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2 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle
South West Trains free WiFi service goes live today on the main line route from London Waterloo to Weymouth and Portsmouth. The lack of on-train WiFi was raised by Winchester and Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine in November last year at the Ask South West Trains public meeting.
6 hrs ago | Journal and Courier
Tech Q&A: Facebook privacy settings you should change How do I make sure I'm still private on the site? Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1tRQdJx Q. Facebook makes so many changes, I can't keep up. How do I make sure I'm still private on the site? A. There are quite a few.
10 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions
Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Corp. and Sprint Corp. Over the past 18 months, T-Mobile has shaken up the industry by replacing two-year contract commitments with monthly installment plans to pay for smartphones and lowering the cost to upgrade device and stream digital music.
14 hrs ago | GigaOM
Will connectivity make consumer products better by influencing product design? It can't hurt. Not everybody can have Nest's design team.
But on a recent weekday, Philip Stevens of Coppell, Texas, and his festive companion dog, Gigi, waited at Greyhound's Dallas terminal, bound for Houston on their first bus ride. They sat among a cluster of passengers, including a couple of middle-age professionals, several millennials, and a guy in an orange mohawk.
In this article we will discuss android connectivity.Android provides rich APIs to let your app connect and interact with other devices over Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi P2P, USB, and SIP, in addition to standard network connections Before you perform any netowrk operations, you must first check that are you connected to that network or internet e.t.c. For this android provides ConnectivityManager class. You need to instantiate an object of this class by calling getSystemService() method.
Following T-Mobile's latest UnCarrier event which focused on the reintroduction of its Wi-Fi service under the Personal CellSpot brand, this week during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, AT&T CEO of Mobility and Business Solutions Ralph de la Vega confirmed that the carrier would launch a Wi-Fi Calling service next year, but declined to detail specifics on how the service would work. "We're very focused on making sure it's a great experience for customers, but we see it as a complement, not a replacement," he said.
With its Connected Rail offering, Cisco is looking to make rail travel easier and safer for passengers and more efficient for railways. Cisco Systems is bringing its Internet of things expertise to the railroad industry, introducing a solution that is designed to modernize aging networks at railroads, improve safety, drive down expenses and give passengers an improved connected experience.
GTR is the largest rail franchise in the UK in terms of passenger numbers, trains, revenue and staff; and the first one to start operating under the Government's new franchising programme.
In the vast panoply of potential home networking protocols, there are only a few worth worrying about. Wi-Fi works well but it can go down and ZigBee and the like are sparsely supported.
Good news for Comcast customers traveling internationally. It should soon be easier than ever to find a Wi-Fi hotspot and avoid those high cellular data roaming charges.
At its seventh Uncarrier event in San Francisco, T-Mobile unveiled plans to clutter up the internet for everyone -- T-Mobile customers and non-T-Mobile customers alike. On the face of it, things sound great.
Mobile made a splash earlier this week when CEO John Legere revealed that the "Un-carrier" would be the first U.S. carrier to support WiFi Calling and texting on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus . WiFi Calling support for iOS 8 was one of the biggest surprises during Apple's media event on Tuesday, but other than the T-Mobile partnership, we didn't hear much more about the potentially exciting new feature.
It's OK to admit that trying to pick a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.
Making life easier is the whole point of both home automation and remote controls, so the group behind the ZigBee home network specification has tried to bring the two together more tightly in a new standard. On Tuesday, the ZigBee Alliance announced the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard, which could become the foundation for remotes that control an entire house full of networked appliances.
Wi-Fi, that thing we only notice when it doesn't work, is having a bit of a moment. Earlier this week, Apple announced that its new iPhone will be able to use Wi-Fi to connect calls , something that ought to help if you're in an area with lousy cell coverage.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:42 pm
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