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Britain’s top mobile startups to watch in 2015

The mobile industry in Britain is thriving, led by dozens of innovative new companies who are striving to push the boundaries in areas such as apps, services, hardware and many more. But who are the hottest startups in mobile at the moment? The top startups in 2015 In this post, we briefly describe some of the most interesting […]

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Esendex Consolidates the SMS Market

The SMS market looks like it is hotting up again. It was arguably Esendex, the Nottingham based business SMS experts, that started this trend with its MBO and acquisition of Text Marketer last year. Well, it looks as if Esendex might be one of the last ones standing at the end too as it has […]

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Why the Cloud is here to stay

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 […]

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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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Mobile Advertising Keeps Getting Better thanks to Mapp Media

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 […]

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Nationwide is first to launch Android Wear quick balance app

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 […]

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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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Microsoft, smartphones and the cloud – a recipe for success?

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, […]

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Fix your rubbish reception registration systems with Envoy

  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.

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Apple’s digital payments system: Amex, Visa & MasterCard

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 […]

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Bromium’s Android remote code execution experiment: Pretty shocking

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 […]

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If you’re a regular international traveller, you need the Uros Goodspeed MiFi hotspot

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 […]