This week's digest recaps all the heartbreak surrounding the death of Internet Explorer, a mystery Windows 11 SKU, lots of Insider builds, and a Patch Tuesday that broke quite a few things.
Windows 11 in Release Preview adds urgent notifications bypass and more
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Windows 11 released to Dev Channel and ISO comes with File Explorer tabs
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Three and EE have partnered with BAI Communications to partake in a 4G and 5G-ready network that will serve the London Underground. Passengers will have connectivity across the network by 2025.
Samsung's 5G mmWave Compact Macro enables subway passengers to have the benefit of Wi-Fi speed that is 25 times faster than the current average speed of 71Mbps on the Seoul Metropolitan Subway lines.
As part of Amazon's daily deals, it has reduced the cost of the TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi range extender by 33% making it available for just $19.99. The deal is available in the U.S. but only for today.
Amazon-owned home network company eero today introduced a new pair of mesh Wi-Fi routers, the eero 6 and eero Pro 6, which bring support for Wi-Fi 6 for the first time, and have a Zigbee hub.
Google is working on a new low-cost Wifi router codenamed "Breeze." The router could use the same internals as the 2016 Google Wifi router which could allow Google to price it at $99.
YouTube has finally removed the streaming quality restriction in India on mobile devices. You can now stream content in Full HD resolution on mobile devices but only when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
OnePlus, Realme, Meizu, and Black Share have joined the file transfer alliance formed by OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi last year. The P2P protocol developed by this alliance provides an AirDrop-like feature.
A security researcher has uncovered a public database containing a plethora of information about users that connected to public Wi-Fi at UK train stations. Access has since been restricted.
While a complex Wi-Fi password is important in this day and age, it can become quite frustrating whenever you have to share it. A new Android 10 feature allows you to share the Wi-Fi password via QR.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that it's introducing new terminology to distinguish devices that support Wi-Fi 6 over the 6GHz spectrum, though work is still being done to enable this.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially introduced the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 program to certify devices that support the latest Wi-Fi technology based on IEEE 802.11ax, promising to be four times faster.
According a various reports, some Surface Book, Surface Laptop, and Surface Pro users are finding that they're unable to connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi after the latest Marvell driver update.
Synology made three announcements at their annual event which comprised of a new mesh router, free Active Backup licenses to backup local and cloud data, and phone support in North America.
Huawei's and Netgear's respective Wi-Fi routers, unveiled at IFA 2018 in Berlin, are the world's first Wi-Fi systems that also carry out the duties of a smart speaker. Both routers are Alexa-enabled.
Oreo 8.0 didn't really come with a lot of exciting features. However, 8.1 is rolling out now with a feature that will let you check the speeds of public Wi-Fi hotspots before you connect to them.
Google has begun rolling out a new version of its Google Play Services app to supported Android devices. The roll-out that began on Thursday will prevent Google Cast from locking up your router.
Google's Cast functionality is causing wireless network disconnections, thanks to overloading routers with packets causing bits of the router to shut down. TP-Link has issued new firmware.
Huawei and the city of Duisburg, Germany, are teaming up to make the city more digitised. The plans focus on making public transport and schools internet connected and introducing 5G to Duisburg.
At CES 2018, ASUS announced that its next-generation smart home devices will not only fight the pesky dead zones that might be lingering in your house but also integrate Amazon's Alexa.
Intel has announced that its 802.11ax chipsets are coming this year, offering 40% better performance on a single-client device in terms of peak data rates, and low latency in games and video calls.
The launch of iOS 11 made it a bit confusing how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth worked. Toggles in the Control Center weren't explained unless you saw an Apple support document. That has now been remedied.
Android devices are significantly implicated in recently revealed WPA2 vulnerabilities with all devices running Android 6.0 and above subject to a more significant variation of the attack.
Starting today, those interested will be able to purchase D-Link's latest product, the AC2600 EXO MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router. The router offers excellent performance and range and doesn't break the bank.
If you were looking for a new wireless system for your home that can cover up to 6,000 square feet, D-Link's latest solution might be for you. The Covr AC3900 is available for $299.99.
If you're in the market for a new wireless router and like having unique looking devices, you might want to take a peek at the new Asus Blue Cave, a square box with a giant hole in the middle.
In partnership with the largest wireless operator in the country, SK Telecom, Samsung has officially kicked off its latest implementation of the LTE-R wireless railway management system.
UK ISP Virgin Media is informing customers that their home routers will now provide public Wi-Fi access - but it says their home connections will not be affected, and they can opt out if they wish.
The Skype service that allowed users to rent data connections from hotspots around the world will be killed off this month. However, it's unclear if Microsoft is fully getting out of the Wi-Fi game.
Qualcomm announced its first two products that support the emerging Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax. The next step for our connectivity is designed to better handle a large number of simultaneous users.
JetBlue has announced that its entire fleet of 227 planes is now equipped with free "broadband speed" Wi-Fi for every passenger, inviting them to "email, surf, stream, tweet and shop" while on board.
A passenger who changed the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot on their device to 'Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097' sparked a mid-air safety scare, during which the captain threatened to make an emergency landing.
Fon has worked with Microsoft to allow Windows 10 users "to pay with just one click" for access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots all over the world, using their Windows Store payment details.
Onboard Wi-Fi is coming to the shorthaul fleets of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling. Parent company IAG says passengers can expect connection speeds "similar to what they have at home".
For years the Wi-Fi Alliance has been promising the introduction of the new wireless standard. Dubbed WiGig, the new technology is expected to become mainstream next year and offer excellent speeds.
Comcast - winner of the 'Worst Company in America' award, twice - has confirmed that it will launch its own wireless service next year, using a combination of Wi-Fi hotspots and Verizon 4G LTE.
Manchester city centre has now got its first smart bus shelters. They will provide commuters with free device charging and free Wi-Fi access. They are designed to lure car drivers to public transport.
40 scared passengers refused to fly on a Qantas airliner that had been temporarily grounded, after a Wi-Fi hotspot was discovered with the name 'Mobile Detonation Device', sparking a security scare.
A smartphone user, going by the alias 'Core Down', has successfully modified his Lumia 435 and 520 to include a huge Wi-Fi antenna and even a CPU fan to combat heating issues on the devices.
Ring has made its move into the home security market by announcing the Wi-Fi connected Stick Up Cam, sharing numerous capabilities with the company's existing doorbell product.