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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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Move Over Mobile First. Now, It’s Mobile Only — First, Last, and Everything in Between

December 9th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about mobile’s impact on a number of industries, including travel, hospitality, retail, and field operations. (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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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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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 […]

Facebook has added VoIP capabilities to its Facebook Messenger iOS app

Forget About a Facebook Phone — You Already Have One

February 26th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Last year when I made my 2013 mobile predictions I noted that “Facebook will begin to aggressively make moves into the mobile space.”  Fast-forward to now, and those moves are already starting to take shape, with the company’s recent introduction of voice over IP (VoIP) services into its iOS Facebook Messenger app. In a nutshell, […]

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iPhone and iPad App Recommendations

September 6th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Finding the right apps to suit your needs (a.k.a., app discovery) is not always easy.  Here are a few iPhone and iPad apps that we think are worth downloading. 
SmartSync – this app is simple yet extremely useful.  If you are like me,…

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A Lesser-known Feature of iOS: Toggling Between Language Options

August 2nd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

If you recall a few months ago in my “Some iOS Tricks You May Not Be Familiar With” blog post I mentioned how you can natively include English-language text and emoticons as part of your keyboard. You can also easily toggle between other la…

Another Hidden Feature of iOS: The Clock Timer

July 5th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Are you one of those music fanatics that likes to fall asleep listening to your music on your iPhone (or iPod Touch)? If so here is a cool little hidden feature of Apple’s Clock application that allows you to stop your music, or video, after a ce…

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 …

mPortal Helps UVA Students Reunite Through iPhone App

June 28th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Every year the University of Virginia brings back alumni to reconnect with friends and the University during Reunions Weekend through class events, seminars, and receptions.  As an Alumni of UVA, I appreciate the opportunity to go back every five…

Mobile OS Wars: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone Against One Another – Part Two

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

In part one of Mobile OS Wars, I talked about the performance of the three major mobile platform vendors so far. In part two I’d like to focus on some of the standard features that are expected on current smartphones.
4G Support
Currently, Andro…

Mobile OS Wars: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone Against One Another – Part One

May 10th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

mPortal has been around for 12 years and in that time we have seen the industry go through some dramatic changes.  The single biggest revolution was when Apple launched the iPhone.  Apple turned a mobile handset from a mere voice and data ena…

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 …