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Update for official F1 app finally emerges

Just two days before it is really needed

Phew! Here at GoMo Towers we were getting more than a tad [measure] worried as the first race in the Formula One motor racing calendar in Australia was fast approaching. And we’d had no indication of an updated version of  the ‘Official Formula 1 app’. Which was sailing close to the wind because the first race in the F1 [2015] calendar is now only days away. Well there’s good news. An update to the ‘Official’ F1 app is now available. The best bit is that the ‘Update’ which enables existing app users to upgrade to the 2015 ‘Premium’ version includes a calendar. Only snag? BlackBerry users are still left out. Continue reading

GoMo gets Lollipop OS upgrade for Moto G

We’ve always had a soft spot for Motorola phones

Here at GoMo Towers, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that we have finally received the newest Android OS upgrade for our test Motorola handset – the Moto G (First Generation). This has taken the handset from running boring old Android 4.4 (KitKat) to the very latest version of the Android OS namely 5.0.2 (Lollipop). We have, of course, been checking for some months to see if the Lollipop upgrade was available for our own Moto G (which is English/GB). Suddenly today [March 10th 2015], we spotted a system message telling us to be sure that we had installed ‘Motorola Update Services‘. (See ‘GoMo still waiting for Moto G’s Lollipop update‘). Which we had done, naturally. So when we checked ‘System Updates’ from the Settings menu and found that Lollipop was ready to install, we were jubilant. Now all we have to do is see if all the claimed improvements are for real. Continue reading

Full List of Lollipop 5.0 upgrade benefits for Moto G

Promised improvements from upgrading our Motorola Android smartphone

There are also instructions for how to check your own Motorola Android smartphone to see if the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade is available below.

Full List of Lollipop upgrade benefits : -

Material Design You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device – from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.
Notifications UI & Priorities

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Industry reaction to Apple’s wearable technology release

Much as GoMo News had anticipated, Apple’s announcement of its Watch range of wearable devices has focused on how it should help increase the popularity of its Apple Pay mobile payment service – even though at presence the system is currently restricted to the USA only. As Apple itself said – the Apple Watch can be used to pay for coffee via Apple Pay. Jon Worley, CEO for marketing with Proxama urges that retailers and brands should take note of the opportunities that Apple Watch will offer them.” If anyone can create a buzz around a new product then it is Apple but when it comes to smart watches it will have its work cut out,” Eden Zoller, principal analyst for consumer services and payments at Ovum, warns. Continue reading

merges hardware & software like never before - ive Apple Watch available in nine countries on April 24th

Press release

March 9th 2015. Apple has announced that Apple Watch, its most personal device yet and the newest innovative addition to Apple’s ecosystem, will be available on Friday April 24th [2015] to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the USA. Apple Watch is an incredibly accurate timepiece, an intimate and immediate communication device and a groundbreaking health and fitness companion. Highly customisable for personal expression, Apple Watch also brings an entirely new way to receive information at a glance and interact with the world through third-party app experiences designed specifically for the wrist. Continue reading

Axis of power in mobile shifts to Silicon Valley

Days of control by MNOs are over

Probably the two most important announcements in 2015 that will shape the future of the mobile/cellular world will happen today [March 9th 2015]. They won’t have been made at a Press conference in the Catalan state capital but on a stage in the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco, Silicon Valley. They will be made by Tim Cook, who just so happens to be head of Apple at the moment. Cook is set to take the stage at around 10 am [5 pm here in Blighty] and what he says should determine not only the shape of the fledgling wearable sector but also the future of the mobile payments/m-commerce field. And the mobile network operators will only be able to look and watch what happens. Continue reading

GoMo fights losing battle with Motorola Assist app

Driving app that only really works stationary

Here in GoMo Towers we are big fans of Motorola [branded] handsets. Current circumstances mean that the team spends a load of time in the driving seat. Hence we were initially delighted to discover the existence of Assist – part of the Motorola’s software add-ons for the Android OS. Part of Assist is  ’Driving’ – a sub-division of which is ‘Talk to me’ – a fairly straightforward text to speech conversion app. The idea is great and would be a great boon. Except that for 95 per cent of the time, Talk to Me fails us disappointingly. And it’s all down to a basic  design parameter –  the decision to utilise a data connexion rather than leveraging local processing power. Continue reading

continuing to bring innovation - markin Flat rate data roaming to be offered in 190 countries

Top Connect’s TravelSim does the deal with 190 MNOs

Roaming specialist, Top Connect has announced that it intends to introduce flat rate billing and unlimited 3G roaming starting in Q2 2015. The move follows lengthy negotiations with the supplier’s global network of Tier One GSM carriers. This has meant that the firm has now reached agreement that will enable it to offer flat roaming charges covering 190 countries for its pre-paid international mobile communications service – Travel Sim. However, the flat rate roaming will apply only to existing and new subscribers of its data only package. Continue reading

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Q2 ’15 will see the pre-paid international communications leader introduce the 1st flat monthly data roaming rates worldwide

Press release

March 3rd 2015. Telecoms innovator, Top Connect has announced that its world’s leading pre-paid international mobile communications service – Travel Sim will introduce flat rate billing and unlimited 3G roaming from Q2 2015. Flat rate roaming will apply only to existing and new subscribers of its data only package. TravelSim has been in lengthy negotiations with its worldwide network of Tier One GSM carriers and agreement has now been reached with all to enable TravelSim to announce flat roaming charges covering 190 countries. Continue reading