Free Wi-Fi with that coffee? Embracing free connectivity

Free Wi-Fi with that coffee? Why cafes are embracing an age of connectivity...
As Wi-Fi hotspots increase, small UK businesses are preferring to give access to smartphone and tablet users for free. By Charles Arthur.

Verizon Attributes 4G LTE Service Disruptions to 'Growing Pains'
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Verizon Wireless on Thursday attributed recent service disruptions on its 4G LTE network to "growing pains" associated with building out an advanced network. "Being a pioneer comes with growing pains," Verizon said in a statement. ...

AT&T to get the first 4G LTE Windows Phones?
But he was very specific about the devices and launch dates for the new Windows Phone LTE devices. And he was very clear that AT&T and not Verizon Wireless, which has a much larger 4G LTE network deployed today, will be the first to offer a Windows...


Flaw Makes WiFi Network Security Vulnerable to Brute-Force Attacks: US-CERT
A security researcher has demonstrated a flaw in the WiFi Protected standard that would expose Wireless networks to brute-force attacks, prompting the United States Computer Emergency Response Team to issue a vulnerability warning. "The Wi-Fi Protected ...

HTC Amaze 4G vs Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket: Who Will Win 4G Smartphone Battle?
International Business Times
By Balasubramanyam Seshan: Subscribe to Balasubramanyam's RSS feed HTC Amaze 4G, which was released in October for T-Mobile, is expected to see or give stiff competition to Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, which is a Long Term Evolution (LTE) version of ...

Clackamas County threatens to reroute broadband network and bypass Oregon City...
By Steve Mayes, The Oregonian After months of fruitless and frustrating negotiations over a publicly funded high-speed broadband network, Clackamas County threatened last week to bypass Oregon City rather than pay a franchise fee to use the city's ...

Tulsa's PennWell acquires broadband information assets
BY ROD WALTON Leave a comment TULSA — PennWell Corp. has acquired broadband information assets from Arlington, Va.-based Hermes Media and Research LLC, the technology publisher announced Thursday. Broadband Technology Report ...

Qualcomm to offer nationwide 4G services
The Mobile Indian
By Nilabh Jha, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi, December 30, 2011 Qualcomm to offer nationwide 3G and 4G roaming for its future LTE customers in the four circles where it acquired BWA spectrum. Mobile technology provider Qualcomm, which bagged BWA...

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Verizon blames “growing pains” for LTE 4G outages
Verizon Wireless may be paying the price for being the first carrier in the world to widely roll out LTE 4G technology. The carrier has pointed to the relative immaturity ofLTE as the reason for its 4G service outages throughout 2011, reports GigaOm, ...


Broadband access should be for all
Monroe News Star
Broadband expansion and access are a very important part of our world and everyone should have a chance to use this wonderful technology. With Internet access, I am able to communicate with my son and extended family who are out of the area on a ...

Year in Review: 2011
With another year over, we look back at the events and revelations within broadband over the last year, and look to 2012 to see what we might be looking forward to in the industry. In rural areas, the announcement of broadband funding to provide a ...

BT promises business broadband upgrades
Telappliant VoIP News
Firms in South Chard and other locations around the south-west have been promised by BT their business broadband options will be upgraded over the coming months. According to the Chard and Ilminster News, the telecommunications provider has assured ...

Broadband battle for Government's £15m
Yorkshire Post
A CAMPAIGN to roll out superfast broadband to homes and businesses in North Yorkshire could benefit from a £15m Government pilot scheme to help to overcome barriers to growth in rural areas. The project, announced yesterday by Rural Affairs Minister ...

Broadband to boost tourism
Peeblesshire News
INNERLEITHEN's soon-to-be-installed superfast broadband upgrade will provide a real boon for local tourism and business. This is the claim of campaigner Brian McCrow, from Cardrona, who was instrumental to the town winning the BT Race to Infinity ...

HTC Vivid vs Motorola Photon 4G: How Do They Stack up?
International Business Times
By Satya Nagendra Padala: Subscribe to Satya's RSS feed AT&T released one of the long-awaited4G LTE smartphones, HTC Vivid, on its network Nov. 6. The phone has a 128.8 x 67.1 x 11.2 mm dimension, and weighs 176.9 grams. Vivid packs a dual core 1.2 ...

