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Smartphone security – what’s the risk?

Every week there are countless stories about smartphone security breaches, mobile malware and cloud services that have been hacked or compromised in some way. We all use our smartphones to store personal and sensitive information – emails, messages, pictures, bank account details, password lists and more – that you really wouldn’t want to fall into the […]

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Microsoft Lumia ditches the Nokia brand

Nokia Smartphones are dead, long live Microsoft Lumia It makes a refreshing change to write about Microsoft, Lumia and Windows Phone because it gives us an excuse to scrutinise the latest developments in Redmond’s smartphone business. Understandably, the media pays more attention to Apple and Android these days, while Microsoft plays the underdog with its smartphones inherited from the Nokia acquisition earlier this year. With the Nokia […]

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Fire Phone fails to spark interest

Millions of Fire Phones left unsold It was obvious that a smartphone marketed mainly on gimmicks would fail. The confirmation came in Amazon’s latest earnings call, in which it revealed revenue and profits missed the target while losses ballooned to a staggering $437 million. Lacklustre sales of Amazon’s flagship (and only) smartphone were partly to blame, as CFO Tom Szkutak said the company still […]

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Wearables…this time it’s personal

Wearables are personal devices that can be worn almost everywhere. The term is a fairly broad definition that encompasses fitness trackers, smart watches, connected glasses, intelligent clothes and even camera-equipped “life loggers”. It is still a relatively young technology that, according to Garter’s Hype Curve (shown below) is currently somewhere on the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” […]

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Apple announces new iPads and Macs

“It’s been way too long” Apple held its October special event yesterday to introduce its line of new iPads and Macs and as usual, it was a more low-key affair than last month’s iPhone 6 launch. Teasing us with the mysterious strap line “it’s been way too long”, there was intense speculation that besides the expected […]

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Smart homes – ready for prime time?

Remember all those homes of the future portrayed on old television programmes from the 60’s and 70’s? It has taken nearly forty years, but the era of the smart home could be just around the corner… When you’re away from home, everyone has those little doubts – did I remember to turn the coffee machine off? Did I […]

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Microsoft, smartphones and the cloud – a recipe for success?

Is the cloud and mobile-first strategy making any difference? Microsoft has set its sights firmly on the smartphone market with the acquisition of Nokia. Since the failure of Windows Mobile, its previous smartphone platform, Microsoft desperately needed to unify their struggling mobile hardware and software business. And Nokia, who had been caught off guard by competitors such as Apple and Samsung, […]

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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 […]

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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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Sony brings it’s A-game to Mobile World Congress

Sony has been on a rather long journey. Way back before the joint venture with Ericsson, the company was delivering some highly useful devices. The Sony CMD-Z5, for any of the ultra-geeks reading, was a high point for me. It actually had on-board integrated voicemail! The Ericsson joint venture arrived and quickly the company went […]

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