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Apple’s iBeacon – Where Are We Now?

July 14th, 2015 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

In mid-2013, Apple’s iBeacon technology took the center stage at the Cupertino companies’ annual developer’s conference, branded as an extension to the much-anticipated indoor location capabilities of iOS7. But what was the fall out? Since premiering, thousands of iBeacons have found homes in retail stores, airports, and even America’s Major League Baseball stadiums.   iBeacon […]

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Will Apple Streaming TV be a Cable-killer?

March 24th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Don’t look now, but Apple’s about to upset the streaming TV apple cart. The company is apparently getting ready to launch its own subscription-based Internet TV service. According to rumors, Apple will strike deals with several major broadcast outlets, including CBS, ABC, and Fox, to add 25 new channels to Apple TV. Business Insider estimates […]

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Five Things That will Impact Mobile Payments

March 18th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Looks like mobile payments are finally getting their due. In just the past couple of months, we’ve seen the introduction of Samsung Pay and Android Pay, and PayPal’s acquisition of Paydiant, not to mention the continued growth of Apple Pay. It’s quite a change from when Google Wallet first launched in 2011. At that time, […]

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Four Questions About Wearable Apps

March 3rd, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

As the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of the Apple Watch, app development for wearable devices is becoming part of the mobile conversation. We’ve moved beyond apps overtaking the mobile web to apps overtaking our wrists, which brings up a whole set of questions developers should be asking. Is developing apps for wearable devices worth […]

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How to Pair Multiple Bluetooth Speakers with iPhone

December 30th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

I recently purchased a new sound bar for my TV, and one of the features of the sound bar that I like is the fact that you can also use it as a Bluetooth device to stream music to, from other Bluetooth enabled devices. (Read More)

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My Month with the iPhone 6

November 25th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Yes, I know – a ton has been written on the iPhone 6! But as a Windows man, I thought I would add my 2 cents. I’ll start off with a quick summary (Read More)

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Mobile’s Impact On…The Retail Industry

November 18th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring mobile’s impact on some of the world’s most tried-and-true industries. We’ll take a look at how mobile has changed them, and how they can leverage these changes for their benefit. (Read More)

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Apple’s New Universal SIM Card – It’s All About Control

October 28th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

There’s been a lot of discussion over the past week about Apple’s inclusion of a universal SIM card in its newest iPads, and what it means. Most of the analyses have centered on Apple wanting to take another piece of the pie out of operators’ hands (which, it appears operators are not really willing to […]

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The Hottest Mobile Industry News From the Past Week

October 14th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

    As regular readers of The Connected Experience know, I’m a newshound. I love reading about the latest trends and issues surrounding the mobile industry. Most weeks, there’s a lot to take in, and this past week was certainly no exception. Without further ado, I wanted to share a brief synopsis of some of […]

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Five Reasons Apple Pay Will Help Mobile Payments Cash In

September 16th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

In a world where credit card hacking has become a regular occurrence, Apple’s new mobile payment “digital wallet” system called Apple Pay, could prove to be a blessing for consumers. No longer will they need to fumble in their wallets for a credit card; they’ll simply touch the home button, hold the phone near a […]

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Apple iOS 8 From A Developer’s Perspective

September 11th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

As you may know by now, Apple has announced that iOS 8 will have over 4,000 new APIs that will allow developers to add new features and capabilities to their applications. But what exactly are these new capabilities? In this article I will try to explain some of these new features and how they can […]

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Taking a look at Apple Swift – A Developer’s Opinion

July 17th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

At this year’s WWDC14, Apple pleasantly surprised the developer community with many new interesting API’s and features. The biggest shock for Apple developers (and which got a lot of cheers) was the introduction of a new programming language called Swift. Certainly none of us predicted this! According to Apple, it was designed to help developers […]

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Banking the New Fashioned Way: Mobile Finance Moving to the Next Level

July 1st, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Would you trust your money with Tim Cook, Sergei Brin, or Jeff Bezos? Apparently, a large number of people would. According to a recent report from Accenture, nearly 40% of North Americans 18 to 34 would consider switching to an online-only bank. Not just any online bank, either: one run by Google, Apple, PayPal, or Amazon. […]

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OS Mavericks: Key Features Strengthen Developer and User Experiences

November 13th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

With the beginning of the change in the naming scheme of iOS X, Apple left the “big cats” naming convention behind, instead turning to physical places. The name of the new iOS X series is Mavericks, which is a surfing location in California. The first notable difference was having a single platform merging iMAC and […]

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A Quick Look at Mac Quick Look

October 24th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

  One of the native features in OS X, Mac’s operating system, that I use most often is Quick Look. Quick Look has been around since the release of Leopard OS X , and it allows you to quickly look at your files without needing to actually open them. This saves you a lot of […]