Category: iPhone


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cleaning up after the Applegasm

The podders wipe down the mess caused by the internet after last week’s Applegasm, and assess why Apple’s latest phone is less explosive than Samsung’s. Apple stays on the agenda, sort of, as we look at its ambitions in the content and TV space; Bernard gets back in touch with a fantastic analysis of net neutrality, likening it to toilet paper. Scott drones on about… drones; and the podders finish off by finding out what the adulterer’s mobile phone of choice is.
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Apple sauce makes internet crumble

Like the mental drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket relentlessly abusing his noobs, the way the internet has been ramming iPhone 7 non-news down your throat is enough to make anyone go all Private Pyle about it.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smashing Handsets

This week the gang welcome another guest into the studio as they go over all of the latest smartphone activity from Apple, Samsung, Sony, HTC and Huawei. While Scott flees to a deserted island for a week in a bid to gain some seclusion from the growth of AI, guest Henry Burrell from PC Advisor and Macworld helps Tim and Jamie understand just what’s going on in the devices biz. Elsewhere, T-Mobile US is crowned the country’s fastest LTE network, Vodafone launches an IoT bikini and Tim realises he costs less than a Mars bar.

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AI – Rise of the Machines

This week the gang worries about AI destroying the world, while Twitter gets up on its Magic Pony. Apple falls out of love with the jack, OTTs tread on telcos’ turf and we finish on Icelandic screaming, Game of Thrones spoiler apps and why men can’t stop playing with their gadgets…

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Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual Industry Survey 2016

Building on the success of our prestigious Annual Industry Survey, the 2016 edition is the largest undertaking we’ve embarked on to date. This year’s survey took in the thoughts and perspectives of more than 1,500 telecoms professionals with a staggering cumulative experience of 24,000 years. As usual we begin with our comprehensive sweep of the […]

Mobile forecast to dominate electronic payments

Mobile phones will take an increasingly leading role in the payments space over the next five years as a result of technologies that allow safe storage of payment details in smartphones and other security improvements, reports Banking Technology.

Apple Pay UK launch marred by bank no shows

Apple Pay launched in the UK without the participation of most of the major banks, including HSBC, which was listed as a launch partner, but this morning faced customers taking to social media to complain that they can’t use the app.

Apple releases iOS 8.3 and allows wifi calling

EE was breaking out the bubbly this evening and no doubt inundating Tim Cook with smiley emojis after Apple release the iOS 8.3 software update. The patch fixes a litany of minor glitches but, crucially for EE, also enables wifi calling, which the operator itself only launched this week.

Google snaps up Siri developer and messaging app

Google has acquired a Californian startup which created a highly praised rich messaging application featuring a full fledged personal assistant along the lines of Apple’s Siri. Emu, which was started by veterans of Apple and Google, will be short lived however. The app only launched a few months ago and Google has confirmed it will be shut down later this month.

Chinese vendors drive smartphone market to new high in Q2 2014

The worldwide smartphone market broke its record for quarterly shipments in Q2 2014 with market trackers Strategy Analytics and IDC in rare agreement on the figure of 295 million units, although Juniper reckons it was a bit lower than that.

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