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We’re not short on opinion. Indeed, if you’ve got one, chances are, we want to publish to the industry. Drop a note with your viewpoint to our editor, Ewan (ewan@mobileindustryreview.com and we’ll go from there.

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The World’s First Totally Custom Notebook

Hello, Dear Readers! This is Emma here.  I usually work behind the scenes here on Mobile Industry Review; managing the day to day running of the site and helping our editor, Ewan, to sift through his inbox. I often find some great little products and stories that really appeal to me, and Ewan has encouraged […]

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Can Windows 10 save PC sales (and Windows Phone)?

Now that Windows 10 has been available for several weeks, PC manufacturers will be hoping that Microsoft’s operating system will encourage consumers to splash out on new hardware. The US software giant is also pinning its hopes for mobile on Windows 10, making it easier for developers to create cross-platform, mobile and desktop apps in a single binary, as well as providing tools to more […]

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Social Trading

The emergence of social trading

Are you one of those people that likes to dabble in the stock market? Perhaps you’ve subscribed to market feeds and even do a little day trading when time permits? With the rise of the app culture and social media, there are more tools than ever in the hobbyist trader’s arsenal, especially on mobile devices. This […]

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Mobile Network

Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future

There aren’t many people outside of network specialists who are really aware what goes on behind the scenes in mobile operators’ networks. With the advent of 3G and 4G, networks have evolved beyond all recognition, but some of the more established signalling protocols have defied expectations and are still important to operator’s infrastructure and back-end networks. In this post, Robin […]

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Critical Kit: the Nest Cam

With Internet connectivity available just about everywhere, more and more people are buying connected home solutions for everything from monitoring their electricity usage to web-connected security systems that can be accessed when away from home. That’s exactly what the new Nest Cam is – a tiny, connected camera that uploads video to a cloud-based server for viewing […]

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Critical kit: Samsung Gear VR

The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) device was one of the biggest success stories of Kickstarter in recent years. The Rift isn’t yet available for consumers of course, but other companies have entered the arena with a variety of hi-tech viewers, notably Samsung’s Gear VR which is the first consumer-ready VR product that you can actually buy today. For […]

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Britain is the contactless capital of Europe

Citizens of the UK have a reason to be proud when it comes to contactless payments. It seems that London has become the financial tech capital of Europe. Even though Brits have a somewhat old-fashioned reputation internationally (bowler hats, London buses and outdated accents, anyone?), it seems that as far as consumers are concerned, we’re pretty […]

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I think the Brits will like Apple Pay

So today is Apple Pay day in the United Kingdom. I always thought Apple should have launched Apple Pay first in the UK. Or at least, prioritised it faster. As a country, we are far happier with the contactless method of payment. The banks — in particular (and rather ironically) Barclays — have done a […]

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Apps that changed the world: Instagram

This instalment of our apps that changed the world series looks at the phenomenon that is Instagram (“Instagram” is a portmanteau of “instant camera” and “telegram”). How has it changed the world? There is arguably nothing quite like it in terms of photo sharing, and the way it has turned more than a hundred million people into avid photographers and sharers. The Instagram community has […]

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