Nowadays, “the cloud” has become a buzzword but some people say it’s the answer to every problem that we face in computing and mobile, while others are convinced it’s a flash-in-the-pan that will eventually fizzle out. Nobody knows for certain, but cloud computing is undeniably making inroads into every aspect of communications, from cloud-based smartphone storage and backup, to […]
Often referred to as the ‘biggest brand on the planet’, SMS — or texting — is still the biggest success story in the industry. In this section we cover innovation, best practice and discussion around the next steps for the medium.
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 […]
I love it when I hear about great mobile advertising campaigns. When it’s done right mobile advertising is amazing. When it’s done badly it is just awful and makes me feel like we are back in 2004! But this is a campaign that was done well and has got an award to prove it. In […]
Putting the 24/7 follow-the-sun development efforts of some of the world’s largest banks to shame, Nationwide Building Society, has launched it’s first ever Android Wear app (and, to my knowledge) ahead of absolutely everyone else on the banking High Street! The app — Quick Balance — is an extension to the Society’s top-rated (and award […]
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 […]
Is the cloud and mobile-first strategy making any difference? Microsoft has set its sights firmly on the smartphone market with the acquisition of Nokia. Since the failure of Windows Mobile, its previous smartphone platform, Microsoft desperately needed to unify their struggling mobile hardware and software business. And Nokia, who had been caught off guard by competitors such as Apple and Samsung, […]
I really don’t have any time for the standard rubbish registration systems at receptions. I recognise the importance and the need for such a process. I’d just like it to be as elegant as possible. Enter Envoy. I really like the look of this. Check the service out at signwithenvoy.com.
This story is flying around the marketplace at the moment (and, incidentally, getting quite a lot of traditional banks in a bit of a panic): Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa […]
Have a read of this scenario from the labs at enterprise security specialist, Bromium: You walk into a coffee shop and take a seat. While waiting for your coffee, you take out your smartphone and start playing a game you downloaded the other day. Later, you go to work and check your email in the […]
For quite a while I have been searching for the ultimate MiFi device service. While I religiously use my EE 4G MiFi here in the UK, I’ve always had problems when I go abroad, whether it’s getting charged stupid rates or spending a silly amount of money buying local sims that don’t actually work. I […]
Picturelife has done it again: They’ve just released the latest version of their service on mobile and it’s even better than before. The price plans have had a total re-jig and now for $15/month, you’ll get unlimited storage for all your photos and video. Picturelife’s back-end data storage parter is Amazon S3. Amazon is rock […]
I needed a Fridge. A tall free-standing one. We’ve got some work going on in the kitchen but it’s going to be quite a while before that’s complete so I determined, with a bit of persuasion of my wife, that we should just order a big temporary fridge… that, when everything is all finished, we […]