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There is no secret that I love my iPhone. I really do - I written several articles about how cool it is. So why am I thinking of getting rid of it. The answer: AT&T. Bit-O history here. I was one of the first few idiots who purchased iPhone 1.0 the same week it came out. Yes, I shelled out $600. I thought it was a good deal as I was writing about the phone and could (in my head, not so much my wife's) justify the cost. I also had to purchase the $85/mth plan from AT&T. So, now it is over two years later and I still have the same phone and I am still paying $85/mth. And I want to stop paying the man. There are several reasons why I want to get out of the contract I am with. I live in NE Wisconsin, along with 1.5 million other folks. For some reason, AT&T has decided we are too small to support 3G. Why upgrade my iPhone to a 3GS when the G bit won't work? Also, if I do ... (more)

Bridging Communication Boundaries Through a Common Vision

Refreshed conference format features joint Visionary Addresses and new tracks SINGAPORE, 21 February 2013 - The much-anticipated annual conferences held at CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia are back in a new format with a joint visionary address and a cross-industry C-level panel discussion encompassing the ICT, broadcasting, pro-audio, film and TV industries. More than 210 global thought leaders will provide fresh insights on the dissolving boundaries in the field of communications, from 18 to 21 June 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Joint Visionary Address Will Unveil a Meeting of Minds For the first time, delegates from both the CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will be participating in a two-part visionary address on 19 June 2013. The first is the Governmental Visionary Address by the Minister for Technology, ... (more)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of March 9, 2014

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! China’s Tencent, WeChat, has been updated to introduce a new feature. Now all Chinese brands will be able to support mobile payments made through the application. Thanks to the update, WeChat can be used for in-store purchases as we... (more)

Latest Netbiscuits Device Updates

Netbiscuits added new devices to their database (already 5,000+) within the last month: Three Skypephone S2 (Amoi 8709), Nokia 5730 (XpressMusic), LG LG265 (Rumor 2), Toshiba W62T,Sharp SH902i, Kyocera A5528K Sanyo A5522S and- Samsung GT-S8000 (Jet), in addition to the ones below: Samsung SPH-M340 (Mantra) Kyocera M2000 Xt-c Samsung SPH-M310 (Slash) LG LX175 (Flare) Nokia 6720 Nokia 6710 Nokia E55 Nokia E72 Nokia N86 Samsung i7110 Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Sony Ericsson Satio (idou) Nokia 7070 (Prism) Nokia 6212 classic Nokia 2730 (Turbo) Info & free 30 day trial of Netbiscuits available at: www.netbiscuits.com. ... (more)

Social Media Made Simple With Social Beat

Web 2.0 Journal Verizon Wireless and iSkoot announced the availability of Social Beat, the free social media application that allows Verizon Wireless customers nationwide to simplify their mobile social networking with a single app. Running on the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G network, Social Beat makes it easy for Verizon Wireless customers to stay fully connected to popular social media sites, including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Social Beat also displays more than 50 customer-selected feeds from the hottest names in news, sports and entertainment sources, which can be viewed in one central location. Customers can easily view and manage their social networks through live feeds and real-time notifications. "Social Beat fits well with what Verizon Wireless customers crave -- easy access to all of their social media network sites in a si... (more)

A Close Look at Google Privacy Policy

For the people who are not in technology/computer industry, it seems to be too hard to believe that Google is more than just an e-mail service and Search Engine. I compiled few important legal privacy notices from Google Website and you can imagine how your data, emails, chats, mobile apps and Buzz can be used. “Google may know you more than your parents, wife and kids“ Google Buzz Website : http://www.google.com/buzz/help/privacy.html When you first enter Google Buzz, to make the startup experience easier, we may automatically select people for you to follow based on the people you email and chat with most. Similarly, we may also suggest to others that they automatically follow you. You can review and edit the list of people you follow and block people from following you. When you use Google Buzz, we may record information about your use of the product, such as the p... (more)

Mobile Expert Interview Series: Sybase's Bryan Whitmarsh

This morning I was able to catch up with SAP Mentor Bryan Whitmarsh for an interview.  I conducted a video interview with Bryan last year at Sapphire which you can watch here.  Bryan works for Sybase's product management team and reports to Tony Kueh, who I interviewed last week.  Bryan lives in Boise, Idaho (also my fair city), which he has called home since 1992, when he moved here from the Seattle area. Note: These are not Bryan's exact words, rather my notes from our interview. Kevin:  What is your role and area of responsibility at Sybase? Bryan: My title is Mobility Product Management.  Last year I was focused on mobile email, but this year I am working with the platform team on SUP (Sybase Unwired Platform).  It is my job to interpret the market, meet with customers, communicate the road map, both internally and externally, define product requirements and help ma... (more)

Intermec Strengthens Printer Portfolio with Industry’s Fastest Mid-Range Industrial Label Printers

Third generation industrial printers maximize uptime and reduce maintenance costs EVERETT, Wash, May 2, 2012 - Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN) today announced the PM43 and PM43c industrial mid-range label printers, featuring the fastest throughput in their class. Suited for harsh industrial environments including transportation, manufacturing and distribution centers, the metal-constructed PM43 and more compact PM43c printers are built to perform by increasing uptime and reducing maintenance costs. Built on more than 40 years of printing innovation history, the PM43 and PM43c mark the newest additions to Intermec's industry leading line of rugged industrial printers. The printers offer the ultimate in reliable and intuitive communication options with a unique full color touch-screen, featuring a choice of 10 languages or easy to use universal icons, and a multi-lingual ... (more)

mHealth Apps on the Rise and Rise

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. The future is getting closer for emerging mobile technologies to take a critical role in engaging consumers to make better health decisions. Two early examples are contact lenses that can send and receive data, and vital signs sensors capable of continuously monitoring the wearer. Read Original Content Medical devices purchased by consumers used to self-monitor health conditions will account for more than 80 percent of wireless devices in 2016, according to a study conducted by IMS Research. Read Original Content By the end of 2012 mHealth apps will have been downloaded 44 million times. By 2016, that number is expected to increase to ... (more)

Dolphin Announces Open API With Over 50 Add-ons Including Dropbox and Wikipedia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket, Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities. In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap, which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment. Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs including various browser user interface interactions, while also providing a runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own experiences within Dolphin Browser. Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly exp... (more)

Intrexx offers the first programming-free generic adapter for SAP NetWeaver Gateway

Delivering fast and simple access to SAP data with OData London, 21 August 2012 - United Planet (www.unitedplanet.com), one of the leading developers of enterprise portal software in Europe, has introduced the first programming-free generic adapter for SAP NetWeaver Gateway. The new Intrexx Business Adapter uses the Open Data protocol (OData) to enable organisations to quickly and easily integrate their SAP data into powerful web applications or to make it available to employees via any mobile device, with no need for programming. Axel Wessendorf, managing director of United Planet, explains: "The new Adapter will enable businesses to access SAP data and documents - from product images and order confirmations to invoices - in an extremely cost-effective manner. And thanks to the use of OData, integrating SAP data into a web application is now as simple as adding a d... (more)