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Vodafone and ip.access launch next-gen presence services

Vodafone and ip.access have just announced new consumer-based presence services using so-called ‘presence cells’, following a successful deployment of ip.access‘ presenceCell™ across multiple locations in Turkey. Presence can be immensely powerful, especially for companies that wish to provide value-added services in the retail and m-commerce space. Presence technology makes it possible to locate and identify a device, using various techniques […]

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Survey: What Apple Watch model are you going to buy?

So, you’re going to have to buy an Apple Watch, right? If you work in the mobile world, the chances are you’re going to either want to (or have to) buy one. Whether you like the idea or not, we all have to face the reality: Apple is clearly betting big on ‘Watch’ and it […]

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Gemalto on SIM card encryption issues: Case closed, job done

If you were following the SIM card encryption key news stories buzzing around, you’ll have recognised that industry heavyweight, Gemalto, was mentioned quite a bit. They’ve done their analysis and published their findings — and it makes excellent reading. Here are the key bullet points: The investigation into the intrusion methods described in the document and the sophisticated […]

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Mobile World Congress: Worth it for a day?

Back in January I was pretty irritated with the GSMA, the organisers of Mobile World Congress. A little while ago, I applied for press credentials like every other blogger out there. And I was declined. The pain on the ego. Oh the pain! The GSMA changed the qualifying status for press credentials this year. The […]

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Design a lot of phone user interfaces? You need a UIMagnet!

Do you spend a lot of time drawing out iPhone user interface ideas? Then you need some UIMagnets! This one you see above is a magnetic iPhone-shaped whiteboard surface. Yours for $79 at www.uimagnets.com. Here’s the blurb from their front page: If you design apps for a living you’ve had your share of whiteboard sessions. […]

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The Liftshare app is changing car-pooling for the better

Finding safe, reliable and inexpensive transport that suits your own schedule is often a real challenge – public transport can be overpriced, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. For years, many people have joined informal lift-sharing schemes with colleagues and friends – often contributing to the cost of the trip. So in today’s era of smartphones and the Internet, it’s fantastic to see a mobile-focused […]

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Location Based Mobile Marketing

Location based mobile marketing

Location based mobile marketing and advertising provides huge opportunities for businesses, as well as benefits for consumers. Yet despite the fact that mobile marketing clearly works, most marketers today have not yet seized upon the opportunities. Nobody resists mobile today Location based marketing allows brands to adapt their marketing message based on where consumers are geographically. By knowing where […]

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Gemalto’s encryption key challenges: Have a read of this…

You’ll no doubt have heard about the apparent hacking of Gemalto’s SIM card encryption keys and the ramifications of that for one’s mobile security. If you’d like to read an in-depth post on the issue, I highly recommend this one from The Intercept. It’s long. Very long. Worth getting a coffee, a croissant and digging […]

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Mobile banking user experience needs to evolve

A huge number of people in the UK use mobile banking apps for their everyday banking needs. In fact, for some people, a mobile phone is their first and only point of contact they have with their bank. As mobile banking becomes increasingly popular, the apps offered by the UK’s banks are slowly adding more features and providing a better […]

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Mobile video advertising has a huge future

2014 was an amazing year for mobile video ads, with more companies using them as an effective way to reach and engage a wider audience. According to a new eMarketer report, mobile video ads doubled last year, making it the fastest growing area in the whole advertising space. 2015 will surely be the year that mobile video advertising […]

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Credit cards and mobile payments critical for small businesses

According to Visa Europe, it seems that mobile point-of-sale terminals and the ability to pay by credit card are critically important especially for small to medium businesses. With the rise of mobile payments set to continue bolstered by contactless payment schemes such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet, it’s more important than ever to offer would-be customers the choice of paying […]

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