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  • “Ok Glass: Take me to the Zoo”

    3 April 2014, 6:45 am by: Ewan

    Take a few moments and watch this implementation of Google Glass by the team at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Houston and Houston Zoo. This is probably the first time I’ve seen Google Glass being used in a manner outside the standard ultra-geek…
  • Who manages Telepresence for London’s seriously wealthy?

    2 April 2014, 6:59 pm by: Ewan

    Now there’s a question! It was one posed to me in a note from a reader this evening. Here is the full question. I wonder if you can help? I’m writing to ask of the uber-connected MIR cognoscenti: for the seriously wealthy of London, who manages their…
  • Move over Lenovo: Ocado launches world’s largest 42″ tablet

    31 March 2014, 7:02 pm by: Ewan

    Back in January last year, a lot of readers were absolutely astonished when Lenovo announced their 27” tablet, retailing at £1,000. I remember the almost 50:50 split between those horrified by the size and those who thought it was an excellent concept. I…
  • Three’s 0800-inclusive price plan policy is the way ahead

    31 March 2014, 5:45 pm by: Ewan

    I’m more and more impressed with the output from the team at Three, the UK’s challenger network. I was delighted when they switched on 4G for their customers without additional charges. That was smart. All you needed was a 4G capable device and boom, you…
  • Would you like to see me effing and blinding about mobile marketing?

    25 March 2014, 6:15 pm by: Ewan

    Great. I’ve been meaning to post this for quite a while. I did a series of mobile marketing workshops at the Digital Marketing Show a little while ago. Bizcrowd had a big presence at the show and I was invited to talk about the issue of ‘effective mobile…
  • Blowing the whistle on Twitter at SXSW

    20 March 2014, 12:46 pm by: Ewan

    I’m delighted to publish this op-ed piece from Brendon Craigie, Hotwire Group CEO. Brendon was on site at SWXW (the lucky man, I’ve never made it yet!) and I asked him to summarise his experience from a social standpoint. Over to Brendon. - – - – -…
  • My backup and emergency phone strategy for the car

    11 March 2014, 7:02 pm by: Ewan

    Yesterday at about midday I’d just finished a conference call when I got a Whatsapp from my wife. “Blown a tire,” it said. Great. She was apparently meant to be on the way to see some friends with both our young (3.5 & 2 years) boys.  “Blown,”…
  • Impressed with Sony’s Android ‘Bridge’ software

    11 March 2014, 6:41 pm by: Ewan

    I dusted off my Sony Xperia T yesterday and found an operating system ‘update’ notice. Unfortunately in order to upgrade from Android v7.x.x to v9.x.x I had to plug in the device to a computer. How quaint, eh?  I haven’t actually done this — with any…
  • Building secure applications: A useful primer

    4 March 2014, 1:05 pm by: Ewan

    I know quite a few developers looking at the issue of app security so when @DominicTravers tweeted me this excellent app security primer, I thought it was definitely worth a quick post. Dominic highlighted the deck presented by Scott Alexander-Brown at RSA…
  • If I can fly paperless to Barcelona, why can’t I go paperless to Waterloo on the train?

    3 March 2014, 3:49 pm by: Ewan

    [ 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…
  • Are you on 3? You’re now on 4G!

    28 February 2014, 9:28 am by: Ewan

    Just a quick reminder for the legions of readers who use 3. If you haven’t already noticed, you’re now using 4G. There are obviously a few caveats. To use 4G, you need to locate yourself within the 36 large towns and cities that have already been…
  • February 2014 and I still can’t do a phone call on a moving train

    27 February 2014, 5:55 pm by: Ewan

    At 10pm I had a call with San Francisco. I write it like that, because it sounds cool. In point of fact, the chap I was due to speak with is the height of cool. One of the Valley’s uber-connected dudes. I phoned him at 10pm as I boarded the train and sat…
  • Who are the best executive search headhunters in the mobile world?

