Call Me In China does what it says on the tin, as the phrase goes. The service makes it super-easy for anyone living in China to receive calls from friends, family and work colleagues via a local number. Given that Beijing is fast becoming the centre of the Universe, I’m sure there are quite a […]
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.
A few months ago we got a knock on the door one evening. It was the milkman saying hello. We’d been living in the place for almost a year and this was the first time we’d come across him. Up until this point I suspected that we were in an area that wasn’t served at […]
In the second episode of our exclusive video interview series with Ubuntu’s founder, Mark Shuttleworth, we focus on the launch of their dedicated mobile platform. Having given a nice summary overview of the company in the first episode, now it’s time to hear Mark talk about what’s driving their move to mobile.
I got the above email from Yahoo early this morning regarding my Flickr account. I’ve had an account there for what feels like decades. For ages, anyway. And my pro subscription has lapsed. I have been meaning to upgrade it but I haven’t felt I needed to do so — much like the vast majority […]
Last night at the Ubuntu Mobile launch I was also able to get a proper look at the company’s Ubuntu for Android product. This was announced last year to a lot of fanfare at Mobile World Congress and it’s been coming on in leaps and bounds. The product enables you to install a full desktop […]
I was reading through the Sky News updates about the horrific happenings at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut and saw that all parents apparently received text updates about the incident. This functionality has become more widespread in America especially as a result of the likes of the Virginia Tech shooting when thousands of students needed […]
I spend a lot of money with Amazon. Hundreds of pounds a month, if not more. That’s because wherever possible, I direct as much of my spend through the company. I routinely work hard to radically simplify my life and remove as much complexity as possible. Amazon fits perfectly. For example, the moment I think […]
I have just recently taken delivery of the latest MiFi unit from Everything Everywhere — or EE as they’re now known. The team there kindly sent me one out to test as I’ve recently joined their advocate programme (see below). The MiFi unit is Huawei’s E589 and is much larger than the ones I’m accustomed […]
I haven’t bothered paying much attention to the continuous stream of “Oh my god Apple Maps is shit” news stories that have been appearing almost every day since iOS6 launched. You’ve read one, you’ve read them all. The summary is simple: Apple delivered an utter dud. I did however have to laugh when I saw […]
I was talking to a colleague about SMS text messaging capabilities the other day — and in particular, discussing the power and potential of a two-way text service. Even in today’s hyper-connected app world, there’s nothing more universal than a text message. The colleague is keen — but they’re based in Australia. Which is a […]
For those of you using smartphones, slightly concerned at all times about how much data you’re using (and I assume that’s nearly all you), then it’s probably time to give datasquasher a try. Get it here. It’s only on iOS at the moment, but I suspect that they’ll be adding more OSes soon. datasquasher lets […]
The other day I had cause to be in Southwark. I had a meeting taking place near The Refinery bar and restaurant. I had a few minutes spare and popped in there to get a coke and check my email. At the bar I noticed the machine was contactless compatible. Cue #GemaltoNFC challenge! In readiness […]