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.
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.
Soon tech-savvy Starbucks customers slurping both lattes and bandwidth will have their Internet lives a lot easier. Google is reported to be working on an app that takes out the drudgery from connecting and authenticating to the now Google-managed free Starbucks WiFi connections.
With shared or tiered data plans fast becoming the new normal, many of us will want to find ways to maximize the small pool of data we draw from. Though we typically don’t use more than 2GB monthly, there is a glass ceiling. After the limit, it’s usually pretty expensive to get past it.
Scratch Wireless first arrived several months earlier when they announced plans to fight the other, "too expensive" cellular service options. They are an MVNO style carrier and will be going on the premise of using WiFi first. Well, while the service first launched as an invite-only offering, they have since shifted and are now open for any and all that wish to check it out.
The anticipated followup to HTC’s One might be just around the corner. The device has just received WiFi certification, an important step in bringing a handset to market. While the official name isn’t yet known, tested specs are. Definitely a step up, but is it a step in the right direction?
If you’ve ever been in a situation where you really, really need to use your device on a plane, you’re probably happy to know the FAA lifted restrictions recently allowing for broader use of devices and WiFi. Unfortunately, the new guidelines are subject to each carrier’s whim, and they can allow or disallow them as they like. Southwest Airlines has taken the first step, and will now allow in-flight WiFi access gate-to-gate.
Google has announced a program to take unused TV spectrum whitespace, and repurpose it for use. By creating a spectrum database, Google hopes to allow third parties to use spectrum as needed, and let device manufacturers let the database know when there is unused whitespace available.
While letting people know your location in real-time is handy, the ability to call and text during a flight would be useful. That’s exactly what GoGo is trying to do, too. In an attempt to make their in-flight wireless service appear necessary rather than kitsch, GoGo is working out a way to let us communicate with those on the ground, or in different spots on the plane, or… other planes, maybe?