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iOS 4.3 to be released today, and will allow up to five Personal Hotspot connections?

Rather than waiting until March 11 and the release of iPad 2, it looks like iOS 4.3 might be made available at 10am Pacific Time today according to BGR's sources. The Golden Master was released only five days ago, but if no hard blocking bugs were found by Apple's slew of slavering developers, an early release isn't unusual -- and the sooner Apple gets iOS 4.3 into the hands of millions of...

DoubleTwist AirSync for Android now wirelessly syncs with XBox 360 and PS3

Media syncing app DoubleTwist is a slick way to transfer your media library across platforms, and it just got even slicker with the addition of Android-to-Xbox-360 and Android-to-PS3 syncing. DoubleTwist's AirSync Android app lets you share photos, videos and music from your Android device to your consoles via Wi-FI. Best of all, it's insanely easy to use: your Android phone or tablet will show...

Crosstalk for webOS enables easy Wi-Fi file sharing between devices

HP is holding a big webOS shindig tomorrow, and we're hoping that means the release of webOS 2 for the original Pre, Pre Plus and Pixi is imminent. Why? Because it means all webOS users will get to enjoy some slick, new apps like Crosstalk. Designed for the new OS, Crosstalk enables users to share files from their webOS devices with nearby friends (who also happen to be using a webOS 2 device)....

iOS Wi-Fi Sync 2.0 beta launches on Mac

It's been more than 6 months since Steve Jobs said iPhones would "someday" be able to wirelessly sync with Macs. Apple still hasn't delivered, but a third-party workaround called Wi-FI Sync 2.0 is now in beta. The original Wi-Fi Sync app was released last year, but 2.0 has two important new features: it will auto-detect Macs on your home network, and it offers syncing via 3G. Anyone who purchases...

Wifi Analyzer for Android helps you pick the best channel for your Wi-Fi network

Most people rarely think about this, but your Wi-Fi hot-spot is actually broadcasting its signal on something called a channel. In North America, you can pick one of 11 channels; in most of the world you can pick one of 13. Still, most routers and access points come with a pre-set default (that appears to be 11, at least for the routers around me). When you have several routers broadcasting on...

Idiocy auto-hacks Twitter accounts on public Wi-Fi, warns the owners about Firesheep

The geek community has been buzzing about Firesheep, a Firefox add-on that grabs Facebook and Twitter login cookies from any public Wi-Fi network, and uses them to log into others' accounts. Not everyone at the local coffee shop will have heard about Firesheep, though ... and that's where Idiocy comes in. Idiocy is a bit of code you can run that will use Firesheep to automatically break into any...

Defend against Firesheep by surfing securely with HTTPS

The last couple of days have seen the launch and explosive proliferation of a Firefox add-on called Firesheep. It's an incredibly simple program that snoops unsecured Wi-Fi packets to grant you one-click masquerading of other users: if you log into Facebook at the local coffee shop, someone can use Firesheep to become you. Seriously, you can go along to any location with an unsecured Wi-Fi network...

Wi-Fi Direct poised to usurp Bluetooth for device-to-device communication

The Wi-Fi Alliance has begun certification of Wi-Fi devices that can communicate directly with other wireless devices, without the need for a central hotspot or router. Wi-Fi Direct finally provides an alternative to Bluetooth, the current leader in device-to-device networks. In fact, other than increased range (and power consumption!) Wi-Fi Direct doesn't really bring anything to the table...

Google faces landmark fine in Britain for 'gross invasion of privacy'

Britain's Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, announced yesterday that a new investigation into the Google Street View privacy debacle will be opened. If found guilty of a breach of privacy, Google could face a fine of up to £500,000 ($790,000). While £500,000 might seem like a pittance compared to the billions of dollars that Google has in the bank, it is the maximum fine...

Winamp for Android beta is full-featured and offers wireless media sync

Earlier today Nullsoft pushed a beta version of Winamp onto the Android Market -- it's free, and should work on all Android 2.1+ phones. There is also a new desktop version of Winamp that you'll need ('full', not 'lite'!) to make full use of the Android app. Winamp for Android's key feature -- and indeed, the only real feature that it brings to a very saturated media player market -- is that it...

Finland considering legalization of unsecured home WiFi networks

The Finnish Ministry of Justice may be realizing just how silly it is to criminalize unsecured home Wi-Fi networks. At least, if the report from YLE News in Finland has any credence, anyway. The original report itself is in Finnish, but a facepalmingly-garbled Google translation can be viewed here. Apparently, Wi-Fi networks in Finland are often just as unsecured as they are everywhere else (I...

Freedom frees you (and your Mac) from the horror of the internet

If you're anything like me, you're probably at least a little bit addicted to your internet connection. The first thing I do when I wake up is check my email and RSS feeds, and it's also the last thing I do before going to sleep. But that addiction can sometimes be a problem. Staying on-task these days is not easy, particularly if you work at an internet-connected computer. The possible...

Starbucks planning free AT&T WiFi this spring

A lot of highly-caffeinated people were made very happy yesterday, when Starbucks announced it would be partnering with AT&T to provide free WiFi. About 7,000 locations nationwide will carry the new service. Now we can finally take our laptops into Starbucks without feeling like we're stepping through a time portal to the 90's. There's a slight catch to the free WiFi deal: you get two hours...

Microsoft backing ad based municipal wi-fi service

If you live in Portland, Oregon or Oakland County, Michigan you could soon be surfing at high-speed from the comfort of a parkbench without paying a dime. Microsoft has teamed with JiWire to begin testing municipal wi-fi deployment with ad revenue as it's primary funding source. Ad delivery technology by JiWire will be used to really squeeze every last dollar out of the valuable eyeballs of wi-fi...

AT&T DSL subscriber? Get ready for free Wi-Fi

It only seems to make sense, why not get free Wi-Fi access to the over 10,000 hot spots AT&T runs if you currently subscribe to DSL? AT&T is rolling out the free Wi-Fi to subscribers of the 3 megabit per second or higher. The lower service subscribers still get stuck with a $1.99 fee for unlimited Wi-Fi access. Why not just allow all AT&T subscribers to get this as an added benefit to...