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T-Mobile wants to give your iPad a ton of data for $10

The battle for the loyalty of tablet users sees another shot fired today, as T-Mobile has announced a deal that duplicates the data allowance of any phone plan if you add a tablet. For the US$10 monthly tablet fee, whatever data plan you currently have for your smartphone will be duplicated on you...

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Get emergency iPhone-to-iPhone connections with GoTenna

In October of 2012, a huge swath of the northeastern US got smacked by Hurricane Sandy. Adding to the post-storm challenges of power, transport, fuel supply and housing shortages, the communications infrastructure suffered major outages that made recovery and response even harder. With up to 25% o...

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For Mom: Korus delivers wireless audio without hassles

Given the wide assortment of wireless audio technologies in today's ecosystem, it's easy to get bogged down in sound quality and engineering specs. What's not so easy is explaining to a parent or less tech-savvy relative how they should use their devices and connections amongst the current crop of s...

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Amped Wireless 802.11ac line makes WiFi go faster and further

If you have a wireless router that is more than 5 years old, you may want to start looking for a new one. I have several friends who have asked me why their brand-new computer seems to have such bad internet performance over WiFi. After some investigation, I found a range of old and outdated wir...

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Foxconn applies for license, aiming to get into wireless service

Apple's parts manufacturer of choice, Foxconn, doesn't seem very happy with its current industry. The company recently made its own iPhone-compatible smartwatch (in order to show off that it could design its own devices), and now the Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn's parent company, Hon...

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Researchers easily crack iOS-generated Hotspot passwords

When you enable the Personal Hotspot feature on your iPhone, iOS will generate a password on your behalf. It's convenient, but recent research from FAU in Germany suggests it is not very secure. According to researchers Andreas Kurtz, Felix Freiling and Daniel Metz, the default hotspot password i...

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PLAiR streams web video to TV with your devices for 99 bucks

If you like TV, and you like the Internet, you've got some really good options for getting those two crazy kids to play nicely together. PLAiR, newly arrived on the market, adds a platform-independent and compact device to the menu of connected television solutions that stream web video to your...

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Airturn is a Bluetooth-enabled music page turner for iPad

We heard about the Airturn when it first released a few years ago, and the company is here at Macworld/iWorld 2013 this week in San Francisco, showing off both the older two-pedal unit, and the brand new four-pedal unit you can see above. That piece in the middle of each unit is a Bluetooth dev...

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Use Automator to get the Airport Utility 5.6.1 working on OS X 10.8

When I acquired a second printer dedicated to making prints and photos, I decided to dig the older Airport Express I have out of a drawer and set it up to be a wireless print server for that printer. However, I ran into a bit of a snafu: the older Airport Expresses require AirPort Utility 5.6.1...

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Cut the barcode scanning cord with CLZ Barry for iPhone

Did you have a New Year's resolution to organize your book collection (again)? It's definitely on the list in our household, but it's a daunting job; we have thousands of books (literally and literarily) scattered across many shelves, basement boxes and a home office, plus another whole library a...

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CES 2013: Kanex introduces meDrive, a simple file server for iDevices and Macs

Kanex just announced its new meDrive, a bring-your-own storage network drive, accessible from your computer or iOS mobile device. Supporting WebDAV and Bonjour, it offers easy setup and discovery. Retailing for US$99, the device is particularly helpful for anyone who wants to bring along vide...

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How the iPhone changed AT&T forever

When Apple introduced the iPhone, it changed the mobile landscape in a big way, but while many customers may claim that the phone changed their lives, it did the same for carrier AT&T. As Forbes reports, the once AT&T-exclusive Apple smartphone completely changed the company and forced ...

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Redbox Instant by Verizon gets an iOS app

Movie rental vendor Redbox recently announced that it would be taking on Netflix with its own streaming service, powered in part by Verizon. The service is still in closed beta, but Redbox has wasted no time getting up and running on iOS, as there's now an official "Redbox Instant by Verizon" a...

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Reality Absorption Field: Apple's wireless way

While it was announced amidst the October departure of Scott Forstall, the news that Bob Mansfield would un-retire to oversee all of the company's semiconductor and wireless work didn't get as much attention. Obviously, we are moving toward an increasingly wireless future. The technologies Appl...

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New Logitech Mac-compatible wireless webcam appears online

While it's not listed anywhere on the Logitech website yet, the sharp-eyed folks at Electronista noticed a new "Wireless Webcam for Mac" listed by camera and tech retailer B&H Photo. There's not a lot of detail about the device, other than the fact that it's priced at US$179.99 and looks pret...

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