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5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

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802.11: Wi-Fi speeds and standards explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.

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Tapping the brakes on 802.11ac wave 2

802.11ac wave 2 is the splashy new kid in the wireless technology pool, but some experts caution that you might not want to let it play without lifeguards present.

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Google's Pixel Slate announcement less than 3 minutes

All the highlights from the Pixel Slate tablet announcement in just 2 minutes.

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Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

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iOS 12 surpasses iOS 11 in just 18 days

Apple’s latest iOS update has already overtaken its 2017 predecessor and is now installed on nearly half of all iOS devices, according to new data.

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16 time-saving Android shortcuts

Give your mobile productivity a boost with these easy-to-master Android shortcuts.

802.11ax Wi-Fi routers: Aerohive AP650, ASUS Rapture GT-AX11000 and D-Link AX6000

802.11ax preview: Access points and routers that support the Wi-Fi 6 protocol on tap

Aerohive, ASUS and D-Link are among vendors readying 802.11ax access points and routers that take advantage of 802.11ax speed. The latest update to the Wi-Fi protocol standard, 802.11ax has been designed to transmit data even faster,...

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Why 5G will disappoint everyone

Wireless connections that are 20 times faster? What could be disappointing about that?

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What Apple’s iPhone eSIM support will mean for you

Apple's inclusion of an electronic SIM or "digital" SIM in its iOS 12.1 beta, will allow users of its newest iPhones to switch virtually between carriers and phone numbers, allowing business and personal use to be separated.

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Best Android phones 2018: What should you buy?

Looking for the best budget Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Cheap Android Phone This October

What are you really getting when you spend a thousand dollars on a new phone?

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Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

From managing files on your phone to seamlessly syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into a certified Android file master.

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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

RemotePC by iDrive lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year.

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What is Project Treble? The Android upgrade fix explained

Google's Project Treble promises to pave the way for faster Android upgrades — so what exactly is it? And how will it work?

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Microsoft Managed Desktop: All your Windows 10 devices, managed by Microsoft

With Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft is betting your organization has better things to do than endpoint management. Early customers like the Seattle Reign show what to expect.

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In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users

It fits a pattern that tells us that Google sees everyone as having equal value, which just isn’t true.

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Here are Apple's macOS Mojave and iOS 12 release dates

Computerworld had predicted the days on which both OSes would be rolled out this month. Both estimates were off by one day.

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