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My two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4… starts today

A quick hello to everyone at Phones4U who recently challenged me to spend two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and write about my experience. They sent me out the S4 on Friday and I’ve been testing it… But let me stop you there. You can’t do a proper test of a phone until you’ve […]

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Office for iPhone looks pretty smart, but…

… at the cost of a $99 annual subscription to Office365, that makes it amongst the most expensive mobile office productivity applications around. I’m pleased that Microsoft has actually made the leap into iOS. I’m on record as saying their reluctance to engage on the iOS platform has been a costly, costly mistake. Millions of […]

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Devices

Apple: “The following text outlines why you love your iPhone 5”

For the avoidance of doubt, the following text outlines why you love your iPhone 5. Feel free to print this text for further consultation. Your iPhone will periodically prompt you with test questions based on the following text. Heh. I felt that text like that quote I made up above should have been included at […]

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“Cannot get mail”: STILL the most annoying prompt on the iPhone

Back on the 8th of November 2011, I wrote a brief post highlighting just how flipping annoying it is using an iPhone for more than just emails from your mother and Facebook alerts. I can’t believe it’s still a problem today. You and I get a lot of mail. We do, right? You’re reading Mobile […]

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Devices Opinion

That iPhone Mini discussion is back again: Good!

From the WSJ: Apple Inc. is working on a lower-end iPhone, according to people briefed on the matter, a big shift in corporate strategy as its supremacy in smartphones has slipped. via Apple Working On a Less-Expensive iPhone – WSJ.com. Did Apple ever have supremacy in the smartphone market? Supremacy of attention, yes. But volume? […]

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Devices

Three months of respite and now the iPhone 5S rumours begin. Joy!

That’s your lot. Three months. That’s all you get. The relentless iPhone rumour march has begun once again. Mobile Marketing Watch couldn’t stand it any longer and has covered the ‘story’. Do you think we’re likely to get bored — or, at best, just numb — to this sort of thing soon? I remember the […]

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Devices Opinion

What’s that you say about an Apple iWatch?

The Apple iWatch story has given an array of bloggers a bit of cheer in the run up to the New Year, hasn’t it? The millions of page impressions will have kept a few churnalists and six-pence-a-post-experts in mince pies, no doubt. But has the concept of wearable computing and Apple got legs? Yes. Well, […]

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Opinion

Season 4 of the 361 Degrees Podcast: Apple, Maps & Rafe’s 6-year rule

Whoosh! I’m delighted to say that the 361 Degrees mobile podcast is back. We’re now in our fourth season and there’s a lot to cover since the end of the third season. Here we go… – – – – – We’re back! Late… but back. This week we catch-up on all the Apple news and […]

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Operators Opinion

The fly in the ointment of my Vodafone retail order experience

Following on from my super experience yesterday, I awoke this morning to an email from the Vodafone system telling me that my phone was going to be delivered this morning. Love it. There was some excellent integration with their courier, DPD, enabling me to track the delivery real-time and, if necessary, re-schedule it — all […]

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Operators Opinion

An absolutely seamless experience at Vodafone Retail this afternoon

This afternoon I headed out to Vodafone’s Richmond store. My intent was to order an iPhone 5 to be delivered ‘soonish’ for my wife. She’s still on an iPhone 4 and every flipping time I see a photo or video from her, I want to grab the thing and throw it across the room. Yes […]

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Opinion

SAP CIO, Oliver Bussman: My top 5 takeaways from the iPhone 5 launch

What does SAP’s Chief Information Officer, Oliver Bussman, make of the iPhone 5? I thought it would be rather interesting to see what he thought given his company’s domination of the enterprise technology stack (and, increasing focus on enterprise mobility). I asked Oliver to give us his perspective in the form of some quick takeaways. […]

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Opinion

The iPhone is Apple’s “Porsche 911”

Here’s an opinion piece from a senior, highly connected mobile industry insider, that I think deserves some exposure: – – – – – The iPhone is their 911. Porsche don’t redesign the 911, they would be mad to, they simply refine it, year after year. The Porsche 911 is a lovely car. You either want […]