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  • 'Micro-volunteer' your time to help the blind

    31 January 2015, 2:26 am by: emily

    A new app called Be My Eyes allows you to “micro-volunteer” tiny portions of your time, perhaps less than a minute, remotely via your smartphone. The Telegraph reports.…
  • The one chart that shows how Facebook has nailed mobile

    30 January 2015, 5:22 am by: emily

    Many online companies knew that mobile was the future, but few have transitioned as impressively as Facebook, both in product and business. Quartz reports.…
  • BulkSMS gets taken to new heights

    30 January 2015, 4:19 am by: emily

    Below is another good example of how text messaging is being used and a reminder that SMS remains the most reliable option to reach someone. According to a report from Deloite published in 2014, Short Messaging Services vs Instant Messaging: Value vs volume:…
  • Is smartphone penetration massively overestimated?

    29 January 2015, 6:53 am by: emily

    Over a quarter of Android devices worldwide are dual-SIM, according to a new report, suggesting that smartphone penetration has been massively overestimated. The Telegraph reports.…
  • You’re spending more time playing mobile games than ever before

    28 January 2015, 2:34 am by: emily

    The average time spent playing mobile games in 2014 increased by 57 percent compared to 2012, according to a report from industry intelligence group NPD Group. [via VentureBeat]…
  • Bill and Melinda Gates want to fix another messy global problem: banking

    22 January 2015, 11:59 am by: emily

    ... In Bill and Melinda's annual letter published today, they’re outlining ambitions to tackle another messy sector: banking. Quartz reports.…
  • Apple's apps economy 'as big as Hollywood'

    22 January 2015, 9:15 am by: emily

    Apple's app developers earned as much collectively as Hollywood did from US box offices in 2014 according to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu, reports The Telegraph.…
  • QualityTime app records how long you spend interacting with your phone

    22 January 2015, 3:17 am by: emily

    Californian developers have created a new app called QualityTime which records how long you spend interacting with your phone, even going as far as to log how many times you use each app. At the end of the day or the week you can then look back at your totals.…
  • Quickie makes mobile conversations disappear, just like in real life

    20 January 2015, 12:24 pm by: emily

    The New Webt reports on a new free app for Android and iOS called Quickie that makes mobile conversations disappear, just like in real life.…
  • Microsoft patents 'Inconspicuous mode for mobile devices'

    20 January 2015, 12:08 pm by: emily

    Noisy and bright mobile phones are the bane of cinemagoers, theatre fans and significant others trying to get to sleep in dark bedrooms. But Microsoft has now been granted a patent for a system that automatically puts a handset into an “inconspicuous mode”…
  • App Lets You Take Back Your Text Messages

    16 January 2015, 10:52 am by: emily

    An app called Strings that lets you permanently take back text messages that you sent out. Created by Be Labs in Seattle, Strings allows users to “spontaneously and fearlessly” share your personal thoughts and photos from your smartphone. Its like…
  • Smartphones and tablets cause skin wrinkling condition dubbed 'tech-neck'

    12 January 2015, 7:12 am by: emily

    A recent study asserting that texting was harmful to the spine has been brushed aside by other scientists, who claim that looking down at your phone exerts no more pressure than reading a book or watching your step while you walk.…
  • Apple customers spend $500m in App Store in single week

    9 January 2015, 12:57 am by: emily

    Apple customers spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases during the first week of January, with new Year's Day marking the busiest day in the App Store's history. The Telegraph reports.…
  • WhatsApp tallies 700M monthly active users

    7 January 2015, 3:22 am by: emily

    WhatsApp, ne of the world's most popular mobile messaging services continues growth three months after Facebook acquisition. C/net reports.…
  • Mobile payments bring light to Kenyan villages

    2 January 2015, 9:07 am by: emily

    The wife of a cow herder recently switched on a light in her home for the first time ever, all thanks to a mobile phone. BusinessDay Live reports.…

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