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802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds 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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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.

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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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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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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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A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?

Microsoft’s smartphone failures have been spectacularly costly. Could it really be planning to give it another go?

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How to make an old Android phone feel new again

Make your old Android phone faster, fresher, and more pleasant to use with these easy-to-follow steps.

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Mingis on Tech: UEM and the future of mobile management

Unified endpoint management is getting a lot of buzz these days when it comes to how companies handle mobile (and even desktop) hardware. But it's going to take a while for the bugs to get worked out.

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Enterprise mobility 2018: UEM is the next step

First there was mobile device management, then mobile application management and enterprise mobility management. Now EMM suites are evolving into unified endpoint management platforms.

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The best Android widgets for busy professionals

Turn your Android home screen into a powerful productivity hub with these exceptional, business-friendly widgets.

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12 things every IT security professional should know

Fighting the good fight takes specialized knowledge. Here's the baseline of what all security pros should know.

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