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  • Optus promises 100% satellite coverage for mobile users

    ​A new generation of SatSleeve models means mobile users in regional Australia can have 100% coverage where line of sight to the Optus Thuraya satellite exists, according to Optus.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner05 Nov. 15 11:49
  • Caveats for VPN users in public Wi-Fi hotspot networks

    Using non-secured public Wi-Fi hotspots can leave you vulnerable to identity theft, data theft, snooping, impersonation and malware infection. That's why so many people rely on public virtual private network services, but VPNs are no panacea. Here are five potential gotchas.

    Written by Sohail Ahmad, independent Wi-Fi consultant31 Oct. 12 14:48
  • In-flight Wi-Fi turbulence: Travellers reluctant to pay

    In 2008, the number of commercial aircraft that offered in-flight Wi-Fi service totaled just 25, according to market researcher In-Stat. By the end of 2010, however, In-Stat predicts that number should reach 2,000 planes.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum19 Oct. 10 04:55
  • Wi-Fi wants to be free, but not all businesses agree

    There's been an explosion in growth of Wi-Fi hotspots during the last several years. Best-guess estimates range from 33,000 WLAN hotspots worldwide to more than 250,000 at present.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum21 Aug. 08 11:54