Applications

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Next time you're in your local pharmacy, take a detour to the men's shaving aisle. When you get there, scan the shelves in front of you. You'll see high-gloss packaging, lots of "Fusion" and "Turbo" and "Mach" brands. It's almost like you're in the Formula 1 pit lane, isn't it? The choice seems abundant.

New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

Thomas Church | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download Pocket High Street.

What ISVs Can Learn From 'Wacky Races'

Gary Calcott | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

Competition can bring out surprising sides of our character. Increased demand from customers and end-users - combined with a more competitive landscape - means that the need for fast, agile application development amongst Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) has never been so intense.

Start-up, App and Away!

Gary Calcott | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

It's not easy being small. As anyone who was denied entry as a child to a theme park roller-coaster as a result of a 'You must be THIS tall to take this ride' sign can testify, life can seem so much simpler if you are larger and more mature.

Why Summer is the Most Important Season for Students

Isabelle Kerr | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Kerr

For students everywhere it has always provided a liberating period between one busy university year and an even busier year to come. Consequently, students have never failed to embrace the many benefits of the summer break. However, with the controversial rise in tuition fees to £9000 per year the necessity of university has been debated.

The Remarkably Dull and Demoralising World of Job Seeking

Henry Fosdike | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Fosdike

For a start, it's extremely dull. Remarkably dull. It's hard to even imagine what it must have been like thirty or forty years ago, scouring newspapers for leads and sending off a hand written covering letter in the post.

French Media Talk Difficult Future of Mobile News

Garrett Goodman | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

From news radio networks to respected newspapers to pure players, French media find mobile "difficult" and "complicated". This morning at a hip co-w...

Are State Schools Biased Against Oxbridge?

Sarah Slater | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Slater

I went to Oxford from a state school, arguably a very nice sixth form college in Surrey, but one that didn't have a strong record of sending students to Oxford or Cambridge. Was I dissuaded from applying? Not really. Was I encouraged? Not particularly. Did this make applying hard work? Absolutely.

Could the Olympics Become a Network Danger?

Thierry Grenot | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Tech
Thierry Grenot

The Olympics are coming. In the same way that the city of London is building new roads to handle increased traffic, companies must ready their networks to support the increased flow of applications.

A Glimpse Of Hope For Prospective Students

Cosima Ungaro | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The deadline for Ucas applications is approaching. On January 15, all prospective students to apply for courses beginning next autumn will need to hav...

UCAS: New Changes in Applications Will Benefit A Level Students

Mary Curnock Cook | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Mary Curnock Cook

The changing profile and needs of applicants and new approaches to the funding of higher education have combined to create a very different environment both for the provision of higher education and for those wishing to apply to study. Our review of the admissions system and our proposals for reform are therefore timely.