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Will the new airport phone battery regulations FINALLY give us phones that work the whole day?

All across the news today is this announcement from British Airways (see Telegraph): British Airways says it will turn away passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on The underlining issue being that if your phone doesn’t switch on, it could theoretically contain explosives. Or something like that. I wonder […]

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What top of the range Android phone did my wife choose?

I’ve this following challenge to my wife: You’ve got to select an Android phone to buy and then use for a month. The last time she used Android, she had a T-Mobile G1 running Android 1.6 (“Donut”, specs at GSM Arena). Remember that device?   “I loved that phone,” She said as she briefly reminisced. I […]

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I’m synching my 101GB DropBox at 21mb/sec right now

…thanks to Amazon. I’ve setup an instance using Amazon Workspaces to see how it performs as a secondary ‘backup’ computer that I can always access wherever I am.  I’ve installed DropBox on the desktop instance and it’s whirring away nicely.  I’ll write more shortly. For now I’m seriously impressed at the speed. It should fast, […]

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Amazon Fire Phone: Too expensive to matter today

At $649, the Amazon Fire Phone appears to be a really good piece of engineering and software design. It’s just too expensive to matter at the moment. This is a turning point to remember though. The ramifications of yesterday’s launch are likely to be seen in 2 or 3 years time. The current price point […]

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Job: Head of Mobile EMEA — could this be you?

I had a call from a chap earlier today hunting for a Head of Mobile EMEA position for a very well known brand. I suggested I post a blog to see if there are any readers interested.  It’s based in the South West (Reading/Bracknell-ish) area, it’s interim possibly leading to permanent — but they’d also […]

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