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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 Go

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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AMOLED and LCD

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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Apple Event March

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 […]

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Environment Dress

Wearable Wednesday! The “Environment Dress” predicts wearer’s emotions

It’s time for another Wearable Wednesday instalment, and this week we’re taking a brief look at a rather unusual concept in wearable tech, dubbed the Smart Dress. First announced late last year, the prototype was developed by Telefónica R&D, and can accurately capture information about surrounding environmental elements and analyse how it affects people’s emotions. The Environment Dress collects […]

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Mobile World Congress

Top stories from day 1 of Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress is now in full swing, with many of the major product announcements and news stories happening on Sunday and Monday. The big name phone companies unveiled new smartphones (and many more mobile devices, accessories, laptops and gadgets, not forgetting mobile network technologies) in what looks like another bumper year of faster and sexier devices. Is […]

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UK companies in force at Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 is set to kick off in just a few days, and this year will see more than 50 British companies at the event located in the “GREAT Britain Pavilion” section comprising more than a thousand square metres of exhibition space across Hall 6, Hall 7 and Hall 8.1. The Pavilion will be home […]

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Education Goes High-Tech

Anyone over 40 years old probably remembers a time when the most hi-tech devices at school were the scientific calculators used in mathematics class, or perhaps one of the early PCs used by the computer or IT faculty (if your school even had one). Even at university back in my day (early 1990’s), very few people owned a mobile phone and […]

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