Cisco Buys Small Cell Maker Ubiquisys
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 03, 2013
The networking giant reportedly paid $310 million for the UK-based company.
Tags: wireless, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, Femtocell, networking, small cell technology
AT&T Reports 10M Smartphone Sales in Q4
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 08, 2013
The company said the sales total broke all previous records.
Tags: Android, iPhone, wireless, smartphone, AT&T, quarterly financials, mobile
Say Goodbye to Landlines
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 28, 2012
Survey finds that most Americans use only mobile phones.
Tags: wireless, dsl, landline, mobile phone
Judge Throws Out Apple v. Motorola Patent Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 06, 2012
The decision is a setback for Apple.
Tags: Wi-Fi, Apple, Google, standards, patent lawsuit, Motorola Mobility, wireless
Apple Offers $1 Per iPhone to Settle Motorola Patent Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 01, 2012
A trial is scheduled to begin in Wisconsin next week.
Tags: wireless, patent infringement, iPhone, Apple, lawsuit, Google, standards, Motorola Mobility
Tech Comics: "Wireless Relationships"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published September 28, 2012
The connection in certain personal relationships can be as touch-and-go as a poor wireless signal.
Should the Wireless Carriers Be Nationalized?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 19, 2012
I’m against the nationalization of private industry by government. But enough is enough.
Tags: mobile, wireless
U.S. Judge Gives RIM Its $147 Million Back in Patent Spat
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 09, 2012
An appeals court reversed an earlier verdict in favor of Mformation Technologies.
Tags: wireless, RIM, patent lawsuit, Blackberry
Cisco to Break the 1 Gigabit Barrier on Enterprise WiFi Networks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
The networking vendor will launch an 802.11ac-based access point next year.
Tags: wireless, access point, networking, Cisco, Enterprise
Citrix Acquires Mobile Data and Video Optimization Firm Bytemobile
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 07, 2012
The deal will allow Citrix to offer carriers new solutions to help them manage growing network traffic.
Tags: video, optimization, mobile, data traffic, wireless, Citrix, networks, merger and acquistion activity
Tech Comics: "Before 3G Wireless"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published May 11, 2012
In earlier times, wireless signals didn't move quite as fast as they do today.
Manufacturers Spend More on Chips for Wireless Devices than for PC Chips
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 02, 2012
Researchers predict this is the beginning of a long trend.
Tags: semiconductor, research, wireless, chips, PC
Secret Memo Reveals Which Telecoms Store Data the Longest
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 30, 2011
The internal Justice Department memo details how long various wireless carriers store user data and what kind of data they store.
Tags: wireless, data retention
NFC: Google Wants Your Wallet. And That's a Good Thing.
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 25, 2011
Googles promotion of NFC, or near field communication, is expected to dramatically change mobile commerce.
Tags: mobile commerce, NFC, wireless, ecommerce, Google
Problems Linux Enthusiasts Refuse to Address
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 04, 2011
A Linux expert points out the nagging problems that keep the open source desktop from wide adoption.
Tags: USB, Linux desktop, wireless, Linux, open source
Tech Execs, Government Officials Stump for Spectrum Reform
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 23, 2011
Administration officials press for policy reform to free up more spectrum for mobile broadband, a push backed by some of the Web's biggest players, including Google and Microsoft.
Tags: mobile broadband, Spectrum Reform, networking, wireless, broadcasters
How to Set Up a Wireless Network
By Sven Rasmussen | Article Published December 16, 2010
Easy to follow tips to set up a wireless network securely and with enough bandwidth.
Tags: wireless network, WiFi, networking, wireless, WLAN management
VC Spending Slumps in 3Q But Software Still On Top
By Larry Barrett | Article Published November 05, 2010
Latest venture capital spending figures show the U.S. economy is still in a significant malaise but software firms did manage to garner the lion's share of seed money.
Tags: social media, software, wireless, venture capital, VC
FCC Lays Spectrum Blueprint
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 25, 2010
Reiterating warnings about a looming spectrum shortfall, Federal Communications Commission outlines steps to free up more airwaves for mobile broadband networks.
Tags: wireless, spectrum, FCC, mobile broadband, networking
Connect All Your Gear From One Wi-Fi Hotspot
By Eric Geier | Article Published September 08, 2010
A guide to using a single wireless connection to connect all of your computing devices.
