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Snapchat May Be Getting Older, But Is It a Bad Thing?

Jason Mander | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

For a long time now, the name Snapchat has been synonymous with teens and young users. It's been the cool kid on the social networking block - the one that has been enjoying consistently strong growth among 16-24s and the one that, having rejected Facebook's bid some years ago, has remained the biggest thorn in Mark Zuckerberg's side.

A Rare Pokemon Sighting Made This Happen In New York's Central Park

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

Thousands of people have been filmed descending on New York’s Central Park to catch a rare Pokemon on Pokemon Go. Crowds involved in the mobile gami...

Why You Should Care About Pokemon Go Even If You Are Not a Player

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Augmented reality is here, and is already having a strong impact on everyone's lives, including those who never played a video game in their lives and never heard about augmented reality...

Loose Talk Could Cost Livelihoods

Mike Foreman | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Office culture is changing rapidly. Many companies now allow employees to use group messaging apps like iMessage or WhatsApp to talk to one another. It's a new and largely unregulated medium. The odds are that it's just a matter of time before careless employee chat habits leave companies open to cyber attack, costing them their jobs and possibly their bosses' jobs too.

Will Second Screening Have an Impact on the Way We Consume and Interact With Live Sports?

Jason Mander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

With the Euros now in full swing, there's little doubt that the digital landscape across Europe has changed significantly since the tournament's last outing in Poland and the Ukraine back in 2012.

Technology Transforms Education for Young Refugees

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

When World Refugee Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 2000, it was a rare opportunity to raise awareness of the huge challenges facing refugees fleeing from violence, food insecurity and drought - a much needed opportunity to encourage the media to shine a light on the human stories behind the statistics.

Mobile Technology Used for the First Time to Beat Leprosy

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Nancollas

The innovative use of free software and some internal crafting of questions has allowed us to process this at low cost. Further funding for the mobile phones and training could help us to scale this further and ultimately change more lives.

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.

Is Apple Really Struggling, Or Is It Just Market Fiction?

Jason Mander | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Apple has been having a turbulent couple of weeks since its announcement that iPhone sales are slowing. In particular, share prices have taken a clear...

Advertising Week Europe: Mobile Creativity Takes Centre Stage

Andrew Saunders | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Andrew Saunders

Last week, Advertising Week Europe (AWE) took place in London for the fourth year, bringing together the biggest and brightest of creative minds from across the EU. AWE's blend of experts from the world of advertising, media, technology and entertainment helped to unpack how creativity is set to change as we accelerate towards our mobile future. An era where people are accessing videos, images and news digitally, from any location, at any time.

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

The iPhone SE Is Affordable And Well-Proportioned: Apple Presents a Golden Delicious

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The downsizing will likely be well received by those with more delicate digits, and those who aren't relying on their handset to double up as an e-reader or a TV - not everyone wants a smartphone the size of a small country anyway.

Meerkat's Back in the Market

Jason Mander | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

A year ago, Meerkat was the breakout hit of SXSW, the annual festival in Austin focusing on the latest trends in media, music and film. Executives were lining up to broadcast live streams via the app and many were touting it as the next big thing. It was seen as the future of how content would be consumed and how brands would interact with their target audiences.

Security on the Go: Smartphones Increasingly at Risk

David Emm | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

Mobile devices have become an extension of our everyday lives. Whether we're checking the news, browsing an online shop or catching up with loved ones on social networks - there's no denying that our handheld devices make our lives much more convenient...

Does Your Brand Speak Emoji?

Jon Buss | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.

Smartphones Fly as Tablets Take a Nose Dive

Jason Mander | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Once upon a time, tablets could do no wrong. Ownership and usage rates were growing dramatically, new models were flooding the market and the smaller screens of smartphones were being seriously criticised. Tablets were the must-have devices which combined the functionality of laptops with the portability of mobiles.

The Honeymoon Is Over for Dating Apps

Gary Newe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?

Mobiles of the Future: What the Next Generation of Smartphones Will Look Like

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Increasingly it seems there's nothing we can't do on our mobile phones - now we're even paying for goods with them - and just when all options look exhausted, release date rumours for the new iPhone 7 come creeping out of the woodwork.

By Disrupting the Retail Landscape, We're Rocket Fuelling the UK's Small Businesses

Tanya Lawler | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
Tanya Lawler

What was the last thing that you bought online? Perhaps it was something you couldn't find in a shop near your home. Maybe you wanted to browse as many different options as possible before you made a choice. Or maybe it was just the most convenient way to get that item that you really wanted.

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?

IBM Continuing to Serve Up the Ultimate Fan and Player Experience

Sam Seddon | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Seddon

The amazing thing about Wimbledon is that for 50 weeks of the year it is a private tennis club which evolves for two weeks of the year into a world-class global sporting event delivering fans one of the best, immersive digital experiences here in the UK and beyond - all efficiently enabled by using cloud technology.

Over HALF The World's Population Will Have The Internet By 2020

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

In the next five years over half the world's population will be online -- that's 3.2 billion people if you're keeping count. For those of us that a...

Five Tech Priorities for the New UK Government

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Although the future of the BBC is likely to be the most high profile part of John Whittingdale's portfolio; technology - as a job enabler and creator - will no doubt also be a key priority. Here's my take on the top five tech issues likely to be sitting in the ministerial red box

Working, and Thriving, in a Digital World

Neil Davidson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech
Neil Davidson

There is a direct link between capturing time and expenses in a mobile device and profitability. The ability to capture hours in an app drives greater accuracy and more billable hours, ensuring fewer write-offs. The result? A faster work-to-cash process and considerable bottom line savings.