Devices News Services

I now have 2 petabytes of Google storage

    I’ve been experimenting with Google Photos recently. My policy has been to stick 7,000 photos and videos from my iPhone on to Google Photos via their iOS app and then see how the service performs.  I am pretty impressed. The iOS client is lightweight in UI and nicely laid out and uploading is fast.  […]

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Is the BT and EE tie-up good for consumers?

By now, everyone who has been following the major news outlets will have heard that British Telecom has announced its plans to purchase UK mobile operator Everything Everywhere (EE) for a reported £12.5 billion. Confirmation of the strategic deal comes just months after BT was reportedly in talks to buy either O2 (owned by Spain’s Telefónica) or […]

Applications News

The text message turns 22, but are its days numbered?

Earlier this month the humble text message turned an incredible 22 years old. It was on December 3, 1992 that 22 year old Neil Papworth sent the first fifteen character message that simply read “merry christmas”. How far technology has come in such a short space of time, with SMS now one of the dominant forms of mobile […]

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Internet of Things network launches in UK

Earlier this week it was announced that sites went live in ten cities around the UK for the Arqiva and SIGFOX Internet of Things (IoT) network. We’ve already written about how the Internet of Things will change everything, but the announcement highlights just how prevalent IoT is expected to become this decade as new devices, networks and standards have blossomed. Nationwide […]

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Why the Cloud is here to stay

Nowadays, “the cloud” has become a buzzword but some people say it’s the answer to every problem that we face in computing and mobile, while others are convinced it’s a flash-in-the-pan that will eventually fizzle out. Nobody knows for certain, but cloud computing is undeniably making inroads into every aspect of communications, from cloud-based smartphone storage and backup, to […]

Devices Opinion

Internet of Things will change everything

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to become as ubiquitous as the mobile phone. The technologies required, such as low power microchips, sensors, and energy efficient networks, have all become small and inexpensive enough that everything from smart watches, light bulbs and even heart monitors can connect to the Internet to send and receive data more easily than ever before. […]


Episode 10 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Upcoming service features

In episode 10 of the Emporia Telecom video series, we meet the company’s Director of Services & Innovation, Michael Rabenstein. Before we filmed this episode, I was talking to Michael about Emporia’s philosophy of handset services — navigation, for example. Michael explained that although there is certainly a use-case for navigation (e.g. Tom-Tom style sat-nav […]


24hourlondon: A crucial requirement for all those with a social life in London

A little while ago I came across 24hourlondon. It’s an app that does what it says on the tin. That is, it helps you easily locate London’s 24-hour establishments — or, frankly, the restaurants, bars and clubs that are open late. When you want the night’s festivities to continue beyond the 11pm cut-off imposed by […]

Opinion Services

Nurit Vatnik of Amdocs talks at InTouch

Nurit Vatnik, Director of Amdocs Cross Portfolio, talks about the wide portfolio of products and services developed at Amdocs. Across the portfolio there are solutions providing real answers to business questions of the customers. More from Nurit:


Help: BlackBerry 8900 SMS thread display question

I got this mail in from a reader today — are there any BlackBerry experts reading? Have you any experience with blackberry 8900’s – specifically related to threaded messages? One of our users has a Curve 8900 and on occasion (but not always) when he receives an SMS from one of his contacts it displays […]

Operators Services

Vodafone discontinues bespoke 360 handsets; H2 cancelled

If you recall a few weeks ago I posted an exclusive from the Vodafone 360 team announcing the upcoming arrival of the Vodafone 360 Samsung H2. I’d taken a look at the H2 and found it a rather nice improvement on the Samsung H1 (the original top-end 360 handset). Well, I’ve got some news straight […]

Services – online media storage for torrents, audio, docs, videos & images

Reader Kirk dropped me a note today about, a new online storage service that, as the site explains, fetches media files and lets you stream them immediately. You can use it to stream video, listen to your music and share your library with friends. It’s an interesting take on the online storage conundrum that […]