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News: mobile banking use grows 54% in the UK

A new report called “The Way We Bank Now”, from the BBA, a trade association that represents the UK banking industry, reveals how popular mobile banking has become, as UK consumers increasingly rely on online services and new tech to access and manage their finances. In fact, mobile banking is actually now ahead of desktop banking, in which […]

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Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed

The first month of summer has been another busy one for the mobile industry. You may have seen all the big stories already, but here’s a quick rundown of news that flew under the radar for most. Picture of possible Surface Phone leaks It has been rumoured for more than a year that Microsoft is possibly working on […]

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Tesco Mobile users can save £3 a month by watching ads via Tesco Xtras app

It’s a fact of life that our mobile bills are inevitably higher than we’d like. One of the UK’s mobile operators has responded with an attractive offer to obtain a discount off your monthly bill, as long as you don’t mind watching an ad or two. Tesco Mobile has recently partnered with Unlockd, an ad and content-funded […]

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Huawei & Daydream

  We have an exciting press release for you today from Huawei, the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, who are one of the first to support Daydream, Google’s Platform for High Performance Mobile Virtual Reality.  Devices will be on sale by the end of the year.  How cool is that? Have a […]

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News: mobile roaming charges cut across the EU from today

From today, UK consumers who use their mobiles across Europe should see a reduction in their bills. The good news is that further price reductions when roaming are planned in all European Union countries from June next year, at which time all such charges will be abolished. For the moment however, there is an immediate cap on how much surcharge operators can […]

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News: EE aims to cover the entire UK with 4G

The UK mobile network EE said this week it will increase coverage over the UK by expanding 4G to more than 95 percent of the country by 2020. In 2015, EE signed a deal with the government to replace its Airwave network and also said it would eliminate zones of no coverage for consumers at the […]

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News: BBC to overhaul mobile news strategy

The BBC has appointed James Harding, the former Times editor, to revamp its news, mobile and online offerings in an overhaul to the division that will suffer cuts of £80 million over the next 6 years. The organisation has created a new “controller” role for mobile and online content with James Harding at the helm, who will implement so-called […]

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Apps for the weekend

It’s Friday at last, so let’s brief look at some of the best apps doing the rounds this month. So without further ado, here’s our top picks in no particular order… Letterboxd Finding a good movie to watch is often a fruitless task. The amount of hours I’ve wasted surfing iTunes and Netflix to find something decent to watch […]

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Karma Wi-Fi is giving Pulse Go users a free month of mobile data, offer ends Friday 8th April

If you’re not familiar with Karma, it’s basically a tiny Wi-Fi device (called the Karma Go) that turns a cellular signal into your own personal hotspot, along with a selection of flexible payment options; Pulse is the pay monthly option with 5 GB, 10 GB and 20 GB data tiers, and Refuel is the pay-as-you-go option with a GB costing around $14. If […]

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Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed

This month has flown by and as usual a lot has happened in the fast-paced mobile industry. Perhaps the biggest and most contentious story has been the very public tussle between the FBI and Apple, concerning access to a locked iPhone used in the San Bernadino terrorist attacks which devastated the US last year. But aside from the big stories dominating the […]

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News: OLED phone panels are now cheaper than LCDs

Most of the high-end smartphones have been using AMOLED displays rather than LCD in recent years. Most manufacturers have realised the obvious benefits of improved battery life and always-on features such as Samsung’s “Always-On Display” showing key information at all times without draining the battery. The technology is now used in a plethora of devices, from phones to […]

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There’s an Apple event on Monday, with a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

You may be aware (or perhaps you just don’t care!) that Apple will hold a media event on Monday night in California, at which the headline products are expected to be a 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Due to excessive rumours online there may well be few surprises, besides the fact there’s not much to get truly excited about, it’s […]