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Must-have travel apps for 2017

GONE are the days of packing a map, toys for the kids and a tour guide when going on holiday. All of this and more can now be found in the palm of your hand, with a phone full of apps. With thousands of on the market, knowing which ones are worth that precious memory […]

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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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Travelling abroad? GO-SIM makes it easy to use your mobile

Any of our readers that travel abroad frequently will probably know that it can be rather expensive to use your phone abroad, if you stick with your current mobile phone operator. And even with charges coming down in the coming years in Europe at least, for most people the high price of roaming and using […]

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Devices Opinion

Mobiles are revolutionising the way we travel

In another of our “how mobiles are revolutionising…” series, we briefly consider how smartphones and mobile technology is changing every aspect of travel – for example from booking flights to hailing a cab in a strange city, finding a restaurant to unlocking your hotel room door wirelessly. There’s practically nothing travel-related that hasn’t been touched by the mobile revolution. It wasn’t so long ago that […]

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If you’re a regular international traveller, you need the Uros Goodspeed MiFi hotspot

For quite a while I have been searching for the ultimate MiFi device service. While I religiously use my EE 4G MiFi here in the UK, I’ve always had problems when I go abroad, whether it’s getting charged stupid rates or spending a silly amount of money buying local sims that don’t actually work. I […]

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Opinion

I’ve just booked my 2015 Mobile World Congress trip for £145 with British Airways

  Now hear this: Get off your butts, folk. Don’t get nutted by Mobile World Congress travel prices in February next year.  I’ve just paid £76 each way to British Airways for my flights to Barcelona from London Heathrow. Mobile World Congress takes place in 2015 from the 2nd to 5th of March (Monday-Thursday). I’m […]

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If I can fly paperless to Barcelona, why can’t I go paperless to Waterloo on the train?

[ Insert moan here. ] At the moment I’m buying tickets on a daily basis because of how and when I’m traveling into London, so my commute is exceptionally frustrating. It’s a first world problem, yes, but I remain continually pissed off that I have to keep on dicking about with its of paper to […]

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“My machine is only authorised for £100!”

Yet another reminder that I’m living about 20 years in advance of most people. It’s flipping annoying, really. I wonder if I need to work hard to try and get back into the real world? My problem this morning was sitting on the train waiting for the Southwest Trains ticket chap to walk along to […]

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I’m compiling the World Travel Market Mobile Focus Report

Do you know anyone doing anything cool or exciting in the field of mobile travel? Can you point them my way? I’m compiling the Mobile Focus report for the team behind World Travel Market, one of the biggest travel exhibitions on the planet. It attracts well over 50,000 travel industry executives to Excel for most […]

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How I spent £432 in 4 minutes on my iPad

Last night I was on the phone to my father catching up on the week’s excitement. Of course, the Christmas period is arriving fast and one of his particular tasks this weekend is to pick up Gran. This means driving from Essex to Glasgow, staying overnight and then driving back with Gran. My father quite […]

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Applications

BlackBerry Travel is a phenomenally useful app (and service)

It just a week-and-a-bit before I arrive into San Francisco for the BlackBerry DevCon event. I’m in Houston first, followed by New York, before flying into the Valley. So that means I’ve been doing the usual jiggery-pokery with hotels and flights. In many cases, I’ve been lucky enough to have a colleague or agency take […]

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Connected life with British Airways.. I’m loving it!

I’m off to Houston, Texas, next week. I’m going to the Internet Retailer M-Commerce Forum and I’m very much looking forward to that. My intent is to speak to as many participants as I can to find out how the field of M-Commerce is moving in the States. My airline of choice is British Airways. Someone […]