Opening external URLs in Safari with PhoneGap applications on iOS

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After much trial & error, I figured out how to do this on iOS 6, PhoneGap/Cordova 2.5.0 and jQuery 1.9.1 OpenAllWhitelistURLsInWebView doesn’t matter. Setting it to true, false or omitting it doesn’t seem to have any bearing on the result. I set a target of _system on the href, like so: <a target=”_system” href=”″> I… Read more »

The best windshield/dashboard car mount for iPhone 4 / iPhone 5

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After buying a few duds, I finally found a good iPhone windshield/dashboard car mount. When you insert your phone into the iOttie HLCRIO102 One Touch Windshield Dashboard Universal Car Mount Holder, a push button gets depressed which will cause small plastic jaws to secure the phone in place. It works well most phone cases. A… Read more »

Using NFC tags with Galaxy Nexus to change settings based on location

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This could be the geekiest thing I’ve ever done. While I have used Tasker on Android to change settings based on location, it doesn’t quite have the granularity that I am looking for and relies on precise GPS location to work really well (which hurts battery life). The newest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy Nexus… Read more »

Blackberry versus iPhone in an enterprise context

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My friend Matt Kojalo sent me the following URL recently as the battle for enterprise capable mobile devices rages on. My knee-jerk reaction was “that guy…lost me at ‘However, with the release of the $199 iPhone, which syncs with Microsoft Outlook on a PC’, … The guy doesn???t know what he???s talking about…” Then someone… Read more »