The decision by McDonald's to offer free Wii-Fi in more than 11,000 of its U.S. restaurants in January is part of a growing trend that includes several smaller restaurant chains that already offer free wireless connectivity.
The resolution of the legal tiff between AT&T and Verizon means that Apple's exclusive iPhone partner in the U.S. avoids giving itself an even bigger black eye than it has gotten from many iPhone users, who have complained about inadequate network coverage from the company.
A judge denied AT&T's request to stop ads from Verizon Wireless that Apple's iPhone partner had called "misleading."
Gartner and IDC, using different counting methods, both report strong growth of smartphone sales in the third quarter. Apple ranked third behind Nokia and Research in Motion.
AT&T Monday reiterated its plans to offer tethering on the iPhone, but again gave no date when that might happen—more than a year after the carrier first said tethering would be coming "soon."
Could the H1N1 flu virus give networks a bad case of congestion? It could if workers and students are forced to stay home because of the pandemic.
Articles by Matt Hamblen