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  • Free roaming this summer on Carephone Warehouse’s iD network

    31 July 2015, 3:46 am by: Roland Banks

    Now that the summer holidays are well underway, a recent study claims that almost a quarter of UK holidaymakers will be burnt by the cost of data whilst they’re away. Unfortunately, they’re paying over the odds for playing games, using Facebook and just…
  • Case study: how Gett manages its SMS based communications via Nexmo’s Cloud API

    30 July 2015, 4:17 am by: Roland Banks

    Without doubt one of the advantages of having always-on, Internet-enabled smartphones is the ability to find relevant, timely and accurate information within seconds. With the rise of smartphones and the app economy, transport services such as Uber and…
  • My laptop hard disk crashed… and I don’t mind. What a difference the Cloud makes!

    27 July 2015, 1:30 pm by: Ewan

    Well then, it had to happen — the dreaded hard disk crash! My primary MacBook Pro was purchased in December 2013. I’ve used it more or less religiously most days through 2014 and another half year has passed. It’s about 18 months old. And the inevitable…
  • Critical kit: Samsung Gear VR

    25 July 2015, 2:13 am by: Roland Banks

    The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) device was one of the biggest success stories of Kickstarter in recent years. The Rift isn’t yet available for consumers of course, but other companies have entered the arena with a variety of hi-tech viewers, notably…
  • Would you buy a modular smartwatch?

    23 July 2015, 4:26 am by: Roland Banks

    We’ve talked recently about modular smartphones, in particular Project Ara – Google’s somewhat experimental phone that allows you to replace that parts that you need. For example, you can swap out the camera for a more advanced model or change the CPU…
  • There were 3 people with Apple Watches in the train carriage this morning

    23 July 2015, 4:04 am by: Ewan

    The ready reckoner that I’ve been using for quite a long time — what folk on the trains and the Underground in and around London are doing — is pointing to a slow but increasing trend for Apple Watch adoption.  I’ve seen various studies around…
  • Britain is the contactless capital of Europe

    20 July 2015, 2:00 am by: Roland Banks

    Citizens of the UK have a reason to be proud when it comes to contactless payments. It seems that London has become the financial tech capital of Europe. Even though Brits have a somewhat old-fashioned reputation internationally (bowler hats, London buses and…
  • Apps to Watch: Hooks – Alerts for Everything

    18 July 2015, 10:12 am by: Roland Banks

    The Apple Watch might not be for everyone, and it’s still a somewhat unproven gadget in terms of mass appeal and usefulness, but it’s certainly true that it has encouraged more app developers to dip their toe in the water and create apps for it. While…
  • What happens to all the toxic junk from our smartphones?

    15 July 2015, 4:26 am by: Roland Banks

    Just about everyone has a mobile phone, and hundreds of millions are manufactured and sold every year. Despite society as a whole becoming more aware of the issues of electronic waste, and other environmental concerns, that doesn’t stop the vast majority…
  • I think the Brits will like Apple Pay

    14 July 2015, 4:57 am by: Ewan

    So today is Apple Pay day in the United Kingdom. I always thought Apple should have launched Apple Pay first in the UK. Or at least, prioritised it faster. As a country, we are far happier with the contactless method of payment. The banks — in particular…
  • And we’re off and running with Season 10!

    13 July 2015, 3:44 pm by: Ewan

    So there we go: Season 10 of the 361 Podcast has now gone live. In fact we’ve just released the second episode! The opening episode saw us chaining series regular Rafe Blandford to the nose cone of a slow moving Boeing 747 at London Heathrow whilst Ben and I…
  • Mobile operator Umniah turns to Bango Payment Platform for app store billing

    10 July 2015, 2:17 am by: Roland Banks

    In the last few weeks, yet another mobile network operator has chosen the Bango Payment Platform for app store carrier billing. Umniah, one of the fastest-growing Jordanian mobile network operators, plans a range of app store connections through Bango’s…
  • Wearables Wednesday: GoPro Hero 4 Session wearable action-cam

