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Articles by Stephen Wellman
posted in July 2007

I Loved My iPhone But I Had To Return It

As you may recall, I finally snagged an iPhone a few weeks ago. At the time, I was less than pleased with my experience. I had problems syncing my iPhone with my PCs. Many of you wrote in with some advice on how to better connect my Jesus-phone with my laptop and desktop. While I appreciated your help, it wasn't enough. After 10 days, I returned my iPhone.

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Where Will Businesses Look For Help With Mobile Device Management?

According to a new survey, use of mobile business applications in top enterprises is set to skyrocket through 2009. The survey, sponsored by a vendor (in this case Mformation), claims that almost 60 percent of managers in top U.S. enterprises already use smartphones as strategic devices. But does this mean CIOs will actually pay for more mobile device management?

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Twitter As Business Tool

It was only a matter of time until bloggers and technologists began touting Twitter as a business tool. I can hear you already: How on earth can a blogging tool that restricts users to only 140 characters be useful for business? The answer is easy: Twitter is a communications tool. If your business needs to communicate, then it needs to Twitter.

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Being Mobile Doesn't Necessarily Make You Work Smarter

While I never question the value of being connected 24/7, I do wonder if it makes me work smarter. Almost everyone is familiar with the notion that we should "work smarter, not harder," but how many of us actually work smarter because of our smartphones and wireless laptops?

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Forget MySpace, Facebook Is A Bigger Threat To LinkedIn

When it comes to social networking, it seems everyone is obsessed with Facebook. The big meme du jour is that Facebook will soon surpass MySpace as the biggest social networking site on the Web. Frankly, I don't think this is an interesting question. Regardless of who wins this race, both sites have amazing growth numbers and don't seem poised for a downturn anytime soon. The more interesting

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The First Eight Things I Did With My Neighbor's iPhone

Somehow, I utterly failed to snag an iPhone. On the fated date of June 29, I waited in line at several AT&T stores as well as one Apple store, but to no avail. While everyone else in the mobile blogosphere played with their iPhones, I waited and sulked with envy. In fact, I am still waiting. I have one on order and soon I will taste the sweet, sweet joys that come from owning the it phone of 2007. However, I did get my hands on one last night. So now I get to tell you about the first ei

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Great Moments In Customer Service: Sprint Cans 1,200 Subscribers For Complaining

Do you ever feel like your wireless carrier just doesn't care about you? Well, get a load of this. Sprint this week said it plans to cut off 1,200 subscribers for making too many calls to customer service. What is the real problem here? That these customers were making too many calls? Or that Sprint cared more about the bottom line than providing quality service?

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