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Get Taxi — come on, I just can’t wait!

I’m a huge, huge fan of OpenTable, the restaurant booking service because, fundamentally, it gives me control and clarity. I know that if I book at table — it’s booked. I don’t have to speak to anybody. I just click a few buttons. I love it. Compare this with the standard way of booking a […]

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Google+ and the Android Trojan Horse

I was skeptical at first, but I think there is a future in Google+. I’ve been using it this last week, and it’s not perfect, but not bad either. I was skeptical because of Google’s massive social fails in Buzz, Latitude, Wave and +1 (although to be fair +1 on its own is a fail, […]

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Applications

The Truth About iMessage in iOS 5: It’s Sublime

For years, I’ve been told about how cool BBM is on the BlackBerry. BlackBerry users tried to tell me why it was so cool, but they never succeeded. It always ended with a “You have to use it yourself, and then you’d understand.” I knew the details about how BBM worked, but I didn’t understand. […]

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Devices

Nokia’s N9: The full release (you need to read it)

Now then, this release is critical reading for anyone following the mobile industry. This is the launch released regarding the Nokia N9 — in full. First of all, read it. Don’t read it critically. Don’t think about platforms, don’t think about brands, just try and ‘take it in’ without making the usual judgements we all […]

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FT, You’re Missing the Point With Your HTML 5 iPad Web App (an open letter to FT.com)

FT. Don’t get me wrong. I know what you are trying to do here with your HTML 5 web app. It’s actually pretty slick, and delivers on a lot of the promises about HTML 5 that I’ve been hearing lo these many years. You want to go around Apple’s 30% subscription cut, I get it. […]

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Applications News

The Pizza Express App: Pay for your meal via PayPal!

Now then, this is brilliant news for all pizza lovers across the United Kingdom — and indeed, anyone else who happens to visit the UK. And anyone who’s been following the burgeoning m-payments space too. You can now pay for your Pizza Express meal using the all new Pizza Express app. It’s fully integrated with […]

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Applications

Sincerely’s Postagram is hot on the tails of Touchnote

Now then, I am a massive fan of photos-to-postcards service, Touchnote. The company has — more or less — owned the space for years. There’s a few upstarts enter the market only to flounder. One that caught my attention a little while ago was Shootit for BlackBerry, then Hippopost (I’m not sure what happened to […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 7: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

¬† Listen! This week we reminisce about the devices we’ve owned and loved over the years. We highlight a few we think were real ‘market changers’, a few lemons and speculate about who might make the next game-changer.¬†Rafe also lets slip the secret of his magic drawers. Amongst the devices we discuss this week are […]

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Uplinq: Dr Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm speaks to Mobile Industry Review

Well then, sitting in the press conference this afternoon at Qualcomm’s Uplinq conference I had the opportunity to ask a quick question to the company’s top man, Dr Paul Jacobs. I decided to keep it reasonably light hearted given that time was marching on and that there’d already been a lengthly amount of serious questions […]

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Devices Services

Uplinq: A rather cool augmented reality photo frame demo

Here’s a little tech demonstration I came across at the Qualcomm Museum. It’s showcasing quite a few different technologies: – Peer-to-peer networking – Augmented reality – Remote control The demonstration shows how you could control the contents of a digital photo frame (or, in this case, a series of frames on the wall) just by […]

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Enterprise WiFi Best Practice Series: Devin Akin of Aerohive

I’m delighted to say that we’re now ready to kick-off with the first post of our all new content series focusing on best practice around internal enterprise WiFi. Over the past few months I’ve had quite a few email enquiries from readers wondering if I had any perspective on the issue of internal enterprise WiFi. […]

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Oren Agassy of Amdocs Innovations introduces Social Media Gateway

Oren Agassy, leader of Incubations and part of the Innovation team at Amdocs looks at Social Media from a service provider perspective. The Social Media Gateway provides a vital link between the Social world and the Telco world by connecting the social identity to the customer identity. This creates a new channel of information which […]