    26 February 2014, 4:13 pm by: Ewan

    I am hoping to crowdsource a list of mobile industry headhunters. Can you help? Now and again I’ve had emails from senior executives in and around the mobile industry contact me asking if I can recommend any headhunters. Sometimes it’s because the…
  • How to do Mobile World Congress in one day for £156 (plus entry!)

    25 February 2014, 7:53 pm by: Ewan

    I am accustomed to spending thousands going to Mobile World Congress. Typically, this is a straight business expense for me. I have to be there. It’s a great opportunity to discover new technologies, services, companies and individuals. Perhaps the biggest…
  • I’m at Mobile World Congress today

    24 February 2014, 6:41 pm by: Ewan

    Bring it on. I can’t wait. I’m getting on the plane in 8 hours. I am not going to print my badge. Instead I’m going to use the Mobile World Congress app along with my Photo ID to get my badge. Paperless entry, finally! And, in an MWC first for me, I’m…
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S5 intro video outclasses the rest of the media’s efforts

    24 February 2014, 6:40 pm by: Ewan

    It’s Day One of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and I’m in the UK, getting organised for my flying visit to the exhibition tomorrow. I’ve spent the evening reading the various different press releases from Samsung and wondered just how they were…
  • 9 tips for surviving Mobile World Congress (+11 crowdsourced tips from the experts)

    18 February 2014, 4:14 pm by: Ewan

    It is Mobile World Congress time next week so therefore I present the following tips that should be rather useful for newbies — although I hope some regular attendees might find some use from them. Right. Here we go… Passport: Do not lose your flipping…
  • The 30 second Hotspot rule and why it’s sorely needed

    18 February 2014, 3:26 pm by: Ewan

    I’d like to propose a new rule for hotspots. The rule is simple: If my phone identifies The Cloud or BT Openzone, I want it to check that I’m staying in that location for more than 30 seconds before attempting to login, fail to validate automatically and…
  • Koding.com is giving away a 100TB of data storage

    30 January 2014, 4:53 pm by: Ewan

    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…
  • Samsung’s 15 dedicated UK stores… could be good, could be horrifying

    30 January 2014, 4:53 am by: Ewan

     Today’s FT is reporting that…  Samsung is opening 60 stores across Europe to sell its mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable technology in partnership with Carphone Warehouse, the UK retailer. By working with Carphone Warehouse to create a store…
  • Reaction: “How I lost my $50k Twitter ID: A cautionary tale”

    29 January 2014, 4:54 pm by: Ewan

    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…
  • Speaking of MWC: I’m going to be there… for one day only!

    29 January 2014, 4:47 pm by: Ewan

    I’ve decided to do Mobile World Congress differently this year. I am flying into wonderful Barcelona for just one day. In and out on the same day. I booked a flight a few days ago — £133 in total. I kid ye not. I’m flying in and out of Heathrow Terminal…
  • MWC is coming up: Do you need VisuallySocial for your stand?

    29 January 2014, 4:40 pm by: Ewan

    With MWC just around the corner I thought I’d do a quick note about VisuallySocial. If you’re in PR/Marketing, you’ll probably be in the advanced stages of planning how you’re going to manage your senior stakeholders and their “dominate MWC”…
  • My device of 2013: EE’s 4G Huawei MiFI hotspot

    27 January 2014, 2:44 pm by: Ewan

    I’ve been meaning to get this one blogged for a little while. I was giving some thought over the Christmas period to my best device of 2013. (And I should point out: Although I’ve used the word ‘device’, I also mean the accompanying service.) EE’s 4G…
  • What’s the best wireless home office phone (with headset support)?

    13 January 2014, 7:11 am by: Ewan

    It’s about time I stopped using the noddy BT wireless phone when I’m working at home. I often have to participate in lots of conference calls so I really need a headset. Not only is it useful to be able to bash away on the keyboard during a call to make…

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