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August 27, 2013
by sjvn01
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Not fast enough, not broad enough: The US Internet in 2013

Say good-bye to Internet’s narrowband yesterday of modems when a great connection could bring you the Internet at up to a breath-taking 53.6Kbps (Kilobits per second). Today, only 3 percent of U.S. Internet users are stuck at dial-up speeds. Better … Continue reading

February 17, 2013
by sjvn01
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Apple’s iOS 6.11 networking failures continue

OK, so here’s the good news. When Apple released iOS 6.11 last week it did fix the problem some European phone users were having with 3G connections. The bad news is that iOS’s other network-related problems persist. Apple’s iOS 6.11 … Continue reading

February 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu smartphone developer preview arrives next week

It’s almost here! Six weeks after Canonical first revealed that they were throwing their Ubuntu Linux hat into the smartphone ring, the company announced that on February 21, they’ll be releasing the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu. According to Canonical, “Images … Continue reading