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Opinion Articles

  • Oh, Oh another OS

    So, we all thought the smartphone OS race was dwindling down to two and half players with Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Windows Phone, right? No, hold your bets, coming up from the rear is a late starter from Mozilla, the Fir...
  • Ericsson Consumer Lab

    I enjoyed a great visit to Ericsson's consumer lab on the outskirts of Stockholm last week (a big thanks to the firm and the GSM Association for organizing).

     

    Interesting presentations on device ...

  • RIM Reality

    If there was an award for the company that faced certain destruction but kept putting on a brave face it would have to go to BlackBerry maker, RIM. Despite constant bad news including lowering forecasts, missed targets, investor retreats, larg...

  • Nuisance calls

    I can't understand why, in 2012, I'm powerless to stop nuisance calls.

     I've recently contacted the UK regulator about this, and there seems to be very little that can be done to stop these calls or track who is pla...

  • EverythingEverywhere retail rebranding

    I've just seen my first EverythingEverywhere retail outlet, but very nearly missed it.

     

    Compared to the brightly coloured shop signs for Orange and T-Mobile, the cellcos combined to form Everythi...

  • Big day for Nokia - how long will Elop survive

    It's been a big day for Nokia, with a raft of announcements aimed at finally sorting its device businesses' problems.

     

    The part that leaps out of a series of press releases on the firm's latest '...

  • Batelco still offers telegrams

    Just nosing around some carrier websites researching an article on mobile payments, when I noticed that Bahrain telco Batelco still offers telegram services.

     I found this out while going through its list of contact...

  • What hope mobile banking when Web versions are so poor

    A series of bank holidays here in the UK has flagged the rather curious notion of banks switching off the Internet.

     

    Why? Because payments and transactions I authorize via Internet banking on or ...

  • Huawei, ZTE deny state subsidies - again

    I'm in two minds about continued claims and counter claims regarding Huawei and ZTE receiving backing from the Chinese state. This week, we've had reports that the European Union is considering probing subsidies received by the pair, and alleg...

  • Contactless payment card security

    I've just been asked something interesting about the security of contactless payment cards.

     

    In short, what's to stop scammers simply scanning your card while it's in your wallet? I guess much t...