Tags: 4g, hotspots, wireless network management, wireless, 3G
FCC, FDA Partner on Wireless Health IT
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 27, 2010
In an effort to unlock the potential of new wireless health devices and streamline the regulations governing their deployment, the FCC and FDA have joined forces in a formal partnership.
Tags: wireless network, wireless, FCC, Health IT, FDA
FCC: 4 in 5 Americans Don't Know Their Internet Speed
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 02, 2010
Alarmed by the latest survey results, commission vows to open national speed-testing initiative as chairman declares, "Speed matters."
Tags: wireless, wireless network management, wireless data, ISP, broadband
The Winding Road to Spectrum Reform
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published April 05, 2010
Broadcasters gear up for a fight against the FCC's proposal to reclaim spectrum from television service for wireless broadband, while open Internet advocates warn against a rigid auction model.
Tags: FCC, wireless, spectrum, broadband, broadcasters
Cisco Goes After Wireless Video
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 19, 2010
New VideoStream tech coming from networking giant aims to make wireless video as good (if not better) than wired video.
Tags: bandwidth, video stream, Cisco, wireless, load balancing
Qualcomm Eyes NextGen Mobile Internet Devices
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 08, 2010
CEO Paul Jacobs says his Snapdragon chipsets will power the next generation of consumer electronics devices geared for the mobile Internet.
Tags: smartphones, mobile, wireless, Qualcomm, smartbook
Google to Sell its Own Phone to Consumers
By - Reuters | Article Published December 14, 2009
Called the Nexus One and made by smartphone maker HTC, Google's phone will run on Android operating system, according to sources.
Tags: Europe, wireless, Google, operating system, carriers
AT&T Confronts iPhone Usage Headaches
By David Needle | Article Published December 11, 2009
The competition over which vendors control revenue generated by apps and services will be the essential battleground in the global wireless business.
Tags: Verizon, Google, wireless, AT&T, network
Better Wi-Fi Network Security: Advanced Techniques
By Eric Geier | Article Published December 09, 2009
If you're looking for a still more secure wireless network, here's a guide to enterprise-level protection.
Tags: wireless, network, security, wireless security, Enterprise
Samsung Launches Smartphone Platform
By - Reuters | Article Published December 08, 2009
Mobile industry observers note that unless a company has an application and operating system strategy, it risks marginalizing itself as a hardware provider only.
Tags: operating system, Samsung, smartphones, wireless, Google
Technologies Holding Back the Linux Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 01, 2009
A combination of hardware and software challenges slow the adoption of the Linux desktop.
Tags: Google, wireless, Linux desktop, Intel, Broadcom
Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus Reaches Milestone
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 30, 2009
Microsoft's second-largest facility in the U.S. reaches the ten-year point -- what's its role in the Microsoft plan?
Tags: human resources, wireless, search, Microsoft
Smartphones to Surge in 2010
By - Reuters | Article Published November 20, 2009
The robust sales growth of smartphones is expected to continuing growing in 2010.
Tags: wireless, Google, Opera, N900, iPhone
Qualcomm Unveils Multi-Mode Wireless Chips
By - Reuters | Article Published November 12, 2009
Qualcomm has begun providing multi-mode high-speed wireless chips to customers on a trial basis as it looks to cash in on the move to next generation wireless services.
Tags: Verizon, Qualcomm, wireless, network
Will Andoid Kill the iPhone?
By Michelle Megna | Article Published November 09, 2009
Sure, the iPhone is sexy, but Google's Android mobile platform has some unbeatable advantages.
Tags: network, Droid, wireless, predictions, iPhone
Apple's iPhone Apps vs. Google's Andriod
By Michelle Megna | Article Published November 05, 2009
Apple touts its 100,000 iPhone apps, but developers are flocking to Google's Andriod platform.
Tags: wireless, iPhone, partner, Web site, Droid
How Much Would You Pay for Free Software?
By Charlie Schluting | Article Published October 29, 2009
Buying support contracts and add-ons for open source software offers benefits that -- in some cases -- clearly justifies the cost.
Tags: open source, Linux, services, wireless, tips
RIM's Debuts its Crown Jewel: BlackBerry Storm2
By Michelle Megna | Article Published October 29, 2009
The Storm2 Blackberry smartphone offers improved e-mail management and remote file access.
