Wi-Fi

Microsoft pushes a plethora of new Surface updates; still trying to improve Wi-Fi

Microsoft pushes a plethora of new Surface updates; still trying to improve Wi-Fi

Michael Archambault 130

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that new updates for their Surface tablet devices were being pushed. The updates being pushed include Wi-Fi connectivity improvements, a new Surface USB to Ethernet adapter driver, a collection of improvements for both the Touch and Type Covers, an updated LifeCam driver, and new device firmware. Microsoft has been hard at work trying to create the best...

Microsoft rolls out Flash and firmware update for Windows 8, Surface devices

Microsoft rolls out Flash and firmware update for Windows 8, Surface devices

Daniel Rubino 55

It’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft’s semi-regular time to push out OS and software updates to our computers. Today is no different, and if you’re on Windows 8 you’ll get at least 13 important updates (83MB) and if you’re on Surface, you’re looking at 14 patches (38-118MB) and a firmware update. (Some of that will vary for you as different Office 2010 and Office 2013 updates are included.) So...

Keep Alive for maintaining Wi-Fi connections now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace

Keep Alive for maintaining Wi-Fi connections now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace

Daniel Rubino 91

From homebrew to err...publicbrew A few days ago we reported on a new homebrew app called Keep Alive from Windows Phone Hacker. The app basically pings a server every once in awhile to maintain a constant Wi-Fi connection. It’s better than having to reconnect to your Wi-Fi connection each time you turn the display back on and has little impact on battery. The app though was homebrew...

Keep Alive app for Windows Phone offers a new way to keep your Wi-Fi connected

Keep Alive app for Windows Phone offers a new way to keep your Wi-Fi connected

Daniel Rubino 24

We’ve covered the whole how-to-keep-your-Wi-Fi-alive issue before on Windows Phone Central. It was first realized that some apps keep the data-connection channel open which then allows your Wi-Fi to stay on when the phone is placed in standby (screen off). Then a bloke over at XDA Forums created an app to mimic that scenario and it worked quite well except for the fact that it appeared...