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5 Years of the iPhone

5 years ago, Apple released the iPhone. Without a doubt, it set the new bar for mobile and permanently changed consumer expectations for what mobile devices could be capable of. We now had a tool that could do much of what our desktop computers could do – and a lot more. In the meantime, numerous…

Apple Eyes the Enterprise Prize

Ever since its debut nearly four years ago, enterprise mobile phone users have been snapping up the iPhone and using it much to the chagrin to IT departments around the world. Apple saw this, and added much-needed features like native Exchange support, Cisco VPN capability and remote management. These are table-stakes features today, and Apple…

Why CDMA Why Now?

Today’s Verizon iPhone announcement came as no surprise. Even though their CDMA network is aging (and will be superceded by LTE), and Apple famously doesn’t invest in dying technology, there were strong business motivations for creating a CDMA-compatible iPhone. Android has come on strong and taken a market leading position – probably catching Apple off-guard….

iPhone Application Addictions, er, Additions

A little lighter fare for this weekend. For people like me who are into their mobile devices, their selection of apps reveals a bit about their personality. I used to get excited to try out new apps, which come out daily. But now, figuring out what screen to put them on stresses me out! There…