Wireless

Beyond 4G: The future of wireless

In a conference room overlooking Manhattan’s Greenwich Village last week, NYU showcased research being conducted by professors from its various branches—its school of medicine, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Polytechnic Institute—at an event titled “Beyond 4G: The Future of Wireless.”

Nine academics presented their findings on the wireless environment of today and tomorrow.

Is 2009 the year of the mobile internet?

It seems that for the past decade, we’ve all been told that the mobile internet is going to be “big” and will eventually eclipse the “desktop-oriented” internet that most of us are still most familiar with.

 

8 SMS gateways/aggregators

Last week in my SMS primer, I discussed the role of the SMS gateways that provide connectivity to the mobile infrastructure that makes SMS messaging possible. If you’ve developed a mobile application and need connectivity to the carriers, you’ll need an SMS gateway.

10 VoIP applications for your mobile phone

Making calls on your mobile phone can get quite expensive, especially when calling internationally.

Fortunately, there are now a number of great mobile VoIP services that make international calling from mobile phones dirt cheap.

The Web Week in Review

Admittedly it was difficult to pay attention to all of the news in the technology industry his week – the news in the financial markets more than overshadowed it.

This week’s Web Week in Review has to touch on the financial crisis but there were other tech-only stories that did manage to make it onto my radar.

5 wireless network security tips

As my fellow E-consultancy blogger Drama 2.0 discussed earlier this week, the theft of more than 40mn credit and debit card numbers was due to insecure wireless networks.

If you run a wireless network at home or in the office, the same sort of security breach could easily occur if you are not taking advantage of your wireless router’s security features.

Is the internet making us stupid?

Nick Carr is no stranger to the provocative when it comes to technology.

His 2003 Harvard Business Review articleWhy IT Doesn’t Matter Anymore” suggested that information technology was becoming ubiquitous and no longer provided a competitive advantage, despite the fact that it would still consume considerable investment.

The Web Week in Review

It was a big news week this week with major technology and internet players vying to share the spotlight – some in more positive ways than others.