Mobile Apps

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 30.07.2014 | 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.

Advertising Doesn't Have to Be Evil

Ken Johnstone | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Tech
Ken Johnstone

Why is advertising a dirty word in mobile? Ask a handful of people to describe mobile advertising (or indeed any advertising) to you and they are likely to describe a world of annoying, irrelevant spam that adds little or no value to their lives.

Google and Apple Set the Stage for Desktop Push Alerts

Garrett Goodman | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

Push alerts are an essential tool for many news organizations to keep readers using their mobile apps regularly. There's a huge opportunity to use push alerts on the desktop too, and incoming updates from Apple and Google will make these notifications even more powerful.

The Ideal Mobile App For Terrorists?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech

Good news for those planning nefarious deeds - a new £2 app can give military-grade encryption to your mobile calls and texts. The 'Seecrypt' app,...

To Code or Not to Code; A Guide to Digital DIY

Charlie Morris | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

A couple of my more enterprising friends have recently asked me about how to build websites and mobile apps for their fledgling businesses. Only a few years ago the answer would have been to find a decent web developer

Does Britain Lack the IT Skills to Pay the Bills?

Gary Calcott | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

The dust has settled on the Budget 2013 and the political fallout has been well documented. Putting politics aside and focusing on the actual issues, it's true to say Chancellor George Osbourne's Budget statement contained both positives and negatives as far as the tech industry is concerned.

The Inexorable Rise of WhatsApp

Eamonn Carey | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

Perhaps one of the most striking features of WhatsApp is that, unlike other social networks, the users are not the product for sale. The company's founders are vehemently opposed to the idea of introducing any type of advertising onto the platform. You pay to use WhatsApp.

Business apps - BYOD's best friend

Ian Schenkel | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Schenkel

Mobile apps first hit the headlines six years ago when Apple launched the first iPhone and the accompanying App Store. Consumers were immediately draw...

Five Mind-Blowing Travel Apps for 2013

Sohaib Siddique | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Tech
Sohaib Siddique

People across the world are relying more and more on smartphones to get through their daily lives and stay connected to the world. But as smartphone technology has improved, so too have the apps that make the phones so exciting.

FT's Paywall and the Twin Revolutions

Garrett Goodman | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

The Financial Times made media headlines in June 2011, when the business paper launched an HTML5 app and began selling subscriptions to readers directly via mobile web, opting to avoid the hefty 30% cut Apple requires for doing business inside its virtual gated community.

Mobile Real-time Bidding: From Slow Waiting to Smart Crowds

Wes Biggs | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech
Wes Biggs

Waiting. It's part of our psyche. Wherever and whenever we get the opportunity, in an orderly fashion, we'll get in line and wait.

App Store Reaches 1 Million Submitted Apps Since Launch

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech

More than a million apps have been submitted to Apple's iOS App Store, unofficial stats have claimed. Tthe milestone was reached sometime on Monday...

The Rise of the Rogue App and How to Protect Against Them

Ciaran Bradley | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Tech
Ciaran Bradley

Smartphones have given us instant access to a range of services from games and maps to taxi booking and banking through apps. With smartphone use increasing, app downloads are only set to increase at the same pace. But as the number of apps and smartphones grow they are becoming an attractive target for the criminal gangs behind PC scams who are looking to expand into mobile.

How Mobile Search Impacts Brands and Consumers

James Hilton | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
James Hilton

Brands that adopt mobile first can take advantage of mobile search by building location data into their search results. Google search on mobile already provides results based on the users location for certain key words - such as food, coffee, petrol station - but only if the user has first agreed for Google to use their location.

'Burner' App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers At Will

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech

A service to let users create temporary phone numbers "at the touch of a button" has hit Apple's iOS App Store in the US. 'Burner' allows people to...

Tech or Tech-no? Why IT Education Reforms Are Better Late Than Never

Jade Lane | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Lane

Michael Gove, UK education secretary, has finally done the right thing, and realised that IT education in England is ''demotivating and dull". Even better, he's gone one step further and announced an overhaul of the IT National Curriculum, which will focus on web design, computer programming and computer science to reflect todays technological needs.

App Downloads Break The 1bn Download Barrier Over Christmas

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Tech

More than 1bn mobile apps have been downloaded in a week for the first time. The gargantuan download marathon was noted in analysis by mobile resea...

The Giving Season

Christine Ottery | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK
Christine Ottery

The recession has cut charity donations since 2008 in real terms - after adjustment for inflation - to the tune of about £900 million. Philanthropy in the UK has plummeted by almost a third between 2009 and 2010.

Adventure Apps: When Nature Meets Technology

Charlie Morris | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

It means that I feel more engaged with the piste I'm skiing. I feel more in tune with the gear that I'm wearing. I'm less likely to be damaging the environment that I'm enjoying...and I'm less likely to have my day ruined by a slab of black ice.