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Google Glass as one of many wearables

My View Of Google Glass: Half Full [VIDEO]

We’ve just had the long Easter weekend here in the UK, with Friday and Monday off. And for many households, an extra day off means finally getting in that long-planned trip to IKEA — followed, of course, by…
Mobile Wallets: I Still Can’t Find What I’m Looking For

Mobile Wallets: I Still Can’t Find What I’m Looking For

Over the years I’ve bemoaned the lack of a mobile wallet at Mobile World Congress (MWC). You would think there, of all places, we could make it work. But over the years, progress has been slow. For those…
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Ominous Warnings Vs. Helpful Problem Solving

Just before Christmas, the Mallon family welcomed its latest edition: a wee bundle of fur called Marnie. (Yes, that Marnie.) Sadly, Marnie isn’t mine, but my parents. But she’s still a…
4th Screen + Big Screen

4th Screen + Big Screen

Warning: This post contains light spoilers for Gravity and Sleuth. Post Mobile World Congress, I managed to take a few days’ vacation to recover. After laundry, Spring cleaning, and doing my best to make a dent in the…
tablets representing big data application development

The Word From MWC

I’m fresh back from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and since I posted an infographic before I went, I’d like to bookend the event with another. For the past four years, we’ve conducted a survey of…
Predicting The Future (Of Drinking)

Predicting The Future (Of Drinking)

The current storms battering the UK have done some minor damage outside London Bridge station, including blowing years’ worth of adverts off a billboard, revealing this treasure: No, not an advert…
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The Connected Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the next 12-18 months, almost 50% of organization will invest in mobile devices, mobile apps, and mobile device management. Almost half. In 18 months. That’s bigger than a trend. That’s a sea change. In preparation for Mobile…
man checks fraud alert on smartphone

Beating Fraud With SMS

I’m just back from a trip to the States, as my last few blogs might have hinted. One of the last things I do before…
Navigating Hotel Rooms

Navigating Hotel Rooms

One thing I dread when traveling, like anyone staying at the Bates Motel, is the shower. Picture this: you wake up jet lagged, with no idea where you are in the world….
Parking-Ticket-Avoidance Tourism

Parking-Ticket-Avoidance Tourism

The parking ticket is a scourge of modern times. I’ve successfully avoided them at home. Not so much when I’m traveling. Now, sometimes it is because the signage is…