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Virgin Wi-Fi

This new service will be available at forecourts and platforms across 137 London Underground stations, with more due to be connected over this summer.

Virgin Media will be connecting a further six London Underground stations to its Wi-Fi network during this week, taking the total number of WI-FI enabled stations to 137 since launch in June 2012.

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Earlier this year, Virgin Media installed and activated Wi-Fi hotspots in a number of stations on the Underground network in time for the Summer Olympics. What made this service even more attractive was that it was offered free to all users for the whole summer.

The service has proven to be a great success with currently over 661,000 subscribers and Virgin Media reporting “over 1,121,637 individual sessions completed on Friday 12th October”. Probably on the basis of that, Virgin Media have announced that they will be extending the free service to all users until the end of 2012. Continue reading

At an event in Los Angeles on Monday night, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, unveiled its new tablet called the Surface. The new device will come in two versions, an ARM-powered version running Windows RT and a Intel-based alternative with Windows 8 Pro. Continue reading

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is designed to give you a solid battery life depending on what you do, but there are some things you can do to help maximize the battery life of your tablet so you can stay connected, enjoy your media and capture amazing pictures and videos. We’ve compiled a number of tips to help you. Continue reading

O2 announced that its mobile broadband customers will now have access to thousands of BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots. The partnership, which existing customers will see come into effect today, coincides with an upgrade to O2’s Mobile Broadband Connection Manager software, enabling users to manage their data consumption more effectively.

The deal with BT Openzone offers an additional 3,000 hotspots, and builds on the unlimited Wi-Fi all O2 mobile broadband customers benefit from. Continue reading

There have been reports that since the 2.2.1 iPhone firmware upgrade (for both 2G and 3G flavours of the device), some users have started to report serious issues with their Wi-Fi connections. 

According to reports, the problem stems for the iPhone chipset overheating, making the issue irreversible even if a user downgrades their firmware.  Some users reported that by placing their iPhones in the freezer for a while (far from advisable) did allow Wi-Fi to work again for short periods of time.

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