UK Mobile

Security Does Not Equal Privacy

Yossi Atias | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

There's a misconception among trusting mobile and Wi-Fi network users that often leaves personal data dangling on a hook over a sea of ready hackers. This misguided belief gives consumers a sense of relief when they purchase software that supposedly serves as an ultimate protector of everything.

Feeling Drained? These Are The Apps To Blame

Peter Turner | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Turner

For something we use so often, we certainly have a love/hate relationship with our smartphones. These devices, while endlessly useful, can often be the bane of our day-to-day lives when they give us the dreaded '1% battery' notification.

There's Too Much Technology, So Let's Get More Of It

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Smart phones are, in effect, a near essential part of modern life. Whether we want them to be or not, for most people, the services provided by a smart phone are now all but unavoidable. Trying to not use them is the equivalent of saying, "I won't use trains." It is eminently possible to pull off - but really not worth it.

The Dawn Of The All New Dating Game

Claire Certain | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Certain

But the gamification of modern dating is not the future, and it's not healthy. There is a human being behind every dating app profile; when you are able to remove that person by a swat of the hand - physically throwing them away - you transform a human being into a commodity.

The Five Risks In Your Pocket

Rich Campagna | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rich Campagna

If you saw someone walking down the street with their open wallet or purse in full view, you'd think they were being reckless. Who would just leave their personal belongs out for anyone to see or take? As individuals, we're conscious of the dangers of theft and conditioned to be careful with our belongings - but when it comes to our connected devices, any semblance of caution seems to disappear.

How Mobile Is Changing Our Lives At Home

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jyoti Agrawal

Sustaining a conversation with the whole family is made possible through messaging tools like Messenger and WhatsApp (both Facebook-owned). A study in 2013 found that 7 in 10 parents were using social tools for household communication. Let us not also forget that teenagers are not the only ones using social media but parents, too.

Why Mobile Ad-Blocking Is Set To Increase In The US

Jason Mander | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Following Apple's announcement in 2015 that iOS 9 would allow users to download ad-blocking extensions through the mobile Safari browser, many predicted the proliferation of mobile ad-blocking tools in the West. For the most part, however, it has remained strong in Asia Pacific and not made the jump to markets like the UK or USA.

Tech Gets Back To Basics With The Return Of The Nokia 3310

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

When the Nokia 3310 first launched in 2000, the mobile market was a remarkably different space. The phrase 'smartphone' meant nothing and touch screen handsets sounded like something from a sci-fi film. Let's take a look back at the winners and losers of mobile innovation.

Don't Let Your Smart Home Become A Fool's Paradise

Yossi Atias | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

As a security expert, what freaks me out most about this creepy turn of events is that we appear to be sleepwalking into a culture of surveillance, without exercising our right to personal choice about the level of privacy we want in our lives.

Can The Samsung Galaxy S8 Rise From The Ashes Of The Note 7?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The last six months have been a rollercoaster for Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7, which was initially applauded by the tech industry for its sleek design and competitive specs, was subject to one of the biggest product recalls in tech history.

The Amount Of Mobile Data We Are Using Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Tech

Every month we wait for the inevitable message that tells us we have streamed too many funny cat videos and used up all our data for the rest of the m...

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

Spoiling Mum This Mother's Day? You'll Be Surprised What Gifts Come Out On Top

Jon Lord | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Lord

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.

From Selfie To Self-Expression

Nigel Hurst | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Hurst

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.

Just How Safe Are Our Mobile Apps?

Alastair Paterson | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

We live in a world dominated by smartphones and tablets, and by the applications that run on these mobile devices. These applications help us with everything, including expenses, mobile banking, the weather and access to your corporate and personal email

How To Protect Yourself From In-App Fraud

Asaf Greiner | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Asaf Greiner

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.

The Resistance Starts Here - Water Resistance That Is

Ady Moores | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ady Moores

After battery life and shatterproof screens, a YouGov survey conducted last year found that water resistance is now the most important feature influencing consumers decisions when it comes to choosing a device

The Fourth Revolution Is Underway And You Are Leading The Charge

Dave Labuda | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dave Labuda

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.

How Retail Brands Will Be Feeling The Love For Valentine's Day 2017

Jon Lord | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lord

Last minute shopping on Valentine's Day is nothing new but how shoppers are shopping is. Aphrodite might be the goddess of love but mobile is the god of Valentine's Day retail - and, more than ever before, these lagging lovers are making their purchases on the go.

Why Low-Code Will Hit An All-Time High In 2017

Paulo Rosado | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paulo Rosado

Why does this matter? We're witnessing a crisis point in the market, one where the demands for digital transformation in the enterprise have far exceeded the capacity of IT teams to deliver.

Why Britain Has A Poorer Mobile Network Than Kazakhstan

Matthew Hussey | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

Each mobile phone operator uses a mix of those frequencies to deliver their service to customers, and some 'own' more of the spectrum than others. At present BT and EE owns 42 per cent, Vodafone has 29, O2 14 and Three 15 per cent.

Understanding The Mobile-Only Consumer

Jason Mander | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

It's the Mobile-Only audience which has long presented researchers and marketers with more of a challenge. Many online surveying, advertising and marketing processes were developed with PCs and laptops in mind, but replicating this for mobiles is pretty complex

'Tis The Season To Be Sorry

Mike Foreman | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

For example too many employees, temporary or otherwise, think nothing of exchanging sensitive database information with colleagues via mobile messaging accounts, uploading the data to personal devices, sharing passwords and so on.

How The Next Generation Is Shaping Digital In Its Own Image

Alex Comyn | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alex Comyn

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.

Smarterphones - Looking Beyond Just Apps

Scott Curtis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
Scott Curtis

Recently, we undertook research looking at the mobile app habits of UK consumers. Overall the results showed that we're a fickle bunch. We have favourite apps and we like to stick with them. Getting into this list is tough, but that doesn't stop us flirting with alternatives..