Should I Upgrade My iPad To iOS 5? For Now….No!

For now, if you’re thinking about upgrading your iPad to iOS 5, I would advise against it. Let Apple work out the issues for a couple more weeks and issue any patches to resolve the crashing. Hopefully, there’s enough of a clamor on the Web, Twitter, and Facebook to make the pay attention.

iOS5 Cloud Services Causing Crashes On iPad 1 – Not Resolved

The iOS5 has now turned both email and Safari into slow apps that are consistently crashing and leaving me with a “white screen of death” while I wait for the iPad memory to catch up with the new OS.

[SOLVED] Twitter Tip – Changing From Mobile To Standard Desktop View In Safari On The iPad

Switching between mobile and desktop views of Twitter on the iPad should be easy, right? It’s not. Here’s the link to easily switch to the desktop view of Twitter on your iPad.

A Lesson In Losing My Sprint Android Phone: Security Is A MAJOR Cause For Concern

Yesterday, I told the story of how Google+ aided my detective work that led to the recovery of my lost/stolen cell phone. Today, I’ll discuss the major security flaws I uncovered about Android phones and Sprint service in the process.

How Google+ Helped Me Find And Recover My Stolen Mobile Phone

This is a story about a social-media savvy woman who left her cell phone in a cab and thought she’d never see it again, but thanks to the Google+ app and a few mis-steps by the cab driver she was able to play detective and obtain the missing phone.

Natural Disasters Highlight The Importance Of Social & Digital Communication

In light of recent events in Japan and the fact that U.S. corporations rely heavily on communicating with their employees, suppliers, and partners in Japan, I thought it might be good to re-post this article and share it with my followers here at SocMedSean.

Are You Planning To Use QR Codes In Your 2011 Marketing?

As I mentioned in a previous article, some marketing firms are really starting to use QR codes in unique, effective ways. Yesterday, Mashable published a great infographic on the current state of understanding of QR codes, where they started, and how they have evolved.

Sprint Overdrive 4G WiFi Hotspot – Needs To Be Less “Hot” and More “Spot”

The Sprint Overdrive just isn’t a viable replacement for cable or DSL yet. Even though I live right in the middle of a 4G hotspot, I was not able to keep stable service and the device has serious overheating issues that need to be addressed.

What Will We Call The Next Generation Of Communication Devices?

Our handheld communication devices have been known by quite a few names. They started as “cellular phones”, shortened to “cell phones” & shifted toward “mobile phones”.

New Featured Video: Why You Shouldn’t Walk And Text

Ever found yourself so engrossed in reading or sending a text message that you ended up walking somewhere you hadn’t intended? Or even worse, ever walked into someone? The girl in this video takes this one step further (pun completely intended) and ends up somewhere she surely didn’t plan to.

Mobile Applications Infographic

Some great information about the profitability of mobile applications in this infographic provided by OnlineMBA. It will be interesting to see whether the Google Android Market starts to compete with Apple’s App Store, now that Android has passed the iPhone in the number of total users. Additionally, since Google is built on an open platform, it will be interesting to see whether or not Google will be able to generate the profits that Apple has seen since Android users have more of an expectation of free or low-cost.

Are GeoSocial Apps Good For Businesses? Only If They Participate And Give Back

I have been pondering the value of geosocial apps like FourSquare, Gowalla, Yelp and others for a while now. In fact, when FourSquare was first launched and everyone was updating their Twitter and Facebook feeds with their locations, I declared it the most annoying social app ever invented. Luckily, most people figure out that we really don’t care to know where you are at all times and have adjusted their settings.