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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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Koding.com is giving away a 100TB of data storage

I’ve been a long time user of Koding — way back when it was called Kodingen. It’s been an absolute life saver for me. I’ve been coding for at least 15 years (mostly PHP) and now and again I’ve found myself out and about, but with the need to actually change something on one of […]

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Reaction: “How I lost my $50k Twitter ID: A cautionary tale”

I happened upon this post by Naoki Hiroshima over at The Next Web today and it did hit home, especially because I am a Google Apps user, just like Naoki.  The quick summary is this: A rather smart individual wanted his @n Twitter account. Rather unique I’m sure you’ll agree. In order to get it, […]

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Picturelife update: I’ve now moved everything to my own S3 bucket

Thank you for all the emails and comments I’ve had from readers berating me for being so stupid. It’s in reaction to this post: I’ve got 200gb of photos on Picturelife and they’re not backed up: Am I nuts?.  The overwhelming view is yes. Yes I am nuts, especially when we’re talking about irreplaceable photo […]

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How important is WiFi (or connectivity) in a retail environment?

I’ve a question for you about the importance of connectivity in the retail environment. I’d like to determine if I’m an absolutely ridiculous edge case, or whether you’re feeling it too. I set out a scenario last night whereby I made extensive use of Whatsapp to help my wife decide precisely what present she’d like […]

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Whatsapp-enabled Christmas shopping: The new m-commerce trend?

This evening, as per my previous post, I was in Smythson of Bond Street shopping on behalf of my wife. As I walked down to the Burberry shop on Bond Street I paused outside Smythson and flirted with the idea of looking in Smythson. They appear to do nice things and it’s a brand that […]

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Smythson of Bond Street also does email receipts

Just like the Apple Store! I was in Smythson on Bond Street earlier today (obligatory Christmas shopping) and was significantly impressed when the lady serving me (Vicky — thank you) asked if she could email my receipt. Yes please. I love it. No messing around with bits of paper months later when I want to […]

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I’ve got 200gb of photos on Picturelife and they’re not backed up: Am I nuts?

I was evangelising Picturelife to Ben and Rafe whilst we were recording some 361 Degrees podcast episodes recently. I explained that I had just over 200gb of photos (38,000 images, 1,500 videos) and that I was absolutely delighted with the user experience. Ben asked if I had them backed up. I said no. Of course […]

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If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing recently

Here’s the answer: Bizcrowd. It’s the NatWest/RBS powered B2B community aimed at small businesses across the UK and beyond. I took over running the service in May and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. As you might have noticed it’s not left me much time to rant about the state of the mobile industry […]

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Mobile Device Management: Is it the Answer … or is it the Question?

I was at a big AirWatch mobile device management (MDM) pan-European pow-wow last week. At it were CEOs, MDs and reps from Multinationals whose brand names are the stuff of the daily papers. In amongst them all were small firms, AirWatch’s channel partners and consultants like me who had some spare time on their hands. […]

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How to manage your BYOD project (by someone who’s done it and survived to tell the tale)

Hello it’s Ewan here. I’m delighted to present a series of posts by one of the Square Mile’s most accomplished mobile architecture hotshots, Julian Cooling. Julian has been a regular comment contributor over the years here at Mobile Industry Review and I finally met the chap in person at one of our 361 Degrees Live […]

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Why Amazon is thinking beyond the operator

I was trying to buy a computer monitor the other day. I was standing at a train platform browsing Amazon via their dedicated app. I was prevented from hitting the ‘one click’ buy button because my 3G Vodafone service kept swapping into E, then into GPRS (that annoying little round circle on the iPhone) and […]