Category : Mobile

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Google takes a new approach to native apps with Instant Apps for Android

Mobile apps often provide a better user experience than browser-based web apps, but you first have to find them, download them, and then try not to forget you installed them. Now, Google wants us to rethink what mobile apps are…

No Comments / 262 View / May 20, 2016

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Tally raises $15 million for app to make credit cards less expensive, easier to manage

San Francisco-based Tally Technologies raised $15 million in Series A venture funding to launch an app that promises to help people maintain good credit while avoiding fees, charges and other credit card affiliated pains. Shasta Ventures led the Series A and was…

No Comments / 148 View / May 13, 2016

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Microsoft brings Skype to businesses’ iOS and Android apps

Microsoft is further opening up Skype to businesses. On Thursday, the company launchedits Skype for Business SDK – tools which allow iOS and Android developers to integrate Skype’s messaging, audio and voice capabilities into their own mobile applications. The idea…

No Comments / 13 View / May 7, 2016

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Mobile Security: putting the consumerisation genie back in the bottle

Since the arrival of the first consumer-bought smartphones, enterprise security has been under threat. That all-important chain of defense against security risks has been undermined by its weakest link, people, in this case by using non-standard devices to conduct business and…

No Comments / 5 View / May 2, 2016

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The best new smartphones that aren’t made by Apple

Not impressed by Apple’s iPhone SE? We don’t blame you. The smaller, 4-inch handset might appeal to those looking for a budget upgrade, but Apple’s repurposed ‘iPhone 5 with new brains’ will leave many desiring a true ‘flagship’ phone wanting…

No Comments / 640 View / April 23, 2016

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YES! Note 6 model number leak CONFIRMS UK release – plus news, specs and release date rumours

The Note range has been one of the most innovative, introducing the phablet era and making the stylus popular with smartphones again. I was very disappointed, therefore, when the Note 5 was a no-show in the UK, replaced instead with…

No Comments / 576 View / April 11, 2016

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Moto G4 2016 news, price, specs and release date rumours

The Moto G is our all-time favourite budget smartphone, but last year’s model was, for a budget handset, significantly more expensive than the 2nd Gen version, with the base 1GB of RAM model starting at £159 and the top 2GB…

No Comments / 272 View / April 10, 2016

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Google’s new calendar could change your life

Life-changing apps are few and far between: Angry Birds certainly changed (ruined?) the way we spent our free time. Uber made it alarmingly easy to never take the bus ever again. But… a calendar? Is Google having a laugh? On the face of it, the…

No Comments / 382 View / April 8, 2016

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you’ll soon be able to remove your default iPhone apps

Honestly, when was the last time you used the Apple Stocks app? Or Compass? Or Watch, or iBooks, or Tips? Residing in the depths of a ‘Useless’ folder on your otherwise pristine iPhone screen, these default, indestructible apps might soon be…

No Comments / 481 View / April 7, 2016

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The best new smartphones that aren’t made by Apple

Not impressed by Apple’s iPhone SE? We don’t blame you. The smaller, 4-inch handset might appeal to those looking for a budget upgrade, but Apple’s repurposed ‘iPhone 5 with new brains’ will leave many desiring a true ‘flagship’ phone wanting…

No Comments / 10 View / April 6, 2016