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BT to offer Barclays customers free Wi-Fi in 1,500 branches across the UK

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BT has announced that Barclays is to be the first high-street bank in the UK to offer free Wi-Fi access for its customers in the UK. The service is to be spread throughout 1,500 branches of the bank and naturally the two are encouraging users to take advantage of the...
BT to offer Barclays customers free Wi-Fi in 1,500 branches across the UK

Bouygues launches its own free Wi-Fi to challenge Free Mobile

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France’s Bouygues Telecom is fighting Free Mobile’s fire with flames of its own. The carrier is working with virtual hotspot network Devicescape to give its smartphone customers seamless access to 8 million open Wi-Fi access points globally, replicating – at least fractionally – one of the key differentiators Iliad’s Free...
Bouygues launches its own free Wi-Fi to challenge Free Mobile

Skype To Offer Free Wi-Fi Across The U.K.

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Free Wi-Fi access in cafes and shops across Britain is coming, courtesy of Skype. The Microsoft-owned firm, which already offers a paid-for service at airports and in selected businesses, has teamed up with Wicoms to offer free Wi-Fi access in shops and cafes across Britain. The deal is this: users...
Skype To Offer Free Wi-Fi Across The U.K.
AT&T teams up with Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi in major international airports

Bell brings free Wi-Fi to Tim Hortons in Canada

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Fast food restaurant Tim Hortons and Bell on Thursday announced they have began rolling out free Wi-Fi access at Tim Hortons locations throughout Canada. By September, the two hope to offer such access to 90 percent of the locations, or more than 2,000 locations. The announcement comes after six months...
Bell brings free Wi-Fi to Tim Hortons in Canada

BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots

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BT today announced that its Wi-Fi hotspot numbers increased to around 4.5 million across the UK and to match this news it has launched a new BT Wi-Fi access app for Windows Mobile so that its broadband customers can find a hotspot and log in. The free app available from...
BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots

Chicago parks, public spaces to get free Wi-FI

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In an effort to establish Chicago as a hub for ultra-fast Internet service, Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed a plan today to bring free Wi-Fi access to a number of public areas. Dubbed the Chicago Broadband Challenge, the new initiative will bring Wi-Fi to Chicago's parks and other public spaces. The...
Chicago parks, public spaces to get free Wi-FI
Former FCC chairman Genachowski calls for emergency ad hoc network in Boston

Engenius announces new lineup of outdoor Wi-Fi access points and bridges

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Engenius Technologies announced today a new line of weatherized 802.11n access points and bridges suitable for mounting in outdoor locations. While Engenius is targeting these devices at small businesses and schools, the products are inexpensive enough to also be attractive to homeowners looking to extend the range of their...
Engenius announces new lineup of outdoor Wi-Fi access points and bridges

Motorola streamlines Wi-Fi access with social networking accounts

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Motorola Solutions has unveiled a pair of quasi-cloud services that make it simpler for IT groups to set up secure connections for guest Wi-Fi users, including those with personally-owned devices, on corporate or retail wireless LANs....
Motorola streamlines Wi-Fi access with social networking accounts

Engenius announces new lineup of outdoor Wi-Fi access points and bridges

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Engenius Technologies announced a new line of weatherized 802.11n access points and bridges suitable for mounting in outdoor locations....
Engenius announces new lineup of outdoor Wi-Fi access points and bridges

Google Brings Free Wi-Fi to Its Section of Manhattan

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Internet giant Google says it’s bringing free Wi-Fi access to an area of New York City close to its offices. In a press conference today in Manhattan, with Google CIO Ben Fried, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Chuck Schumer in attendance, the Internet giant revealed plans to turn...
Google Brings Free Wi-Fi to Its Section of Manhattan

Synology DS213air: Wireless feature doesn't add enough value

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The $300 Synology DS213air is a decent two-bay NAS box whose main claim to fame is its ability to perform as an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi access point. The unit streams media quite well; however, its name is a bit misleading in that the DS213air has more in common with the...
Synology DS213air: Wireless feature doesn't add enough value

Boingo Wi-Fi Finder for iOS smartly adds data usage tracking

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Boingo Wireless, the company with a virtual Wi-Fi network comprised of more than 500,000 hotspots, officially added a data usage feature to its app for iOS on Thursday. The new Boingo Wi-Fi Finder for iOS is available in the iTunes App Store and remains free of charge, although Boingo’s network...
Boingo Wi-Fi Finder for iOS smartly adds data usage tracking

