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News

Help: UK lawyer with mobile experience required

Got this in from a reader who’s on the hunt for a lawyer: Ewan, Can anyone out there recommend a lawyer that specialises in the mobile space? I’ve a had a UK company ask me that question and I thought that someone out there is bound to be able to help. Thanks! What firm/lawyer do […]

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News

Help: Smartphone OS marketshare for 2009 Europe vs USA

A question in from one of the MIR readers this afternoon: Hi ewan a quick question for you. im trying to find a breakdown of smartphone OS market share for 2009 for europe vs US. basically comparing, symbian with apple, rim, windows mobile and android. i cant seem to find a european or us breakdown. […]

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Applications

I’m going to make a conferencing app for the Ovi Store. Want to help? (Updated)

Please sit down and make yourself comfortable. And please keep a close eye on your heartbeat — get the crash team on speed dial. I don’t want to surprise the hell out of you. Because the headline is true. I am seriously considering making an application and putting it into the Ovi store. I know […]

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Devices

Calling all Nokia fans: Help me out with your app suggestions?

So despite administering a much-needed kicking to Nokia on a semi-regular basis, I only do this out of frustration. Frustration that I think I — and we (that is, you dear, reader) — could do a better job of it. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to do this and recently I got very near […]

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Opinion

13 months on Twitter – A MIR Reader’s response to my request for help

Last week I posted a note about Twitter (“My Arse With Twitter“). In the piece, I set out quite a few examples of why I thought the service wasn’t entirely useful to me. There are total gems — now and again — amongst the rubbish conversations. What to do? How do other people use Twitter? […]

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News

My arse with Twitter. Help.

I was trying to explain the power of Twitter to a group of smarts the other day. “It’s all about the network effect,” I said. It’s, “all about who’s following you.” It’s, “Errr, status updates,” I said, beginning to fail in my task at moving them into the Mobile 2.0 arena. I even pointed to […]

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News

Help: ‘Cutting my international roaming costs’

I got this note in from a reader the other day asking about my advice on international calling solutions whilst he’s abroad this Christmas: Dear Ewan, I am going away to Dubai over Xmas and after getting stung for an enormous mobile bill whilst in the states, I want to get a sim that will […]

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Services

Help, I’m stuck up a Spanish mountain

Warms the cockles of your heart. Yes. A 62 year old chap was recently caught-up-a-freezing mountain with only his handset and a mobile signal to help. Cue the London Telegraph: Martin Stone, 62, got lost after climbing a 3,615 ft peak alone during a holiday on the island of Majorca. He sent an SOS text […]

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News

Help! How should I investigate my dropped calls problem?

Time to tap the big brains of the readership this morning… I’m experiencing a major problem with dropped calls at home.  Yesterday calls throughout the day dropped within a few minutes.  I suspect it may be a Three issue (the odd ‘network busy’ message), but it’s coincided with me starting to use new handset and […]

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Operators

Top-up voucher help

I had this question sent in by a reader who’d like to remain anonymous: Do any of the MIR readers have any research about the cost to operators of top up vouchers – or can they point me in the direction of relevant research? Any ideas?

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News

I think I want a new mobile.

After having the pure pleasure of playing around with some interesting, new, and innovative mobiles and applicatons over the past couple of weeks; I’ve come to a conclusion that I want a new mobile. I’ve been sitting here looking at mine, a Sony W810i, and it just looks so boring, and big, compared to everything […]

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Operators

Orange landline problem – can you help?

Got a note in from a reader: My girlfriend is on Orange and whenever she calls landlines, the sound is distorted and she can hear herself talking, calling mobiles – its perfect.. shes had 5 different phones – still the same fault. Any thoughts? Very strange. My Orange connection is fine with landlines. It must […]