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iPhone knocked into 2nd place for ‘sexting’

Survey of cheating Brits carried out by AshleyMadison.com

A survey carried out by AshleyMadison.com has revealsed that Samsung handsets knocked Apple’s iconic iPhone into second place as the most popular brand of smartphone amongst British ‘sexters’. Ashley Madison claims to bethe world’s largest extra-marital dating site for adulterers – those who send sexts rather than texts. Questioned about their preferred technology for conducting secret affairs and where they sext from, 31 per cent of cheating women admitted sexting from the supermarket. Does this mean women can multi-task and combined retail therapy with sexting, GoMo News wonders? Continue reading

Internet of Things will drive Bluetooth growth says IHS

Virtually every mobile phone will support Bluetooth by 2018

A new report -’Connectivity in Consumer, Mobile and IT Market’ from IHS Technology puts Bluetooth penetration at 90 per cent in 2014 for all mobile phones. That’s not just smartphones and the figures is set to grow to 96 per cent by 2018. However, mobile handsets are set to serve as the hub for the Internet of My Things [IoT]. Hence expect to find Bluetooth enabled fitness, health, and sleep monitors plus proximity tags, and even toothbrushes. Continue reading

Spike in Bluetooth technology penetration in hub devices leads to increased Bluetooth smart adoption

Mobile phones, PCs, Tablets rely on Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, set the stage for in-home automation hubs

Press release

April 8th 2014. From Bluetooth World 2014, the flagship connectivity conference from the Bluetooth SIG, IHS released details of its latest forecasts for the IHS Technology Connectivity in Consumer, Mobile and IT Market Tracker. The report puts Bluetooth penetration at 90 per cent in 2014 for all mobile phones (not just smartphones), growing to 96 per cent by 2018. Mobile phones serve as the hub for the Internet of My Things – the connectivity of the devices all around you – Bluetooth Smart enabled fitness, health, sleep monitors, proximity tags, and even toothbrushes. Continue reading

End of XP is great news for Android & iOS

Why exactly do you need a desktop PC instead of a tablet or smartphone?

A great deal is being written about Microsoft ending ‘Extended Support’ for Windows XP today [April 8th 2014]. A great deal of it is mere scaremongering and reminiscent of the Millennium bug which never actually wreaked havoc. The software giant might have shot itself in the foot, however. If you look carefully at what the analysts are saying, they are actually advocating going mobile without truly appreciating it. For example, take this quote from Richard Edwards, principal analyst for enterprise mobility & productivity software at Ovum, “Compared to smartphones and tablet devices, PC operating system upgrades are an ugly affair.” Exactly. It’s not actually time to think about upgrading from XP, it’s time to ask yourself, “Why exactly do I have a desktop again?” Continue reading

HTC One Once mighty HTC sees losses grow as phone sales lose traction

Next quarter will be better, it insists

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has suffered a deeper-than-expected first quarter loss, as its market share continues to slide – with it now standing at around 2 per cent. Despite rave reviews for its flagship smartphones, HTC sales remain modest and in the three months to April 2014 it posted a 22.6 per cent drop in revenues to 33.12 billion Taiwanese dollars (£659 million). But it insists it is likely to return to profit in Q2 following the late-March release of its upgraded flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8. In recent months it has also slashed costs dramatically in a bid to bolster its share price which has lost nearly 90 per cent since its April 2011 peak. Continue reading

shah - from buzzd to darcher Deepen Shah reinvents himself as digital advertising platform CEO

Bye-bye Buzzd – hello Darcher Media

When GoMo News last caught up with Deepen Shah back in 2010, it was as the co-creator of a mobile social networks and location app called Buzzd. The company of the same name has disappeared and the app is no longer available in iTunes. However, Deepen is now the CEO of a new company – Darcher Media which he claims is ranked third as an ad network in the entire USA by Quantcast – here. What’s more Shah says that Darcher Media serves over 6 billion ad impressions monthly across the globe which you can check with Screencast here. Seems that the boy has done well. Continue reading

Rajveer_Singh_Rathore Guest Post: How to keep track of your finances with mobile apps

by Rajveer Singh Rathore, our Microsoft specialist

There are so many tools available for tracking your finances online, that you may be challenged to figure out which would work best for you. You can leverage popular mobile apps to keep your spending and saving in check. Not only do these apps help you design better financial accountability, but they can also be fun to use! Here are some great financial tracking tools. Continue reading

optimising facebook proves most lucrative - palli Fiksu boosts success for SimplePrints app via/on Facebook

SimplePrints experiences 70% growth in first five months

Press release

April 3, 2014 – Fiksu, developer of award-winning app marketing technologies, has shared its success with SimplePrints, an app that provides a fast and easy way to turn your photos into a printed photo book. By using Fiksu’s programmatic technology and Facebook’s mobile app install ads, SimplePrints saw significant growth, acquiring large volumes of high quality users during the busy holiday periods. Continue reading

bbm on an android phone BlackBerry updates BBM for Android

Positioning BBM to rival Line, Facebook & even Snapchat

Another sign that BlackBerry really is learning how to monetise its software assets – not just its smartphones, is provided by the latest update to BBM for Android. A key feature is the addition of ‘stickers’ and the fact that there is now a BBM shop where you can actually purchase stickers to send to other BBM users. That’s taking rival social media sites such as Facebook and Line head on. Plus there’s now an improved picture (photo) sharing facility. GoMo reckons this is a reaction to analysts who claim Facebook is losing traffic to photo sharing apps such as Snapchat. Continue reading