Tinder Online Is The Brand-New App That Lets You Swipe From Your Desktop

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech

If Tinder isn’t already sucking up far too much of your spare time then we’ve got some bad news, it’s about to take the rest. The company has ju...

RIP SMS, Google Is Finally Killing Off The Iconic Text Message

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech

The SMS text message: A trusty friend that led to the creation of the emoji, gave us an entirely new way of spelling words and ultimately cost teenage...

Apple's Making It Easier To Leave The iPhone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has released an iMessage tool which will stop text messages getting lost in 'Limbo' after you leave your iPhone for an Android smartphone. Th...

Message in the Mobile: What I Get From Seeing Serial Texters in the Classroom

Terence Tse | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Terence Tse

There is one last reason why students may be texting frequently: I could be making a fool of myself here. All of this can most likely be explained by the fact that my lectures are simply lousy and boring. In this case, don't let me know via SMS.

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.

Is It Possible to be Objective Covering Massacres?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The historian Howard Zinn observed: "You can't be neutral on a moving train". If we listen to two different reporters covering the same story, we will hear two different versions. Each will have his own unique approach and interpretation.

Are You an X Offender? How Many Kisses Do We Need on a Text Message?

The Guyliner | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Few things are as mind-numbingly political, stupid and awkward than the simple 'x'. Not the one that marks the spot on a treasure map, or the one that ends the words box and fox, but the little mark of appreciation you put at the end of a text or an email to denote a kiss.

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

US Spies Collect 'Millions' Of British Text Messages In Secret Spy Operation

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

American and British spies have collected hundreds of millions of text messages from UK citizens in a secret operation, according to the latest leak b...

Complexity of Tax System and Lack of Financial Incentive Hampering Entrepreneurs and SMEs

Jane Scott Paul | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK
Jane Scott Paul

Over the past year the UK has woken up to the scale and nature of the problem. The tax strategies of multinationals are in the headlines and there is growing controversy that a large number of them are paying as little as 1% tax on their profits here on UK soil.

UK and USA Government Bodies Join the Fight Against SMS Spam

Neil Cook | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

It is good to see the ICO using its power to issue a monetary penalty for a serious breach of the regulations in regards to SMS spam for the first time, and it is nice to know that they are looking at three other companies, but regulation on its own is simply not the answer.

Is This The Death Of Texting?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Tech

Mobile instant messaging has overtaken SMS texting for the first time. According to a report by Informa, messages sent using services such as iMess...

Consumers Beware: Mobile Devices Are Under Increased Attack From Spammers

Neil Cook | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

Most consumers have got wise to email spam. The savvier consumer knows not to open spam mail, and immediately hits delete. However, spammers have become more creative in their spam attack methods.

'A Person Trying To Molest A Girl Will Get The Shock Of His Life': Anti-Rape Underwear Created By Indian Students

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

A trio of Indian students say they have created “anti-rape underwear” that will deliver electric shocks and alert police and parents to potential ...

Text Spam Is a Plague That Mobile Users Can Help to Stop

Neil Cook | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

Sending unsolicited spam is against the law. Those who are sending you text messages or sharing your data without your permission are conducting illegal activity. Tetrus Telecoms has recently paid the price, with a fine of £440,000 by the Information Commissioner's Officer.

18 Billion WhatsApp Messages Sent On New Year's Eve

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Tech

Anyone who's seen the iOS app store chart knows that the mobile messaging service WhatsApp is popular. But did you know how popular? According t...

Creator Of SMS Consents To Interview (By Text)

BBC News | BBC News | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech

Creator Of SMS Consents To Interview (By Text)...

Happy 20th Birthday SMS

Jorgen Nilsson | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech
Jorgen Nilsson

And so, it was the 3 December, 1992, when the first ever text message was sent, by 22-year-old British engineer Neil Papworth. On this day, Neil marked his place in the history books, revolutionising communication as we know it today, all by sending a text message that read "Happy Christma" (the 's' was missed off)

Talk Less, Say More

Bruce Daisley | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

There are fascinating lessons to be drawn from the use of Twitter by comedians. Twitter, somewhat unexpectedly has found itself to be an oasis of comedy. The making of comedians used to be shows like Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. A blistering performance there and the Hammersmith Apollo would soon be beckoning. Frankie Boyle commented recently that now no comedian need to wait for their day in the sun to blurt funny topical lines on TV panels shows, they can now ad lib in the moment on Twitter.

How to Be 720 Times Better as a Communicator

Bruce Daisley | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

I will never listen to another voicemail in my life. We are never ever, ever, ever getting back together. Like ever. Why are the tools of modern communication so broken?

WATCH: Text Spammers Fined £250k Over Nuisance Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Two super spammers, who sent millions of nuisance texts "that blatantly break the law" to people claimed they were owed personal injury compensation o...

Even Hairdressers Use Mobile Marketing, Because It Works

James Hilton | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech
James Hilton

Every few weeks, my wife receives text messages from her hairdresser reminding her about appointments or checking if she would like to book an appointment via a special offer. This started a number of years ago and has become a welcome part of her life. This approach has now been adopted by a number of other local businesses we use. We now receive alerts about offers, sales, Christmas opening times and other activities. For us, it's a useful addition that we find far less intrusive than a phone call and more likely to be read than an email.

Sun, Sea and Mobiles: Get the Most Out of Your Phone on Holiday

Andreas Bernström | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech
Andreas Bernström

Most people never go anywhere without their mobile these days and there even exists a name for those who experience anxiety when they are without their phone: nomophobia. What's more, O2 claim mobile usage abroad is growing by 100% each year.

Why Do We Still Love SMS?

Graham Jones | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Tech
Graham Jones

We send a text to say 'I love you', to send reminders, or just to chat. But what are the deeper meanings behind our text habits? How do men and women differ when communicating, why is texting so popular with teens and why do we still love it 20 years after its conception?

How Much Value Do We Place On Our Cyber Security

Jacinta Tobin | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Tech
Jacinta Tobin

It's hard to imagine what the world was like before the advent of the internet. If you ask anyone under the age of 20, the question will confuse them, as the 'World Wide Web' is all they've ever known.