Mobile Wednesday with Mario: Pocket Scanner App, Apple gets Serious about Small Biz

Thumbnail image for smallbizgomobile-logo.pngWelcome to the second installment of our new Mobile Wednesdays with Mario column, featuring hot topics, products and trends in mobility and small business from Mario Armstrong and
Pocket Scanner App for Business

iOS 4.3 will bring Mobile Hotspot to AT&T iPhone 4
ATT-hotspot-300x281.jpgIt won’t be long before AT&T iPhone users are back on the same level with Verizon Wireless iPhone users. With the upcoming iOS upgrade, AT&T brass have confirmed that its iPhone 4 will also get the mobile hotspot feature that will enable up to 5 devices to utilize the iPhone’s wireless signal to get online, check email, etc. Whether you praise AT&T for its fast 3G, or praise VZW for its reliable 3G, one thing you can now say about both in regards to their iPhone versions is they now both share their internet connections.

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Apple gets serious about Small Business with new ‘Joint Venture’
Screen-shot-2011-03-04-at-3-4-11-3-4-11-2.pngApple is introducing “Joint Venture”, a new program geared to small business owners to help them with Apple products ranging from their Mac to iPhone, and iPad. This is a smart move from Apple as we all have witnessed the growth of entrepreneurship and small business, especially in these economic times. Apple says, “we’ll set up your new Apple products, train your employees, and give you priority support. And you’ll have the full support of our Business Team”.
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Laura plans and manages Smallbiztechnology's live and virtual events, including the five-city Small Business Technology Tour, now in its third year. She also produces events for clients through her event planning company, L2 Event Production. Her popular roundups of events and competitions for small businesses is published weekly on and Small Business Trends.