Mobile Apps

The App That Could Help Millions of People Get Themselves Out of Poverty

Sarah Begg | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Begg

With over 3 billion people still living in poverty across the globe we have to be smarter. Many of the world's poorest people remain cut off from access to modern energy and crucial information that could enhance their livelihoods and support their well-being. Put simply, access to information is key to enabling people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Is the Writing Finally on the Wall for Email?

Mike Foreman | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

There is no doubt that mobile messaging is extremely efficient. Individuals can gain immediate access to colleagues, customers and contacts outside the company to help them arrive at decisions faster and achieve better outcomes.

The Fantasy Football Season Hots Up

Howard Kingston | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech
Howard Kingston

Tonight boasts a rare evening of excitement as Liverpool take on Manchester United in the Europa League. As a lifelong Liverpool fan, my patience has been tested more than once this season as the team has blown hot and cold.

Fintech: Transformation, or Global Revolution?

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

It's also easy to overstate the extent of the step change in the West. Yes, I can now move my money around more simply and quickly, borrow from different people than before, or check my balance with my phone - not my laptop.

These Skill-Building Apps Are Actually More Fun Than Trawling Tinder (We Promise)

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Mobile apps are designed to cater to our every whim: from gaming to dating, shopping to saving, posting snarky comments (in under 140 characters) or p...

These Apps Will Help You Save Cash, Stick To A Budget & Get Great Discounts

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There's an app for just about everything these days, but not all apps are created equal. Some apps can help you reduce your spending, save cash, o...

Big Data and Expanding Into the Mobile Market - Skyscanner's Next Transition

Heather Irish | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

To any non-technical person out there, the large and varied tech sector can be intimidating. So when I arrived at my interview with the Chief Technology Officer of Skyscanner, who has a doctorate from Oxford University, I was a bit apprehensive of sounding like an ignorant fool to say the least.

Always Forget Your Railcard? We've Got Some Very Good News

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK

Railcards are great - who doesn’t love getting a hefty chunk off an expensive train ticket? But most people have experienced that awful moment wh...

Have We Hit Communication Overload?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

There is so much technological noise out there right now; so many apps; so many upgrades; so many content providers; so many packages, bundles and choices. In this new world, where we have so many technological options, it's easy to find our eyes glazing over.

Beware the All-Knowing App

Graham Welch | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Do you ever check what permissions the apps you download to your smartphone or tablet require? Just why is it your torch app needs access to your contact lists and location? Or why your calendar needs to access your phone records?

Why India Is Such a Huge Opportunity For Western Investors

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

India has been the talk of the investment community for a number of years now. But no matter how much the opportunity is explained and analysed, Western foreign investors still seem unsure. Why the reticence to embrace such a huge opportunity, especially in the tech sector?

How Will the Apple Watch Prove Its Usefulness?

Miguel Milano | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

The possibilities that the Apple Watch opens to us are just the first step in how we will ultimately view wearables. Like other Apple devices, the Watch reimagines our relationship with technology and redefines the way people engage - with brands, with friends, with essential services and within the workplace.

Is the App Economy Going to Boom, Go Bust or Both?

Gary Calcott | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

What does all this mean for the average employee? It means the workplace of the future is going to offer a vastly different experience, where digital apps and tools will impact on just about every aspect of the way we work.

Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.

Conquering App-Weary Consumers to Capitalise on the Wearable Device Market

Gary Calcott | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

App weariness is born, in part, of the sheer volume of applications available across all the devices we use every day. In this saturated market, most people will tend to download the applications they are most familiar with or the ones given the most positive reviews by peers.

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Kim Kardashian: Tech's Power Broker

Matthew Hussey | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

In the golden age of app development way back in 2008, anyone with a knack for coding could develop an app, release it on to Apple's App Store and wait for the cash to roll in. Probably the most famous example was in 2008 when Joel Comm, the developer of iFart Mobile, a crude app that made, yep, fart noises, was earning Comm $10,000 a day.

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

For years I've been aware of a cool app that allows you to text while seeing where you walk to prevent accidents like falling over... Though despite it being around for years, the integration and adoption of some technologies require a tipping point before they become mainstream.

Boris: 'I Don't Know How To Download Apps'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

Boris Johnson made one of the most awkward admissions possible at the launch of a new tech workspace in London: he not only did not have any "cool app...

What David Bowie Can Teach App Entrepreneurs

Martin Bowley | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech
Martin Bowley

I first saw David Bowie in Torquay in 1972, in a venue for 500 people with tickets costing £1.50. It changed my life. Forty years later I'm still struck by his youthful talent, innovation and longevity. He created a revolutionary sound and style building on the best offerings of the 1960s London artistic scene.

Who Do We Blame for Flappy Bird? Only the Human Brain

Michael Rundle | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

Flappy Bird didn't break the App Store. EA's Dungeon Keeper isn't an anti-game. And the people who play(ed) them aren't doing so against their will, or in contravention of natural justice, or in a sort of mindless stupor.

Don't Be Afraid of Change: Don't Fix It If It's Not Broken!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.

London Battlehack

John Lunn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
John Lunn

110 developers rocked up to One Canada Square, Canary Wharf recently for the London-leg of the PayPal search to find the best hackers across ten of the world's coolest cities.

Apps and Resources in Higher Education - Selecting the Right Tools to Use

Daniel Kendal | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Kendal

As our information and communication technologies evolve, they redefine the ways we learn. Not only have the technological tools of the 21st century transformed the content of our educational landscape, but they have also sparked a revision in the actual processes through which we think and solve problems.