Posts Tagged ‘wireless internet’

WiFi Auto-Off Turns Wireless Internet on Android Off or On Automatically

Friday, September 13th, 2013

I can think of a bunch of different reasons why it would be nice to be able to switch wireless On and Off …

Wireless Internet is without doubt one of the biggest causes for the battery level of your phone or tablet to sink like a stone in water. The problem here is that the feature is either turned on or off, and that there is no way to automatically switch its state depending on whether it is needed or not.


Ripe FCC Data – Our Broadband is Still Pretty Slow

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Will the US end up with an “information superhighway” or just an “information two lane gravel road”?

As we’ve long noted, the FCC has made broadband policy decisions based on flawed and incomplete data for years. Part of the 1996 Telecom Act required that the agency release quarterly reports on the status of broadband deployment. Unfortunately for consumers, that data has always been essentially useless — with the FCC declaring any zip code that has just one served broadband customer in it to be “wired” for service. This rose-colored glasses mentality is (very) slowly changing.