Story image

Android users can go wi-fi

01 Nov 2010

A US-based mobile access company is launching a client for Android smartphones that will allow users to save on 3G charges by switching to wi-fi networks where possible.

iPass Open Mobile for Android (tinyurl.com/2de97qa) runs in the background, notifying the user when they’re in range of an available hotspot and lets them connect immediately if they wish. It provides connectivity to 150,000 company defined, free wi-fi and iPass commercial wi-fi networks worldwide.

iPass says Open Mobile "helps reduce the costs associated with smartphone support by providing a consistent user experience across virtually all network types and devices. It reduces expensive help desk calls and accelerates troubleshooting with connection usage and performance reports”.

For more about Android smartphones, see page 58 and www.androidmobile.co.nz.

How big data can revolutionise NZ’s hospitals
Miya Precision is being used across 17 wards and the emergency department at Palmerston North Hospital.
Time's up, tax dodgers: Multinational tech firms may soon pay their dues
Multinational tech and digital services firms may no longer have a free tax pass to operate in New Zealand. 
Spark’s new IoT network reaches 98% of New Zealand
Spark is the first company to confirm the nationwide completion of a Cat-M1 network in New Zealand.
WhatsApp users warned to change voicemail PINs
Attackers are allegedly gaining access to users’ WhatsApp accounts by using the default voicemail PIN to access voice authentication codes.
Robots to the fore – Key insights for New Zealand Business into RPA in 2019
From making artificial intelligence a business reality to closer ties to human colleagues, robotic process automation is gearing up for a strong 2019.
50 million tonnes of e-waste: IT faces sustainability challenges
“Through This is IT, we want to help people better understand the problem of today’s linear “take, make, dispose” thinking around IT products and its effects like e-waste, pollution and climate change."
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
IDC: A/NZ second highest APAC IoT spenders per capita
New IDC forecast expects the Internet of Things spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$381.8 Billion by 2022.