Profile of Elena MalykhinaTechnology Journalist
Member Since: 12/17/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 974
Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she followed the world of advertising. Having earned the nickname of "gadget girl," she is excited to be writing about technology again for InformationWeek, where she worked in the past as an associate editor covering the mobile and wireless space. She now writes about the federal government and NASA’s space missions on occasion.
Articles by Elena Malykhina
posted in February 2007
The search engine company debuts an add-on to its Google Maps application for a handful of metro areas.
The decision now for most businesses is whether to support fixed-mobile networking on their own or wait for telecom carriers to upgrade their networks.
Everyone is aware that in the U.S. daylight-saving time is coming three weeks earlier this year, on March 11. But did you know your smartphone applications and operating system could be affected by the daylight-saving time bug, just as easily as desktop software programs? Here are some suggestions to keep things running smoothly.
Most mobile operating system and smartphone makers have either issued or are in the process of issuing updates to fix the DST problem.
WLANs, Bluetooth, and FM radio will become part of low-end cell phones, TI says.
Look for lots of talk at this week's 3GSM World Conference about getting people to use mobile data services. Better search is a key piece.
Texas Instruments says it has solved interference issues that often occur because WLANs and Bluetooth technology both use the 2.4 GHz frequency.
It's no secret: Sprint, the No. 3 cellular carrier in the United States, has gone through some major changes over the past year or so, which includes the acquisition of Nextel, an upgrade to next-generation technology, and a huge WiMax project. If you're a subscriber, the changes likely have affected you in some way, whether it's network performance or customer support. But based on my conversations with Sprint last week, it sounds like good things are to come.
With costs up, customers unhappy, and layoffs imminent, the cellular carrier needs to refocus on immediate issues.