Posts Tagged: mobile

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    Geolocating Yourself? In Europe, You’re Not Alone

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    Exposure 2010, the recent study by Orange and TNS, makes for some interesting reading for the location industry. Although it should be taken with a large pinch of salt from the pot labelled lies, damned lies and statistics, the study’s report shows the significant increase in use of geolocation services within the mobile space. In… Read more »

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    Flight Safe Mode

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    As part of the security and safety announcement that gets made each time you get onto a plane these days, there’s invariably a bit which goes something like this … “all electrical equipment should be switched off during taxiing, take off and landing and all devices with a flight safe mode should have this enabled… Read more »

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    Roughly Halfway Between England And France

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    As a race and as a society we just love our boundaries and our borders; go here, don’t go here, this is yours, this is ours. We put up border controls, we tax dependent on what side of the street you live on, you need the right visa stamp in your passport to pass onto… Read more »

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    Reaching The Limits Of Unlimited

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    Consider for a moment the word unlimited; it’s an adjective and, if you’ll pardon the condescension, it means the following: not limited; unrestricted; unconfined boundless; infinite; vast without any qualification or exception; unconditional Except in the world of mobile data or mobile broadband, where unlimited means, in a vaguely disturbing twisted, inverted, doublespeak sort of… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: ringing phones, suicide linux, Flickr plugins, editing, zoomable maps and upsidedownness

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    Today’s social bookmarking deliciousness, from down the back of the internet. Got a colleague who keeps wandering away from their desk and leaving their mobile phone behind, which then keeps on ringing? Maybe they need one of these signs left on their desk. Maybe. Fancy a challenge? How many times a day do you type… Read more »

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    O2 in Positive Customer Service Shock?

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    O2, the UK Telefonica brand and soon-to-be-loosing-the-iPhone-exclusivity-to-just-about-anyone mobile operator, have a reputation which is, to be honest, just a little bit crap. Their coverage in the rural wilds of Central London, especially around Soho and Covent Garden, seems to be scaled for a single user and a web search for “o2 customer service problems” throws up… Read more »

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    Paperless Boarding Passes

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    Now that the so called smart phones, such as the BlackBerry, the Nokia N series and the iPhone, are becoming more and more ubiquitous, so airlines are ramping up their paperless or electronic boarding pass programs. I came across this recently when flying KLM out of Amsterdam Schipol when returning from the State of the Map conference;… Read more »