Archive | Devices

Almost every team member has at least 3 primary mobile handsets! In this category, we profile devices and related wireless infrastructure.

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Internet of Things network launches in UK

Earlier this week it was announced that sites went live in ten cities around the UK for the Arqiva and SIGFOX Internet of Things (IoT) network. We’ve already written about how the Internet of Things will change everything, but the announcement highlights just how prevalent IoT is expected to become this decade as new devices, networks and standards have blossomed. Nationwide […]

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Mobiles and the environment – can we be greener?

Many of our readers no doubt intend to buy new mobiles, laptops and other gadgets this Christmas for friends and relatives – how about a new smartphone or tablet to while away the cold nights? Keeping up to date with the latest tech has become an obsession for many people, but very people give any thought to how these devices […]

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Can you run a business from a smartphone?

The demands of running a successful business may mean having to be on call 24/7, and even though laptops and desktop PCs are ubiquitous, many executives are finding they can actually run their business from a smartphone. This enables them to better support their employees and keep customers happy, while being more accessible to contacts and sales leads – ultimately creating more opportunities […]

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Should you swap your iPhone 6 for the 6 Plus?

Have you bought an iPhone 6 but wonder if you should have gone for the larger “don’t-call-it-a-phablet” 6 Plus instead? Perhaps you are holding off until you can get your hands on both devices. So do you plump for the svelte iPhone 6 or the huge display and extended battery life offered by the 6 Plus? The decision of which iPhone to choose can be hard, […]

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Who needs a landline telephone? 95% of UK households don’t

The home phone has had its day. The majority of UK households say they would not miss a landline telephone, preferring instead to use mobiles as their primary means of communication. The belief that a fixed line is essential is clearly an outdated idea. Landlines in business still have a place of course, and a physical line may be required for ADSL – but for […]

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5000 unique mobiles online – huge fragmentation

There are now more mobile devices online than ever before – tablets, smartphones, ‘phablets’ and everything in between. With the global appetite for mobile and 4G networks rising ever faster, it’s no surprise that the range of devices being used has increased enormously. Not only are handset manufacturers churning out new devices every month, but we are also starting to see the […]

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Nokia eyes a comeback with the N1 Android tablet

Nokia caused a stir this week with the revelation that it would return to the consumer hardware business with an all-new 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1 which, it has to be said, bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPad Mini – even down to the milled aluminium, rounded corners, and the appearance of the volume buttons, speakers and […]

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Episode 6 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Phablets

We’ve just published episode 6 of Season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast. As usual, it’s a relaxed debate as Ewan, Ben and Rafe pool their collective knowledge to provide insightful, witty and topical commentary on all things mobile… Here’s the summary: This week the team revisit the topic of phablets, reflecting on recent changes and the impact of […]

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Apple Pay gains momentum

Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, was launched last month in the U.S. and despite some resistance from a handful of retailers, initial usage figures are encouraging and confirm the service is rapidly building momentum. So how many people are using Apple Pay and it eventually replace your credit cards and cash? Apple Pay late to the party, but nails the user experience Apple was not the first […]

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The worst technology failures of 2014

The end of 2014 will soon be upon us, and even though there is still more than a month left for some major newsworthy gaffes and missteps to happen in the world of technology and mobile, we thought it would be interesting to take an early look back on 2014’s most significant “technology failures”, and examine just where […]

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Internet of Things will change everything

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to become as ubiquitous as the mobile phone. The technologies required, such as low power microchips, sensors, and energy efficient networks, have all become small and inexpensive enough that everything from smart watches, light bulbs and even heart monitors can connect to the Internet to send and receive data more easily than ever before. […]

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Smartphones of the future – what to expect?

Smartphones have evolved to the point where we can perform tasks and activities that would have seemed impossible a few years ago. Every month, a new smartphone is released that is faster, more powerful, and better in every way compared with the models that came before. If you could be transported back in time with a smartphone to the 1970’s […]

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