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Linkase looks to improve iPhone wifi reception

You can relive the days of cell phone antennas thanks to this iPhone case from Absolute Technology. The Linkcase for the iPhone 5 has an electromagnetic waveguide (EMW) antenna that'll improve WiFi performance in your phone. The EMW element responsible for improving WiFi reception is embedded...

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The Cloud offering free Wi-Fi hotspots to AT&T customers in the UK

If you're an AT&T cellular customer, you're due for some free WiFi on your next trip to the UK, courtesy of The Cloud. The company, which is owned by satellite and telephony provider BSkyB, has inked a deal with AT&T to offer its customers free access to 16,000 WiFi hotspots throughout...

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Ultra-fast 802.11ac WiFi may finally hit Macs this year

Despite rumblings this time last year, Apple failed to introduce ultra-high-speed 802.11ac wireless networking in any of its devices in 2012. That looks to change in 2013, however, with The Next Web reporting that the company has reached an agreement with chipmaker Broadcom to roll out Gigabit...

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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...

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iOS Task Switcher concept explores feature's potential

The Verge forums user Sentry posted the concept art you see above for the (underutilized) iOS task switcher, and I think it's awesome. Sentry's vision adds a lot of worthwhile information to the multitask bar without sacrificing the clear layout. The app thumbnails are great, but I really...

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TUAW and MacTech interview: Aerohive

Aerohive makes enterprise networking gear and cloud solutions that are simple to deploy but quite reliable in the field. In this video, Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine) interviews Joel Vincent of Aerohive at WWDC 2012. Joel was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the...

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Apple reportedly investigating iPad's problematic WiFi

If you're having trouble connecting your new iPad to your local WiFi connection, you're not alone. 9to5 Mac got its hands on an internal AppleCare document that suggests Apple is looking into connectivity problems with the WiFi version of the new iPad. Apple employees are instructed to capture...

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iPhone, iPad owners use Wi-Fi more often than Android users

That's the word from comScore in a study that shows some interesting differences in Wi-Fi use depending on geography, platform and carrier. A key finding is that iPhone owners tap into WiFi more than Android users. The study reveals that 71 percent of all unique iPhones used both mobile and...

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New iPad can be used as Verizon LTE hotspot for over 24 hours

Anandtech took a closer look at the new iPad's 42.5 Wh battery and discovered the battery is fantastic for those using the device as a mobile hotspot. In a series of tests, they ran the Verizon WiFi+4G iPad from a full charge down to zero with the screen off. Total time was an impressive 25.3...

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Customers complain of overheating iPads

Is your new iPad too hot to handle? Literally, too hot to handle? If it is, you may not be alone. A growing number of people on Apple support forums and MacRumors say the lower, left-hand corner of their new iPad gets overly hot. Others say it gets warm, but that is to be expected with a...

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iPad 2 remains in lineup with $399 price point

For those wondering about the fate of the iPad 2, it will be hanging along with its newer iPad sibling. The 32 GB, 64 GB and 3G models have been dropped, and you can get the iPad 2 16 GB Wi-Fi only for $399. New apps such as the just-announced iPhoto for iPad can be used on it. Apple is targeting...

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Apple announces third generation iPad starting at $499 (updated)

After months of anticipation, Apple has announced the third generation of the iPad. Prices are (all USD) $499/$599/$699 for Wi-Fi-only models in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Models with LTE 4G cost $629/$729/$829 respectively for the same capacities. The new iPad has a 2048x1536 retina display, which...

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Roccat introduces Power-Grid, a PC game controller iPhone

I first saw Roccat's Power-Grid, announced today, back at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The German-based PC accessory company first showed me its top-of-the-line keyboards and mice (customizable, wonderfully designed), and then asked if I wanted to see something really special. They swore...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me find a WiFi stumbler app for Lion

Dear Aunt TUAW, I'm a Mac IT professional, and often find myself configuring, troubleshooting, and optimizing wireless networks. In the past I used AP Grapher to graph wireless strength and find competing Wi-Fi networks as I walk around my clients' offices. This allows me to pick the best channel...

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BearExtender turns its product mini at Macworld | iWorld 2012

Just before I headed out of San Francisco at the end of Macworld | iWorld last week, I met up with a few of the guys from BearExtender, who make an impressive product that will boost the Wi-Fi signal coming into your Mac. The guys were in San Francisco to show off the BearExtender Mini, which will...

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