April 24th 2014. txtNation has absorbed Manchester [UK] based mobile messaging company, PushMobileMarketing Ltd in a move that sees Paul Adams, PushMobileMarketing’s md, appointed as head of messaging at txtNation. This comes as part of the award-winning mobile billing and messaging provider’s push to scale up its mobile messaging division. Continue reading
What happens if we all start carrying battery packs?
The news that various British airlines – especially those flying passengers to the USA, have started to insist that travellers’ mobile devices – such as smartphones and tablets, must be powered up could well prove to be counter-productive. This GoMo News hack doesn’t believe he is unusual but if an airline wanted to confiscate either my mobile phone or my laptop, then there wouldn’t be any point me getting on that plane. Both are vital tools for performing my line of work. Normally it wouldn’t be too difficult to keep both items charged. But our recent experience flying back to Britain from Barcelona suggests otherwise. We’re all for countering terrorism but you have to be pragmatic about these things. Continue reading
This week Asif covers Xiaomi Redmi, Asus Zenfone, Xolo & others
Here our resident handset market expert – Asif Iqbal Shaik, from MySmartPrice.com – the recommendation web site, answers readers’ questions on what is best in the Indian market.
Sukasu asks …
Is Xolo Q 700 S any good?
Asif Shaik replies …
The Xolo Q700S is a good smartphone and it recently received the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Although you might want to have a look at the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 1S which is priced at Rs 6,999 in India a superb smartphone at that price. Continue reading
28% check their smartphones during sex act
They say that there’s an app for everything these days, so it should come as no surprise to learn that there are apps to improve your sex life. This discovery was made by none other than the UK’s Sun newspaper, of course. It then went on to rate five of the leading sex apps for iOS and Android. The article was prompted by shock findings from a survey carried out for TigerMobiles.com by market research and polling agency, Carter Digby. They asked 1,500 couples in the UK between 18-30 a range of questions on their sex lives and smartphone usage habits. A shocking 28 per cent revealed they have even checked their phone during sexual intercourse. Continue reading
Not sure how this will affect Talk Mobile
According to reports, the UK’s leading mobile retailer, the Carphone Warehouse is in advanced negotiations with mobile network operator [MNO] Three (3UK). The intention is to create a Mobile Virtual Network Operator [MVNO] to rival the likes of Virgin Mobile or Tesco Mobile. The rumour has it that Carphone Warehouse could even launch the MVNO in time for Xmas. GoMo News isn’t quite sure where this leaves Talk Mobile (not to be confused with TalkTalk Mobile) which operates over Vodafone’s mobile network. Continue reading
Get iBeacon solutions installed by September in time for Xmas
July17th 2014. Certain specific retailers will now able to install iBeacon technology for free, thanks to a new offer from Appflare, a global leader in iBeacon technology, security and deployment. iBeacon technology is set to revolutionise retail. Beacons can engage users more accurately than any other technology has allowed before, giving customers information that will benefit them in an exact moment. Continue reading
It’s all to do with MobileFirst for iOS apparently
If you’d asked GoMo News which was the most likely to happen – elephants flying or IBM selling Apple’s smartphones, up until now we would have gone for the elephants. However, in a historic moment [July 15th 2014], IBM together with Apple announced IBM MobileFirst for iOS. [Read the full announcement here].This means that IBM will start selling iPhones & iPads and will develop cloud services optimised for Apple’s iOS. Apple will provide hardware support for devices through a dedicated large-enterprise AppleCare programme. How has this come about? Well, the market for is currently comprised of affluent people in developed economies – with the possible exception of China. Anyway that market is now a mature and overcrowded. So selling to affluent businesses is the obvious answer. Below, John Delaney, associate vp for mobility with IDC, provides a comprehensive overview of what he sees as happening. Continue reading
July 15th 2014. Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps – bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. The landmark partnership aims to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change. These are grounded in four core capabilities. Continue reading
Aims to be global provider of hacker free mobile payments
The arrival of Matt Banham at global mobile payments solutions provider, Omlis, has been heralded as the dawn of a new day for the business. He’s been appointed as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and really does have an impressive technical background. For example, he was instrumental in developing the world’s first operational, real-time, predictive air traffic control system. The appointment follows a number of recently announced strategic partnerships such as one in Latin America with ISN Technologies which facilitates transactions for some of Chile’s largest organisations. The UK based company claims to be a leading provider of hacker and fraud free mobile payment solutions and has the IP for its proprietary technologies to back them up. Continue reading