    8 July 2015, 3:21 am by: Roland Banks

    In this week’s Wearables Wednesday spot, in a timely move GoPro has just added a new action-cam called the Hero 4 Session to its lineup and due for release on July 12. How does this relate to the mobile industry or wearables? Well, mobiles have encouraged…
  • Classic Handsets: the Siemens S10 (the world’s first colour phone)

    6 July 2015, 4:10 am by: Roland Banks

    In today’s Classic Handset series article, we’re taking a short trip down memory lane to remember what is claimed to be the first mobile with a colour display: the Siemens S10. Back in the mid to late-90’s and well before the advent of…
  • Google I/O: five things we care about: Android Pay

    3 July 2015, 3:25 am by: Roland Banks

    In the last of our five-part series about Google I/O, we’ll take a quick look at Android Pay, Google’s attempt at mobile payments. The company unveiled the Android Pay app, which replaces Google Wallet, in a bid to power tap-to-pay purchases on mobile…
  • The future of mobile technology – surely it’s intuitive?

    1 July 2015, 4:37 am by: Roland Banks

    Today’s post is something a little different to normal, in that it’s an opinion piece on the future of mobile technology by Waiman Lam, ZTE’s Senior Director of Mobile Devices. In the article below, he discusses ZTE’s take on where mobile technology…
  • What’s your favourite 361 podcast episode?

    29 June 2015, 6:39 pm by: Ewan

    It’s me again, working through my todo list. One of the items is to ask you, dear reader, which episode of the 361 Podcast really stands out in your memory. We’re going to do a re-visit of some of the top ones as suggested by listeners soon. Now, clearly,…
  • Apps that changed the world: Instagram

    29 June 2015, 2:21 am by: Roland Banks

    This instalment of our apps that changed the world series looks at the phenomenon that is Instagram (“Instagram” is a portmanteau of “instant camera” and “telegram”). How has it changed the world? There is arguably nothing quite like it in…
  • Google I/O: five things we care about: Project Ara

    26 June 2015, 4:02 am by: Roland Banks

    In part four of our Google I/O series, we mull over another of the interesting developments that Google covered at its developer conference in May. We’ve already covered Android M, virtual reality and wearables,  but this time we’ll take a quick look at…
  • Aeromobile is off to a flying start in 2015

    25 June 2015, 3:47 am by: Roland Banks

    Over the past few years, you may have noticed talk of being able to use your mobile phone on a plane. Despite what seems like many years of discussion on the topic, you might not realise that some airlines have already installed special mobile network…
  • Retailers need to focus on retail technology to drive footfall

    24 June 2015, 9:31 am by: Ewan

    Today’s post is an interesting viewpoint from Gavin Ray, SVP of products and marketing at ip.access, on how retailers are embroiled in a ‘retail arms race’ – battling for in-store footfall. Gavin’s view is that the high street is still alive and…
  • Need a free sat nav app? Try Navmii

    22 June 2015, 4:00 am by: Roland Banks

    Just about everyone with a smartphone will appreciate just how essential they can be when it comes to finding directions and getting around. Not that long ago, sat nav software was mainly limited to hardware solutions from the likes of TomTom and Garmin, but…
  • Google I/O – five things we care about: wearables

    19 June 2015, 8:34 am by: Roland Banks

    The Google I/O developer conference is now but a distant memory, but the search giant provided some insights into its plans for the year ahead and discussed how its various products are being improved. Android M, the next version of the world’s most…
  • Facebook sends operators a friend request at the TM Forum

    17 June 2015, 8:02 am by: Ewan

    At the recent TM Forum in Nice, Facebook used the opportunity to reach out to operators to try and persuade them to open their hearts and minds. Historically the relationship between Facebook and mobile operators has been a little… frosty. Some love the…
  • Here are some incredible facts about WhatsApp (Infographic)

    17 June 2015, 1:23 am by: Roland Banks

    WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, loved by many people due to its focus on the core experience, eschewing complexity and ‘frivolous’ features like games and stickers. In the UK, it consistently features amongst the…

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