Posts tagged “WiFi

All About Google Wifi

One pack or three pack? Either way, Google has you covered.
Product, Google Wifi.

Product, Google Wifi.

So Google had to try it’s hand in wireless networking again apart from it’s OnHub solution.  This approach makes wireless simple and easy to control from one app that works either on iOS or Android devices.  The wifi pucks can function in a smaller house to a large house,which means the more coverage you need — you simply need to buy more pucks, with each covering approximately ~1500 square feet.
Top features of Google Wifi:
  • “Network Assist, which is intelligent software built into Google Wifi to provide you with the fastest possible speed. Behind the scenes, Network Assist automatically helps you avoid Wi-Fi congestion, and transitions you to the closest Wi-Fi point for the best signal.” (Source: https://madeby.google.com/wifi/)
  • Google WiFi app.  This app will be used for complete control and management of your home network and will allow for the admin to pause a users access and much more.
Bottom line:  Google WiFi seems to be a solid product that solves the problem of over-complicated network setup.  Google makes it easy.

Forget your carrier; get Sidecar

Voice over IP is evolving with an excellent gem of an app called Sidecar, which is available for Android and iOS devices.
Call quality as you might expect is not better than that of you carrier by any means. On the other hand, it is very good for a Wi-Fi connection; in fact there is an option to increase the quality of the audio, which will use more data. Reviews for the application for Android have came together to form a solid 3.7, which says that although the app is good there is room for improvement.

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Aside from calling, users can share video, short messages, and more.

Bottom line: This app is a must have and it really shows the future that is in the palm of technology’s hand. Sidecar will only get better; be that early adopter.

WiFi Tethering and Carriers

WiFi Tethering, carriers offer it but they charge those that use it.  True, tethering is a service; however, when the data you are using has ALREADY been paid for, it makes less and less sense.  Our smartphones can do great things — one of those is to become a mobile hotspot in a time of need.

Many early free tethering apps required you to root your Android or iOS device; however, FoxFi has caused a recent storm for Android users by bringing this convenient app to a variety of devices and let’s not mention the apps for iOS that allow the same option once jailbroken such as MyWi.

As long as there are users that believe that tethering should be part of their monthly data allowance there will be apps that allow it.  I have never understood why you have to add the mobile hotspot to your data plan in order to use the ability that your device has without it.

Bottom line:  Carriers, please wake up.  We will tether…for FREE.