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  • Is anyone else having problems restoring their iPhone backups?

    22 September 2014, 5:26 pm by: Ewan

    I made a classic mistake on Friday night when I was sorting out the new iPhones for myself and my wife. Two iPhone 6 devices arrived on Friday morning and then late into the evening I decided to get them setup. I backed up my wife’s iPhone 5S and then my own…
  • Are Mobile TV and Video Still Killer Apps?

    22 September 2014, 10:44 am by: Roland B

    Mobile TV and video were once considered “killer apps” that would entice subscribers to use more data, helping the networks increase ARPU and hold onto customers in an increasingly cutthroat market. Video was perhaps thought of as a panacea that would…
  • Fix your rubbish reception registration systems with Envoy

    22 September 2014, 3:58 am by: Ewan

      I really don’t have any time for the standard rubbish registration systems at receptions. I recognise the importance and the need for such a process. I’d just like it to be as elegant as possible. Enter Envoy. I really like the look of this. Check the…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Adam Chapman of Readsoft

    19 September 2014, 3:22 am by: Sarah P

    We are back with another Top 7 Apps submission and this time it is from Adam Chapman, Director of Marketing at ReadSoft. Here’s a quick overview about the company: ReadSoft is a leading global provider of software solutions for document process…
  • The iPhone 6 Effect: Expect parcel delays on the 19th of September

    17 September 2014, 7:45 pm by: Ewan

    I came across this rather interesting release from the team at ParcelHero detailing one of those critical issues that we don’t tend to consider much at all, especially when we’re busy obsessing over the precise arrival of our gorgeous new device. If you…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Paul Prendergast of Inhance Technology

    17 September 2014, 7:22 pm by: Sarah P

    I’m delighted to have received an in-depth Top 7 Apps submission from Paul Prendergast, CEO at Inhance Technology. Here’s a quick overview from their website: Inhance Technology builds white label mobile security and service programmes for leading…
  • How Apple’s device strategy is making an impact on the enterprise

    16 September 2014, 3:15 am by: Roland B

    Since the advent of B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) schemes and the success of the iPhone as both a consumer and business device, Apple has recognised the need to strengthen its portfolio of enterprise-friendly device management tools, productivity…
  • The operator’s comical Weve project isn’t having a good day

    15 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Ewan

    You have to laugh. If you don’t, the only alternative is tears of utter despair. Have a read… It is understood that EE, O2 and Vodafone have been unable to agree on how Weve’s standard mobile wallet should operate since it was announced six months ago,…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Naresh Chouhan of Truphone

    15 September 2014, 5:18 am by: Sarah P

    Today we have another Top 7 Apps submission and this one is from Naresh Chouhan, Director of Marketing at Truphone. Here’s a quick overview from their website: Truphone is the world’s first mobile network without country borders. The company’s mission is…
  • The writing is (was?) on the wall for Phones 4U

    14 September 2014, 6:37 pm by: Ewan

    The FT is reporting that it’s more or less game over for Phones 4U: Phones 4U, the British retailer founded by entrepreneur John Caudwell that has spent most of last decade in private equity hands, has gone into administration. The company, which is owned by…
  • My Top 7 Apps: James Parton of Twilio Europe

    11 September 2014, 7:51 pm by: Sarah P

    I’m delighted to present an in-depth Top 7 Apps submission from James Parton, Director of Twilio Europe. I’ve long been a big fan of Twilio (I have had a lot of fun programming various apps using their API) — and I’ve long been a fan of James himself,…
  • 5 things you might have missed during Apple’s iPhone event

    10 September 2014, 8:06 am by: Roland B

      Apple held its highly anticipated iPhone event yesterday at the Flint Centre near San Francisco, finally unveiling new large-screened iPhones and, perhaps more importantly, a wearable called the Apple Watch. Expectations were high, as Apple has been…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Elly Woolston of Indicia

    9 September 2014, 6:29 pm by: Sarah P

    I’m delighted to have received a great Top 7 Apps submission from Elly Woolston, Chief Client Officer at Indicia. Here’s a quick overview from their website: Indicia is a leading customer engagement agency. We develop and deliver marketing communications…
  • Are you watching the Apple keynote tonight?

