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Articles tagged with: access

Wifi With 45 Miles Of Range, Pure Bliss

It feels really bad when you are having an important conversation on Skype and you go to check whose at the door and eventually your call terminates because you have walked out of your WiFi range.

Hopefully this won’t happen anymore because engineers at On-Ramp Wireless have succeeded in engineering a transmitter capable of transmitting WIFI signals up to 45 Miles.

Dropbox Can Access Your Files

It looks like Dropbox has deceived users about the security and encryption of its services in order to give them a boost. The FTC complaint filed against Dropbox for telling users that their files were completely encrypted and that Dropbox employees could not see the contents of the file. Contrary to what Dropbox was saying, Christopher Sohoian, a PhD student published data last month showing that Dropbox could see the contents of the files, putting users at risk of government searches, nosy Dropbox employees, and companies looking to slam individuals with copyright infringement issues.

New Eee Box Require 70% Less Energy

Asus launched its first AMD Fusion Eee boxes earlier this year at Cebit 2011, the Eee Box EB1020 and EB1021 and no, they are not routers! Both computers feature the same pre-optical drive but the EB1020 has an Ontario C-50 processor while the EB1021 has a Zacate E-350 processor. The AMD C-50 model is a 1GHz dual-core processor, has AMD’s Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 250GB of storage space (running at 5400 RPM) and USB 2.0.

First Dynamic Firewall For Android, WhisperMonitor

There have been an increasing number of attempts of malware available to Android users. A lot of these applications are disguised as free apps and even if these apps have a five star rating, a low number of ratings can be an indicator that the app you are about to download is malware. That said, Moxie Marlinspike released the first dynamic Android firewall today called WhisperMonitor.

The firewall was specifically designed for Android phones and monitors all outbound connection attempts by installed applications and the operating system.

HTC Releases App That Detects Invisible Networks

Have you ever tried to connect a mobile device to an “invisible” WiFi network in your home? For most devices, you can only select WiFi networks that broadcast a SSID (Service Set Identifier). This problem occurs amongst pretty much all platforms, and have most likely occurred many times with Windows Phone 7 users unable to access the web from their home paid service.

There is good news for you folks out there because HTC has released a fix called the Hidden Wi-Fi app. It’s a free application that can be found in the Windows Phone marketplace and allows you to select and save up to…

Microsoft Changes Price Plans For Its Licenses

Microsoft is raising prices of their license in exchange of giving consumers access to a new security product as well as the new Lync unified communications software. Microsoft will also be lowering the price of an enterprise license that includes better access to key Microsoft software. The client access license, also known as the Core CAL is expected to cost $10 more, however we are waiting to get official pricing from Microsoft later this year.

The $90 Core Cal package buys you access to Windows Server, Systems Center Configuration Manager, as well as standard access to…

New App Rating System In The Works

The CTIA Wireless has sparked the release of many hot gadgets, but the CTIA recently announced that it will begin to have a new voluntary “App Rating System” to its list of industry guidelines. App stores who choose to opt in the system will…

Ruling Prevents Google From Creating Universal Library

For those of you using Android phones, you’ll notice that you can download a number of free books from the Amazon App store. Google has already made millions of titles available had no charge, classics ranging from Newton to Shakespeare, many of these titles can be downloaded for free. Google hopes to one day archive all books ever published for free. But the courts don’t seem to agree. Judge Denny Chin, a US district attorney claims that Google’s goal is not “fair, adequate, and reasonable.” Google has already made…