Rumors and reports, hype and excitement, two sides to two different coins, but ones always in evidence when it comes to new Apple products and refreshes of the old. As we get closer and closer to the usually scheduled release announcements, both coins get hot hot hot on both sides and all around. While this stuff can take over the news, there's still plenty going on out there, just in case, among all the noise, you missed it.
It seems like everything's got Wi-Fi these days: smartphones, tablets, weather monitors, baby monitors--even children's toys. More than we'd like to admit it, if it weren't for Wi-Fi, we might not know what's going on at all times of the day.
But there are other uses for Wi-Fi than merely surfing the internet. More specifically, Wi-Fi can be used to stream movies, control your Mac and--hey!--get you on the internet when you're in a far away country. This week, we highlighted three free apps that stream movies between your Macs, let you control iTunes or Apple TV with your iOS device and find a Wi-Fi hotspot in Sweden without even connecting to the internet.
First introduced at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the folks behind AirStash have returned with some new superpowers for their pocketable wireless flash drive, including media streaming and WebDAV support.
I currently have four computers (one Mac G4 and three PCs) wired to a Netgear wireless router. I recently acquired a Mac Pro. Where I want to keep and use the new computer will make running a new cable impractical. I’ve asked several Mac users how to make the computer wireless, but they all have different answers. How does one make a Mac Pro wireless?
The golden days of radio haven’t died – they’ve just... changed. Nowadays, anyone can log on to any number online radio stations and listen to the exact kind of music they want to hear. Unfortunately, this usually limits listening to your computer — or in some cases, your phone. Enter the Grace Allegro Portable Wi-Fi Internet Radio. This bad boy comes with over 17,000 free radio stations, can be used as an alarm, and can even be battery powered making it really, truly portable. In short, you want this.
If you thought that Verizon was just going to prop the iPad up with their other offerings and leave it at that, think again -- the telco has just released their first commercial touting the magic combo of the iPad with MiFi.
If you happen to pop into a Starbucks today to grab some overpriced coffee and mooch some free Wi-Fi, you might notice something a little different -- the company has rolled out its own Starbucks Digital Network at more than 6,800 U.S. stores on Wednesday.
You’d think that the Chinese would be more excited about the iPhone 4 eventually coming to their country than they would about Wi-Fi finally being added to last year’s model, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Sales of the iPhone in China were less than spectacular because of a missing feature: Wi-Fi. The iPhones currently shipping to Chinese technology enthusiasts have Wi-Fi disabled, but that could soon change if a leaked Chinese network access license is real. Chinese regulation prohibited Wi-Fi on the device, but the cellular communications companies that provide the iPhone want Wi-Fi to be standard.
The groovy folks at fringland Ltd. have done it again: They were the first to include incoming video chat -- even through Skype -- with their popular, free fring app, and now they’ve leveraged the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4 to do the same with two-way video calls, even over 3G. Take that, FaceTime!