Friday, 10 April 2015

Messenger Comes to Web Browsers

by Pak Wifi  |  in News at  12:59
On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled a Web version of its Messenger app, allowing users to chat from a browser tab. 

Available at and separate from Facebook's main page, the new Web app is rolling out worldwide to English users. The "dedicated desktop messaging experience" is intended to "be complimentary to the Messenger mobile app." The Web app is designed to allow users to chat, without the distraction of the Facebook news feed. Last year, Facebook killed its Messenger for Windows app which allowed users to use the social media giant's chat function outside of the browser. "We're sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Windows, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014," said Facebook at the time. "We really appreciate you using Messenger to reach your friends, and we want to make sure you know that you can keep chatting and view all your messages on" The new Messenger Web app looks to woo previous users of the desktop app as well as fans of the mobile app. Facebook did not make an official announcement about the launch. 

" is a way to keep messaging as the focus... Facebook has no plans to remove messaging from its core web service," said a Facebook spokesperson on the new Web app. is part of the company's push to turn Messenger into its own platform, which was announced late last month. The Web client is expected to get many of the mobile app's features. More language support is expected in the coming weeks. 

Google's Android Wear to Support iOS

by Pak Wifi  |  in News at  12:55

According to new reports, Google is working on making its Android Wear software compatible with Apple's iOS platform. 

Citing a source close to the development team on Thursday, The Verge reported that Google is developing a way for the smartwatch platform to work with iOS. Google is close to finishing the final technical details to support the Apple platform. In its current state of development, Android Wear is only fully supported on Android devices with limited support with a companion app on the iPhone. The iPhone Android Wear app works with notifications on iOS and supports Google Now's ambient information cards, voice search, and other voice actions. It is expected to support more advances features with Google's iOS apps, such as Gmail. "We always want as many users as possible to enjoy our experience, so in terms of enabling more people to use Android Wear we're very interested in making that happen," said Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang in an interview last October which spurred rumors that iOS support was coming. 

It is unclear if Apple would allow such support on its devices as the company is hoping to steal smartwatch sales from its rivals with its own wearable - the Apple Watch - which launches later this month. Google and Apple have had a "history of contentious app approval processes" but it has been some time since the tech giants bickered over apps. In 2010, Apple rejected an app for mentioning Android. In its App Store guidelines, Apple says, "Apps or metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected" meaning Google could not use "Android" in the app's name. Google and Apple did not comment on the matter at this time. The iOS-compatible Android Wear app may be unveiled at Google's I/O developer conference in May. 

What is a Hotspot?

by Pak Wifi  |  in Hotspot at  03:19
The term Hotspot is used to define an area where Wi-Fi access is available. It can either be through a closed wireless network at home or in public places like restaurants or airports. 

As stated earlier, to be able to access Hotspots your computer should include a wireless adapter. If you are using an advanced laptop model, it will probably include a built-in wireless transmitter already. Otherwise you can purchase a wireless adapter that will plug into the PCI slot or USB port. Once installed, your system will automatically detect the Wi-Fi hotspots and request connection. If not, you should use a software to handle this task for you.


by Pak Wifi  |  in Frequencies at  03:10
A wireless network will transmit at a frequency level of 2.4 GHz or 5GHz to adapt to the amount of data that is being sent by the user. The 802.11 networking standards will somewhat vary depending mostly on the user's needs, as explained below: 

1. The 802.11a will transmit data at a frequency level of 5GHz. The Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) used enhances reception by dividing the radio signals into smaller signals before reaching the router. You can transmit a maximum of 54 megabits of data per second. 
2. The 802.11b will transmit data at a frequency level of 2.4GHz, which is a relatively slow speed. You can transmit a maximum of 11 megabits of data per second. 
3. The 802.11g will transmit data at 2.4GHz but can transmit a maximum of 54 megabits of data per second as it also uses an OFDM coding. 
4. The more advanced 802.11n can transmit a maximum of 140 megabits of data per second and uses a frequency level of 5GHz.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

What Is Wifi?

by Pak Wifi  |  at  23:15
Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connection all over the world. To access this type of connection, one must have a wireless adapter on their computer. Wi-Fi provides wireless connectivity by emitting frequencies between 2.4GHz to 5GHz based on the amount of data on the network. Areas which are enabled with Wi-Fi connectivity are known as Hot Spots. One can use advanced software's like Wirelessmon to detect and request connection to Hotspots. To start a Wireless connection, it is important that the wireless router is plugged into the internet connection and that all the required settings are properly installed.

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