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YotaPhone 2: an incredible dual-screen smartphone

How many times have you wished that your smartphone’s battery would last for more than a day of moderate use? A few Tweets, checking emails, browsing the web and using a a couple of apps is enough to drain your battery in next to no time. But Russian smartphone company Yota has just released the YotaPhone 2 which […]

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The text message turns 22, but are its days numbered?

Earlier this month the humble text message turned an incredible 22 years old. It was on December 3, 1992 that 22 year old Neil Papworth sent the first fifteen character message that simply read “merry christmas”. How far technology has come in such a short space of time, with SMS now one of the dominant forms of mobile […]

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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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Episode 8 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Three Rants

We have just published episode 8 of season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast, and this week it’s an excuse for the team to have a rant, all in a constructive manner of course. Ewan, Ben and Rafe cut to the case and tell it like it is! Here’s the summary: This week the team take time to blow off some steam about […]

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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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Who needs a landline telephone? 95% of UK households don’t

The home phone has had its day. The majority of UK households say they would not miss a landline telephone, preferring instead to use mobiles as their primary means of communication. The belief that a fixed line is essential is clearly an outdated idea. Landlines in business still have a place of course, and a physical line may be required for ADSL – but for […]

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5000 unique mobiles online – huge fragmentation

There are now more mobile devices online than ever before – tablets, smartphones, ‘phablets’ and everything in between. With the global appetite for mobile and 4G networks rising ever faster, it’s no surprise that the range of devices being used has increased enormously. Not only are handset manufacturers churning out new devices every month, but we are also starting to see the […]

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Android Lollipop makes a splash

…or perhaps “A sweet new take on Android”. Fortunately, there are no clichéd candy or lollipop related headlines here. Instead, just a succinct overview of the most important update that Android has ever had – Android Lollipop. Android L as it’s known is the latest incarnation of Google’s highly successful mobile operating system, which started development around 2007 mainly in response to Apple’s iOS (then […]

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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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Nokia eyes a comeback with the N1 Android tablet

Nokia caused a stir this week with the revelation that it would return to the consumer hardware business with an all-new 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1 which, it has to be said, bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPad Mini – even down to the milled aluminium, rounded corners, and the appearance of the volume buttons, speakers and […]

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Episode 6 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Phablets

We’ve just published episode 6 of Season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast. As usual, it’s a relaxed debate as Ewan, Ben and Rafe pool their collective knowledge to provide insightful, witty and topical commentary on all things mobile… Here’s the summary: This week the team revisit the topic of phablets, reflecting on recent changes and the impact of […]

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The worst technology failures of 2014

The end of 2014 will soon be upon us, and even though there is still more than a month left for some major newsworthy gaffes and missteps to happen in the world of technology and mobile, we thought it would be interesting to take an early look back on 2014’s most significant “technology failures”, and examine just where […]