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Mobile: Apps vs Mobile Web

Mobile: Apps vs Mobile Web

  I've been asked many times where I think the future in the smart phone market is, either applications or site designed for mobile web?  Now I think it's funny that since I am in the IT field, I should know (or at least have thought on) the mobile market.  But since I try to answer the questions that come in, I've decided to write [...]

Apple Announces iPhone 4 Free Case Program

Apple Announces iPhone 4 Free Case Program

Apple has announced today the release of the iPhone 4 Case Program Application that is available from the apple store online.  Once you downloaded the application you sign in with your iTunes username and password and the application gives you a couple of different options to choose from. Despite my fear that it would take a while, I was able to [...]

Patch: iPhone IOS 4.0.1 Released

Patch: iPhone IOS 4.0.1 Released

Apple has just issued the 4.0.1 iOS update, which now includes a new formula for displaying reception bars. This updates doesn’t really fix the route problem that the phone has, just displays the bars a little differently.  This new formula is supposedly the way AT&T recommends and doesn’t actually improve reception.  Apple reported [...]

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

I was reading an article about how the iPhone backup that your iTunes makes when you sync your phone can be cracked (for better or worse).  It wasn’t even really a setting that I paid attention to, until this article came up.  When I went to check, there it was, unchecked: “Encrypt iPhone backup”.  Figuring if it was something that I [...]

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Question: I am a Mobile Administrator of my company, and recently some of the users have preordered the iPhone 4 and they started to receive these phone’s last week.  There is a new feature called FaceTime, which lets users do a face to face chat on their phone, like Skype.  The users are able to make FaceTime calls inside of the network, [...]

AT&T raises smartphone early termination fee to $325

AT&T raises smartphone early termination fee to $325

In a desperate attempt to keep users with them, AT&T announce a couple of days ago that they are upping the smartphone early terminiation free from $175 to$325 starting on June 1st 2010.  I wonder if this could have anything to do with AT&T's exclusive contract with Apple's iPhone expiring and the rumors of the next iPhone to be on [...]