Posts Tagged: mobile

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    The Problem With Location Based Mobile Services

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    There’s a problem with today’s crop of location based mobile services, commonly referred to as LBMS; those little apps which sit on our smartphones and allow us to geotag status updates or photos, find relevant local place information or check-in at a place. The problem isn’t one of privacy or tracking. Nor is the problem… Read more »

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    Revisiting SoLoMo in Istanbul

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    If any industry sector is uniquely poised to benefit from the triumvirate of social, local and mobile, it’s the classified listings industry. The last time I spoke about whether do embrace SoLoMo or just embrace social, local and mobile I cautioned against the tick in the box approach and against adopting new technologies just because… Read more »

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    SoLoMo, Or Just Social, Local And Mobile?

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    One of the many things I like about writing talks for a conference is that the talk often morphs during the writing process as I research the theme and try to make the narrative at least vaguely coherent. Of course, it also helps that when you’re asked to be a speaker at a conference, the… Read more »

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    Now The Metropolitan Police Want Your Phone’s Data

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    As a relatively prolific user of social networks and social media I generate a fair amount of data. Whilst I’m wary of what the social networks do with the data I generate, I appreciate that there’s no such thing as a free lunch and the data I generate contributes towards the revenue that keeps these… Read more »

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    At The Airport, Not All QR Codes Are Created Equal

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    Another day, another flight, another addition to the ever growing and increasingly arcane number of steps that you need to go through in order to get through an airport and actually take off on a plane. I’ve written before on the world of airport security, be it having your bags X-Rayed or searched and on… Read more »

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    Farewell Ovi Maps, Hello Nokia Maps (On iOS And Android Too)

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    In May of this year, Nokia announced the retirement of the Ovi brand and the observant map watchers amongst you may have noticed that pointing your browser of choice at maps.ovi.com now automagically redirects you to the new, shiny maps.nokia.com. What you may not have noticed is that Nokia maps doesn’t just work on your… Read more »

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    Almost Losing Sight Of The Magic Of (Mobile) Maps

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    Often maligned and ignored, sometimes science fiction writers are bang on the mark. The cognoscenti of the high brow literary world often dismiss science fiction as being not proper writing or even worthy of the label of literature. But sci-fi authors are often as not as uniquely placed to think about today’s technology as they… Read more »

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    Talking About A Sense Of Place

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    As a precursor to last week’s mashup* Digital Trends event, I chatted to Paul Squires of Imperica about my location trends in more detail than the mashup* format would have allowed for. The write-up from that interview is now up on Imperica’s web site and, thanks to them adopting a Creative Commons ┬álicense, I’m able… Read more »

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    The BA Mobile Boarding Pass; So Right And Yet So Wrong

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    While boarding passes on your mobile handset have been around for a while in one form or another, I only came across them just over a year ago while flying on KLM from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport. The system was quick, easy and worked, even though some of the staff at Schipol seemed a bit confused… Read more »

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    Flight Safe Mode; The Sequel

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    This is mercifully brief follow up to my previous post on British Airways proscriptions on enabling flight safe mode on your mobile phone and hails jointly from the departments of “be careful what you ask for, it might come true” and “they didn’t really mean to say that … did they?” … On this morning’s… Read more »