Free Mobile nabs 60% of France's new mobile subscribers

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France’s Free Mobile continued to rack up customer wins last quarter. The upstart carrier owned by broadband ISP Iliad added 805,000 net subscribers, which the company claimed accounted for 60 percent of all new mobile subscriptions in France. In just nine months of operation, Free has attracted 4.4 million customers,...
Free Mobile nabs 60% of France's new mobile subscribers
Skype to begin offering free Wi-Fi access in UK stores

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: iOS Dominates Android Among Airline Passengers

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. iOS Dominates In-Flight Wi-Fi Access (Gogo via Apple Insider)In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo reported that iOS users account for the lion's share of mobile devices accessing the company's ground-to-air...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: iOS Dominates Android Among Airline Passengers

Synology DS213air review: Wireless feature doesn't add enough value

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The $300 Synology DS213air is a decent two-bay NAS box whose main claim to fame is its ability to perform as an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi access point. The unit streams media quite well; however, its name is a bit misleading in that the DS213air has more in common with...
Synology DS213air review: Wireless feature doesn't add enough value

Apple Working on Local Backup Servers for iOS Devices Needing Genius Bar Replacement?

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9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on a new hardware solution for its retail store Genius Bars that would allow staff to quickly back up devices requiring replacement and move that data back onto the the replacement devices. While users are always encouraged to back up their devices before bringing...
Apple Working on Local Backup Servers for iOS Devices Needing Genius Bar Replacement?

Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app

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It took three years, but OpenSignal finally has an iPhone app that will measure and track the performance of any mobile network it runs over. OpenSignal has been using its Android app to keep tabs on carriers’ networks around the world, crowdsourcing that data into detailed reports. Why participate in...
Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app

Tokyo subways to test how mobile content affects passengers

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Tokyo's subways will soon offer a new mobile app with free Wi-Fi access, then track if the information it provides changes passenger habits....
Tokyo subways to test how mobile content affects passengers

Time Warner vehicles offer Wi-Fi and charging stations to NYC

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The cable provider's vehicles are equipped with free Wi-Fi access and mobile charging stations so New Yorkers hit by Sandy can charge their devices and access the Internet. [Read more]...
Time Warner vehicles offer Wi-Fi and charging stations to NYC
Google Is Building An Experimental Wireless Network Perfect For High-Density Urban Centers

Roaming: the missing piece to the smartphone-Wi-Fi puzzle

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We have written a lot about the new generation of hotspots coming out this year that will make it snap for your smartphone to connect seamlessly to your mobile operator’s Wi-Fi hotspots. But what about hotspots that your carrier doesn’t manage? It turns out the world of Wi-Fi roaming is...
Roaming: the missing piece to the smartphone-Wi-Fi puzzle

Skype offers free Wi-Fi in UK, Ireland through Wicom deal

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Skype is offering free Wi-Fi access across the UK and Ireland through its app. A deal signed with hotspot provider Wicoms will let customers connect at no charge at various ìhigh street venues and businessesî across the country, in a move that sees the service offer free Internet connectivity for...
Skype offers free Wi-Fi in UK, Ireland through Wicom deal
Hands On With The Visual Energy Programmable Monostrip
A fond farewell to T-Mobile's 200 MB plan

VIDEO: London Underground wi-fi unveiled

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Rory Cellan-Jones gets a sneak preview of the wi-fi access which will be available at London Underground stations this summer....
VIDEO: London Underground wi-fi unveiled

T-Mobile commits to Passpoint automatic Wi-Fi access; other U.S. carriers mum

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Of the nation's four biggest wireless carriers, only T-Mobile USA has revealed plans to deploy Passpoint, a technology that would allow wireless users to automatically access Wi-Fi hotspots from carriers' 3G and 4G cellular networks....
T-Mobile commits to Passpoint automatic Wi-Fi access; other U.S. carriers mum

Worried Who's Watching Your Web Browsing? Adafruit's Onion Pi Tor Proxy Project Creates A Private, Portable Wi-Fi Access Point

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Adafruit Industries has put together a weekend project for people worried the NSA is watching how many reruns of Seinfeld they watch on their tablet. The Onion Pi Tor Proxy is a weekend project that uses the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, along with a USB WiFi adapter and Ethernet cable to create “a small,...
Worried Who's Watching Your Web Browsing? Adafruit's Onion Pi Tor Proxy Project Creates A Private, Portable Wi-Fi Access Point
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