How to Buy the Right Wireless Charging Pad (or Stand)

How to Buy the Right Wireless Charging Pad (or Stand)

If you can charge your smartphone wirelessly, congratulations. You have arrived at the future, a time when the Herculean process of fumbling with a cable, inserting it into the bottom of your device, and waiting for the satisfactory tone feels archaic and silly. With one convenient, reasonably priced power pad, you can now set your…

How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords from iPhone or iPad

How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords from iPhone or iPad

The latest versions of iOS offer a very nice feature that lets you easily share wi-fi passwords from an iPhone or iPad so that other people can quickly join a wireless network that you’re already connected to. While there is still no way to see the wi-fi router password in iOS, the ability to share…

How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol

How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol

Most users connect a Mac to a wi-fi network and don’t think too much about which 802.11 wi-fi band protocol is in use, but many advanced users and network administrators do want to know which 802.11 wireless standard is in use. Typically someone would want to know which wi-fi PHY standard is in use to…