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Using iBeacons to Solve Everyday Problems at Work

July 7th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

There has been quite a lot written about the iBeacon that Apple introduced with iOS7 and activated in early December 2013, but I thought I would share with you what we at mPortal are doing with this new technology! (For those of you who missed our first blog on iBeacons by one of my colleagues, […]

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Driving Convergence in Sea of Devices and Platforms

March 1st, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

  In our last blog post “Forget About a Facebook Phone — You Already Have One“ we highlighted Facebook’s powerful move into the VOIP arena.  This move is part of a larger multi-level turf war that has one main dynamic: convergence. People are communicating in more ways, on more devices, in multiple contexts. This opening […]

iOS 6 vs. Jelly Bean vs. Windows Phone 8

July 26th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

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All three major players in the mobile market – Apple, Google and Microsoft — either already have or will be releasing the latest versions of their mobile operation systems very soon.  iOS 6, Jelly Bean and Win…

Microsoft Surface and Google Nexus 7 Could Be Mobile Industry Game Changers

July 3rd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Every time we think we’re in stasis in this business, something comes along to change the game, again.  Last month we saw this happen virtually each week, leading June to become one of the busiest months the mobile industry has ever seen.
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Happy Anniversary iPhone!

June 29th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

It’s been five years since the iPhone has rocked our world and changed the way our industry works and how consumers view mobile devices, or I should say connected devices.  I certainly don’t miss those days where it took me five minutes to …

49.7% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Own Smartphones, Who Dominates?

March 30th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

According to Nielsen as of February this year about half of all U.S. mobile subscribers own smartphones.  Last year only 36% of subscribers owned smartphones, that is an incredible increase. Who dominates?  If you guessed Android and iOS you …

Is it iPad 3? iPad HD? No, It’s "The new iPad"

March 8th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Why am I more excited about the new iPad than I ever was about the original iPad or the iPad 2 when they were announced? Well, with the original iPad I just didn’t know what I was missing since “Apple created the tablet market.” With …

mPortal’s CTO’s views on Future Smartphone Adoption in Emerging Markets

February 24th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Recently I read an interesting post on LinkedIn that addressed, among other things, smartphone vs. feature phone adoption in emerging markets.  The author, a representative from Informa, wrote:
“The market share of (the smartphone) device ca…

Connecting Mobile Devices: There Are No Boundaries

February 14th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

The primary purpose of mobile devices has always been to keep people connected. But growing user adoption of smartphones  and tablets has changed what we mean by “keeping people connected.” It’s no longer just about phone calls,…

Some Android Tricks You May Not Be Familiar With

February 9th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Recently we ran a post on tips and tricks you can use to customize your iOS device.  Not wanting to leave anyone out in the cold, we thought we’d share the same type of advice for our Android-loving friends.
Below is a list of ten different …

Some iOS Tricks You May Not Be Familiar With

February 3rd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

If you were lucky enough to pick up or receive a new iOS device – or recently downloaded iOS5 – you may not know some of the neat, “hidden” things you can do with your new toy.  So to help expand your enjoyment of the devic…

2012 Predictions: Mobile’s Scope Widens Beyond Phones to Other Devices, Including Tablets and Connected TVs

January 30th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

When many people try to quantify the success of the mobile industry, they’re talking about sales, or buzz, or how smartphones and tablets have captured the public’s imagination. What they’re not necessarily referring to is how mobile …

Welcome

January 23rd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Welcome to The Connected Experience, the official mPortal blog. Here we’ll be discussing all things mobile, including topics related to enabling connected experiences across different platforms and devices.  We hope you subscribe, follow, and part…