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Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Direct standard for linking two devices without a LAN is about to get easier to use.

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CTIA chief lashes back at FCC chair on net neutrality

Mobile has to have different Open Internet rules from fixed broadband, Meredith Attwell Baker says

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offer allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service

New Snapdragon chip means cheaper LTE smartphones are coming

Qualcomm hopes to push down the cost of LTE smartphones with the Snapdragon 210 chipset.

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Apple lays groundwork for global LTE roaming with new iPhones

By boosting the number of LTE bands on the iPhone 6 models to an astonishing 20, Apple is paving the way toward global data roaming for the technology.

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Wireless competition heats up, and so do changes in executive ranks

As competition heats up dramatically in the wireless industry, changes in the executive ranks are taking center stage.

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.

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Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

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Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

As promised by its new CEO, Sprint announced late Monday it will lower its shared data plans to prices below those offered by other national carriers starting on Friday.

How Claure can fix Sprint as it battles T-Mobile

What incoming Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure can do to reverse the carrier's declining subscriber base and turn the company around.

Aiia SSSSSpeaker: Cheap and cheerful BT audio

The people at a company called aiia (their Web site loads insanely slowly) out of the Ukraine pitched me the SSSSSpeaker (yes, that's how they spell it, it's not a a typo), billed as the world's smallest Bluetooth speaker, and sent me...

Consumer Reports drops the ball on airport Wi-Fi

The September 2014 issue of Consumer Reports has one of their most disappointing articles. It's called "Free Wi-Fi takes off at airports" and is on page 10 (it's not available online). The article is a huge opportunity missed....

Big tech firms back Wi-FAR for remote broadband

Google, Microsoft and Facebook are cranking up an emerging wireless technology known as Wi-FAR to help reduce the digital divide in remote and unconnected regions of the world.

Evan Schuman: The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT departments trying to protect corporate data and intellectual property.

A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.

Small cell device tech set to connect workplace Wi-Fi with 3G and LTE

Cisco says small cell technology is primed for explosive growth as it plans to connect 3G and LTE cellular networks to Wi-Fi access points that are already widely deployed in many enterprise facilities.

13 Tools for Web Developers to Use on Android Devices

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

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