Tags: operating system, Storm2, carriers, Droid, wireless
Gear Vendors to Benefit from Busy Cell Networks
By - Reuters | Article Published October 26, 2009
Smartphones are straining mobile networks and pushing carriers to upgrade wired broadband connections to cell towers.
Tags: carriers, network, Wimax, wireless, cell phones
Nokia Claim Against iPhone Could Reach $1 Billion
By - Reuters | Article Published October 26, 2009
Apple could be liable for up to $1 billion if it loses a lawsuit over iPhone technology brought by Nokia, analysts said.
Tags: wireless, Qualcomm, iPhone, network
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint Execs Talk Network Future
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 22, 2009
Carrier networks are working to deal with user demands, yet major changes are still needed.
Tags: global recession, Verizon, carriers, Supercomm, wireless
RIM Unveils Upscale Blackberry Bold
By - Reuters | Article Published October 21, 2009
The new BlackBerry Bold smartphone is designed for professional users and affluent retail consumers.
Tags: carriers, Enterprise, wireless, iPhone, retail
Marvell Takes on Intel, nVidia
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 19, 2009
Marvell's release of four new ARM-based designs -- for everything from smartphones to HDTVs -- competes directly with the better known chipmakers.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, chips, wireless
Acer vs. Dell, the Windows/Android Netbook
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 15, 2009
Acer will introduce a new Aspire One netbook that dual boots both Android and Windows.
Tags: Google, ultra-low voltage, Dell, mergers, wireless
RIM to Release New Blackberry Storm
By - Reuters | Article Published October 15, 2009
The move is an effort by RIM to challenge the the iPhone as Apple offers the device to a larger number of wireless carriers.
Tags: iPhone, RIM, wireless, carriers, retail
Toshiba Mini NB205-N210 Netbook: Good Traveler
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published October 14, 2009
Toshiba sells two Mini NB205 models, with and without Bluetooth. Both are good netbooks for their respective prices.
Tags: wireless, Windows, netbook, netbooks, Intel
Cisco to Buy Wireless Maker Starent for $2.9 Billion
By - Reuters | Article Published October 14, 2009
The acquisition will Cisco's product line as phone carriers build out next-generation networks.
Tags: Tandberg, Starent, wireless, acquisition, carriers
Android DOS Holes Patched
By Michelle Megna | Article Published October 13, 2009
Google fixes two flaws in its Android mobile OS that could have been exploited in denial-of-service attacks.
Tags: bug, wireless, Android, Google, open source
How to Choose a Wireless Router
By Aaron Weiss | Article Published October 08, 2009
When shopping for a wireless router, the first option to check is whether it's b, g, or n -- they differ in important ways:
Tags: wireless, Specification, iPhone, Newegg, Cisco
Dell to Launch U.S. Smartphone
By - Reuters | Article Published October 08, 2009
Dell will use Google's Android mobile software on carrier AT&T's network for its first venture into the remarkably competitive U.S. cellphone arena.
Tags: Europe, Google, Dell, wireless, carriers
AT&T Allows Net Voice Calls on iPhone
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 07, 2009
The decision allows iPhone users to save money on phone calls with services such as Skype.
Tags: Verizon, iPhone 3G S, iphone apps, Google, wireless
Smartphones: MSFT vs. Google vs. Palm
By - Reuters | Article Published October 07, 2009
Each of these three major players are eyeing Apple's success with the iPhone.
Tags: Verizon, wireless, Google, search, Microsoft
Verizon, Google, Ally on Android Phones
By - Reuters | Article Published October 06, 2009
Surprising no one, Verizon will develop and sell phones that use Google's Android OS.
Tags: services, Verizon, wireless, Google
Palm Pre: Good Interface, Few Apps
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published October 02, 2009
The Palm Pre, a competitor to the iPhone, includes a QWERTY keyboard. But it's not likely to stop the hordes flocking to the iPhone.
Tags: iPhone, wireless, Google, Palm Pre, iphone apps
Dell Unveils Ultra-Thin 16-inch Laptop
By - Reuters | Article Published September 29, 2009
Retailing for about $2,000, this isn't a back-to-school special.
Tags: Latitude, Dell, laptops, consumer, wireless
IPhone MMS (Finally) Available
By Michelle Megna | Article Published September 28, 2009
The activation of MMS for the iPhone 3GS and 3G finally delivers on AT&T's promises to deliver the feature.
