Wi-Fi is the extension of our mobile networks and de facto way we connect.
Articles about Wi-Fi
With the rise of PDAs, Blackberries and mobile phones, the demand for wireless service inside large buildings is increasing every day. Leila Nouri, director of product marketing at MobileAccess, discusses one wireless infrastructure option called Distributed Antenna Systems, or DAS, which is both scalable and cost-effective.
ZDNet's Larry Dignan believes the upcoming 3G version of the iPhone, plus improved security features and new iPhone apps, will keep customers salivating, but that international expansion is the primary reason Apple will hit the 10 million mark. The larger question, Dignan says, is by how wide a margin Apple will beat its target.
Cisco Systems is collaborating with cities around the world to see if broadband can be exploited to cut down energy consumption and traffic. In San Francisco, the company has rigged up municipal buses with free Wi-Fi to coax commuters out of their cars. CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos grabs a transfer and checks it out.
Cesar Tizi, CIO AGL Energy speaks to ZDNet about his role at Australia's largest energy supplier where he's been focused on integrating and simplifying the company's billing and accounting systems. He also shares his thoughts on recent IT trends, such as virtualization, green datacenters, and RFID.
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., celebrates a nondescript converted bread truck for its instrumental role in developing the first mobile and wireless Internet connection. News.com's Kara Tsuboi introduces the engineers behind a feat that happened three decades ago this month.
In a CIO Sessions interview, Graham Andrews, CIO of PricewaterhouseCoopers speaks to ZDNet Australia about new wireless technologies the company is deploying at the professional services firm. He also shares his vision for the changing IT landscape and how developments in virtualization and green are adding value to his organization.
Tipped-off by a reader, ZDNet's David Berlind takes HP to task in Tech Shakedown for what appears to be a serious problem with the Wi-Fi feature on some Pavilion notebooks. Despite many complaints listed on HP's Web site over nearly five months, there's been little response from HP. Instead, the forum shows customers banding together to figure out the remedial steps to solve the problems.
Look out, iPhone. Nokia's latest handheld Internet access device browses the Web, runs Flash and has GPS. It'll sell for $479 when it comes out in November. The downside: it has no cellular modem built in, so you have to use Wi-Fi or reach the Net via a Bluetooth link to your phone. Webware's Rafe Needleman takes a look.
At Digital Life in New York City, Nokia finally shipped the new version of its popular N95, the "iPhone killer" with double the memory of its predecessor, 3G compatibility on the GSM platform, and support for assisted GPS. Like the old N95, it comes with a 5-megapixel camera and, unlike the iPhone, is unlocked by default. In his interview with Nokia spokesperson Joe Gallo, ZDNet executive editor David Berlind also gets a look at a prototype of Nokia's next N81, which features a bigger display and 8GB of storage.