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T-Mobile Tries to Help BlackBerry

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T-Mobile has found itself in the news quite a bit lately. Over the past several quarters, the mobile service provider has ramped up efforts to encourage customers bound to contracts with competitors (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon) to switch over to T-Mobile by promoting a no-contracts business plan — something that is assuredly shaking up the… Read More →

appsFreedom CEO Named 'Best of 2013'

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January 8, 2014 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

Chandler-based appsFreedom™, a leading provider of enterprise mobility, was named one of the best mobile products of the year in the 2013 Mobile Star Awards™ program hosted annually by the mobile technology news and directory site MobileVillage.com. In addition, Vaidy Iyer, appsFreedom’s founder and CEO, was identified in the 2013 Mobile Star Awards™ as a… Read More →

Valley Start-Up Delivers Line of Mobile Device Accessories

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THEO, a designer and manufacturer of mobile device accessories, today announced its official launch at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The Tempe-based start-up founded by several mobile device industry executives will unveil a series of products, including app-assisted patented Light Guide Technology, customizable design, and Qi compatible wireless charging… Read More →

Delta Dental launches new mobile app

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Delta Dental is proud to announce its new mobile application available for mobile devices using iOS (Apple) or Android. Launched two weeks ago, the app has over 1,000 downloads to date. With this new, free mobile app, subscribers can search for a dentist, view claims and coverage details and access their ID cards right from… Read More →

‘Bring Your Own Device’ trend a growing concern

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August 16, 2013 by in Featured | Mobile | Tech | Workforce

The rise in popularity of smart phones, tablets and laptops has blurred the increasingly thin line between professional and personal life, between work time and personal time. But it’s is also creating security concerns for business owners who let their employees use those tech toys for work. “Employers need to address the question of how… Read More →

Benefits of Going Mobile: Mobile Email Infographic

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August 9, 2013 by in Infographics | Mobile | Tech

Mobile devices are rapidly replacing PCs as the primary means of checking email and will soon become the primary avenue for consumer spending, but businesses have been shockingly slow to adapt – 3 in 4 DO NOT optimize their emails for mobile viewers. That’s giving forward-thinking companies and opportunity to have the inside track on… Read More →

Taking the accounting department mobile

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According to a 2013 Bill.com survey, 66 percent of finance executives use mobile applications to approve bills and collect payments on some level. Accounting professionals have been chained to their desktops for decades, but the increasing popularity of the cloud has allowed businesses to access critical information any time they have access to Wi-Fi. The… Read More →

New App for HR Professionals

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July 2, 2013 by in Featured | Mobile | Tech | Workforce

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has developed a Smartphone and Tablet app that allows employers to calculate certain FMLA leaves of absence. The Beta FMLA Leave Calculator app will allow human resource professionals and other managers to calculate basic leave requests and determine how much FMLA leave an employee has available. This Beta… Read More →

Senate rejects texting while driving ban

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The Arizona Senate has rejected an effort to create a statewide ban on texting while driving by amending an existing House bill. Democratic Rep. Steve Farley of Tucson said deaths and injuries caused by drivers who were distracted by texting make a compelling argument for the ban. He gave several examples of horrific accidents cause… Read More →

Does your teen Drive While InTEXTicated?

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February 23, 2013 by in Featured | Legal | Mobile

A new Arizona bill could ban Valley teens from using their cell phones while driving, or more cleverly put, “driving while inTEXTicated.” Eighty two percent of teens ages 16 and 17 own a cell phone, while 52% of them admit to using their cell phone while driving and 34% say that they have texted while… Read More →

House panel passes ban on spam text messages

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An Arizona House committee has passed a bill that would ban unsolicited spam-like text messages that seek to get a person to buy goods or services. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. David Stevens of Sierra Vista is aimed at companies that inundate multiple phone numbers with texts. Many of those are for adult services… Read More →

Unified Communications helps advance business

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January 23, 2013 by in Featured | Mobile | Tech

It is a somewhat overused cliché that business moves at the speed of light.   Technological advancements in the areas of communication (phone systems, dial tone carriers as well as mobility) have enabled companies to not only communicate faster, but with greater flexibility than ever before. This advancement has been identified with a new term, Unified… Read More →

BBVA Compass unveils bilingual iPhone app

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December 10, 2012 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

