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  • T-Mobile rumored to impose SMS toll on businesses

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    We'll see if this actually happens -- and I'm not convinced it will, for reasons I'll get into below -- but according to an article in GigaOM, carrier T-Mobile USA intends to implement a toll on businesses of up to one cent per text message sent to their customers. The "Twitter tax" is slated to begin on Oct. 1, writes GigaOM's Colin Gibbs.
  • A Future So Bright

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Why do we need to re-evaluate what the success of Linux might look like? One look at the future will tell you why.
  • Wireless consumer-ization: User joy, IT's misery

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Wi-Fi support has made its way into all kinds of consumer devices -- from smartphones to gaming consoles, cameras, DVD players and televisions -- and it is often implemented with native connection sharing capabilities. While great for consumers, this creates security and performance issues when any of these devices end up at work.
  • Nokia World attendees greeted with 3 new smartphones, and some dubious hyperbole

    Posted September 14, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Optimism and confidence are admirable qualities. Premature triumphalism, not so much.
  • Walmart Announces a New Postpaid Wireless Plan

    Posted September 14, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    Walmart announced Monday that it will jump head-on into the cellphone business with its own, branded wireless plan.
  • Android development platform extended to BlackBerry, iOS

    Posted September 14, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    WorkLight extends its mobile development tools and middleware to iPhone and BlackBerry applications. The goal is a common platform for creating and deploying cross-platform mobile software with secure access to enterprise data.
  • Juniper to buy Belden’s Trapeze, sources say

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 9:01 pm

    Juniper Networks is expected to soon announce that it is acquiring wireless LAN player Trapeze Networks from parent Belden in a move that will expand Juniper’s enterprise portfolio.
  • Motricity launches mobile content delivery service

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    Motricity announced mCore MobileCast, a service for wireless carriers and large companies that want to deliver content to smartphones based on user preferences.
  • Best practices for 802.11n Wi-Fi design, deployment

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    As 802.11n takes hold as the enterprise Wi-Fi standard, wireless tester VeriWave has recommendations for designing and testing enterprise wireless LANs.
  • FCC Paving the Way to 'Wi-Fi on Steroids'

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 11:49 am

    The FCC will vote next week to make the white space portion of the television broadcast spectrum publicly available for use in wireless networks. If approved, it could enable a new generation of "Wi-Fi on steroids" devices capable of transmitting data through walls and over much greater distances than current wireless technologies.
  • IT embraces its new leaner lifestyle

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Like many budget-constrained IT executives, PHI Inc. CIO James Quinn will be heading into 2011 with a list of worthy projects that the global helicopter transportation company will nonetheless be deferring -- at least for the time being. But there are certain kinds of projects you won't find on that hold list.
  • Linux Wi-Fi Gets Easier with New Broadcom Driver

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Wireless chip maker Broadcom on Thursday announced good news for Linux users in the form of a fully open wireless driver that's compatible with the operating system.
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi making huge impact 1 year after standard ratified

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 10:22 am

    A year after the IEEE 802.11n standard was ratified, the high-octane Wi-Fi is reshaping the wireless experience for users, and for enterprise IT.
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi essentials for enterprise IT

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 9:16 am

    The rapid adoption of IEEE 802.11n as the Wi-Fi standard is transforming the wireless experience for users, and the enterprise network. Here's a round up of the news, issues, trends, and information you can use for keeping up with the fast-changing Wi-Fi world.
  • Android tablets: Google giveth, Google taketh away

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 7:52 am

    The Android tablets are finally coming! But now Google says Froyo isn't optimized to work on them. Huh?
  • Adobe adds HTML5 controls to Illustrator

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 12:15 am

    A new expansion pack to Adobe Illustrator allows designers to build one interface for multiple Web and print platforms
  • Hiring Microsoft's Elop won't erase Nokia's U.S. woes

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Hiring an American CEO isn't all Nokia has to do if it wants to succeed in the U.S., mobile industry analysts said on Friday.
  • NSF: Time for an Internet do-over

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 11:50 am

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has doled out grants worth up to $32 million in total to a pack of universities dedicated to rethinking everything about the Internet from from its core routing system to its security architecture and addressing the emergence of cloud computing and an increasingly mobile society.
  • Android App Brings Google Voice to Home Screen

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Google today released an update to its Android app for Google Voice, a free phone management service that provides U.S.-based users with a single 10-digit number for all of their phone lines, including cellular, landline and VoIP.
  • After Apple about-face, Adobe resurrects Flash tool

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Adobe said it would resurrect a tool that lets developers port Flash applications to the iPhone after Apple did an about-face earlier in the day.
  • BI firm takes iPads over laptops

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 10:52 am

    BI tool maker MicroStrategy is deploying some 1,800 Apple iPads to execs and sales personnel after finding the device's total cost of ownership fell far below laptop computers.
  • 4 Tips to Building a Better Wireless Network

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    More and more iPhones, iPads, BlackBerries, Droids, netbooks and even game consoles began appearing on Bryant & Stratton College's campuses--and CIO Ernest Lehman worried they'd lead to big trouble.
  • Rosy WiMax forecast gives way to LTE

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    The worldwide market for mobile WiMax services in 2015 will be five times its current size, according to ABI Research -- but smaller than the company's analysts had expected just a few months ago.
  • Google Chrome OS is for Netbooks, Android for Smartphones & Tablets

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Puzzled by what Google has planned for its two operating systems? Here's what's what.
  • The wild west of third-party iPhone development

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Non-Apple iOS dev tools are thriving, but Apple's stance against Flash and Java has at least one provider on edge.
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