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
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)
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)
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
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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)
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 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.
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)
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
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“
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)
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)
Third generation industrial printers maximize uptime and reduce maintenance
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)
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
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
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)
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)
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)