Thank you for your feedback.
Are you having this network connection issue with the old or the new version?
The fact to have reliable connection you’ll need to have up to date firmware and up to date uRemote as well.
About the portrait mode at the moment I cannot tell you good news.
I am understand that the landscape mode on small screen devices are not too comfortable, but I think for the users who really needs an proper remote control for the device shouldn’t be a problem to use a tablet size of device instead of small screen mobile phone.
All of your potential users want to use their iPad for lyrics and iPhone for uRemote?