WiFi

T-Mobile partners with Gogo to bring in-flight text and voicemail

If you’re on a plane to another state and you suddenly remembered a very important message you have to send to your mother, you have to wait until the plane lands to be able to tell her to unplug the iron you left on in your room. But if your carrier is T-Mobile, you don’t have to wait anymore (or else your house might catch on fire or something.). The “un-carrier” has partnered with Gogo, an aero-communications service provider, so their subscribers can enjoy in-flight texting and voice messaging.

T-Mobile now offering free WiFi calls for subscribers

Someone predicted a few years back that pretty soon, mobile carriers would be obsolete since people will be doing all their messaging and calling through the Internet. Well, carriers are still here but one of them has realized that the second part of that prediction has already come true and so they are slowly adapting their business model to that scenario. T-Mobile is now flaunting that all their subscribers (given their phones have the capability to do so) will now be able to do free WiFi calling.

Is your Android phone revealing your WiFi history?

There are plenty of times when sharing your location (on an Android device) is obvious. Naturally, we are referring to checkins, whether they be with Facebook or Foursquare or one of the many other services available. But according to a recent report coming from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) -- your Android device may also be sharing your location without you really knowing.

D-Link’s WiFi Audio Extender to stream music, extend connection

Gone are the days when the music that plays at your home, whether there’s a party or just for your personal enjoyment, comes from a home sound and theatre system. Now, it usually comes from your mobile phone or tablet, but you’d still want to have it play on good, loud speakers. D-Link’s newest gizmo, the Wi-Fi Audio Extender (DCH-M225), will let you play the music from your device through WiFi, saying goodbye to the hassle of wires or burning music onto a CD.

AT&T planning in-flight WiFi LTE service

If you’ve ever used WiFi on an airplane, you know it’s terribly slow. Convenient in that you can send an email or other quick message from 35,000 feet in the air, but it’s dreadfully slow should you try to do anything even remotely in-depth. AT&T is trying to end that headache of convenience with in flight LTE service, they’ve announced.  

Study: Your Internet provider may be cheating you

If you were to run Speedtest on your mobile device, you’d likely find that your WiFi connection isn’t quite what you pay for. A new study by Ookla, the team behind Speedtest, note who the biggest offenders are, as well as which providers may be giving you more bang for your buck. We also find information on where not to live if you enjoy great Internet connectivity.

PhotoSync transfers pictures and videos over WiFi

Backup tools, even those limited to photos and videos, abound in Android, and each have their own unique features and selling points. One such app is PhotoSync which not only does away with the need for cables but even skips rather roundabout cloud-based techniques.

Chrome OS Dev update recognizes tethered devices

When tethering your WiFi capable devices to an Android smartphone, it’s usually to check email or other quick work. The last thing you want is for cumbersome tasks to draw you into a long tethering session, but Chromebooks sometimes do. With the latest Chrome OS Dev Channel update, though, that could change.
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