Verizon's Unsatisfying 4G Outage Explanation
If you're a Verizon Wireless customer with a 4G device, you may have noticed some coverage lapses recently. Three of them, to be precise, of differing magnitude and duration but all pretty darned inconvenient. But don't worry! ...

Mobile Metrics Announces New LTE Test System for the Evolved Packet Core Network
PR Web (press release)
Mobile Metrics announced the release of the first of its LTE test and monitoring solutions which focuses on the EPC network. It is capable of simulating millions of subscribers and thousands of eNBs and can test the LTE S1, S11, S5/S8, SGi, Rx, ...

White Samsung Epic 4G Touch to arrive on January 8?
Technology Bloom News (blog)
We first heard about the existence of the Samsung Epic 4G Touch from Sprint in a white colorway last week and were treated to press renders of the handset sporting its new colorway. If you'll remember, the Epic 4G Touch is a variant of the Samsung ...

Technology Bloom News (blog)

Top 10 Wireless Industry Predictions for 2012
We got to see 4G LTE finally get rolling, at least with Verizon Wireless. And of course we got to see LightSquared claim, with an apparently straight face, that it's perfectly OK for them to destroy the entire GPS industry just so they could sell LTE ...

Faster broadband by summer for thousands of East Yorkshire homes
Hull Daily Mail
MORE than 28000 homes and businesses in East Yorkshire will have access to faster broadbandby the summer. Campaigners have welcomed the roll-out to Driffield, Hornsea, Withernsea, Keyingham, Market Weighton, Pocklington and Snaith. ...

The outlook for the FCC and broadband: Not good
Nieman Watchdog (blog)
The US is way down on the list of countries in broadband performance, and likely to stay there. By Bruce Kushnick There has been a series of recent events in telecom, broadband, Internet – cable, wireline and wireless – where the outcomes are going to ...

Six top tech products from Motorola in 2011
Northern Voices Online
The Libreville-based technology firm uncovered lots of hit products this year; to name a few Xoom, Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic and Droid Razr. Moreover, the year will be memorable for Motorola with Google's purchase of the firm for about $12.5 billion. ...

High-speed broadband project should gain speed in new year
Pacific Business News
An initiative to provide affordable high-speed broadband coverage in Hawaii by 2018, announced by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in August, will move forward in 2012, technology executives say, including the seeking of financial incentives to attract investors ...

Japan Gets Vending Machine with Free Wi-Fi
A Japanese soft drink maker plans to offer free Wi-Fi from its vending machines for customers from next year. The Asahi Soft Drinks conducted trials of the machines at some locations in Japan and met with success. According to the company, ...


OnTrion Aims for Space Landing with Samsung Nexus S 4G Extended Battery
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
If NASA wants to get the most powerful computing, the best mobile camera images and video, and the fastest Wi-Fi data transfers out of the Samsung Nexus S smartphone it recently launched on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, it might want to make sure the 4G ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE for Verizon finally gets a taste of TouchWiz
Mobile Burn
The Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has had Samsung's TouchWiz interface since August, but the LTE version of the tablet offered by Verizon Wireless is just now getting the custom interface and associated mini-apps. ...

Security fault detected in Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Generation NT (US)
The US-CERT has issued an alert about a security vulnerability in the conception of theWi-Fi Protected Setup technology. An easy configuration may also mean easy to hack. According to an alert published by the US-CERT, the Wi-Fi Protected Setup ...

Generation NT (US)

AT&T: Expands mobile broadband network between Wausau and Green Bay
GREEN BAY, WI., DECEMBER 29, 2011 - AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobilebroadband network along the Wausau-Green Bay corridor area, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to ...

Thousands more Kent homes and businesses to get superfast broadband
Another 86000 Kent homes and businesses will have access to faster broadbandby the summer, says BT. Tenterden, Greenhithe. Paddock Wood and Lenham are among 23 Kent communities included in the latest roll-out plans for BT's next generation broadband ...

