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What Can Developers Learn from Pokémon Go?

It’s stating the obvious a little but the one thing that Pokémon Go did that set the app apart from its competitors was to offer something new. Innovation is a rare and wonderful thing and, while the uptake of a new concept isn’t guaranteed, a novel idea has a better chance in the market than […]

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News: mobile banking use grows 54% in the UK

A new report called “The Way We Bank Now”, from the BBA, a trade association that represents the UK banking industry, reveals how popular mobile banking has become, as UK consumers increasingly rely on online services and new tech to access and manage their finances. In fact, mobile banking is actually now ahead of desktop banking, in which […]

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Tesco Mobile users can save £3 a month by watching ads via Tesco Xtras app

It’s a fact of life that our mobile bills are inevitably higher than we’d like. One of the UK’s mobile operators has responded with an attractive offer to obtain a discount off your monthly bill, as long as you don’t mind watching an ad or two. Tesco Mobile has recently partnered with Unlockd, an ad and content-funded […]

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Applications

Apps for the weekend

It’s Friday at last, so let’s brief look at some of the best apps doing the rounds this month. So without further ado, here’s our top picks in no particular order… Letterboxd Finding a good movie to watch is often a fruitless task. The amount of hours I’ve wasted surfing iTunes and Netflix to find something decent to watch […]

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Applications News

Apps to Watch: avoid losing your iPhone with Lookout

If you’re anything like me and constantly misplacing your iPhone, there is a great little Apple Watch app that might just save you a costly replacement of a new phone. A company called Lookout has recently launched an app that might be one of the most useful for anybody who owns an Apple Watch. Like all […]

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Education Goes High-Tech

Anyone over 40 years old probably remembers a time when the most hi-tech devices at school were the scientific calculators used in mathematics class, or perhaps one of the early PCs used by the computer or IT faculty (if your school even had one). Even at university back in my day (early 1990’s), very few people owned a mobile phone and […]

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Applications

Apps to Watch: Lifeline and Alien Invasion on Apple Watch

There are now thousands of apps available for Apple Watch, but there are also a surprising number of games available for the wearable. Despite the obvious limitations of a tiny screen and the challenges associated with playing games on such a small device, there are a couple of games which really excel on the format and […]

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News: Nexmo agreement with SAP extends social chat capabilities to SAP Cloud for Customer platform

A few weeks ago, Nexmo announced a collaboration with SAP to connect their Cloud for Customer (C4C) service platform to the global chat apps via the Nexmo Chat App API. With the C4C integration, SAP customers can now service customers on popular chat apps including WeChat from within the C4C solution. SAP is one of the […]

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Applications News

Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed in December

It feels like December has flown by, and as usual there hasn’t been a dull moment in the mobile industry as 2015 reaches its inevitable conclusion. This year, as ever, smartphones became more powerful, network speeds increased, traditional television viewing slid into decline, and the industry sped forward like Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon making a hyperspace jump. The shoehorned Star Wars reference out of […]

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Applications

A quick and dirty guide to “If This, Then That” (IFTTT)

  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or two, you will probably have heard of something called If This, Then That (abbreviated to IFTTT, and pronounced like “gift” without the “g”). So just what is this mysterious acronym and how can you use it? The Internet and mobile is a pretty […]

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Applications

Beat the journey to work this Christmas with the CommuteLondon app

Many of our readers who travel into London frequently will be all-too familiar with the challenges of getting into the city during the morning rush (or any time of day, for that matter). And especially if you’re a regular train traveller or commuter, you’re no doubt hoping for a smooth and uneventful journey each day in the run-up to the holidays. As someone who used to travel into London almost […]

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Applications

Apps to Watch: mSecure password manager

A common problem with today’s proliferation of logins, usernames and passwords on different devices and websites means that many people use smartphone password managers to keep a (hopefully) secure record of such information. Not only that, most password manager apps also allow you to enter other details such as passport numbers, driving licenses and so on. […]