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June 10, 2013
by sjvn01
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Comcast wants users to share Wi-Fi

One way to extend Internet wireless coverage has always been for users to share their Wi-Fi. On June 10th, Comcast started urging its Xfinity Internet  customers to share their bandwidth with its ‘Neighborhood Hotspot’ Initiative. It’s not as open as … 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 10, 2013
by sjvn01
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Apple iPhone and iPad iOS 6 network problems linger on

It’s been more than four months since Apple introduced iOS 6, but for many iPhone and iPad users Wi-Fi problems are still lingering on and new network problems have appeared with the 6.1 upgrade. After iOS 6 first arrived, an … Continue reading

February 4, 2013
by sjvn01
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What is “Super Wi-Fi?”

According to The Washington Post, the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski “wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the … Continue reading