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It’s an exciting day to be in Wi-Fi! Today, Google announced Project Fi, a new wireless service that will mix traditional cellular service (provided by Sprint and T-Mobile) with Wi-Fi service (free and open public hotspots). “Wherever you’re connected to Wi-Fi — whether that’s at home, your favorite coffee shop or your Batcave — you can talk and text like you normally do,” wrote Nick Fox, Google’s vice president of communications products, in a blog post. “If you leave an area of Wi-Fi coverage, your call will seamlessly transition from Wi-Fi to cell networks so your conversation doesn’t skip a beat.” Google’s move into a Wi-Fi based wireless service helps prove once again that the “Wi-Fi First” world is a reality. There is now more mobile data traffic on Wi-Fi than cellular, and that is expected to accelerate over the next several years. Wi-Fi First products that were being led by start-ups like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop are now amplified by heavyweights such as Cablevision and T-Mobile. With Google and Project Fi jumping in to the mix, it is clear that the separation of cellular and Wi-Fi is now gone. By enabling seamless connectivity between cellular and Wi-Fi – like

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Boingo Software Update for iOS 4.1 Now Available


Dear Apple iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad fans, Good news: we’ve updated the Boingo Mobile and Boingo Wi-Fi Credits apps to support Apple iOS 4.1. We’re excited to hear your feedback on a few improvements we’ve made based on your suggestions. Note: if your Apple device is already running iOS 4.1, you must install the new Boingo software in order to connect to Boingo hotspots. Previous versions of Boingo software will no longer work on iOS 4.1. To download the free apps, click on the following links: Boingo Mobile for iPod Touch/iPhone Boingo Mobile for iPad Boingo Wi-Fi Credits for iPod Touch/iPhone Boingo Wi-Fi Credits for iPad Here are the highlights of our iOS 4.1 software update: iPad support in portrait or landscape mode Option for auto-connection to Boingo hotspots Auto-notification of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots Even faster connectivity to hotspots Mapping feature displays hotspots near current location, with address and navigation information included Here’s a screenshot demo on using the new mapping feature: 1. To find a Wi-Fi hotspot near your current location, tap on Find Hotspots Near Me. 2. A map of Wi-Fi hotspots (denoted by pushpins) in your vicinity will launch. 3. Tap on a pushpin to view