Tags: iPhone, AT&T, MMS, wireless
17 Notably Bad Products from Great Tech Companies
By David Strom | Article Published September 24, 2009
As these products demonstrate, even the best tech companies can lay an egg on occasion.
Tags: Microsoft, Lotus Notes, services, Windows, wireless
TV and the Net are Merging
By - Reuters | Article Published September 24, 2009
Current and developing Web technology is completing the long running process of merging TV and the Internet.
Tags: Windows, wireless, Blackberry, services, iPhone
Google: Apple Blocked iPhone Voice App
By - Reuters | Article Published September 21, 2009
Google claims Apple flatly rejected its Google Voice application for the iPhone -- in contrast to what Apple told regulators last month.
Tags: wireless, Apple, Google, iphone apps
Developers Get 'Donut' for Google Android
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 17, 2009
Google has unveiled the new SDK for version 1.6 of its Android mobile OS, a release codenamed "Donut."
Tags: carriers, Google, search, Android, wireless
Enterprise IT vs. Mobile Devices
By Michelle Megna | Article Published September 16, 2009
Plenty of staffers now use their personal handheld for company business, creating myriad security and policy challenges.
Tags: wireless, mobile, policy, iPhone, services
The State Of Linux Desktop Functionality
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 16, 2009
Could this year actually be finally the year of the Linux desktop?
Tags: wireless, Linux, HP, Intel, Linux desktop
The 10 Best Mobile Business Apps
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 10, 2009
The marketplace for mobile apps continues to expand. Here are the 10 best apps for turning your cell phone into a powerful business tool.
Tags: Blackberry, iPhone, mobile, wireless, cell phone
WPA Security Proves Faulty
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 08, 2009
Like WEP before it, the wireless protocol WPA has been breached -- and an expert can do it in about 60 seconds.
Tags: wireless, networking, security, e-Mail, privacy
iPhones to Get MMS by Late Sept.
By Michelle Megna | Article Published September 04, 2009
The announcement by AT&T appears to be an attempt to appease harsh criticism of the iPhone's lack of MMS.
Tags: video, services, AT&T, iPhone, wireless
Internet Providers Lobby for Slower Broadband
By - Reuters | Article Published September 02, 2009
The speeds that industry groups sought to define as "broadband" are significantly below those of other advanced nations.
Tags: Verizon, wireless, broadband, Congress, FCC
Netbook Review: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published September 02, 2009
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 netbook lacks the ExpressCard slot of the prior model, but it offers three USB ports.
Tags: wireless, Microsoft, netbooks, netbook, Intel
Bringing Your Wireless Network Up to Speed
By Eric Geier | Article Published August 31, 2009
Boost your wireless network's speed using a number easy and affordable strategies.
Tags: VoIP, networking, wireless, video, music
Apple Event Soon, Tablet Missing
By - Reuters | Article Published August 27, 2009
The much-discussed Apple tablet -- rumored to be a netbook killer -- may not be quite ready for its stage debut.
Tags: services, iPhone, Apple, wireless, Verizon
Free iPhone Apps: 50 Useful Ones
By Troy Dreier | Article Published August 26, 2009
Its free iPhone apps that make the iPhones high cost a little bit easier to handle.
Tags: video, wireless, iPhone, search, iphone apps
Apple to Enter TV Market?
By David Needle | Article Published August 24, 2009
A well-respected Apple watcher says Apple will launch a TV by 2011.
Tags: Apple TV, smartphones, wireless, video, Apple
Netbook Review: HP Mini 5101, Business or Fun
By Jamie Bsales | Article Published August 20, 2009
The HP Mini 5101 netbook, with a 95-percent keyboard and a 10.1-inch screen, offers enough capability for business -- or pleasure -- users.
Tags: Intel, netbooks, HP, netbook, wireless
Open Source Likes Green IT
By Tina Gasperson | Article Published August 18, 2009
Less packaging and fewer lawyers are among the green advantages of open source software.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, wireless, open source, marketing
Working (Really) Remotely with Linux
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published August 17, 2009
A far-flung traveler keeps tabs on her life and career using a handy, highly mobile Linux set up.
Tags: Mac, broadband, wireless, server, Linux
Smartphone App Downloads Zooming Upward
By Michelle Megna | Article Published August 14, 2009
Smartphone downloads are expected to triple in the next five years.
Tags: Verizon, wireless, Google, carriers, Microsoft