BBVA Compass further expanded the reach of its mobile banking apps with the introduction of its bilingual iPhone app. “This is part of our ongoing commitment to continually improve our mobile banking solutions, adding features and services to better serve our customers’ needs,” said Alex Carriles, executive vice president and director of Mobile Strategy and… Read More →

Insight Named Top Mobile Video Reseller of the Year

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November 1, 2012 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

Tempe-based Insight Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:NSIT), a leading worldwide technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions, announced that its U.S. division was named the Top Mobile Video Reseller of the Year by Panasonic at the annual Panasonic Solutions Partner Summit 2012 in Phoenix. The awards recognize reseller partners of the B2B solutions company, Panasonic System… Read More →

Apple’s iPad Mini priced at $329

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October 23, 2012 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

Apple Inc. is refusing to compete on price with its rivals in the tablet market — it’s pricing its new, smaller iPad well above the competition. On Tuesday, the company revealed the iPad Mini, with a screen that’s about two-thirds the size of the full-size model, and said it will cost $329 and up. Apple… Read More →

Dish Network to launch satellite broadband service

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September 28, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Mobile | Tech

Satellite TV company Dish Network Corp. is launching a broadband Internet service that’s aimed at rural areas that don’t currently get high-speed Internet. Dish Network said Thursday that the satellite broadband service, dishNet, will start at $40 per month for people who bundle it with certain Dish’s TV programming packages. The new service goes on… Read More →

Franks earns 2012 Wireless Consumer Hero Award

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September 24, 2012 by in Business News | Mobile | Politics | Tech

The bipartisan, pro-consumer advocacy group, MyWireless.org, awarded Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) with the 2012 Wireless Consumer Hero Award for his commitment to wireless tax relief for American consumers and businesses. Congressman Franks is one of the original sponsors of the bipartisan ‘Wireless Tax Fairness Act’ (H.R. 1002) and was instrumental in its passage in the… Read More →

Release of iPhone 5 gives retail a boost

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September 18, 2012 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

The new iPhone 5 goes on sale in retail stores later this week, but buyers went online early last Friday to gobble up the latest Apple offering. Apple opened online pre-orders of the new smartphone at 3:01 a.m. last Friday and sold out of its available stock within an hour. According to Apple’s website, people… Read More →

New iPhone 5 will be taller, skinnier

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September 12, 2012 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

For the first time, the iPhone is growing. After sticking for five years to the same screen size, Apple on Wednesday revealed a new phone that’s taller, with a bigger screen. The iPhone 5 will go on sale in the U.S. and eight other countries next Friday, Sept. 21. Even though it’s taller than the… Read More →

Can You Be Too Social With Social Media?

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Plucked from a recent headline on a national news website: “Rich kids are oversharing on social media – are yours?” The story went on to detail true life examples of wealthy youth using social media to boast about luxury private jet travel, $100,000 bar tabs and the use of #ferrari, #mansion and #hamptons Twitter hash-tags.… Read More →

Could Apple’s $1B patent verdict help it corner market?

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August 27, 2012 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

It was the $1 billion question Saturday: What does Apple Inc.’s victory in an epic patent dispute over its fiercest rival mean for the U.S. smartphone industry? Analysts from Wall Street to Hong Kong debated whether a jury’s decision that Samsung Electronics Co. ripped off Apple technology would help Apple corner the U.S. smartphone market… Read More →

3RP partners with Aruba Networks

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Scottsdale-based 3RP announced it has entered into a partnership with Aruba Networks to expand the use of mobile technology to business professionals to provide a seamless network connection between the organization and its’ remote employees and off-site users. This will help put 3RP in a position to provide businesses with a solution to reduce costs… Read More →

Suns Launching New Smartphone Mobile App

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Just in time for the 2012 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns have joined with Verizon Wireless to launch their first-ever smartphone mobile app, available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry operating systems. Fans that download the free smartphone mobile app before 9 p.m. on draft night, June 28, 2012, can enter to win a personal phone… Read More →

Business Makes Technological Leap With Shopkeep’s iPad POS System

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May 29, 2012 by in Mobile | Small Biz | Tech

Stacey Barnes, owner of Scottsdale GoodyTwo’s, shares the benefits of using Shopkeep’s cloud-based, iPad POS System for easier transactions and manageability. Bulky, noisy and generally unattractive, cash registers are not particularly glamorous, and by today’s standards have limited functionality. And local businesses, including GoodyTwos Toffee Company, have upgraded to a much more economical, manageable and… Read More →