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News: Samsung’s KNOX is rated the strongest mobile security platform

  The security of our mobile devices has never been so important. As highlighted in the recent spat between the FBI and Apple over access to an iPhone used by the San Bernadino terrorists, security and encryption is at the heart of our relationship with personal data and has implications for everyday consumers as well as law […]

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News: mobile and wearable payments set to reach $100 billion by 2018

In just a couple of years, we will be making more than three times the mobile and wearable payments made in 2015 and that watches and wristbands are at the forefront of contactless wearables. The news comes courtesy of Juniper Research, which estimates that contactless payments will grow from just under $35 billion globally in 2015 […]

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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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iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” new device with a foldout display

This year’s highly-anticipated iPhone 7 will be the tenth iteration of the iconic smartphone, although it won’t fall on the device’s ten-year anniversary. Word has reached Mobile Industry Review that this year’s model will in fact be the last iPhone as we know it; in 2017, sources claim that the iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” device with radical new […]

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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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Windows 10 Mobile update arrives, finally, but not for all

As far as Microsoft’s move from Windows Phone to Windows 10 Mobile, there are many ways in which the update could have gone more smoothly, but many people will be hoping for a successful update to whichever device they own, and pleased that Android and iOS are not the only operating system choices out there. Recently it […]

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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 […]

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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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News: Three and O2 merger might propel Virgin Media into the big time

In the wake of recent developments regarding the merger of Three and O2, Virgin Media has hinted this week that the firm might take advantage of any forced sale of mobile spectrum. Three’s owner Hutchison and O2’s Telefonica also met recently with regulators in Brussels, as well as rival UK operators and interested parties. Virgin’s parent […]

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Apps to Watch: avoid losing your iPhone with Lookout

If you’re anything like me and constantly misplacing your iPhone, there is a great little Apple Watch app that might just save you a costly replacement of a new phone. A company called Lookout has recently launched an app that might be one of the most useful for anybody who owns an Apple Watch. Like all […]