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Must-have travel apps for 2017

GONE are the days of packing a map, toys for the kids and a tour guide when going on holiday. All of this and more can now be found in the palm of your hand, with a phone full of apps. With thousands of on the market, knowing which ones are worth that precious memory […]

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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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Are developers ditching the fremium model?

Free-to-play vs. paid for mobile content. it’s a fight that’s raging for the last five years and it seems as though we’re no closer to a resolution. For many developers, companies and gamers, freemium content is the way forward. From a business perspective, it allows brands to get a product to the masses in the […]

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Cloud storage

Getting Started with Cloud Storage

Most of the people I interact with on a daily basis use their smartphones and computers multiple times every day. Those devices hold their dearest data, including family photos, videos from holidays, favorite bands, and a lot more personal content. Despite that, very few have gone through the trouble of backing their content up. Of […]

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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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History of the Internet

The History of the Internet

For the younger generation, imagining a life without Internet is practically impossible. In the Digital Age, we are connected every day through a variety of different devices. Indeed, we are even trying to connect to even more devices now via wearables and IoT. Despite the fact that we practically breathe Internet nowadays, it is not […]

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Parallax Scrolling in Mobile Games

There has been plenty of media buzz around VR (Virtual Reality) this and last year. Major tech players such as Samsung, Sony and Oculus Rift and others have all spent a frenetic 12 months rolling out new VR platforms with the aim of sparking the public imagination and capturing the gaming market. Samsung Gear VR […]

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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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Fitness tracking

IoT & Wearables: Fitness tracking

The fitness industry is undoubtedly one of the strongest markets to have emerged from the IoT and wearables explosion. From smart watches to dedicated bands, both wearables and IoT equipment vendors and manufacturers have largely focused on providing fitness enthusiasts with new tools. The era of fitness tracking Though obesity-related health issues are a major […]

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