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What’s Your Value as a User?

It’s an interesting questions isn’t it – especially as we see the value of the likes of Facebook and WhatsApp rise. That value is built on you and how much value you, as a user, add to the brand. Well, there’s a new UK company that is looking to change that and give back half […]

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News: Brands & Retailers to Use Beacons to Push 1.6bn Coupons to Consumers by 2020

A recent study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 1.6 billion coupons will be delivered annually to consumers via beacon technology by 2020, up from just 11 million this year, as retailers seek to develop proximity marketing campaigns in and around their stores. The new research, Mobile & Online Coupons: Redemption, Loyalty & Consumer Engagement […]

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News: Wearable Sales to Increase 18.4% in 2016

When I worked at British Telecom’s research division at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk back in 1996, several colleagues were involved in early wearables projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Thad Starner, one of most well known wearables researchers at MIT and closely involved with BT, later went on to play a key role in the Google Glass project. Those were the early days […]

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Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi Finish 2015 with Above Average Year-Over-Year Growth, as Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Surpass 1.4 Billion for the Year, According to IDC

Every year, sales of smartphones rise as people ditch their feature phones and purchase the latest all-singing, all-dancing mobiles. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that smartphone shipments in 2015 passed the 1.4 billion mark, breaking new records. Despite saturation in many countries, there’s still a lot of room for growth in emerging market such as India an […]

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Are you digitising your children?

Do you spend the same amount of time reading to your children as you do sitting exploring and discussing their digital devices? That’s a question posed in this video from the team at tomorrowtodayglobal.com.  It’s only 2 minutes. Have a watch:

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News: Bitdefender Mobile Security launches Snap Photo to stop snoopers and Smart Unlock

Mobile security has never been more important. Every week there seem to be new reports of vulnerabilities in our smartphone operating systems, and the issues of privacy and online security are a hot topic at the moment. So what can you do to stay safe on your mobile device? Aside from obvious things such as avoiding questionable websites, and ensuring that […]

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My Top 7 apps: Jay Karsandas from mobiles.co.uk

This week’s Top 7 apps post comes from Jay Karsandas, the Digital Marketing Manager from Mobiles.co.uk. Mobiles.co.uk is a leading online mobile phone retail brand. Owned by Dixons Carphone, Mobiles.co.uk was the UK’s first online mobile phone retailer and today provides an extensive range of handsets, offering the best contract, upgrade and SIM-only deals. Let’s […]

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dokiWatch: a promising smartwatch for children

Wearables come in all shapes and sizes these days. Smartwatches are still the most instantly recognisable and popular wearables among adults, but there haven’t been many products designed with children in mind. A Hong Kong-based company called Doki Technologies recently provided a glimpse at dokiWatch, billed as the world’s most advanced and complete wearable phone and locator for kids […]

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In-Flight Wi-Fi Adoption Boosted by Budget Airlines, to Reach More Than 10,400 Aircraft by 2020

Did you fly somewhere exotic over the holidays? Moreover, did the airline provide in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity? Just a few years ago, the thought of using a mobile phone onboard seemed like it would never become a reality but today, several thousand aircraft and dozens of airlines have installed Wi-Fi. This month, an annual report from Route Happy reveals that in-flight web access is growing among […]

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My Top 7 apps: Todd Carothers from CounterPath

I’m back with another Top 7 apps post. This week we have Todd Carothers of CounterPath sharing his favourite apps with us. CounterPath’s Unified Communications solutions are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, together with Stretto Platform server solutions, enable operators, OEMs and […]

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