• Wi-Fi Hotspot App Connectify Gets New Funding From IQT – The Firm That Finds New Tech For CIA

    Wi-Fi Hotspot App Connectify Gets New Funding From IQT – The Firm That Finds New Tech For CIA

    Remember Connectify? The downloadable software that turns PCs into Wi-Fi hotspots in just a few minutes? It looks like the company now has a new investor: In-Q-Tel (IQT), which just so happens to be the strategic investment firm that seeks out new technologies for the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the CIA. Read More

  • Eye-Fi releases bigger, stronger WiFi cards: Connect, Explore, and Pro X2 line

    While the Eye-Fi Pro X2 – an 8GB Eye-Fi card with RAW support and ad hoc mode – is already available, the company just released two new additions to the X2 line, the Explore and the Connect. The Explore includes automatic geotagging for images and videos. Here are the specifics: Eye-Fi Connect X2 – At 4GB capacity, the Eye-Fi Connect X2 will automatically upload JPEG photos… Read More

  • iPhone 3.0 handles hotspot log-ins gracefully, with aplomb

    Reader Andrew noticed an interesting happenstance when he stopped by his local coffee shop with his 3.0 enabled iPhone. He writes: When at work my phone picks up the wifi of the coffee shop next door. That network is open but you have to accept a web certificate and put in a password on a login re-direct page every time you connect to the network. This can be annoying when your phone… Read More

  • You are your own Wi-Fi hotspot

    Today, TapRoot Systems announced that you will soon be able to use your 3G Wi-Fi-enabled mobile device as a hotpsot. The WalkingHotSpot software will initially be available only on Windows Mobile and Symbian 60 devices. A free demo is forthcoming from TapRoot, but it will only support one Wi-Fi connection. The software will only be available from carriers and the purchased software will… Read More

  • Wi-Fi sharing app for S60 surfaces

    [photopress:TMobile_HotSpot.jpg,full,center] We’ve heard of tools like this for Windows Mobile, in fact we used one to liveblog the Bill Gates keynote at CES, but this is the first time a Wi-Fi sharing app for smartphones has hit a Symbian phone. If your S60-powered phone has Wi-Fi, you can now use it as an access point for all of your Wi-Fi-epuipped devices. Install the app and run it… Read More

  • The rich get richer: Free iPhone/iPod Touch hotspots

    As if specific web sites for iPhone and iPod Touch users weren’t enough, JiWire has announced free Wi-Fi access from over 100,000 locations available only to the aforementioned iPhone and iPod Touch users. In order to glom on to such a network, we’ll be required to first view “a JiWire-supplied advertisement” from companies like HBO and Charles Schwab. When the… Read More

  • Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Some savvy document-jockeys have uncovered evidence that the Blackberry 8120 (GSM/EDGE cousin to the shiny new 8130) will be sharing many of the updates its 3G relative enjoys. Among those are GPS, stereo bluetooth, and most interestingly, Wi-Fi support. Not only that, but the manual hints at integration with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi-based Hotspot@Home service. The feature list for this… Read More

  • Fon, BT create world's largest Wi-Fi network

    Did anyone else get a free FON router a few months back? I did and it’s a piece of turd. Mine was constantly cutting in and out and the router started warping from the heat. I think it’s a dumb idea to share my Wi-Fi, but I’ll probably sing a different tune the next time I’m traveling and need a hotspot to mooch off of. Today FON have teamed up with British Telecom to… Read More

  • Pogue on HotSpot@Home: It's Cool

    I’ve been using T-Mobile’s HotSpot@Home from Poland this week and I can honestly say that the service is a lifesaver if you’re a frequent pond-hopper. David Pogue tends to agree, saying that T-Mobile is CRAZY for doing this but has some good reasons. Because T-Mobile benefits, too. Let’s face it: T-Mobile’s cellular network is not on par with, say, Verizon’s. Read More

  • T-Mobile Hotspot@Home Video

    This is the official Hotspot@Home video from T-Mobile for use on television stations around the world. It’s kind of dopey, but there are some good shots of the gear in here so I figured you all might like to see it. Read More

  • Free WiFi for PSP Owners

    Though not everyone is enthusiastic about a new firmware patch for the PSP (homebrewers), this update is worth jumping up and down for. Sony and T-Mobile have partnered to offer six months of free WiFi service to PSP owners. Yup, now you can roll up to the local Starbuck’s, Borders, or T-Mobile store to get your game on, completely free of charge. As a bonus, after the initial six months… Read More