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Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

By Stephen Lawson | 25 October, 2014 11:22

A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

Wireless price war's good for consumers, but challenges carriers

By Matt Hamblen | 25 October, 2014 06:54

More than any time in the past decade, wireless customers are reaping the benefits of a carrier price war over smartphones and tablets, as well as monthly data service contracts.

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

By Martyn Williams | 25 October, 2014 05:58

Apple CEO Tim Cook says bringing the recently launched Apple Pay system to China is his top priority for doing business the country.

The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

By Grant Gross | 25 October, 2014 05:50

After a spate of news stories about alleged "astroturf" advocacy in a contentious U.S. net neutrality debate, the IDG News Service looked into the funding transparency of several think tanks and advocacy groups involved in the issue. Several disclose limited or no information about their funding, we found.

Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

By Grant Gross | 25 October, 2014 05:50

A spate of recent news stories have revealed that a wide variety of lobby groups have financial ties to broadband carriers and trade associations, accusing them of faking grassroots opposition to strong net neutrality rules.

RiteAid blocks Apple Pay, Google Wallet

By Martyn Williams | 25 October, 2014 02:14

Days after the launch of Apple Pay, Rite Aid has stopped accepting the payment system at 4,600 stores across the United States.

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: An attractive Chrome OS experience

By JR Raphael | 25 October, 2014 00:16

At first, if you wanted a Chrome OS laptop, your choices were to either pay $1,300 for a top-of-the-line experience or to suffer with a poky and poorly built product in the $200 to $400 range.

Microsoft to continue using Nokia brand on entry-level phones

By John Ribeiro | 24 October, 2014 16:21

Microsoft will continue to sell low-end phones with the Nokia brand and has licensed the brand for these type of devices.

St George turns on fingerprint login for Apple iOS Internet banking

By Nermin Bajric | 24 October, 2014 12:17

St George Bank has activated Touch ID login for its iOS mobile application following the successful implementation and trials of the biometric technology by subsidiary, Bank of Melbourne.

Apple Pay's next move could be phone-to-phone payments

By Martyn Williams | 24 October, 2014 08:20

The launch this week of Apple Pay is giving many people their first taste of NFC payment technology, which allows them to buy things in a store by bringing an iPhone 6 close to a compatible terminal.


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