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  • Vodafone UK to launch water supply services for South England

    1 April 2015, 3:23 am by: Ewan

    Vodafone UK has surprised the marked today by announcing VWater, marking its first foray into the supply and delivery of more traditional commodity services. This builds on their landmark mast sharing agreement with O2 and will see Vodafone grow to become a…
  • Mobile app revenues are booming, but for how long?

    30 March 2015, 6:03 am by: Roland Banks

    It’s a shame that more than 90% of apps are languishing in a fairly lonely state, with small numbers of downloads for the vast majority. However, iOS app revenues topped Hollywood movie revenues in 2014, driving app developers to spend large sums of money…
  • The mobile revolution is changing how we work

    27 March 2015, 10:42 am by: Roland Banks

    As consumers, mobility and smartphones have undoubtedly changed our lives, with more than 90% of the British population owning a mobile phone. Most adults in the UK use a smartphone, mainly for personal activities like checking email, surfing the web, and…
  • Critical kit: the Sonos wireless music system

    26 March 2015, 5:12 am by: Roland Banks

    As part of a regular new content series, we aim to cover some of the essential tech and seriously cool items that you can easily buy in the UK. For the first article, we’ll take a brief look at a product that enables music lovers to stream high…
  • Classic Handsets: the Nokia 3310 – the greatest mobile ever?

    23 March 2015, 1:12 am by: Roland Banks

    Since Nokia was purchased by Microsoft, Nokia as we know it has long gone. However, there was a time at the end of the last century in which Nokia launched a series of wonderful handsets that would lead the company to dominate the mobile market. In the 90’s…
  • Gemalto study finds young people love mobile banking

    21 March 2015, 5:34 am by: Roland Banks

    It’s no surprise that the younger generation are keen users of mobile banking, considering the benefits it offers and the prevalence of smartphones among the age group. Gemalto recently conducted a study (“An international study of youth attitudes to…
  • Wearables Wednesday: the Apple Watch (again)

    18 March 2015, 9:19 am by: Roland Banks

    You may not be aware that today is “Wearables Wednesday”, which means covering a relevant piece of wearable tech, gadget or news item. To kick things off, even though most tech sites on the planet have already contributed thousands of lines of opinion…
  • Mercedes and mobile advertising: Constantly in the wrong gear?

    16 March 2015, 8:53 pm by: Ewan

    I trust there are embarrassed faces all round in the marketing team at Mercedes UK. I saw a Facebook ad today on the iPhone. It was for a funky looking Mercedes. I thought it might be useful for my brother so I clicked to take a look. Here’s the actual…
  • Yes, the mainstream retail experience is still really rubbish

    16 March 2015, 3:29 pm by: Ewan

    I’m back in London now, if you haven’t been following my updates on LinkedIn. Being back in London means I am now once again being exposed to all manner of excitements and frustrations, rather than simply driving to Swindon every day and having a pleasant…
  • Apps that changed the world…

    16 March 2015, 9:01 am by: Roland Banks

    In the first of several posts, we take a look at mobile apps that changed the world in one way or another, for better or worse. There are dozens of apps that could lay claim to having changed the world or had a far-reaching impact – some of these are…
  • How mobile is revolutionising shopping

    13 March 2015, 10:31 am by: Roland Banks

    Over the past few years, the way we communicate has been revolutionised by advances in mobile technology, and the ubiquity of smartphones and other devices. The way we shop has also changed forever, as retailers embrace new ways to optimise their products,…
  • TalkTalk focuses on improving chat-based customer service

    11 March 2015, 9:18 am by: Roland Banks

    It’s rarely a pleasure calling customer services for any company – long delays, a poor quality connection, and inevitably not achieving what you were trying to do in the first place. British MVNO operator TalkTalk seems to have recognised this, having…
  • My Top 7 apps: Subrah Iyar of Moxtra

