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Author: Jessica Thomas

All I want for Christmas is WiFi

This Christmas many children (if they have been good) are going to be waking up on the big day to the newest toys on the market. WiFi related toys are in line for being amongst those at the top of children’s Christmas wish lists. The elves, it seems, are very busy making Cayla dolls ready…

A cure for phone addiction

In an earlier blog we looked at nomophobia, or the fear of being without a mobile phone. We concluded that some of us might actually be getting dangerously attached to our phones. So, to avoid such drastic action as jumping into a drain pipe to rescue a lost phone (like Ella Birchenough) we questioned whether there…

Why location based services will make us happier shoppers

Location based happy shopping Who doesn’t like shopping? Well, for those who aren’t so keen, Location Based Services should help to make it a better experience. New WiFi based technologies allow shops to utilise geo-fencing, drawing invisible lines around our favourite sales areas or locations and allowing a store to realise when we are there….

5 WiFi buzz topics from WBA’s Global Congress

Our VP Americas, Anne Lakstigala, recently attended the World Broadband Alliance Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco. Anne was on a panel, hosted by Adlane Fellah, and discussing ‘Innovative Services over WiFi’. Here we take a look at the 5 big talking points and share our views on those hot topics. 1) Monetizing WiFi Advertising is the obvious choice to…

Oakham Bus Station provides free WiFi for residents and tourists

Oakham, the county town of Rutland, has recently built a new bus station and decided on further rewarding its travellers with provision of free WiFi. The solution is provided by Nick Viney of Millennium Ltd, with funding from Rutland County Council. It was decided that the installation would utilise TP-LINK routers and Purple WiFi as a…

Seven ways technology has developed over the last 10 years

The world of technology has massively changed over the last decade. We take a look at just how far we’ve come, with our top seven technology advancements list. 1) Smartphones With our smart phones we can now do almost anything that we can do with our home laptop. A recent stat we read told us that 90%…

Hinckley town centre gets connected

Hinckley town centre has recently joined the growing number of towns who wish to give their residents access to free WiFi. The solution in Hinckley was provided by Rod Rayner of Intalect. The installation is a mixture of Mikrotik and Ubiquiti hardware using Purple WiFi as the guest WiFi with social login. There’s something for…

Parents give up children in exchange for free WiFi

It sounds pretty ideal. You get free WiFi whilst someone else watches your children for a few hours, brilliant! Is this in a play centre perhaps or a theme park maybe? Unfortunately not. A rather interesting study was carried out in London recently. F-Secure offered people use of free WiFi, except it wasn’t quite free. The Ts…

How much personal information would you share?

One of the current debates about WiFi and social media sites is the debate on privacy and how much information should be available for other people to see and use. Would you be prepared to share everything that you wrote by text, posted on social media sites, or even in a phone call? The advice…

BlueCloudWiFi announces launch of Smart WiFi platform in Australia

BlueCloudWiFi announces the launch of its cloud based Smart WiFi platform for retail and hospitality businesses in Australia Gold Coast, Australia 21 October 2014: BlueCloudWiFi has today announced the launch of its Smart WiFi platform. The cutting edge technology has been developed with UK industry leaders, Purple WiFi. The solution offers a feature rich analytical suite integrated…

Guest blog: US cities with the best WiFi coverage

Wi-Fi everywhere is becoming more than a slogan. As is evident from the infographic, cities continue to add public Wi-Fi options, giving residents and visitors access to free Internet access through smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Cities often place these public Wi-Fi networks in areas where a lot of people tend to gather for an extended…

What do Google and the Tech Giants know about us?

Is ignorance bliss? Or would better understanding of technology alleviate our privacy concerns? Are we over-sharing our data? Facebook’s study about emotional contagion in June of this year raised questions about privacy, consent and how much data we’re sharing online without even knowing. The data scientists behind the study deliberately manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000…

Resolution IT turns Hotel Jerbourg Purple

The Hotel Jerbourg is a luxury Guernsey hotel set on the cliff top of Jerbourg Point. The outstanding location, breathtaking views and luxury accommodation have given Hotel Jerbourg an enviable reputation as one the most popular hotels in the Channel Islands. The hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Guernsey Airport. It is easy…

Case Study – Four restaurants and a bar

HM Network turns the San Marco Group Purple The San Marco Group is a well-respected chain of four Italian restaurants and a bar, which are located in Preston, Lancashire. Not only does the San Marco Group deliver first class food and drink, but they also clearly demonstrate superior service to their customers. The restaurants cater…

Guest hotspot software, Purple WiFi, now available in Canada

Ingenious Media Inc. has signed an agreement with social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, which will see the addition of cloud-based guest Social WiFi and location analytics solutions to its portfolio of products and services. Purple WiFi provides businesses with secure and legally compliant enterprise guest WiFi while delivering rich analytical information about the guests including their…

A Purple celebration for the launch of WiFi at Camden Stables Market

On September 4th, we officially launched Purple WiFi at Camden Market with a party for our partners, customers and guests. The event, held at the stunning Gilgamesh venue in Camden Stables Market, brought together the great and the good from the local community, our partners Cisco Meraki, as well as a mixture of Purple WiFi…

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