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  • YotaPhone 2: an incredible dual-screen smartphone

    19 December 2014, 7:50 am by: Roland Banks

    How many times have you wished that your smartphone’s battery would last for more than a day of moderate use? A few Tweets, checking emails, browsing the web and using a a couple of apps is enough to drain your battery in next to no time. But Russian…
  • Is the BT and EE tie-up good for consumers?

    17 December 2014, 8:18 am by: Roland Banks

    By now, everyone who has been following the major news outlets will have heard that British Telecom has announced its plans to purchase UK mobile operator Everything Everywhere (EE) for a reported £12.5 billion. Confirmation of the strategic deal comes just…
  • Britain’s top mobile startups to watch for 2015 — any suggestions?

    16 December 2014, 7:40 am by: Ewan

    Hi there we’re working on an upcoming feature about the top British mobile startups to watch for 2015. I’m hunting for hot mobile startup companies who are seed funded and now beginning to look for their first Series A investment. Have you any…
  • Are you listening?

    15 December 2014, 5:40 pm by: Ewan

    Have you been listening to the 361 Degrees podcast? I thought I should post a note to explain some of the updates that Roland has been making recently. I asked him to do a quick write-up of each podcast episode we publish over at 361podcast.com. The background…
  • The text message turns 22, but are its days numbered?

    15 December 2014, 8:40 am by: Roland Banks

    Earlier this month the humble text message turned an incredible 22 years old. It was on December 3, 1992 that 22 year old Neil Papworth sent the first fifteen character message that simply read “merry christmas”. How far technology has come in such a…
  • Internet of Things network launches in UK

    12 December 2014, 6:14 am by: Roland Banks

    Earlier this week it was announced that sites went live in ten cities around the UK for the Arqiva and SIGFOX Internet of Things (IoT) network. We’ve already written about how the Internet of Things will change everything, but the announcement highlights…
  • Mobiles and the environment – can we be greener?

    10 December 2014, 5:29 am by: Roland Banks

    Many of our readers no doubt intend to buy new mobiles, laptops and other gadgets this Christmas for friends and relatives – how about a new smartphone or tablet to while away the cold nights? Keeping up to date with the latest tech has become an…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Scott Tyson from Mailprotector

    10 December 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    Here we are with another Top 7 apps post. Today we have Scott Tyson who is Sales Director at Mailprotector; Mailprotector offers a portfolio of cloud-based email security, management and hosting services sold exclusively through the channel to businesses,…
  • Episode 8 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Three Rants

    9 December 2014, 11:57 pm by: Roland Banks

    We have just published episode 8 of season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast, and this week it’s an excuse for the team to have a rant, all in a constructive manner of course. Ewan, Ben and Rafe cut to the case and tell it like it is! Here’s the…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Daniel Hunter from Text4Assist

    8 December 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    Here we are with another Top 7 apps post. Today we have Daniel Hunter who is the MD of Text4Assist; Text4Assist is a specialist digital outsourced service provider that optimises customer engagement and reduces operational costs by enabling organisations to…
  • The life of a digital nomad

    8 December 2014, 3:27 am by: Roland Banks

    You may have heard the term digital nomad mentioned recently, referring to someone who has eschewed the traditional 9-to-5 office job and taken to the road to work. Many such people leave behind their old life to find opportunities with…
  • Can you run a business from a smartphone?

    5 December 2014, 6:58 am by: Roland Banks

    The demands of running a successful business may mean having to be on call 24/7, and even though laptops and desktop PCs are ubiquitous, many executives are finding they can actually run their business from a smartphone. This enables them to better…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Daniel Marhely from Deezer

    5 December 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    Back again with another Top 7 apps post. Today we have Daniel Marhely who is the founder of Deezer; Deezer is the first truly global on-demand audio provider, offering a digital music streaming service in more than 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active…
  • Episode 7 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Mobile Shopping and Payments

    4 December 2014, 8:45 am by: Roland Banks

    We’ve just published episode 7 of season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast, and it’s an awesome one that discusses mobile shopping and payments. As always it’s a relaxed and humorous debate as Ewan, Ben and Rafe pool their collective knowledge to provide…
  • Should you swap your iPhone 6 for the 6 Plus?

    3 December 2014, 5:20 am by: Roland Banks

    Have you bought an iPhone 6 but wonder if you should have gone for the larger “don’t-call-it-a-phablet” 6 Plus instead? Perhaps you are holding off until you can get your hands on both devices. So do you plump for the svelte iPhone 6 or the…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Tonia Baldwin from A1 Comms

    3 December 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We are back with another Top 7 apps post and today we have Tonia Baldwin, Sales Director at A1 Comms; A1 Comms are one of the UK’s leading business mobile and business communications providers. We work in partnership with EE, Vodafone and O2 and are able to…
  • Esendex Consolidates the SMS Market

    2 December 2014, 3:18 am by: Ewan

    The SMS market looks like it is hotting up again. It was arguably Esendex, the Nottingham based business SMS experts, that started this trend with its MBO and acquisition of Text Marketer last year. Well, it looks as if Esendex might be one of the last ones…
  • Who needs a landline telephone? 95% of UK households don’t

    1 December 2014, 6:27 am by: Roland Banks

    The home phone has had its day. The majority of UK households say they would not miss a landline telephone, preferring instead to use mobiles as their primary means of communication. The belief that a fixed line is essential is clearly an outdated…
  • 5000 unique mobiles online – huge fragmentation

    28 November 2014, 7:18 am by: Roland Banks

    There are now more mobile devices online than ever before – tablets, smartphones, ‘phablets’ and everything in between. With the global appetite for mobile and 4G networks rising ever faster, it’s no surprise that the range of devices being used…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Ged Carroll from Racepoint Global

    28 November 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    Here we are with another Top 7 apps post. Ged Carroll, Vice President of digital services in Europe for Racepoint Global has shared his list with us below. Racepoint Global is a full marketing services agency that offers influencer identification, mapping…
  • Android Lollipop makes a splash

    26 November 2014, 8:19 am by: Roland Banks

    …or perhaps “A sweet new take on Android”. Fortunately, there are no clichéd candy or lollipop related headlines here. Instead, just a succinct overview of the most important update that Android has ever had – Android Lollipop. Android L as…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Peter Cox from PerceptionTV Ltd

    26 November 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We have another Top 7 apps list. This list is from Peter Cox, Director of Marketing at PerceptionTV Ltd. Perception TV Ltd has developed an IPTV/OTT cloud-based multiscreen Perception™ platform that integrates live TV, catch-up TV, video-on-demand and…
  • Why the Cloud is here to stay

    24 November 2014, 5:40 am by: Roland Banks

    Nowadays, “the cloud” has become a buzzword but some people say it’s the answer to every problem that we face in computing and mobile, while others are convinced it’s a flash-in-the-pan that will eventually fizzle out. Nobody knows for certain, but…
  • My Top 7 Apps: Steve Karmeinsky from Placeholder Ltd

    24 November 2014, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    We are back with another Top 7 apps list. This time around we have Steve Karmeinsky, co-founder of Placeholder Ltd. Placeholder is developing innovative Bluetooth devices with a geo-backend and authenticated and federated APIs to access it along with mobile…
  • Nokia eyes a comeback with the N1 Android tablet

    21 November 2014, 6:03 am by: Roland Banks

    Nokia caused a stir this week with the revelation that it would return to the consumer hardware business with an all-new 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1 which, it has to be said, bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPad Mini – even down to the…

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