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Has voice recognition come of age?

Voice recognition – has it come of age?

“Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 a.m.”…that’s about all I use Apple’s Siri for at the moment, short of asking what song is currently playing (which always amazes me). It’s not that voice recognition on the iPhone is bad – most of the time it provides reliable and accurate information (when I’m in the UK; but abroad it’s another […]

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Microsoft Cloud and Mobile Strategy

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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International calling for… FooCall

FooCall. Say it slowly, in two parts… Fook. All. Now say that together? Fook All. FooCall. That’s right! International calling for next to nothing. I’ve used a lot of international calling services, particularly from my mobile phone. For a long time I made use of an array of services that enabled me to call locally […]

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OpenTable seats 2 million diners via their iPhone/Android app

OpenTable has been a runaway success story in the online restaurant reservations marketplace, consistently killing the competition stone-dead. The power of the service is best observed in America — particularly in the Bay Area, where most of the restaurants I’ve been into actually have an OpenTable reservation system sat there when you walk in the […]

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Do you want your app reviewed in Vogue America?

Here’s my pitch: You’re a journalist writing for some of America’s biggest and most influential consumer media publications. You’re busy doing your job and you don’t have a lot of time to focus on this new burgeoning market of mobile applications. You understand that it’s not all about the iPhone but you simply don’t have […]

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10x Champagne-Beta-Testers required by Touchnote

I heard from Ed Hodges, this morning. When he’s not setting the hearts of many a mobile industry female fluttering, Mr Hodges heads up Mobile for Touchnote. Touchnote needs some testing help from Nokia S60 users, specifically Nokia S60 3rd Edition users. They’ll pay you a bottle of Champagne (and, knowing Ed, it’ll be the […]

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AdMob: 10% of UK smartphones are running Android

You know AdMob, the chaps who serve billions of mobile advertisements every month? Well they’ve been publishing a metrics report every month for quite a while and it makes absolutely fascinating reading. It is my no means illustrative of the market as a whole — they can obviously only track the users who’re visiting mobile […]

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Who’s the arse using his phone for directions? Me!

I was on Chiswick High Street today trying to find a cash point that worked. Eventually I found the Natwest and managed to obtain some cash and as I departed the bank, a chap stopped me on the street. He was wearing a Tesco supermarket jacket. “Excuse me, mate,” he said. I turned round. “Do […]

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