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Here’s my backup strategy for my 300GB Picturelife account

Picturelife has done it again: They’ve just released the latest version of their service on mobile and it’s even better than before. The price plans have had a total re-jig and now for $15/month, you’ll get unlimited storage for all your photos and video. Picturelife’s back-end data storage parter is Amazon S3. Amazon is rock […]

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AO.com: Absolutely flipping brilliant (John Lewis: Total Fail)

I needed a Fridge. A tall free-standing one. We’ve got some work going on in the kitchen but it’s going to be quite a while before that’s complete so I determined, with a bit of persuasion of my wife, that we should just order a big temporary fridge… that, when everything is all finished, we […]

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Services

SocialSign.in: The marketing layer for guest WiFi

I just came across this service and thought it worthy of a post. If you know anyone who’s looking to deploy (or already has) Guest WiFi access they might want to leverage SocialSign.in to capture some useful metrics and even boost awareness. Here’s the overview from their site: SocialSign.in is a Marketing layer on top […]

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Applications Services

Powered Now: Take the pain out of paperwork for plumbers, electricians, builders and more

I have been watching the growth of services such as Powered Now for sometime. Way back in the day, I used to run a physical magazine for my local town. I launched the magazine to prove I could build a physical publication from nothing and had a phenomenal time meeting the entrepreneurs and tradespeople in […]

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Applications Operators Services

Snapchat drives more traffic than any other messaging app on North American mobile networks

Who knew? I didn’t. I had no idea. I thought Whatsapp would have been one of the key contenders. But apparently not. This is according to a recent release from Sandvine. (If you haven’t come across Sandvine, they are a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators.) Regarding Snapchat, the precise […]

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Opinion: Why the Connected Stadium is Coming Our Way

Today I’m delighted to feature an opinion piece from Simon Hills, Commercial Director at Sports Revolution. Simon and his colleagues have been working in the field of stadium connectivity and engagement for a long time. One of his company’s services, StadiumLive caught my attention recently and I asked Simon to tell us more about that along […]

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News Services

41% of emails were read on mobile last year

I got a fascinating email from the team over at Campaign Monitor, the email transmission / newsletter system people. They’ve produced a hugely valuable report based on the 22 billion emails (and 1.8 billion opens) that were sent through their system across 2013.  The results are seriously compelling and if you’ve got even half an […]

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Services

Opinion piece: Why threaded communication is the way ahead for business

I’m delighted to bring you this opinion piece from Peter Tanner, CEO of messaging specialists, Boomerang. The moment I read Peter’s text, I found myself nodding away with frustration. It’s a prime annoyance for me that more businesses haven’t implemented better, more efficient communications procedures between themselves and their employees, customers and suppliers. The height […]

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Holidays: Useless without mobile or WiFi connectivity?

Two weeks ago I took the family to Crete for a week. It’s the first proper holiday — or, for the international readers, our first proper ‘vacation’ — that we’ve taken as a family. The boys are still young and we didn’t fancy subjecting ourselves to a 12-hour travel extravaganza each way to visit somewhere […]

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“Ok Glass: Take me to the Zoo”

Take a few moments and watch this implementation of Google Glass by the team at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Houston and Houston Zoo. This is probably the first time I’ve seen Google Glass being used in a manner outside the standard ultra-geek methodology. In fact this video is worth watching to demonstrate just how […]

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Who manages Telepresence for London’s seriously wealthy?

Now there’s a question! It was one posed to me in a note from a reader this evening. Here is the full question. I wonder if you can help? I’m writing to ask of the uber-connected MIR cognoscenti: for the seriously wealthy of London, who manages their mobile video conferencing or room-based Telepresense needs? Do […]

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My backup and emergency phone strategy for the car

Yesterday at about midday I’d just finished a conference call when I got a Whatsapp from my wife. “Blown a tire,” it said. Great. She was apparently meant to be on the way to see some friends with both our young (3.5 & 2 years) boys.  “Blown,” didn’t sound good at all. Not like a […]