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Internet of Things network launches in UK

Earlier this week it was announced that sites went live in ten cities around the UK for the Arqiva and SIGFOX Internet of Things (IoT) network. We’ve already written about how the Internet of Things will change everything, but the announcement highlights just how prevalent IoT is expected to become this decade as new devices, networks and standards have blossomed. Nationwide […]

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Can you run a business from a smartphone?

The demands of running a successful business may mean having to be on call 24/7, and even though laptops and desktop PCs are ubiquitous, many executives are finding they can actually run their business from a smartphone. This enables them to better support their employees and keep customers happy, while being more accessible to contacts and sales leads – ultimately creating more opportunities […]

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Why the Cloud is here to stay

Nowadays, “the cloud” has become a buzzword but some people say it’s the answer to every problem that we face in computing and mobile, while others are convinced it’s a flash-in-the-pan that will eventually fizzle out. Nobody knows for certain, but cloud computing is undeniably making inroads into every aspect of communications, from cloud-based smartphone storage and backup, to […]

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Smartphones of the future – what to expect?

Smartphones have evolved to the point where we can perform tasks and activities that would have seemed impossible a few years ago. Every month, a new smartphone is released that is faster, more powerful, and better in every way compared with the models that came before. If you could be transported back in time with a smartphone to the 1970’s […]

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Does the “app gap” matter?

What is the app gap? Many people with a smartphone will have heard the words “app gap” when talking about the app stores from each of the major smartphone platforms. App stores have become the de facto channel to obtain apps for our smartphones and tablets, eschewing the traditional side-loading (i.e. memory card or computer) method of getting apps […]

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Powered Now: Take the pain out of paperwork for plumbers, electricians, builders and more

I have been watching the growth of services such as Powered Now for sometime. Way back in the day, I used to run a physical magazine for my local town. I launched the magazine to prove I could build a physical publication from nothing and had a phenomenal time meeting the entrepreneurs and tradespeople in […]

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Building secure applications: A useful primer

I know quite a few developers looking at the issue of app security so when @DominicTravers tweeted me this excellent app security primer, I thought it was definitely worth a quick post. Dominic highlighted the deck presented by Scott Alexander-Brown at RSA 2014 last week. It’s titled: Assume a hostile environment: securing mobile data in the […]

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Exclusive interview BlackBerry’s European MD, Stephen Bates

I sat down today at BlackBerry Jam Europe with the company’s European Managing Director Stephen Bates and asked him a range of questions about the company’s recent launch. My questions are in bold. Hi there Stephen, tell us about last week’s launch? For me it was an amazing event to actually get to the point […]

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Pitch your app to the mobile industry: Announcing the MWC App Pitch!

Mobile World Congress (“MWC”) in Barcelona is fast approaching. All across the world, marketing teams are scrambling to get press releases, stand designs and meetings arranged ahead of the world’s largest, biggest and most influential mobile event. Flights, hotels and  restaurant reservations are being snapped up as I type. Every single PR person I speak […]

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Exclusive: Ubuntu’s Mark Shuttleworth on their mobile platform’s developer potential

Continuing our exclusive video interview series with Ubuntu’s founder, Mark Shuttleworth, I quickly got on to the topic of the app economy and mobile developers. This is typically a touchy subject for anyone launching a new mobile platform — but not so with Ubuntu Mobile, as Mark explains…

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Going Abroad? Take Distress Signal with you!

For many of us going abroad, whether on holiday or on a business trip, means struggling with a foreign language. For everyday things like beer and food pointing and smiling help us to get by most of the time, but what if you had a medical emergency? That’s where Distress Signal can help. It’s a […]

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BlackBerry World: David Mandell, Mippin – BlackBerry App Generator Demo

This is Momchil with a video of David Mandell demonstrating the BlackBerry App Generator. David Mandell, Founder of Mippin – the world’s largest mobile app development company, demonstrates their latest BlackBerry development – the BlackBerry App Generator. In this video you will see a demonstration of the BlackBerry App Generator in action – building an […]