More and more devices have started using wireless technology in cool ways. A couple of years ago, even a future with wireless electricity was a hot topic.
Following everything that wireless can do is difficult. This article outlines three cool ways you can use wireless and mobile internet that you may not know about already.
Cool mobile internet and wireless uses: printing
You can buy printers today that let you print from almost anywhere. This prevents you from having to buy a printer for each room of your home, or from always having to walk your laptop back to the printer to plug in and print.
Various companies offer wireless docking stations that you can plug your printer into. You can then connect to this station with a wireless internet connection for the easiest printing you’ve ever done.
Cool mobile internet and wireless uses: wireless sync
The day before Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away, his successor led the unveiling of the new operating system iOS 5. One of the new iOS 5 features is called wireless sync. It lets you sync your device with iTunes via a wireless signal instead of having to actually plug in. With a fast wireless internet connection in your home, you can sync your devices seamlessly.
Cool mobile internet and wireless uses: finding your phone
Android and Apple both have support for “find my phone” features in case you lose your phone or other device. By using a wireless internet connection at your house, for example, you can quickly locate your phone on a map. You can also set a passcode so that a stranger can’t access your phone, or you can send a text message that could read, “This phone is lost. If you find it, please call — — —-.”
Mobile internet from USB modems
Wireless internet providers by zip code
However, there’s one key thing that accompanies all of this: actually getting a wireless internet signal. You can download apps for your devices that tell you where the nearest wi-fi connection is. One such app is “Free Wi-Fi.” However, you still have to worry about actually getting to that connection.
The alternative is to get a USB modem, which gives you a wireless internet connection on-the-go. Just plug it into your computer and take a wireless internet signal with you.
Enter your zip code at the wireless internet providers by zip code page for a deal on USB modems and other services.