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A revolution in virtual socializing may be arrriving

The older generation often likes reminisce about an age where socializing and technology were only indirectly intertwined. The cliché of people, particularly of a younger age, glued to their screens while the sun outside is shining is well played-out, after all. However, one could argue that socializing is simply evolving with the times. Instead of […]

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An 'artifical smartphone' that has no technical capabilities and is little more than a piece of black plastic in the shape of an iPhone is being trialled in a bid to reduce phone addiction. The artificial phone follows research revealing that one in 20 Britons see their smartphone 'as an extra limb' while 35% say they experience 'phantom vibration syndrome'. 

The artifical phones are being trailled as part of MORE TH>N’s Give Your Mobile The Boot campaign, which is encouraging drivers to put their mobiles in the boot of the car before their journey so they are not tempted to use them while driving.

MORE TH>N is seeking volunteers to use the artificial phones in place of their actual smarthpones for a week and to feed back their experiences.

Phoney Phone

MORE TH>N has launched a new ‘artificial smartphone’ to help people ease their smartphone addiction The ‘mobile phone surrogate’ that has been designed to replicate the exact weight and dimensions of a standard iPhone – the only difference is that it comes without ANY of the technical capabilities. No phone, no camera, no Internet – in […]

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Join us at the Mobile Innovation Summit

Join us at the Mobile Innovation Summit taking place in London on 27 & 28 April as 100+ senior mobile experts come together in an intimate environment of learning and collaboration. Connect with the likes of Virgin Active, American Express, BBC, Compare the Market & more over two days of interactive presentations and dedicated networking opportunities. Tap into […]

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Scam calls

T-Mobile joins AT&T in fight against scam calls

In the digital age, security threats can come in more forms than one might imagine. Most people barely protect themselves against such threats. The subsection of people who do actively try to improve their cyber security is extremely small. However, security threats are not always technologically advanced. In fact, simple scams represent the most common […]

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For Me app

New Childline app is the first to counsel young people via their smartphone

The NSPCC’s Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their smartphone in the UK and Channel Islands. ‘For Me’ was invented by four teenagers who wanted to make technology benefit the community and realised there was an urgent need for young people to […]

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Google's ad platform

Google responds to ad controversy by offering more control

Several high-profile companies, as well as the UK government, recently pulled their business from Google’s advertising network. The move was in response to their ads appearing alongside extremist content, including videos of anti-Semitism, white nationalism, and others that promote terrorism. Top advertising agencies, such as Havas, have also suspended their relationships with Google following those […]

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams opens up to Office 365 subscribers

The niche of team productivity apps is exceptionally interesting. Enterprises often had to rely on workaround measures for team chats in the past, particularly before the rise of services such as Microsoft’s own Yammer. After the release of Slack, everything changed very quickly. Slack simply exploded in the market and was adopted by thousands of […]

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Vault 7

Vault 7 – New CIA leak demonstrates need for first-party security

As I have mentioned several times in the past, security is of the utmost priority in the digital age. Protecting ourselves against cyber-attacks is vital. However, these attacks are not always obvious. In fact, sometimes they come from places you’d least expect. On Tuesday, WikiLeaks released a huge bundle of documents which allegedly detail hacking […]

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MWC 2017 Roundup

MWC 2017 Roundup

The Mobile World Congress of 2017 has come to an end. All the players of the mobile industry, big and small, participated in the event with a range of announcements. As our MWC 2017 roundup should tell you, this year’s event had something for everyone. Without further ado, here are some of the biggest announcements […]

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