    9 September 2014, 11:02 am by: Ewan

    We’ve just under 2 hours before the Apple keynote starts. Will you be watching? The link you need is
  • Is £399 still too much for the Amazon Fire Phone?

    9 September 2014, 4:31 am by: Ewan

    I logged into the web version of Amazon yesterday and was greeted by this take over screen: It’s the promo for the UK version of the Amazon Fire Phone, exclusively available on O2. If you choose the lowest £13/month tariff (24-months) on the always helpful…
  • Here’s the primer for Apple’s super-hot keynote (we can but hope)

    8 September 2014, 4:14 pm by: Ewan

    Hello it’s Ewan here. Ahead of the upcoming Apple’s September 9th keynote, I’ve asked mobile commentator Roland B. to give us a look ahead and a bit of context. Over to you Roland… – – – – – Perhaps the most anticipated date in the mobile…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Peter Miller, Tangent Snowball

    3 September 2014, 5:01 pm by: Joanne Jeffries

    The next submission of Top 7 Apps comes from Peter Miller, Creative Director at Tangent Snowball. Here’s some background on Peter’s company: Tangent Snowball is a digital agency that joins the dots between data, creativity and technology to help clients…
  • Live like a Jedi with the Reemo wrist mouse: Love it!

    3 September 2014, 4:51 pm by: Ewan

    Before I get to Reemo, I’d like to set the context. I really enjoyed Star Wars. I’m not a die-hard fan, but I really enjoyed it. I can quote much of the original movies more or less verbatim (I can tell you which movie features the line, “Your eyesight…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Neil Robertson of FieldHouse Associates

    1 September 2014, 6:42 pm by: Ewan

    I’m delighted to have received an in-depth Top 7 Apps submission from Neil Robertson, Senior Associate at top boutique PR firm FieldHouse Associates. Here’s a quick overview from their website: FieldHouse Associates was founded to service the technology,…
  • I’m done with Physical Shopping

    1 September 2014, 5:44 pm by: Ewan

    The other weekend I needed a Woggle (Amazon link). For the uninitiated amongst us, a Woggle (sometimes referred to as a ‘Noodle’ too) is a long polystyrene tube that children (in particular) use to support themselves (and play with) whilst swimming. Our…
  • Apple’s digital payments system: Amex, Visa & MasterCard

    1 September 2014, 8:37 am by: Ewan

    This story is flying around the marketplace at the moment (and, incidentally, getting quite a lot of traditional banks in a bit of a panic): Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Ojas Rege, VP of Strategy, MobileIron

    30 August 2014, 4:51 am by: Joanne Jeffries

    As the VP of Strategy at MobileIron, we were really keen to read Ojas Rege’s Top 7 Apps. MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organisations, we were sure he’d have a great list. Ojas currently…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Nick Gibson of Tiger Mobiles

    29 August 2014, 6:09 am by: Ewan

    Our very first Top 7 Apps post comes from Nick Gibson, Managing Director of Tiger Mobiles, a mobile phone comparison site. Nick’s role is to oversee day to day running of the company as well as playing a key role in marketing and understanding customers’…
  • Order your O2 phone by 10pm, get it next day!

    28 August 2014, 6:16 pm by: Ewan

    I’d like to say hello to JP, Social Media genius at Telefonica O2. He sent me a chocolate bar together with the slightly mysterious note you see above. As you can see on the wrapper, the text on the chocolate bar reads: This doesn’t have to last you two…
  • What are your top 7 apps?

    28 August 2014, 4:59 pm by: Ewan

    I’ve got a new feature coming soon here at MIR. It’s called Top 7 Apps. I’m asking executives from around the industry (and beyond) to list out their top 7 mobile applications with a line or two about each. I chose 7 rather than 5 or 10 as I think that…

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