    11 March 2015, 4:30 am by: Sarah

    Here we are with another Top 7 apps. This week we have Subrah Iyar, CEO of Moxtra. Moxtra is a mobile collaboration service for teams & projects. Moxtra is driven by a powerful cloud collaboration platform which enables project spaces called Moxtra Binders.…
  • Apple’s March 9 keynote: Initial impressions

    9 March 2015, 7:31 pm by: Ewan

    I sat down and watched Apple’s keynote this evening, end-to-end. Apple is, without a doubt, a company at the top of it’s game. I strongly admired the work they’re doing with ResearchKit — enabling medical researchers around the world to deploy research…
  • 58% of our audience say they’ll buy the Apple Watch Sport

    9 March 2015, 9:57 am by: Ewan

    Ahead of the Apple keynote announcement later today we’ve been conducting a bit of research with the Mobile Industry Review audience. Hundreds have weighed in with their opinions in response to my post last week. I asked a very simple question: Which Apple…
  • The fight for your car’s dashboard…Android Auto and CarPlay

    9 March 2015, 1:44 am by: Roland Banks

    Not so long ago, consumers had very low expectations for their car’s infotainment systems. Today, tech giants like Apple and Google are engaged in a battle to control the in-car experience, by linking with your smartphone to power navigation,…
  • Mobile is the new banking branch

    6 March 2015, 2:59 am by: Roland Banks

    Not so long ago, banking meant visiting your nearest branch at inconvenient hours and waiting in line to carry out a transaction. Even with the advent of Internet banking, the majority of transactions still took place outside banking hours, before work or at…
  • Three: Spain and New Zealand are now Feel Like Home countries, starting in April

    5 March 2015, 7:12 am by: Ewan

    I have to say I am seriously, seriously liking the look of Three nowadays. I swapped to them last October for my main line and I have been enjoying their service. Their Feel At Home offering (where you can use internet, call and text on the same basis as your…
  • My Top 7 apps: Richard Patterson of The Dog and Bone

    5 March 2015, 3:34 am by: Sarah

    I’m back with another Top 7 apps piece. Richard Patterson is founder of a new website, The Dog and Bone, offering mobile advice and help for UK consumers, and he is and co-founder of a number of other online businesses. His main smartphone is a HTC One M8,…
  • Standout products at this week’s Mobile World Congress

    4 March 2015, 4:48 am by: Roland Banks

    It is impossible not to have noticed Mobile World Congress  taking place in Barcelona this week. In fact, our very own Ewan flew out for a day this to witness the action on the show floor. Several years ago, I visited MWC as an exhibitor for a small…
  • Google announces death of mobile operator business model. Finally! [insert hope here]

    2 March 2015, 6:18 pm by: Ewan

    On Day 2 of Mobile World Congress, it happened. The Earth moved. Mountains rose. Valleys shifted. Islands disappeared. All metaphorically speaking, you understand. Google has announced that they’re getting into the mobile network game. But don’t panic!…
  • What to consider when choosing a new mobile phone contract

    2 March 2015, 6:16 pm by: Ewan

    We continue to get a lot of email from normobs — normal mobile users — asking for advice on phone contracts. It’s quite time consuming to respond to every email so we’ve put together this post which should be of use.
  • Mobile Innovation Summit 2015

    2 March 2015, 5:10 pm by: Emma

    Is mobile incorporated into your strategy?  The Mobile Innovation Summit, to be held later this month in New York, will address key issues of design, engagement, strategy, social media, brand awareness, data analytics & much more, through keynote…
  • Meet Tinitell, a dedicated smartphone for kids

    2 March 2015, 6:12 am by: Roland Banks

    With this week’s news coming thick and fast from Mobile World Congress, it’s easy to miss some of the more interesting technology that might be lost among all the headlines. Tinitell is device that has caught our attention recently, being a wearable…
  • Eating your own dog food? A review of the GSMA’s MWC15 website

    28 February 2015, 5:50 am by: Ewan

    Today’s guest author, James Roswell, is founder and CEO of 51Degrees, a company which provides mobile web optimisation services to more than 1.5 million web sites globally. In the following post, James takes a look at the GSMA’s own website to see how it…

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