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Mobile devices can now know what things are made of …

September 1, 2019

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Back in 2016 Google showed off their radar gadget that could detect objects.  It uses radar and is taught the signature of objects, so that it can then recognise them when they are placed on the detector. It’s the size of a coaster for your mug to tea,  and yes the device could tell the […]

Harmful Apps on Android Play store

August 30, 2019

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I am often asked about the potential for the apps on the Play store to be harmful, and therefore make using Android devices unsafe in an enterprise setting. And I think that in the early days of Android this a perceived risk that and was often true.However the Android team have been tackling this problem […]

The future of mobile vision

July 22, 2019

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I have been thinking a lot about the future of mobile, and how we are likely to move away from an over reliance on that little black rectangle we carry around. There are many new developments that are coming to fruition that will allow us to greatly enhance the technology that we carry around with […]

The problem with Alexa skills

September 5, 2017

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I have a couple of Alexa and as everyone says they are great at streaming music, and for simple things such as the flash briefing. However there are now thousands of skills, which on the surface seems like a good thing,  and in many ways it is. However to you use a skill you need […]

Ubuntu Mobile – gaining traction ? 

April 1, 2015

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well lets hope so. I saw the devices at Mobile World Congress, and I was impressed,  ot was by far the best of the “other” mobile operating systems. Jolla’s Sailfish was ok,  but amaterish,  Firefox was just too slow,  I mean unusably, horribly slow (and too round), but Ubuntu was familiar, quick, easy to work […]

Mobile impact in Black Friday

December 3, 2014

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[note  iwork for IBM,  so I thought I should declare that before you begin] So Black Friday has been and gone,  the last of the turkey has been eaten, and we are all back at work. IBM produces the reference report for Black Friday online sales, and for the last few years has looked at the […]

iBeacons have arrived at Regent Street

July 3, 2014

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    A mobile marketing friend of mine*, David, sent me this link … The Crown Estate is giving Regent Street a huge technology makeover, providing iBeacons in all stores in this area. Accompanied by an official Regent Street app, shoppers will be able to receive personalised offers and discounts, based on purchase and browsing history. “We want […]