Wi-Fi, also spelled Wifi or WiFi, is a technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using 2.4 GHz UHF and 5 GHz SHF radio waves. The name is a trademark name, and is a play on the audiophile term Hi-Fi. The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network (WLAN) products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards". However, since most modern WLANs are based on these standards, the term "Wi-Fi" is used in general English as a synonym for "WLAN".
Posts about Wifi
  • LBMA Report Finds Global Expansion of NFC Tech in 2017

    … in the U.K., while WiFi is the top-deployed technology in the U.S. “The biggest takeaway is the view that location-based marketing is not just about mobile,” said Asif Khan, founder and president of the LBMA. “The data clearly shows that marketers believe that all media can be location-based.” While WiFi and GPS are the most heavily deployed…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 15 readers -
  • Express Wifi: Facebook’s Latest Attempt to Connect India

    … Facebook renewed its efforts to bring affordable internet access to India with its launch of Express Wifi. The social network launched its Internet.org Free Basics free access to select applications and web services throughout India in November 2015, but this move came under fire, with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg resorting…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Facebook Launches Flash, a Snapchat Competitor for Emerging Markets

    … for users in emerging markets with poor data and WiFi availability. Facebook reportedly said the Flash app is “less than 25 megabytes” in size. The app launched Tuesday on Android in its first market, Brazil. Facebook product manager George Wang told Wagner the social network plans to bring the app to other areas in the future, although he did…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 20 readers -
  • Facebook Testing Data Saver Feature for Messenger

    … mode, Messenger automatically downloads all content received by users, but in Data Saver mode (while using cellular data), users can select which individual photos and videos they wish to view, enabling them to skip content they are not interested in or want to view at a later time when they are connected via WiFi. The Data Saver feature also…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
  • 4 Mistakes Marketers Make With Mobile Facebook Ads

    … are a hotel chain, for example, show ads promoting free mobile check-in or free WiFi. You might be surprised what offers or incentives mobile users will bite on. Mistake No. 4: Not getting specific with your retargeting Retargeting consumers who have visited your website with Facebook ads is a no-brainer. But don’t settle for one-size-fits-all ad…

    Inside Facebookin Facebook Retargeting- 30 readers -
  • Millennials More Likely to Unplug While on Vacation (Infographic)

    … A new survey from Intel Security revealed that 57 percent of millennials intend to unplug from digital devices while on vacation, compared with only 40 percent of baby boomers and Generation Xers. The global survey analyzed the ways users engage with their devices while on vacations. Results were gathered from 13,960 consumers between…

    AllTwitter- 20 readers -
  • Flo Music Launches Social Music Playlist App on iOS

    … to a group, or “Flo,” using the same WiFi network, but when a network isn’t available, the app will spawn a WiFi hotspot for users to join. The app offers two listening modes. The first, sync mode, will play the same song through every connected device simultaneously, while the second, dock mode, will play music through a speaker connected to one…

    AllTwitter- 9 readers -
  • Facebook IQ Examines the Tender Side of Technology

    … Does technology drive people further apart or pull them closer together? The latter is true, according to a recent study by Facebook IQ. The social network’s research arm surveyed users in Nigeria, South Korea, the U.K. and the U.S. and consulted with experts and influencers to help determine how technology helps people “create new…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 21 readers -
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