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Roku Screen Mirroring Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

I went hands-on with the Roku Streaming Stick to try out its new screen mirroring function for Android and Windows Phone 8 devices and PCs running Windows 8.1. […] Still a beta feature, Roku’s screen mirroring uses Miracast/WiDi technology, which has had an extremely mixed track record every time I’ve tried it. This application was no exception. […] I tried a second Roku Streaming Stick to see if I could replicate my results, but this device would not connect with any of the four devices. After contacting Roku, I received a prompt response and learned that the company is developing a patch for the freezing bug, which will roll out to all users once it’s completed. Roku engineers could not replicate my issues with the HTC One M8, but said that they had not yet tested the Dell XPS 13 and could not vouch for its performance. The company is still in the process of ironing out screen mirroring’s bugs before the service’s official launch, on a date it has not yet specified. – Marshall Honorof,Tom’s Guide
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Your Android phone could be leaking your Wi-Fi history

[I]f you’re worried about the leak, it’s easy to fix. Just go to “Advanced Wi-Fi” settings and disable the “Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep” option to stop PNO from checking for networks in sleep mode. (In exchange, you’ll see a slight uptick in data and power usage.) EFF has asked Google to address the data leak at an OS level, but it doesn’t seem likely. […] Devices running iOS 6, 7, or 8 are not affected by the bug, although [Electronic Frontier Foundation] reported some data leakage in iOS 5 devices. Laptops running OS X or Windows 7 are also potentially affected[.] – Russell Brandom, The Verge http://ift.tt/1pLVm8s

Amazon Fire TV bug provides another reason why data caps are anti-consumer

Earlier this month a freelance writer named Tyler Hayes noticed he had blown through his 250 gigabyte per month data cap by a lot; more than three times over. So he found what he thought was the culprit and then he went to tell the world via social media. […] Hayes was right: his Amazon Fire TV was the reason he had consumed 80 GB in one day. But he was wrong about exactly why it had happened. […] So those of you with a data cap might want to turn off the mosaic function in the screen saver and thank your lucky stars that Amazon cares enough about customer service to solve this issue before your ISP charges overage fees. And while Amazon is behaving correctly here, and while many ISPs offer both grace periods where they won’t charge for overages, as well as notifications as a consumer nears an overage, it still forces the consumer to figure out what went wrong. – Stacey Higginbotham, Gigaom http://ift.tt/1rdIwiV