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Kano looks awesome – have you tried it?

I’ve been meaning to buy some Kano equipment for the children for ages – specifically the boys (age 9 and 7). It looks like a fantastic set of products geared to encourage learning about computers, technology, coding and so on. I didn’t jump into the first generation of Kano products – specifically the Raspberry Pi […]

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Mesh wifi? I went with Google. Is now the time to change?

So, I’m moving back to the UK shortly and whilst I’ve been considering which internet provider to use (and whether it really matters), my mind is also moving to the important issue of mesh networks. Gone are the days of plonking the BT router behind the TV or in the study and just hoping things […]

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What’s better? Sky Broadband or BT Broadband?

I’m moving back to the UK and, therefore, I need to get my internet connectivity sorted out. Here in Denmark I have 500mb broadband at home. I had to work really hard to avoid ordering the 1GB ‘hyperfast’ connectivity as I didn’t think we needed it. Back in the UK, I have consulted the always […]

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Hello, I’m back

Hello dear reader. It’s me, Ewan. First, let us deal with email permissions. Quite a lot of people used to receive updates by email. It’s been a few years – at least 2.5 years – since anything was posted on Mobile Industry Review and therefore ages since you received an email. So please do use […]

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FinTech Startups: Check out Nordea’s Startup Accelerator – applications are closing this Sunday

If you’re nurturing an idea for a FinTech startup or if you’re already engaged in one, can I suggest you take a very close look at Nordea’s Startup Accelerator programme? I’ve got a specific, vested interest: On the 1st of September, I’m joining Nordea to become joint Chief Digital Officer. More on that in a […]

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John Sculley’s Obi Worldphone MV1 is on the way

I’m looking forward to receiving a review handset from the team at Obi Worldphone. This is the company co-founded by John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple. If you recall, he gave up selling sugared water to join Apple at a momentous time for the company and the personal computer industry. (A quick look at […]

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Devices

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6S – which phone is best for you?

  When looking at the iPhone SE one thing that will always be interesting is the fact that Apple never wanted it to be made. A phone that in many ways looks to past models for inspiration, but manages to use the modern iOS is everything that Apple seems to hate. Why go back when […]

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Services

The definitive photo & video backup solution (currently) uses Google Photos and Backupify

I have been hunting for the definitive photo and video backup solution for years now. I think I now have the solution. The solution is current as of April 2016, but it’s subject to change — because a lot of the services I use to deliver the solution are also subject to change. The shelf […]

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Not an April Fool

So tomorrow is the 1st of April, time for the annual hilarity from the industry, as we try to fool our friends and readers. I’ve managed a few corkers over the years myself – although it’s funny how many of them ‘could’ have been true. Anyway, I wanted to do a bit of a public service […]

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What’s Your Value as a User?

It’s an interesting questions isn’t it – especially as we see the value of the likes of Facebook and WhatsApp rise. That value is built on you and how much value you, as a user, add to the brand. Well, there’s a new UK company that is looking to change that and give back half […]

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Three+O2: Canning Fok’s rebuttal of UK Regulator is worth a read

Yesterday I was delighted to read Canning Fok’s response to the UK telecom industry regulator in the Financial Times. Canning, if case you are wondering, is a top chap at CK Hutchison Holdings, owners of Three UK. You can read the letter here — it’s in the ‘letters’ page so a subscription might be required: Guaranteed: […]

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Are you digitising your children?

Do you spend the same amount of time reading to your children as you do sitting exploring and discussing their digital devices? That’s a question posed in this video from the team at tomorrowtodayglobal.com.  It’s only 2 minutes. Have a watch: