UK Mobile

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 30.04.2015 | 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 08.04.2015 | 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 ...

Cross-Device Retailing: Connecting the Digital Dots

Jon Buss | Posted 31.03.2015 | 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 27.03.2015 | 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 26.03.2015 | 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.

Mobile World Congress 2015: It is Time for CEOs to Hit the Defrag Button

Grégory Roekens | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Grégory Roekens

Sure mobile originally meant that phone we managed to unwire a couple of decades ago and start carrying with us in our pocket. But mobile has evolved massively since then to a point where it now represents an entire ecosystem and not just a device anymore.

Is It Time for That Spring Cleaning?

Graham Welch | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

After this is all done, remediation should be performed to bring all systems up to date with the latest patches, but not before creating a change management process to help with versioning control and documentation.

You Don't Even Know Me - Mobile Personas and Tomorrow's Web

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

Mobile is a great example of where consumers want it all. The growth of tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices means everything, everywhere, anytime, but it also means when we can't have it all on demand, we really don't like it.

The Battle for Mobile: Why Android is Soaring Ahead

Jason Mander | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Within the world of mobile, many still see Apple as the leading name; the iPhone remains a synonym for "cool" and new apps are typically developed for its operating system before any other (with some never appearing in Android-compatible form at all).

CES 2015 Gadgets: Sorting the Gimmicks from the Game Changers

Rob Kerr | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech
Rob Kerr

Often gimmicks that make the most interesting story, while the genuinely useful stuff gets sidelined. To help sort the wheat from the chaff, here are three game changing gadgets from CES, and three you'll probably never own.

Silicon Savannah - How Start-ups in Africa are Taking on Some of Humanity's Biggest Challenges

Matthew Hussey | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The adoption of new technology in and around Silicon Savannah has helped the region leapfrog many of the hurdles faced by Europe and America's digital overhaul. The use of mobile phones for the purchase of goods in Africa is way ahead of other counterparts.

Screen Culture - Why Retailers Need to Understand How Customers Use Different Devices to Shop

Peder Stubert | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Peder Stubert

Shoppers these days are as likely to get blisters on their thumbs from swiping a screen or clicking a mouse as they are to get them on their heels from traipsing around crowded streets.

Six Ways to Help Get Your Stories Shared On Mobile

Liam Corcoran | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Liam Corcoran

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed released a report looking at media and technology trends during 2014, based on what they've noticed from their own extensive data analysis. One point that really caught my attention was this section on mobile.

The Meteoric Rise of Mobile Shopping: Five Tips for a Seamless User Experience

Nathalie Gaveau | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gaveau

Mobile shopping is set to be meteoric for 2015. So, what does it mean for customers? 'User experience' is a buzzing phrase around the digital shopping sphere. How can retailers tailor and personalise the customer journey to streamline the purchasing encounter and foster customer retention?

Power struggle: Does In-Store Tech Hold the Key to the Bricks and Mortar Retail Renaissance?

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.

Is No UI the Best UI?

David Akka | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

I recently wrote about my experiences with Google Glass, a device I've had for a few months now. For all the potential applications the device has, I find that the one I use most is Google Now, which isn't a traditional mobile app at all.

Apple Pay - The Untold Story of the iPhone 6 Launch

David Akka | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

How significant can Apple's mobile wallet be? After all, there have been several other attempts, including Google's, Samsung's, and the hastily rebranded Isis Wallet™, now named Softcard™, none of which have really captured the public consciousness. I believe that Apple Pay's focus on retail can make all the difference.

Al Pacino Is Wrong - Mobile Is the Future for Film and TV

Adam Poulter | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Poulter

On receiving a Fellowship at the BFI, Al Pacino said: "If you put any movie on a big screen nowadays, I'll love it. I mean, who wants to watch movies on iPhones? I'm so tired of that." I too love a good night out at the cinema, but he's wrong. Sorry Mr Pacino but millions of people watch films on their mobile devices worldwide, and Video on Demand (VOD) is their preferred choice.

Creative Businesses and the Digital Healthcare Revolution

Caroline Norbury | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech
Caroline Norbury

We learned this week that as part of the Conservative election manifesto the party will promise GP access seven days a week by 2020. This is to relieve pressure on hospitals, giving working people access to a doctor at weekends, with family doctors able to consult patients via email and internet video link as part of the plans.

Until Brands Get Smart, It's Not Time to Ditch Your Stupid Watch

James Connelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

A confession - I'm not a smartwatch fan. They're nearly all ugly, crap battery and over-engineered. Also, I like normal watches, with nice dials and nice straps. Smartwatches stink of innovation by public companies to drive sales and share value. I'm perfectly happy having a smartphone and a stupid watch.