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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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Yes, you do need a £599,999 152″ Plasma TV for the World Cup!

I was quickly browsing through the latest edition of the CostCo newsletter and wondered if I’d spotted a typo with this: I clicked. I suspect almost everyone reading the newsletter clicked. Sure enough, yeah… 152″ 4K2K display… “fully installed”: It’s probably worth buying through the business to save the hundred grand’s worth of VAT, provided […]

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SocialSign.in: The marketing layer for guest WiFi

I just came across this service and thought it worthy of a post. If you know anyone who’s looking to deploy (or already has) Guest WiFi access they might want to leverage SocialSign.in to capture some useful metrics and even boost awareness. Here’s the overview from their site: SocialSign.in is a Marketing layer on top […]

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Motorola’s smart try-before-you-buy direct sales concept

This is a rather unique try-before-you-buy concept from Motorola as The Next Web reports: The company is asking for just $0.01 upfront, in exchange for which interested customers are given a no-contract phone which they are free to try out for up to two weeks. Those taking part can personalize their device using the Moto Maker site as […]

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