Verizon explains its string of LTE outages — Broadband News and ...
By Kevin Fitchard
Verizon's LTE network has had a hell of a month. After a year of smooth performance, interrupted only by one major glitch in April, the new ultra-fast 4G network has experienced a string of three outages in a single month. Verizon's network ...

White Epic 4G Touch to grace Sprint come January, proves your ...
By Dante Cesa
If you thought Sprint was going to let T-Mobile and AT&T be the only US carriers to offer white Galaxy S IIs, think again. Per.

Verizon Explains Its 4G Outages - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD
By Ina Fried
In the wake of its third outage this month, Verizon today defended its network performance.
AllThingsD » Windows Phones Getting LTE
By Sam Churchill
Windows Phones Getting LTE · Paul Thurrott says three LTE-based Windows Phone handsets–the Nokia ACE, HTC Radiant, and Samsung Mendel–will ship on AT&T Wireless before the middle of 2012. The ACE is due March 18, 2012. ...

Windows Phone LTE plans: Nokia Ace, HTC Radiant, Samsung ...
By Devindra Hardawar
If you're interested in the Windows Phone mobile operating system, but holding out for LTE 4Gdevices on the platform, you may not have to wait much longer.

HTC myTouch 4G Slide Free as Best Buy deal of the day | Android ...
By Cory Gunther
For those looking for an awesome smartphone from T-Mobile today Best Buy has you completely covered. If you are a fan of smartphones with a full slide-out.
Android Community

Technolog - Rumor: Windows Phone heading to AT&T's LTE 4G
By Wilson Rothman
As rumors of the next wave of Microsoft's Windows Phone strategy started to percolate, some tangible information also appeared, courtesy of Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott. Says the editor of Supersite for Windows:
Newsvine - Technolog - Articles

Windows Phone 7 will get three LTE phones in 2012 – Cell Phones ...
By Will Shanklin
Dec. 29, 2011 - Yesterday we saw an alleged leak of Microsoft's 2012 Windows Phone roadmap. It offers an eyebrow-raising view of a company that is trying to invade the.

Nokia Ace LTE arriving on AT&T next March? | Ubergizmo
By George Wong
Earlier today we wrote about the HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel, and now it looks like we've got more information about the devices. Paul Thurrott from Winsupersite posted some additional details about the upcoming LTE phones.

Is Verizon's LTE network more problem-filled than AT&T's?
By Kelly Hodgkins
In the past, AT&T Wireless CEO Ralph de la Vega said its LTE handsets will perform better than Verizon's because of the way Verizon deployed its LTE network. His theory sounded reasonable, but I was skeptical as I know how CEO's like to ...

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Outage Statement
By Steve Kovach
The Verizon Wireless 4GLTE Network is BY FAR the largest and the most advanced 4GLTE wireless network in the world. It is available in 190 US markets and covers more than 200 million people, providing the fastest 4G Network in the US. ...
Business Insider

Sprint Discounting Samsung Conquer 4G To $50 In January – Offers ...
By Chris Chavez
Sprint is trying to kick off 2012 into high gear with a new winter promotion starting next month. From January 8th through March 10th, new or existing Sprint.
Android Phone Fans

Most Wi-Fi routers susceptible to hacking through security feature ...
By Chester Wisniewski
Researchers have published a paper showing how a feature implemented in modern Wi-Fi routers intended to make securing them easier, in fact makes them insecure by default.
Naked Security - Sophos

LTE-Capable Windows Phones Should Ship In The First Half Of ...
The Nokia Ace, HTC Radiant, and Samsung Mendel will all run on AT&T's 4G LTE network during the first half of next year, the Ace specifically hitting shelves on ... » GoPro Camera Adds Wi-Fi Control
The Wi-Fi BacPac mounts to the back of the HD HERO2 camera to enable long range video remote control via the Wi-Fi Remote or a smartphone, tablet or ...

Exclusive: Microsoft's LTE Plans for Windows Phone - SuperSite ...
Microsoft and its Windows Phone partners do indeed intend to release a number of LTE devices in the coming half-year, all on AT&T. These devices include the ...

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