Stories by Matt Hamblen

New tools announced for planning, securing 802.11n networks

As faster wireless 802.11n networks gain adoption, organizations want to deploy planning tools to deal with complexities in rolling out the new technology and to keep the networks secure.

Airlines get ready to test fledging Wi-Fi in flight

In-flight Wi-Fi will eventually take off for passengers aboard some US airlines, but it won't happen before months of testing and slow rollouts of the wireless service.

Apple says 1M iPhone 3Gs sold in first three days of sales

Apple announced today that it sold its 1 millionth iPhone 3G worldwide on Sunday, three days after the launch, adding that more than 10 million applications from the App Store had been downloaded since late last week.

iPhone rivals look to cash in on iPhone 3G launch

If the orginal iPhone really was the Jesus Phone, and Friday's launch of iPhone 3G is the Second Coming, what does that make the iPhone look-alikes recently launched or being launched by Apple's competitors?

Deloitte picks Nortel for managed videoconferencing

Global consultancy Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has chosen Nortel Networks as its managed service provider of telepresence and videoconferencing capabilities in a three-year deal valued in the millions of dollars.

Apple's video of iPhone 3G shows its marketing prowess

The marketing prowess of Apple is legendary, a reputation that was bolstered again Tuesday by a slick 30-minute online video that offers a guided tour of the iPhone 3G coming July 11.

Faster Wi-Fi draft is one year old, but some concerns remain

The Wi-Fi Alliance celebrated the first anniversary of the 802.11n draft 2.0 certification last week, and said the faster Wi-Fi technology's "upward trajectory ... continues unabated."

Add WiFi to the list of options on Chrysler vehicles

With Wi-Fi already available in many coffee shops and coming soon to some airplanes, it was only a matter of time before a US carmaker started offering Wi-Fi access for automobiles.

Nokia announces foundation to make Symbian OS open source

As if "openness" wasn't already the key word of the year for mobile communications, Nokia took the concept a step further Tuesday, announcing plans to create an organization called the Symbian Foundation, which will make the Symbian mobile operating system an open platform, with licenses to be offered royalty-free.

Cisco chief lauds coming virtual-world technology

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers appeared in a virtual press conference in Second Life Tuesday, his avatar dressed in a business suit, where he predicted virtual world technologies will eventually "explode" in terms of business usage and their impact.

Startup sued over speech-recognition patent infringement

Nuance Communications has filed a federal lawsuit against Vlingo, charging the startup with infringing on a Nuance patent for speech recognition software being supplied for the Yahoo! oneSearch mobile search service.

Gartner: iPhone 3G's business-readiness still in question

It's been eight days since Apple officials publicly described new features and functions related to a July 11 release of its new iPhone 3G. However, prominent industry analysts are saying that some of the basic information needed to judge its readiness for use in large companies, including details on security, is still unknown.

iPhone 3G not there yet for widescale business use

The iPhone 3G is still not ready for large-scale business usage, even when considering all the enhancements announced this week by Apple, one analyst said.

Avaya CEO D'Ambrosio to step down for medical reasons

Avaya president and CEO Lou D'Ambrosio will step down after six years in the post for medical reasons and will be replaced on an interim basis by Charles Giancarlo, formerly of Cisco Systems.

IPhone 3G: It's not world peace, but it's close

If you've seen the bumper sticker, "Visualize Whirled Peas," as a play on "Visualize World Peace," it is a reminder of what is happening at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this week.