Mothering Sunday is steeped in history, marking the first Sunday in the lead-up to Easter and the day when Christians traditionally visited their 'mother church'. These days, Mother's Day is one of the most important dates in our cultural and social calendars: a day for the family to congregate and celebrate our amazing mums.
Selfies can convey a mood, create a scene or tell a story. Selfies are often consciously staged in terms of props, composition, colour, lighting and backdrop, so that an artistic intent and element of pre-production becomes an important factor in framing the context of selfies if they are made in an artful way.
In short, there is a lot of cleaning up to do when it comes to in-app ads. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. You have to look for signs that don't add up, and research further. It's not always about technical tools, it's about being aware and giving hints to teams where there might be a problem.
Mass adoption of the Internet introduced the Third Industrial Revolution, which completely upended the ways in which we live and work. Now, experts are starting to weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the rise of digital lifestyles and the new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies, business and even the human body.
Today's 'digital natives' are one of the first generations to have grown up in a world where every aspect of their communication, entertainment, social activity, private and school lives are entwined with technology. Five years ago we set out on a unique study, following a group of 10-15 year olds on an up close and personal journey through their digital lives.
Because mobile-first workers are now used to the 'Swipe left. Swipe right' ease of consumer life, their frustration and irritation with the tools they are expected to use is on the rise. Why would an employee be okay with having to log in and spend thirty minutes filling out expenses, approving a purchase order, or logging a field service visit when they can order a pizza with three thumb clicks?
But in the UK, it's not just high profile dates like Black Friday and Cyber Monday that are driving sales in the run up to Christmas: last year, Mondays proved the busiest online shopping days of the week (post-Cyber Monday) ahead of Christmas Day. After all, who doesn't fancy a touch of festive retail therapy to brighten up a dreary Monday morning?
We face a world of ever expanding interfaces, channels and services, one where curating and choice will be increasingly informed by digital 'friends' and guides, Artificial intelligence or virtual assistants. We'll need these to navigate the vastness of choice, keep us safe, and, in time, extend and grow our Digital Self.
It's not hard to see why new Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies could shake up everything from marketing and gaming to commerce and education. But while one offers a closed and fully immersive experience and the other is open and only partly immersive, does either have a chance of moving beyond the hype to enter the mainstream?
The implementation of mobile payment into applications should be streamlined as well and developers should not be required to reinvent the wheel. Robles' team of developers is working on a set of APIs and user interface components that can be easily understood and plugged into banking and financial applications.
There's a thriving Nepalese community in York as a result of Gurkhas serving in the British military. Just over 200 years ago during the Anglo-Nepalese War, British officers were so impressed by the skill and bravery of the Nepalese Gurkha soldiers that they recruited them into the East India Company. Gurkhas have served with the British army ever since.
Why, in the digital age, are we still having to cancel via telephone and why are we, as customers, being made to do all the legwork? How is it fair that providers are given the opportunity to make us jump through hoops if we want to exercise our right to leave, especially if we're really unhappy with their service?
Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?