All items tagged with "wi-fi"

iOS 8 privacy changes bring big layoffs to retail tracking startup

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iOS 8 is cruising through the final stages of development ahead of its fall release, and while most users can’t wait for its arrival, one NY-based startup already had to cut a third of its staff, after privacy changes in iOS 8 have threatened to already make its retail tracking technology obsolete.

Nomi, a startup that creates solutions for retail stores to track shoppers and their spending habits, has laid off 20 of its 60 or so employees, thanks in part to some small changes in iOS 8 that make make it impossible to identify repeat visits from shoppers with an iPhone.

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Steve Jobs hatred for AT&T almost gave everyone free Wi-Fi

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When the original iPhone launched in 2007, the only thing worse than its abysmal camera was the cellular data provided by AT&T’s sluggish, outage-prone network.

Even Steve Jobs thought AT&T’s data speeds sucked, and according to Re/Code’s Walt Mossberg, Jobs wanted to circumvent the need for cellular data altogether by creating an open WiFi consortium.

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Indulge your inner OCD with Brother’s tiny Wi-Fi label printer

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The Brother P-Touch P750W label printer works like a charm. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

When I was a kid, we used to label everything: toys, boxes, file folders. My parents used one of those manual rotary label dispensers, the kind you had to squeeze hard enough to make each individual letter poke up through the hard plastic label tape. It was a good day when my brother and I got to use the label maker to title our shelves, toys and books (“Rob’s Stuff” was a common theme).

These days, printing labels is a lot easier thanks to computers and label printers like the ones from Dymo and Brother. Typically, you’ve got to connect these to a Mac or PC, and then use special software to send labels to the label printer.

The Brother P-Touch P750W (printer makers really need to work on their model names) is a label printer that can connect to your computer via USB, sure, but also connect either to your existing Wi-Fi network or create its own Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n network to print labels from any device, including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows PCs and Macs.

Yeah, I’ve already labeled some shelves around the house. Old habits, it appears, die hard.

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AirPlay no longer requires a Wi-Fi network in iOS 8

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Apple has made yet more improvements to AirPlay in iOS 8 by enabling compatible devices to make direct connections with each other for content streaming. This eliminates AirPlay’s reliance on a Wi-Fi network and fixes one of its biggest limitations.

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Analyze And Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network With NetSpot Pro [Deals]

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Having dead Wi-Fi zones in your apartment or office is a huge inconvenience for all. NetSpot Pro is the answer to all these problems.

NetSpot Pro lets you visualize, optimize and troubleshoot your wireless networks using any MacBook so you can stay connected at all times, never missing a beat, a post or an important email. And Cult of Mac Deals has NetSpot Pro for just $29!

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Get High-Speed 4G Wireless Internet Anytime And Anywhere With The Freedom Stick Bolt [Deals]

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It’s not even a question anymore — we need to stay connected everywhere, at all times and Cult of Mac Deals is offering a little device to help us do it.

You can connect all your USB devices to The Freedom Stick Bolt and get instant high-speed wireless internet on the go. Even at half the price of a hotspot, the Bolt delivers a fast and secure broadband connection so you can connect without fear of someone else getting on your wifi network. And Cult of Mac Deals has this little gem for only $59 — and that includes 500MB data per month and 1 year of premier service. That’s a savings of 62% off the regular retail price!

Please note: The Freedom Stick Bolt offer is only available to customers in the United States (excludes Alaska). The sale price includes shipping and all sales are final.

Surf, stream, and game with download speeds up to 12Mbps — no cables or chargers required. With no contracts or cancellation fees, you’ll be able to pay for only what you need even if it changes from month to month.

The top features of The Freedom Stick Bolt include the following:

  • Easy To Use: Plug, play and get online fast
  • Super Compact: Fits in your pocket so you can take it anywhere you go
  • Stay Safe And Secure: Your own private internet access point
  • Supports Most Computers: And devices with a standard USB port, no installation required
  • Free Data: Get 500MB 100% free every month for a year, no questions asked
  • Fast Speeds: Enjoy 4G wireless internet (10x faster than 3G)
  • No Gimmicks: Take advantage of no data caps or speed-throttling
  • No Contracts: Cancel any time without fees or commitments

For the best answers to your questions regarding this promotion, please contact FreedomPop directly by clicking here. To review all of the system requirements, visit the Deals page.

But that’s not the only offer Cult of Mac Deals has for you today. For a limited time you can get Insync — a drive app that combines multiple account support, advanced syncing and sharing features with elegance and simplicity. Built for the power user, you get the usual suspects of features but get advanced features so you can get work done. Insync is only $4.99 through Cult of Mac Deals, and you can learn more about it — and get it — here.

FreedomPop believes that the “internet is a right, not a privilege,” and Cult of Mac Deals believes that you deserve the best deal possible. That’s why you should take advantage of this offer while you can. Get The Freedom Stick Bolt – along with 500MB data per month and 1 year of premier service — for just $59 from the Deals page today!

Get High-Speed 4G Wireless Internet Anytime And Anywhere With The Freedom Stick Bolt [Deals]

Beep, a $150 Wi-Fi Volume Knob That Streams Music From Pandora

Beep, a $150 Wi-Fi Volume Knob That Streams Music From Pandora

Beep is a weird little device that could be either just the thing you’re looking for, or the stupidest accessory ever. It’s a Wi-Fi volume knob that hooks up to your speakers, and streams music either direct from Pandora, or from your iDevice via its own companion app. No AirPlay, no Rdio or Spotify. I told you it was weird.

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Nikon P340 With Wi-Fi And Utilitarian Style

Nikon P340 With Wi-Fi And Utilitarian Style

If you got a kid to draw a picture of a camera, that picture would look just like the new Nikon P340, a device that can be accurately described as “boxy, with knobs.” And it’s gorgeous, kind of like then Lenovo Thinkpad of cameras, and despite its diminutive form it has everything an enthusiast would need – except a viewfinder.

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Tweetbot Tweak Lets You Stream Your Twitter Timeline Over 3G & 4G

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While Tweetbot has added a feature that allows timelines to stream to iPhone and iPad, this is currently limited to Wi-Fi only.

Thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called Tweetbot 3 Stream 3G/LTE, however, the ultra-useful feature can now be carried over to 4G LTE and 3G cellular data networks.

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The Freedom Spot Photon: Ring In The New Year With 100% Free Mobile Internet [Deals]

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It’s 2014…isn’t it time you had 4G internet access on the go?

With this Cult of Mac Deals offer you’ll get up to speed with the world’s smallest 4G mobile hotspot – The Freedom Spot Photon: Platinum Edition. For a limited time you can get it for $99 – a savings of 54%!

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