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The Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society

I kid ye not. There is one. Perhaps slightly tongue in cheek, I imagine. But there is a Society dedicated to appreciating Telegraph Poles. Or, at least, there’s a website for the Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society (“TPAS”). And that, dear reader, was a fact I found out whilst recording this week’s episode of the 361 Podcast. […]

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Keep an eye on Wileyfox launching today

The time is right for Wileyfox. Wileyfox is a super-stealth mobile handset startup focusing on Europe and North America. They’re backed by Venture Spring. They’ll sell online only and they’ll (probably?) only focus on Android devices. And that’s it. That’s your lot. That’s all we know, so far. All will be revealed in just under […]

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Virtual Reality in mobile: When should you be buying one of those cardboard things?

Did you like the headline? Is it time for you to have a look at Virtual Reality in mobile in more detail? Well we discussed this issue in some detail in the latest episode of the 361 Podcast. Here’s the episode overview: We’re answering another listener question this week – a voicemail from the Voicemail […]

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Qkr is one of the best restaurant payment experiences I’ve had

In Manchester this week for a meeting, I quickly popped out for lunch and noticed there was a Wagamama just round the corner from the office. I peered inside and saw it was quite busy. I only had 25 minutes but reasoned I could probably order a few starters and be back in the office […]

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My laptop hard disk crashed… and I don’t mind. What a difference the Cloud makes!

Well then, it had to happen — the dreaded hard disk crash! My primary MacBook Pro was purchased in December 2013. I’ve used it more or less religiously most days through 2014 and another half year has passed. It’s about 18 months old. And the inevitable happened. My SSD hard disk conked out yesterday. It […]

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There were 3 people with Apple Watches in the train carriage this morning

The ready reckoner that I’ve been using for quite a long time — what folk on the trains and the Underground in and around London are doing — is pointing to a slow but increasing trend for Apple Watch adoption.  I’ve seen various studies around recently indicating that Apple Watch customers are generally highly satisfied […]

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Opinion

I think the Brits will like Apple Pay

So today is Apple Pay day in the United Kingdom. I always thought Apple should have launched Apple Pay first in the UK. Or at least, prioritised it faster. As a country, we are far happier with the contactless method of payment. The banks — in particular (and rather ironically) Barclays — have done a […]

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And we’re off and running with Season 10!

So there we go: Season 10 of the 361 Podcast has now gone live. In fact we’ve just released the second episode! The opening episode saw us chaining series regular Rafe Blandford to the nose cone of a slow moving Boeing 747 at London Heathrow whilst Ben and I took it in turns to try […]

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What’s your favourite 361 podcast episode?

It’s me again, working through my todo list. One of the items is to ask you, dear reader, which episode of the 361 Podcast really stands out in your memory. We’re going to do a re-visit of some of the top ones as suggested by listeners soon. Now, clearly, if you haven’t listened to the […]

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Facebook sends operators a friend request at the TM Forum

At the recent TM Forum in Nice, Facebook used the opportunity to reach out to operators to try and persuade them to open their hearts and minds. Historically the relationship between Facebook and mobile operators has been a little… frosty. Some love the social network site, some simply can’t stand it. It’s a bit like […]

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Have a quick listen: Here’s Season 9 of the 361 Podcast

If you’ve been loosely following the podcast I do with colleagues Ben and Rafe then here’s a quick opportunity to have an audible browse. We use Soundcloud to host the podcast and they offer a rather nifty episode list that you can easily dip into. Ben keeps us organised to a rather fixed 35 minute […]

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I now have 2 petabytes of Google storage

    I’ve been experimenting with Google Photos recently. My policy has been to stick 7,000 photos and videos from my iPhone on to Google Photos via their iOS app and then see how the service performs.  I am pretty impressed. The iOS client is lightweight in UI and nicely laid out and uploading is fast.  […]