UK Mobile

Six Ways to Help Get Your Stories Shared On Mobile

Liam Corcoran | Posted 27.11.2014 | 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 20.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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 16.10.2014 | 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 02.10.2014 | 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 01.10.2014 | 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 01.10.2014 | 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.

Dial C for Success - Business Leadership in the Digital Age

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

The business leader of tomorrow has to be tech savvy, as relying on junior staff to bring innovation and experimentation to the table is no longer an option... Embrace mobile and cloud as positive changes, and transform your business by becoming a digital leader.

Asia Pacific - Heir to the Mobile Throne

James Connelly | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Arguably the fastest-growing technology the world has seen is mobile and it is also the biggest technological drive of social and economic change. The app economy has paved the way that enables for everything from games and entertainment, to education and healthcare, to retail and overall productivity; leaving an idelible mark on our daily lives.

'Sorry Your Broadband Doesn't Work, That'll Be £190 Please'

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

Thousands of people are finding themselves locked into unsuitable contracts or hit by cancellation fees when they try to switch, mid-contract, in order to get a better service... Frankly, if you're not getting the service you signed up for, why on earth should you keep paying for it?

Understanding the Yin and Yang of Our Technology-Driven Society

Hamid Habib | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Hamid Habib

It's not inaccurate to say that while British consumers have fallen head-over-heels in love with technology, they also fear what it is doing to them... consumer technologies often create contrary forces between positive and negative; a sort of Yin-Yang in our relationship with them.

Why You Need a Mobile Expert

Greg Grimmer | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Greg Grimmer

It's the year of mobile. 1998 was the first year I heard someone utter that dreaded phrase. However, even though most of us still have to deal with 2% battery life by lunchtime - mobile is unequivocally taking over the world. It's a beast; a complex beast. You've got 4G, NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi and countless other TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms to the uninitiated) to navigate through.

Over 3.2million UK SMEs Are Ignoring Mobile - And Will Lose Over £50bn in the Next 12 Months

Daniele Pelleri | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Daniele Pelleri

There are about 4.9 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK: a huge and lively ecosystem corresponding to 99.9 % of private sector busin...

The Odd Couple: Why Apps and the Mobile Web Will Have to Share a Flat for Some Time Yet

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

It's an argument that's seemingly as old the proverbial hills and with more bumps to boot. The apps versus mobile web debate scintillates some, leaves others indifferent and has the majority reaching for their nightcaps as they slowly drift into deep sleep.

World Cup Nations Could Pay a Penalty for Ignoring Mobile Tech

James Connelly | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

The most anticipated World Cup in memory is now well underway and it's perhaps the hardest finals to call in terms of predicting the winner. With as many as half of the 32 nations believing they have a genuine chance of glory, any opening to gain even a slight advantage is something to be explored...

Roaming Charges: The End Is Nigh

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

This April, MEP's passed legislation that will end roaming charges for using a mobile phone while abroad by December 2015. This means that the cost of making a call or downloading internet data in another EU country will be the same price as at home.

Africa's Technology Boom: Opportunity or Myth?

Furhaad Shah | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Furhaad Shah

Only a decade ago, to speak of Africa and technology would have seemed nonsensical. Today, it is part of a growing global conversation.

Out With Google Search and in With the App Stores

James Connelly | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Since the inception of consumer computers, the desktop has ruled the world and for more than 15 years one company has become synonymous with that world- Google. Let's face it, even if you know the specific URL of a site, pretty much every journey begins with Google.

Nine Trends in Mobile That You Should Know

Nathalie Gaveau | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gaveau

Statistically, people are crazy about fashion and shopping so it's naturally going to extend to their mobile interests. What are the key trends at the moment? I'm a data person and here is a combination of facts and figures and my thoughts on the future of mobile.

The App Tipping Point

JF Sullivan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
JF Sullivan

Soon enough, clear front runners emerged from the noise. This is perhaps best illustrated by the popularity of WhatsApp, whose 450 million users recently convinced Facebook it was worth paying $19 billion to acquire. But what is it about these stand-outs that gave them lasting power? What is it about the apps that succeed? Is it pure luck or something more?

The Generation Divide: Where Do We Draw the Line in an Always-On World?

Louise Orpin | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

Regardless of age, this is about good old-fashioned manners and I can only hope that once away from the astonished fellow diners, Mum and Dad buried Daughter's phone in the snow or better still, threw it off the highest mountain!

Do You Think Before You Text?

Victoria Mapplebeck | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria  Mapplebeck

At 38, I was a freelance film director. After a short relationship ended, I found myself single, pregnant and broke. I decided to have the baby and raise him alone. Years after my son was born, scrolling though an old Nokia, I found that I had unwittingly archived a three-year dialogue of text messages between my son's father and I.

Can Digital Change Stop People Switching Energy Providers?

Peter Veash | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

With the more immediate threat of customer switching to grapple with, energy providers have a substantial job to do in thinking like a brand and helping customers live their lives more easily.

Five Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Ditching Your Landline

Andrew Denham | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

The invention of the telephone was a significant communications landmark and subsequent adoption was stellar. However, in more recent times, the traditional landline has taken a bit of a knock.