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The History of WiFi

Since its inception, WiFi has played an integral role in keeping us connected at home and in public. We’ve come to expect a standard degree of connectivity wherever we go, and regularly rely on WiFi to maintain our productivity, our organization, our health, and even our protection. Recent advances in WiFi technology has greatly contributed…

The language of email

Emails – can we communicate as well as we think we can? Are you trying to be funny? Do you tend to be sarcastic? Or are you deadly serious when sending your emails? A Journal of Personality and Social Psychology report found that people greatly overestimate their ability to convey their tone over email. The…

Can WiFi relieve the pressure on mobile networks? The data mountain

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says that “we create as much information every two days as we did from the dawn of civilisation up to 2003”. Schmidt also comments that the real issue contributing to the data mountain is the amount of user-generated content due to social media websites. Developing, sharing and consuming content has become…

Ask the experts: just how close is the Internet of Everything?

Last month Gavin gave us an overview of the “Internet of Things” (also known as the “Internet of Everything”) and what it could mean for everyday life. But how far from the revolution are we? We spoke to some experts to find out. You’ve probably heard it being mentioned a few times – that soon everything…

Guest WiFi Risks

It’s a little known fact outside of the land down under that WiFi is an Australian invention. The Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) invented and patented wireless LAN technology in the 1990s. Today, WiFi is nearly ubiquitous in Australia as households and businesses use the technology to allow maximum mobility and…

WiFi captive portal

Purple WiFi is always innovating, changing and adapting to new technology. We’re keen to give our customers and resellers the tools they need to make the Purple WiFi product work for them. That’s why we’re introducing a brand new splash page and e-shots. Dom, our Training Manager, will be organising a webinar on the new…

Can stores compete with online shopping?

Facts and figures Today’s newly released ONS (Office of National Statistics) retail figures show a clear upward trend in the retail market, with an increase of 3.7% compared to February 2013.  Increasingly customers are more confident in spending their money and inflation in stores is at an all time low. As the details in the…

Ask the experts: just how close is the Internet of Everything?

Global shipments of WiFi enabled devices hit 1.9 billion in 2013. That’s a 19% increase over the prior year and puts the total number of WiFi enabled devices up to 4 billion – and this is expected to rise 7 billion by 2017, according to research by Strategy Analytics. 59% of these are mobiles and…

Hotspot 2.0

So what is Hotspot 2.0, how does it relate to Passpoint and Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) and – what’s all the fuss about? Confused? You’d be forgiven if you were and would be in good company. Firstly, I will explain how they are related. Hotspot 2.0 is an initiative driven by the Wi-Fi Alliance and is…

smartphones

Are we near the time when your mobile phone is literally an extension of oneself? It is close to being the only thing you need to leave the house with. As we become ever reliant on that smart little box, things are about to improve: 1. Smart Phones can open doors This is true.  When…

7 Gadgets Tech Heads Need This Christmas

So 2013 is soon coming to an end. Whilst there’s been a great range of gadgets and gizmos released, it’s a simple, sad fact that you just can’t have all of them. Well, unless you are Bill Gates. Then you can have all the things. However, with the festive season rapidly approaching, it’s a good…

WiFi usage increase

With mobile operators launching 4G, you won’t be surprised to hear that we’ve been carefully watching the effect of this on WiFi usage. The new capabilities of 4G have resulted in the launch of smartphones with larger screens, higher speed mobile broadband, richer applications and an improved user experience. As you might expect, this has…

On Tuesday Apple announced its latest iPhones at its Cupertino Headquarters in Calif, US, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Essentially the 5c is a new and updated version of the iPhone 5 which comes in one of 5 colours (Blue, White, Pink, Yellow or Green) and is supposedly billed as a ‘budget iPhone’.  With…

WiFi Sponsorship vs. traditional advertising

In an age where most people are fixated with the 4 inch retinal digital display in front of them rather than a newspaper, many traditional advertising methods are experiencing less engagement with the consumer, meaning traditional advertising needs to work harder in order to generate sales and revenue growth for businesses. As the famous WanaMaker…

Purple WiFi is delighted to announce the release of a limited number of white label license opportunities for our social WiFi software solution. Purple WiFi is a cloud based guest WiFi access system, authenticated through social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Our Purple Portal dashboard interface offers end user businesses within hospitality, retail…

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