloud music, uTorrent, and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. More »
Wi-Fi is one of the most useful and important parts of using a computer, and yet it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other Wi-Fi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the Wi-Fi in your home. More »
OS X: Want to know how good your Wi-Fi network really is? If you have OS X 10.7 or above (Lion or Mountain Lion), a handy but hidden built-in utility can monitor your network’s performance and show your network’s signal strength. More »
Android: The Wi-Fi hotspot feature on Android phones let you use your mobile data on multiple computers or tablets at once. The only problem is a lot of carriers have restrictions to prevent you from sharing your mobile data (which you’re already paying for) for free. Computerworld posts a couple of workarounds. More »
Assisted GPS isn’t really all that secure, Yelp updates its iOS and web apps, TweetDeck updates its web app, and Google confesses that they haven’t deleted all the Wi-Fi data they collected. More »