Phone boxes across the UK are being turned into free 1Gbps Wi-Fi hotspots and charging stations

Abandoned phone boxes scattered around London and other major UK cities are being transformed into Wi-Fi hotspots offering free calls and digital services. BT has partnered with Intersection and Primesight to launch LinkUK, following the launch of LinkNYC in New York in January 2016. As part of the scheme, existing phone boxes are being turned into “sleek, ultramodern kiosks” – called InLinks – across the capital and new kiosks are being installed in areas where phone boxes have been removed. The partnership was unveiled in October and now the first…

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iOS 11 Said to Bring Easy Wi-Fi Sharing, Better Gmail Notifications, and More

While Apple introduced iOS 11 on Monday to the world, some things about the platform were not discussed on stage and have since been uncovered by the developers who have got their hands on the preview already. Now, the list of these new things seems to be growing further as developers have found out that the new iteration of iOS brings along an easy Wi-Fi sharing feature, native support for GIFs, and more. Separately, iOS 11 has been tipped to bring Gmail push notifications back to their former speed as…

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‘Lewd acts’ force changes to New York wi-fi kiosks

Google-funded internet kiosks around New York City are being updated to stop them being used “inappropriately”. Free web browsing on the 400 kiosks will be disabled to stop people viewing pornography sites and also to prevent individuals using them for too long. The change comes after several New Yorkers reported people committing “lewd acts” at the booths. The kiosks will still offer free phone calls, wi-fi, charging points, maps and access to emergency services. Homeless hub In an update posted to its website, LinkNYC, which runs the kiosks thanks to…

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iBall Cobalt Oomph 4.7D With 5-Megapixel Front Camera Listed on Company Site

Soon after listing the Andi Uddaan Quadcore and Andi5 Stallion+, iBall has now listed the Cobalt Oomph 4.7D smartphone on its site. As of now, there is no word on availability and price details of the handset. The dual-SIM based iBall Cobalt Oomph 4.7D smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. The domestic handset brand promises that the smartphone is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It comes with a 4.7-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display and offers a pixel density of 312ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor…

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