UK Apps

Where Is Social Media Marketing Heading?

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

People tend to ignore marketers' messages on social media, mainly due to frustration over quantity and sometimes irrelevancy of adverts... The best quality content is not necessarily expensive to create; but definitely appealing to people. In different words, brands need to act more like human.

Weekend Shopping: Accessories From Sporty to Sleepy

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

All you summer lovers out there seem to be taking over the city with your outdoor sports. Whether it's the Olympic legacy, part of holiday fitness plans or just fun with friends, everyone seems to be taking advantage of London's parks, lidos and streets to get out and get into something sporty.

Apps Will Unlock the True Potential of Wearables

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Analysts forecast that spending on wearable technology will hit $19 billion by 2018; but for wearable device spend to come close to that figure, app developers will need to be encouraged to create with the same vigour and ingenuity we saw at the beginning of the smartphone revolution.

Why You Need a Mobile Expert

Greg Grimmer | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Greg Grimmer

It's the year of mobile. 1998 was the first year I heard someone utter that dreaded phrase. However, even though most of us still have to deal with 2% battery life by lunchtime - mobile is unequivocally taking over the world. It's a beast; a complex beast. You've got 4G, NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi and countless other TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms to the uninitiated) to navigate through.

New Technology Is Changing the Way We Manage Our Money

Alex Sullivan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Sullivan

It's not often that those of us who work in the world of financial services get to say that we've made something that's pretty cool, but our new international payments app has really made me feel like it might be one of those times.

Over 3.2million UK SMEs Are Ignoring Mobile - And Will Lose Over £50bn in the Next 12 Months

Daniele Pelleri | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Daniele Pelleri

There are about 4.9 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK: a huge and lively ecosystem corresponding to 99.9 % of private sector busin...

Tinder: A Start-up that Went from Frying Pan to Fire

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

When they created this app called Tinder - with their dreams of Silicon Valley rose and their tinted glasses on - they probably thought they were binding the world with love and all nice things around it... Now, what an irony of time, that the founders of the app that was meant to bring people in love together, are going to slug it out in the court.

"Appy Shoppers": How a New Breed of Shopping Apps Could Save You Money

Hilary Wardle | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Remember the bad old days when looking for an online bargain meant trawling through every site you could think of in an attempt to find the cheapest version of a product? ... thanks to some newfangled tools, that could soon be a thing of the past... Here are a few handy apps that may well help you save some serious money.

The Odd Couple: Why Apps and the Mobile Web Will Have to Share a Flat for Some Time Yet

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

It's an argument that's seemingly as old the proverbial hills and with more bumps to boot. The apps versus mobile web debate scintillates some, leaves others indifferent and has the majority reaching for their nightcaps as they slowly drift into deep sleep.

The Need for Speed in the App Economy

Miguel Milano | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Currently, to meet our need for 'bandwidth-on-the-go,' 3G is available to some of us. But those of us that have access have all had our share of '3G buffering purgatory' while we wait for videos, documents and especially for applications to download...

Facebook's Reply-First Chap App Out Now In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has announced that its controversial new chat app 'Slingshot' is available in the UK. The Snapchat-style app allows users to send photos a...

All the Rage in Cannes: The Return of Valleyspeak, Yo!

Barry Whyte | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

Valleyspeak has made a comeback. But not the LA valley girl dialect that defined the nineties (like, seriously?). In the past week, Silicon Valley has gone gaga about a new instant messaging app / social network that only allows you to communicate with one word: Yo!

What Is 'Yo'?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

So, what is 'Yo'? It's an app, and it's slowly taking the world by storm, rising up the Apple App Store and the venture capital rankings too. But n...

Love Me Tinder

Ashley Hames | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Like millions of other lonely souls, I recently joined Tinder to try and spark up my non-existent love-life. Romantically, I'm sure it would probably be better if I was to meet someone organically, but hey ho, to Tinder I go.

Michael Rundle

We Made An Album With Beatwave In An Hour, With No Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

It used to be that aspiring musicians had to gather the courage to walk into a guitar store, find some friends and play into a crappy tape recorder if...

Apps Are Making Employees More Productive

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

When we think of apps, Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds might first spring to mind. Many of us consider apps to be the perfect tool to indulge our playful sides and certainly not something that should be encouraged during working hours. Because of this association, apps have often been perceived as things that waste employee time.

No One Talks Anymore

Carina Maggar | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Carina Maggar

Recent research shows that our phones are proven to be affecting the way we talk, think, have sex, eat and even go to the loo. We have become slaves to technology, only this time, our hands are handcuffed to our phones. Those red circular icons on our home screens have become our very own version of a newborn baby crying out for attention.

Vogue Confidential: Headspace

Vogue UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue UK

"If we are connected to that place, then the violence and all the things we're seeing in the world would not make sense," continued Huffington. "With mindfulness in schools and the movement in corporations, it gives the most stubborn of sceptics proof. There is no trade-off between productivity and achievement in taking the time to connect to this place."

Out With Google Search and in With the App Stores

James Connelly | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Since the inception of consumer computers, the desktop has ruled the world and for more than 15 years one company has become synonymous with that world- Google. Let's face it, even if you know the specific URL of a site, pretty much every journey begins with Google.

Who's Afraid of the Dark

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Tech
Nicole Ettinger

Do you travel alone late at night? Have you ever been followed or felt like someone is following you and wondered how you would get help?

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.

Australia Needs a Killer App

Alex Malley | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

How do you develop a culture of innovation? This is the question vexing governments the world over as they struggle to harness the potential of changes in the global economy and seize the opportunities of technological and biomedical advancements.

Guide to Keeping Kids and Yummy Mummies Entertained This Half-term‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

As a child I was told I could never have pets... My dad, from Ghana, said he'd eat them. Fair play. Still don't know if he was joking or not. So now I'm faced with the dilemma of whether or not to join the 13million households in the UK with a pet, after my tot has fallen in love with his Grandmother's cat.

The App Tipping Point

JF Sullivan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
JF Sullivan

Soon enough, clear front runners emerged from the noise. This is perhaps best illustrated by the popularity of WhatsApp, whose 450 million users recently convinced Facebook it was worth paying $19 billion to acquire. But what is it about these stand-outs that gave them lasting power? What is it about the apps that succeed? Is it pure luck or something more?

Top 10 Free Apps for Expats

Sohaib Siddique | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sohaib Siddique

Wherever you've moved to, be it somewhere in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa or Oceania, you're guaranteed to have an incredible adventure, but there may be some surprises along the way. Breaking the language barrier and staying in touch with family and friends are two such challenges that you might face on a regular basis.