Don't-Miss Networking Stories
Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.
After shutting down Marriott's attempt to block personal hotspot use, the FCC says it's looking into more violations elsewhere.
For an extra $5 per month, subscribers can lock in discounts on future phones--while locking themselves in to a contract of sorts.
It's yet another limited-time offer, but it brings the cost of unlimited data to just $180 per month for a family of four.
Everyone wants to know whether the carrier-agnostic SIM built into new iPads will ever reach iPhones. Users would love it, but carriers would hate it, and Apple's not pushing the issue.
Samsung's developing a new Wi-Fi technology that will let you transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds--but don't expect to see it in your Galaxy phone anytime soon.
An unknown flaw has caused many older Belkin routers to refuse to connect to the Internet, which has caused Belkin to recommend connecting to a specific DNS server.
Is there anything Type-C USB cables WON'T be able to do?
Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now
Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it's a race to see whether AT&T's GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber. AT&T just threw its hat into the ring, but neither it nor rival Google has set a firm deployment date.
Over on Recode, Walt Mossberg shares a story about Steve Jobs's passion for open, guest Wi-Fi networks -- and a call to action to make them reality.
The powerful content delivery network could help speed downloads of iOS and OS X updates--sure to be a boon when Apple releases the much-anticipated iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall.
T-Mobile is loaning potential customers an iPhone 5s for a week to try out its network. So I took them up on it.