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- How Mobile Network Usage Will Change Your Work Environment
- Planhacker: Every Australian Prepaid Mobile Broadband Deal Compared
- Best Ways To Get Free Wi-Fi Everywhere
- Airport Broadband Showdown: Free Vs Paid
- Road Worrier: Lifehacker Reluctantly Tests XPT Broadband Again
- Lifehacker's Total Guide To Telstra's New 4G LTE Network
iOS: OpenSignal is a do-it-all toolkit for improving your mobile data and Wi-Fi connectivity. Previously only available for Android, iPhone users can now use this handy utility for maximizing their connection on the go.
Everyone you know has a smartphone and mobile data network usage is growing hugely, but what do those developments mean for IT pros when it comes to managing and deploying apps and equipment? Here are some key trends to watch out for (including average download speeds for Aussies and how many of us really use 4G) and what they’ll mean for your future projects.
A group of Dutch researchers has demonstrated a technique for measuring rainfall by examining disruption to mobile phone signals. As well as providing a potential method for providing more measurements in the future, the study also reminds us of one of the downsides of mobile networks: they can be a bit rubbish during a downpour.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m moving to country Victoria (Horsham) and I’m wondering how I can find out before I move what provider I should go with (or stick with.) I’m really stuck with what terms to Google search or how to find coverage maps. Is there a central resource with this kind of information? Thanks, Signal Seeker
iiNet has begun offering Samsung’s 7 and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 tablets and the 3G-enabled Galaxy Camerain bundled deals with its mobile broadband service. Are those deals worth signing up for?
Variations in signal quality don’t seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of photo-sharing AFL fans. According to a just-issued Telstra press release, a total of 2.4 million data requests adding up to 185GB were made at the MCG during the course of Saturday’s AFL grand final.