The New WiFi Aware Technology Allows Products to Discover and Communicate Directly with Nearby Devices

The New WiFi Aware Technology Allows Products to Discover and Communicate Directly with Nearby Devices    

Wi-Fi Alliance, non-profit organization that promotes Wi-Fi technology and certifies Wi-Fi products, has now announced that it is ready to release a new technology, called Wi-Fi Aware. This is the result of three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, Intel and others. The new technology will allow Wi-Fi-enabled products to discover and communicate directly with nearby […]

     
 
 

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

According to a recent F-Secure investigation, it seems that consumers don’t care too much for their privacy & security when connecting to free, public Wi-Fi hotspots. The security firm conducted an investigation on the streets of London and discovered that consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy. The experiment involved setting up a ‘poisoned’ Wi-Fi hotspot where unsuspecting […]

     
 
 

WiFi Performance to Improve as FCC Boosts Available Spectrum

WiFi Performance to Improve as FCC Boosts Available Spectrum

Back in February, a new lobbying group called WifiForward has been formed, consisting in such companies as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, BestBuy, Google, Microsoft and others with the purpose of reducing Wi-Fi congestion and improving its performance. This will be possible especially after unlicensed frequencies will be opened by the Federal Communications Commission, thus increasing the available spectrum. And […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi is Launching a Unique DIY 802.11ac Router with 1TB Storage

Xiaomi is Launching a Unique DIY 802.11ac Router with 1TB Storage

Those of you who are more technologically inclined will fall in love with this gadget. It makes for an awesome Christmas present or for great device to have in your home. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will be releasing this month a do-it-yourself wireless router called MiWiFi that users will build themselves. The device will be housed in a slim and stylish […]

     
 
 

Extend the Wi-Fi Range with These 9 Wi-Fi Enhancers

Extend the Wi-Fi Range with These 9 Wi-Fi Enhancers

As our homes and cities are more and more connected to the Internet and the Wi-Fi coverage increases, we enjoy the benefits of the web wherever we are. The problem today is that even the best routers can’t cover a big enough area so that we can stay connected to the Internet continuously. Also, the battery restrictions of our smartphones […]

     
 
 

Combine all your Internet Connections with Connectify Dispatch

Combine all your Internet Connections with Connectify Dispatch

A typical net-savvy user will have at-least two internet connections. A broadband connection at home and a 2G/3G/4G connection for smartphone/tablet. And not to forget the free (but slow) WiFi at the coffee shop or the ultra-fast ethernet connection at office. How cool it’d be to combine any (or all) of these connections to get a much faster and much […]

     
 
 

Foolproof Way to Get Mac Internet Sharing to Work on Windows PC

Foolproof Way to Get Mac Internet Sharing to Work on Windows PC

Back in 2009, when Windows 7 was introduced, the newly included Wi-Fi hotspot (Virtual Wi-Fi) feature hogged enough limelight. But this feature has been present in Mac OS X for a long time under the name Internet Sharing. This built-in service let’s you share your wired or USB internet on Mac with other devices like iPhone, iPad, android and Windows […]