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BlackBerry World: Kevin Whinnery of Appcelerator announces support for BlackBerry 10

This is Momchil with a video of Kevin Whinnery of Appcelerator. Kevin Whinnery, Director of Developer Relations for Appcelerator, announces support for BlackBerry 10, which should be arriving “this fall”. Appcelerator is a mobile development platform with an SDK and a suite of tools for developers allowing to develop native applications for iOS, Android and […]

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Video: Ordering a cab with Neal Fullman, GetTaxi UK’s CEO

The other week I was delighted to meet with Neal Fullman, top man at GetTaxi UK. I’ve long been a big fan of the concept of GetTaxi ever since I heard it was coming to these shores. However I’ve not actually had the opportunity to use the service so Neal offered to pop down and […]

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Looks like Apple might be getting serious on iPad catalogues

Eagle-eyed top man Aaron Watkins at PR firm Appency was checking out his client’s app in the iTunes App Store last night when he noticed the app now had a new top level category assigned to it. Previously it was lumped into the rather generic “Lifestyle” category. Now it’s in the “Catalogs” category. Aaron’s client, […]

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BlackBerry Travel is a phenomenally useful app (and service)

It just a week-and-a-bit before I arrive into San Francisco for the BlackBerry DevCon event. I’m in Houston first, followed by New York, before flying into the Valley. So that means I’ve been doing the usual jiggery-pokery with hotels and flights. In many cases, I’ve been lucky enough to have a colleague or agency take […]

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Connected life with British Airways.. I’m loving it!

I’m off to Houston, Texas, next week. I’m going to the Internet Retailer M-Commerce Forum and I’m very much looking forward to that. My intent is to speak to as many participants as I can to find out how the field of M-Commerce is moving in the States. My airline of choice is British Airways. Someone […]

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iHi is one of those genius little apps you need on your phone

James Parton writing over at IT Pro Portal has discovered a genius little app. It’s called “iHi” — and it’s really, really simple. Here’s the description James uses: Put simply, iHi is super simple visual communication. You can pick from a list of pre set words or phrases: When selected, the phrase is displayed as […]

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AT&T’s Foundry launches AT&T Messages: Voicemail/mms/sms/missed calls in a single app & portal

I’m pleased it’s not just me banging on about innovation. It’s nice to see some companies in the industry actually doing a bit of good thinking. A little while ago I wrote a post on one of my pet subjects, Operator Innovation. I decried the total lack of innovation in messaging. I was particularly annoyed […]

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Here’s the list of apps that I actually use every day

A colleague has recently picked up an iPhone. He’s using it in conjunction with the top of the line BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Bold is doing the corporate email — he, like me, just can’t get away from the gorgeous messaging experience from RIM. However, he got the iPhone to test. He obviously asked for […]

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Microsoft hasn’t lost a moment capitalising on HP/WebOS

Pradeep over at wmpoweruser.com has published an email that is being sent out to the (apparent) legions of developers jumping ship from WebOS to Windows. The email is from Brandon Watson, top man at Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer relations. You have to hand it to Microsoft: They really do know what they’re doing when it […]

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Tiny Tower: Hugely addictive, rather expensive!

New contributor Neil Ramsay is back once again this week with a look at Tiny Towering Inferno. Over to you Neil… – – – – – Tiny Tower (iTunes link, free) is a game for iOS devices; it’s insanely addictive and best of all it’s free, kind off. You see Tiny Tower, developed by NimbleBit, […]

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The FT’s HTML5 app heralds the death of the App Store

I’m delighted to bring you an opinion piece regarding the future of the app store concept. It’s written by Tod Peddler, CEO at MobileNationHQ. Over to you Tod: – – – – – The Death of the App Store As has been well reported, the FT recently created its own HTML5 app to circumnavigate the […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 10: Bothersome things

In the latest episode of the 361 degrees podcast, I receive a virtual yellow card for using the word ‘sodding‘ during the episode (referring to MMS). Ben was not impressed at my language and I could feel Rafe giving me a stare from 3,000 miles away. I couldn’t help it. 😉 Anyway, let’s get on […]