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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 10.07.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 27.05.2015 | 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 14.05.2015 | 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.

Google's Algorithm Update Is Not For The Western World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So if I was a betting man I'd say, based on its track record of innovative and disruptive strategies, that Google is currently setting itself up to exploit the growing opportunity for international calls and data throughout the emerging world. Which will of course, help sell a lot of phones. Watch out for a tie up with service partners in India very soon.

Why EE Film Club Will Work

Jason Mander | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Back in December, when EE announced that the end of Orange Wednesdays was imminent, the network tried to soften the blow by teasing a new promotion th...

Cross-Device Retailing: Connecting the Digital Dots

Jon Buss | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

With access to several devices, consumers now have the luxury of shopping and accessing content online via multiple devices, no longer restrained by the desktop. From mobiles, to tablets and laptops, the UK has officially become a nation of device hoppers.

Understanding and Targeting the 'Always On' Consumer

Donald Hamilton | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Donald Hamilton

We live in a world where the consumer is 'always on'. The proliferation of hand-held devices and increasing availability of 4G have super-charged the mobile market. We now have a constant prime time environment where the consumer chooses when and where to digest content...

Broadband and Mobile Providers Prey Upon the 'Weak' and 'Uncertain'

Dan Howdle | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

Now, don't get me wrong; it's perfectly natural that broadband, TV and phone providers would want to keep you - you are after all their primary resource. But shouldn't customer retention be a natural by-product of great service and happy users?

How Mobile Games Became Evil (and Crap)

Thorsten Rauser | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thorsten Rauser

When Apple recently announced that apps generated approximately $14billion in revenue in 2014 ($10billion of which was paid out to developers), they did not mention that the biggest single chunk of that money came from exploiting players with obvious gambling problems.

Hung Up On You - How We Became Hooked On Mobiles As They've Changed Over The Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

While many of us would struggle to remember a time when we didn't have mobile phones at our fingertips at any given moment, it's only in the last few ...

A World of Mobile Delights - and Dangers

Graham Welch | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As the transition away from relatively easy to manage corporate laptops and desk-bound computers, personal tablets and smartphones gathers pace, it's no surprise that hackers are choosing these mobile devices as their next target.

Where Tinder Plus is Leading, Others Will Follow

Jason Mander | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Tinder Plus users can quite literally 'Rewind' time by undoing premature swipes. And they can look for matches in places they haven't even arrived in yet by deploying the new 'Passport' feature.