Secure iPhone Browsing

If you’re a security nut, browsing at a public hotspot can be like showering in a public bathroom. You might have no…

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Getting Charged Up to Work in an Airport

It’s 5 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon and you managed to get through airport security on your way home, with half an hour to spare to check your e-mail and make phone calls. But your electronic device of choice is low on power. Do you know where to find an outlet to recharge and work before your flight leaves?…

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AT&T Adds 20,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots

AT&T must be determined to get its subscribers online. First, we heard just yesterday that iPhone tethering is officially in the queue…

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7 Wacky Wi-Fi Gadgets

I’m a big believer that Wi-Fi will come to dominate the home networking environment because of its ubiquity and familiarity to consumers. I got even more proof of it earlier this week. Behold, seven wacky examples of how Wi-Fi is moving way beyond computing equipment.…

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Coping with FON-liness

FON showed great promise, attacking the fragmented wifi hotspot market and placing pressure on 3G broadband providers by harnessing the energy of the very people that would benefit from its service. The promise of a disruptive user-owned global wifi network was a large part of the company's marketing, playing on the iconography and language of revolution. With $22m in funding from Google, Skype and venture capitalists, the company seemed poised for success...so what went wrong?…

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