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  • Voice recognition – has it come of age?

    22 October 2014, 3:00 am by: Roland B

    “Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 a.m.”…that’s about all I use Apple’s Siri for at the moment, short of asking what song is currently playing (which always amazes me). It’s not that voice recognition on the iPhone is bad – most of the time it…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Leigh Middleton from Cura TV

    20 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We are back with another Top 7 apps submission. Today we have Leigh Middleton, CEO at Cura TV. Cura TV is a video-based mobile marketplace that provides a tailored and immersive shopping experience, on-demand. The platform allows vendors to easily shoot…
  • Wearables…this time it’s personal

    20 October 2014, 3:00 am by: Roland B

    Wearables are personal devices that can be worn almost everywhere. The term is a fairly broad definition that encompasses fitness trackers, smart watches, connected glasses, intelligent clothes and even camera-equipped “life loggers”. It is still a…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Charlie Faulkner at Manage

    17 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    It’s time for another Top 7 apps submission and we have Charlie Faulkner, head of EMEA and APAC at Manage.com. Manage is a Software-as-a-Service company that uses data to power growth and customer engagement across any device. Manage generates over 70,000…
  • Apple announces new iPads and Macs

    17 October 2014, 3:00 am by: Roland B

    “It’s been way too long” Apple held its October special event yesterday to introduce its line of new iPads and Macs and as usual, it was a more low-key affair than last month’s iPhone 6 launch. Teasing us with the mysterious strap line “it’s been…
  • Getting nothing done quickly with mobile data

    15 October 2014, 5:40 pm by: Ewan

    Sometimes I really do despair with the state of the mobile experience here in the UK. This evening I’ve been in Swindon and then in and out of London. Something must be going on with all the networks. Or maybe I got out of the wrong side of bed and ended up…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Leo MacLehose of MatchPint

    15 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    Here we are, back with another Top 7 apps submission. Today we have Leo MacLehose, CEO of Matchpint. Here’s a bit more about Matchpint; MatchPint connects sports fans, pubs, and brands. Sports fans use MatchPint to find out which pubs in their area are…
  • The mobile payments revolution

    15 October 2014, 3:00 am by: Roland B

    Mobile payment schemes are a hot topic at the moment, fuelled by revelations about Apple’s forthcoming  Pay service which is about to be rolled out in the U.S. this month. The concept is not new: the technologies and infrastructure that enable…
  • My Top 5 Apps: David Kelly of Meru Networks

    13 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We have another apps submission but this time it’s a Top 5 apps (you can see our other apps submission in the series here) and we have David Kelly, AVP EMEA at Meru Networks to go through his list. Here’s a little more about the company; Meru Networks is a…
  • Smart homes – ready for prime time?

    13 October 2014, 3:00 am by: Roland B

    Remember all those homes of the future portrayed on old television programmes from the 60’s and 70’s? It has taken nearly forty years, but the era of the smart home could be just around the corner… When you’re away from home, everyone has those…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now

    10 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We have another Top 7 apps submission and this time it’s from Benjamin Dyer, CEO at Powered Now. Here’s a bit more about the company; Powered Now is the award winning admin app for tradesmen and trade companies. Powered Now gives you the freedom to manage…
  • Sometimes I long for the BlackBerry days

    8 October 2014, 6:06 pm by: Ewan

    Do you remember the good old days when you could:  1. Write a text message to a friend and hit ‘send’, safe in the knowledge that it would be transmitted without any further action? If your BlackBerry didn’t have signal at that precise moment, the…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Jess MacIntyre of Qriously

    8 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We are back with another Top 7 Apps submission. This time Jess MacIntyre, EMEA Marketing Manager from Qriously is sharing her favourite apps with us. Qriously is a mobile advertising technology company that taps the value of opinions. Our mission is to create…
  • I swapped to Three; I’m no longer a Vodafone customer

    7 October 2014, 1:28 pm by: Ewan

    Five minutes was all it took to exit the relationship with Vodafone. I phoned up on Sunday and said I’d like to either renegotiate or get my PAC number. She immediately transferred me through to the right team, no messing around. Within a few moments I’d…
  • Citymapper on Apple Watch would rock

    6 October 2014, 6:08 pm by: Ewan

    I was having a read of the Citymapper app update notes and came across the reference to a watch. Could be Apple Watch. Or just a version for Android Wear. Either way I would like to see an implementation of Citymapper on a watch. I love Citymapper for getting…
  • Tablets – is the honeymoon over?

    6 October 2014, 5:51 am by: Roland B

    Since the iPad was launched in 2010, tablets have become an important product for companies such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft. Tablets have proved extremely versatile – so much so that they have replaced many of the laptop’s roles and arguably…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Alex Vitty of Future Platforms

    6 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We are back with another Top 7 Apps submission and this time we have Alex Vitty, Head of User Experience at Future Platforms. Here’s more about the company: At Future Platforms, we specialise in blending technology with innovation to create digital solutions…
  • Two weeks hands-on with iOS 8

    3 October 2014, 6:18 pm by: Roland B

    iOS 8 is, in Apple’s own words “the biggest iOS release ever”. Available in the wild since 17th September, it promised a slew of exciting new features, but on the surface at least there seems to be few major changes; rather, it appears to be more of…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Colin Grant of Gamar

    3 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We are back with another Top 7 Apps submission and this time it is from Colin Grant, Head of Marketing at Gamar. Let’s learn a bit more about Gamar; Have you been to a museum and not remembered fun and interesting elements? Have you taken your children to a…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Nicolas Ott of Arqiva

    1 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We are back with another Top 7 Apps submission and we have Nicolas Ott, Managing Director of Telecoms of Arqiva Telecoms. Nicolas joined Arqiva in January 2012 as Managing Director of Telecoms which provides cellular, wireless broadband and voice & data…
  • Big data – what it means for mobile operators

    30 September 2014, 3:20 am by: Roland B

    There has been a lot of hype about “big data” in recent years, but what does it mean for mobile network operators and how can they benefit from it? Big data is a catch-all term that involves new methods and technologies for collecting, managing, and…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Peter Sells of Havas EHS

    29 September 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We’re back again with another Top 7 Apps submission and this time we have Peter Sells, Head of Mobile at Havas EHS. Here’s a bit more about Havas EHS; Havas EHS, part of the Havas network, is a full service global agency, the sole global digital agency of…
  • Microsoft, smartphones and the cloud – a recipe for success?

    28 September 2014, 6:21 pm by: Roland B

    Is the cloud and mobile-first strategy making any difference? Microsoft has set its sights firmly on the smartphone market with the acquisition of Nokia. Since the failure of Windows Mobile, its previous smartphone platform, Microsoft desperately needed…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Suresh Batchu CTO & SVP of Engineering, MobileIron

    26 September 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    I’m delighted to have a Top 7 Apps submission from Suresh Batchu, co-founder, CTO, and SVP of Engineering, MobileIron. Here’s a little bit more about what the company does: MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Jide Sobo of MEC

    24 September 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    I’m delighted to have received an in-depth Top 7 Apps submission from Jide Sobo, Head of Mobile at leading Media Agency MEC. Here’s a quick overview of MEC: We’re a top 5 media planning and buying agency that’s genuinely excited about today’s dynamic…

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