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AT&T Suspended its Free WiFi Access for the iPhone

AT&T Suspended its Free WiFi Access for the iPhone

So the free ride is over, AT&T has suspended free WiFI hotspot access for the iPhone. I had personally use it several days ago just by connecting to AT&T WiFi and punching in my phone number and today I’m connected to the same hotspot in Starbucks but it does not take me to the same login screen anymore.

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We7 launched, offers 500,000 DRM-free MP3s at no cost

We7 launched, offers 500,000 DRM-free MP3s at no cost

The free download service We7 is finally here, and claimed to offers 500,000 tracks of music from Sony BMG label and independent artists. These tracks are available to users for free and not protected by any kind of DRM, however it comes with pre-roll advertising that starts before the music track begins and lasts only several seconds.

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DIY instant messenger online contact signalizer picture frame thingy – says the creator

DIY instant messenger online contact signalizer picture frame thingy – says the creator

This nifty little gadget was created in an effort to make it possible to see who was online from across the room, or just in passing. So he took some pictures of the few people who he truly cared when they were online, put some LED lights behind them, and then did a lot of more technical stuff to make the lights light up when that person was online.

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Mio and ATX partnering to bring you real time info you can use

Mio and ATX partnering to bring you real time info you can use

Mio, long time manufacturer of GPS devices, is partnering with ATX, a major provider of telematics services in both the US and Europe. The types of things this partnership will bring you include lots of location-aware types of data including local weather, weather for your planned destination, in-depth traffic info, and business directories that change as the respective businesses open and close.

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iPass giving consumers Hotspot access and more

iPass giving consumers Hotspot access and more

iPass has long been a purveyor of WWAN and WiFi hotspot access, but up until now its been limited to employees of corporations who bought into the service. Today there are two new tidbits regarding iPass, first the addition of a lot of WiFi hotspots, second they are going to start offering their services to individuals.

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FCC 700MHz Auction – the full results, no loose chaff

FCC 700MHz Auction – the full results, no loose chaff

The big winners were AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm, and Frontier Wireless, Google didn’t win a thing. VZW took most of the popular C-Block, and ATT picked up 227 licenses from the B-Block.

VZW seems to be the biggest spender dropping a few million short of half of what the entire spectrum sold for at 9.63 billion dollars, that secured them all of C-Block save for Puerto Rico, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico, basically the areas where they wouldn’t make any money anyways. AT&T spent about 6.64 billion dollars in the auction which got them a 12MHz spectrum of Block B.

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