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Google Fiber challenges big cable in Kansas City

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It’s been some months since cities across the United States threw in their bids to become the first city that Google lit up with insanely-fast broadband. Google named Kansas City the “winner” of Google Fiber—and a bit more, as Google announced something extra: TV service.

Cisco to unveil Apple Bonjour gateway for enterprise Wi-Fi networks

Cisco plans to add code to its wireless LAN controllers to make Apple's Bonjour-based technologies like AirPlay and AirPrint better behaved on enterprise networks.

Samsung: Apple refused to negotiate to license 3G patents

Samsung Electronics accused Apple of refusing to enter into negotiations to license essential 3G patents included in the iPhone and iPad during the first day of their patent trial in Australia.

Wi-Fi Direct may get a reboot with push for better ease of use

The Wi-Fi Direct standard may get a much-needed boost next year from work by the Wi-Fi Alliance to make it easier to use for both consumers and developers.

Cisco apologizes for privacy 'confusion,' makes cloud service an opt-in feature

Cisco Systems has taken a step back from its Cisco Connect Cloud service, removing it as the default setting for management of its Linksys EA Series Wi-Fi routers after a firestorm of complaints from customers about automatic firmware updates and the service's terms of service.

Remains of the Day: Mishmash

Apple bids adieu to its vice president of numbers, the story of how RIM failed to hit AT&T's softball pitch, and Google is crashing your MacBook.

Set up your Mac for remote file access

Setting up your Mac for remote file access can be handy when you need to retrieve an errant file while on the road. Dan Moren walks you through the process of setting it up.

Cisco adds 802.11ac, cloud features to new home router

Cisco's Linksys brand of home wireless networking routers on Tuesday joined other vendors in coming out with 802.11ac equipment.

FCC rules might tighten up use of cell-signal boosters

A proposal includes requiring users to notify their mobile operators, and carrier permission might be required.

Verizon launches 46 new 4G LTE markets

Verizon Wireless is adding 46 U.S. cities to its 4G LTE network on Thursday, for a total of 304 markets.

AT&T works on expanding Toggle BYOD service to PCs, Macs

On Wednesday, AT&T said it was bringing Toggle, its service that lets Bring Your Own Device users put their work-related data usage on a separate account, to iOS. Now the carrier says it's working to expand Toggle to Macs and PCs as well.

Verizon to start offering shared data plans on June 28

Beginning later this month, Verizon will start offering customers the ability to share data plans among different devices or different users in the same household.

Apple quietly updates AirPort Express

Just when you thought it was safe to put away your credit card, Apple's gone ahead and put out another new piece of hardware: a revision to the AirPort Express.