Articles By Matt Hamblen

iPhone “most popular” among devices used for mobile banking

Bank of America Corp. supports mobile banking on 800 different models of wireless devices, but the iPhone and iPod Touch make up 40 per cent of the 2.7 million devices used by the

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Video chat feature, more storage expected in new iPhone

The new iPhone hardware expected to ship this summer from Apple Inc. is rumored to have a video chat capability supported by MMS, among other new features.Today's roundup of rumors and speculation about

Published on: May 28th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

iPhone step aside – Google Android expected to be spectacular success

The number of mobile phones using the Android operating system will eventually be huge, even if the number of Android smartphones shipped doesn't grow by 900 per cent this year as one research

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Owning an iPhone makes you “happier and more productive”

While some corporations have worried about the ability to secure and manage iPhones used by their workers, Forrester Research Inc. says three major companies are successfully deploying thousands of the Apple Inc. devices.The

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

New controls could boost Blackberry use in companies

Research in Motion Ltd. is hoping that the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server will help convince skeptical IT managers that smartphone technologies can meet rigid corporate standards for management and security.

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Obama inauguration

As Barack Obama raises his hand to be sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on Tuesday, could the millions worldwide watching the historic event on the Internet be left out? The answer:

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

BlackBerry Storm could make big splash with business users

A funny thing happened on the way to marketing the Blackberry Storm, the new wireless device from Research In Motion Ltd. that goes on sale later this year over the Telus network.While marketing

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Mobile business apps improve as smartphones get smarter

Applications and tools for mobile workers such as sales personnel and technicians continue to grow in number and complexity as the number of new smart phones and other handhelds grows. Several recent announcements

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Matt Hamblen

WiFi service takes flight on some airlines

American Airlines launched in-flight WiFi service on three long-haul routes in the U.S. Wednesday, and will decide in three to six months whether to expand the service to other routes.The launch is the

Published on: August 21st, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Mobility showdown: laptop vs. handheld device

As handheld devices become more like full-fledged computers in their own right, the question of whether business travelers might be better served by leaving their laptops at home is again being asked by

Published on: August 8th, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Secrets behind the iPhone’s sizzle

What a difference a year makes. This month, the hip iPhone celebrates its first anniversary, following its riotous launch last June 29. Its birth followed six months of prerelease hype that was ignited

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Matt Hamblen

No cell phones on flights please, say airline passengers

Nearly three-fourths of U.S. cell phone users recently surveyed don't want to ride in airplanes with passengers talking on phones. The results dovetail with what several airlines have apparently decided already as they

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Concordia “first Canadian university” to adopt 802.11n wireless networking standard

Early adopters of faster Wi-Fiover 802.11n technology are popping up here and there, but Concordia University in Montreal is the kind of place where the IT shop feels it has to jump on

Published on: January 31st, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Microsoft, Yahoo announce ambitious mobile plans

Google Inc. and Apple Inc. don't have major booths on the floor of the CES trade show, but they are very much on the minds of their competitors.Among those competitors are Microsoft Corp.

Published on: January 9th, 2008 Matt Hamblen

CIOs vexed by Web 2.0 issues

Web 2.0 and emerging mobile technologies have some CIOs taking stock of how to keep control and still give their users new freedoms.In the midst of confronting emerging technologies, there can be feelings

Published on: December 13th, 2007 Matt Hamblen