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Nationwide’s mobile app wins Best Innovation award at the UXUK Awards

Congratulations to all my colleagues at Nationwide Building Society, the world’s largest mutual society. In my capacity as Nationwide’s Group Head of Digital Capabilities, I went along to the UXUK Awards this evening, hosted on Microsoft’s huge London Victoria campus. Nationwide was shortlisted for the “Best Innovation” category, but also had an interest in the “Best […]

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Voice recognition – has it come of age?

“Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 a.m.”…that’s about all I use Apple’s Siri for at the moment, short of asking what song is currently playing (which always amazes me). It’s not that voice recognition on the iPhone is bad – most of the time it provides reliable and accurate information (when I’m in the UK; but abroad it’s another […]

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My Top 7 Apps: Leigh Middleton from Cura TV

We are back with another Top 7 apps submission. Today we have Leigh Middleton, CEO at Cura TV. Cura TV is a video-based mobile marketplace that provides a tailored and immersive shopping experience, on-demand. The platform allows vendors to easily shoot videos, tell engaging stories about their products and sell directly to consumers, all from […]

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Wearables…this time it’s personal

Wearables are personal devices that can be worn almost everywhere. The term is a fairly broad definition that encompasses fitness trackers, smart watches, connected glasses, intelligent clothes and even camera-equipped “life loggers”. It is still a relatively young technology that, according to Garter’s Hype Curve (shown below) is currently somewhere on the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” […]

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My Top 7 Apps: Charlie Faulkner at Manage

It’s time for another Top 7 apps submission and we have Charlie Faulkner, head of EMEA and APAC at Manage.com. Manage is a Software-as-a-Service company that uses data to power growth and customer engagement across any device. Manage generates over 70,000 installs a day for more than half the top ten apps on iTunes and […]

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Apple announces new iPads and Macs

“It’s been way too long” Apple held its October special event yesterday to introduce its line of new iPads and Macs and as usual, it was a more low-key affair than last month’s iPhone 6 launch. Teasing us with the mysterious strap line “it’s been way too long”, there was intense speculation that besides the expected […]

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Getting nothing done quickly with mobile data

Sometimes I really do despair with the state of the mobile experience here in the UK. This evening I’ve been in Swindon and then in and out of London. Something must be going on with all the networks. Or maybe I got out of the wrong side of bed and ended up carrying around a […]

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My Top 7 Apps: Leo MacLehose of MatchPint

Here we are, back with another Top 7 apps submission. Today we have Leo MacLehose, CEO of Matchpint. Here’s a bit more about Matchpint; MatchPint connects sports fans, pubs, and brands. Sports fans use MatchPint to find out which pubs in their area are showing specific sports events, while pubs have access to a content […]

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The mobile payments revolution

Mobile payment schemes are a hot topic at the moment, fuelled by revelations about Apple’s forthcoming  Pay service which is about to be rolled out in the U.S. this month. The concept is not new: the technologies and infrastructure that enable you to pay with your smartphone have been around for well over a decade. And in countries like Kenya, mobile money […]

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My Top 5 Apps: David Kelly of Meru Networks

We have another apps submission but this time it’s a Top 5 apps (you can see our other apps submission in the series here) and we have David Kelly, AVP EMEA at Meru Networks to go through his list. Here’s a little more about the company; Meru Networks is a leader in intelligent 802.11ac Wi-Fi […]

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Smart homes – ready for prime time?

Remember all those homes of the future portrayed on old television programmes from the 60’s and 70’s? It has taken nearly forty years, but the era of the smart home could be just around the corner… When you’re away from home, everyone has those little doubts – did I remember to turn the coffee machine off? Did I […]

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My Top 7 Apps: Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now

We have another Top 7 apps submission and this time it’s from Benjamin Dyer, CEO at Powered Now. Here’s a bit more about the company; Powered Now is the award winning admin app for tradesmen and trade companies. Powered Now gives you the freedom to manage your workload, schedule, projects and billing on the go […]

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