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Three get Rufus Hound to write Goodbye Vodafone letter

Three UK recruited comedian Rufus Hound to write a letter for unhappy Vodafone customers wanting find an alternative network after Vodafone’s latest price hike. Recent changes to Vodafone's pricing structure have resulted in consumers paying up to 10% extra. Keen to capitalise on this, Three has teamed up with comedian Rufus Hound to pen a break-up letter for Vodafone customers looking to switch to a cheaper network. With the recent changes to Vodafone's pricing structure, out-of-plan calls to the UK will cost 5…

Imaginality to Bring Learning to Life on Mobile Devices Using Augmented Reality

Imaginality enables children to hold a beating 3D heart in the palm of their hand and see how blood flows through it, investigate solar eclipses, or even become a dinosaur. MindSpace’s Kickstarter uses clever promotions to bring this ‘playful learning’ Educational Technology to mobile devices. Today, MindSpace Solutions launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring learning to life on mobile devices using Augmented Reality. Their product, Imaginality, uses Augmented Reality to enable playful…

Revocharge, Universal Wireless Charging and Syncing Smartphone Case, Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The makers behind the world’s most advanced approach to wireless charging look to raise $100,000 by offering 50% off MSRP to early supporters for Revocharge. Revocharge, the makers of the world’s most powerful and versatile wireless charging smartphone case, is excited to announce the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, aimed at raising $100,000 by July 26th, 2014. The money raised through Kickstarter will cover the costs of production and manufacturing, and will also help introduce new audiences to the…

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou mocks curved displays on smartphones

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou mocked the curved displays on new smartphones who joked that the products are phones designed to fit the rears of consumers. "People are talking about, wow, displays that can transform, but they forget that you have to be able to use the device," Terry Gou said at the company's shareholders' meeting on Wednesday. Both Samsung and LG have released smartphones built with curved screens, but Gou is less than impressed with the technology. Gou recounted visiting the show booth of one of the Korean…

Majority of UK children have mobile devices by the age of 10

Survey of 2,000 parents that provides a snapshot of children’s use of mobile devices 70% of children in the UK have mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, by the age of 10. In a sweeping piece of research on children’s mobile usage by security company BullGuard, it was also revealed that most parents’ desire to equip their children with mobile devices is driven by the age-old parental anxiety of knowing where their kids are. The nationwide survey of 2,000 parents also revealed that the…

AppOrchid Unveils Industry’s First Cognitive Computing App Builder for the “Internet Of Everything” Market

AppOrchid announced today its disruptive new technology for developing cognitive apps that targets the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) market. “The future for enterprise computing lies in intelligent or cognitive apps. In this new “Internet of everything” world, connected devices, social data and massive volumes of free form documents integrate with enterprise applications in real-time. AppOrchid’s groundbreaking products employ Big Data technology and a scalable Knowledge graph model…

US Supreme Court rules Police can’t search your phone without a warrant

The US Supreme Court has ruled that in order for police officers to search your phone, law enforcement will, in general, need to get a warrant. The decision is the result of two cases that were brought to the Supreme Court, Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie, both of which involved police who searched the phone content of people who had been arrested but without asking for a warrant beforehand, or permission. In a decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the nine members of the Supreme Court all agreed that,…

Google I/O 2014 kicks off today, Watch it Live

Google I/O 2014 kicks off today, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and it will bring us a preview of a brand new version of Android. Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai will go on stage in front of 6000 developers to lift the cover off the secretive plans of Google. And while Pichai himself has confirmed that Google is this time unveiling the newest Android ahead of its usual fall schedule, we do not know all that much about what other surprises Google has in store. Watch it Live and find out. Google I/O…

Virgin Media Business forges new path with major brand refresh

Virgin Media Business, the largest B2B Virgin branded business, has today announced a refreshed brand strategy and new visual identity to show the company’s vision and values in the rapidly-changing, complex world of business telecoms. The rebrand follows a deep-dive review of its market perceptions. While still holding onto the trademark red, the new visual identity introduces some more vibrant and less traditional business colours to help it stand out from the crowd, bringing in shades of pink and purple.…

ReadSoft Online Accredited for the G-Cloud CloudStore

ReadSoft, a specialist in the delivery of business automation to manage and improve back office processes, has received a Government Procurement Service (GPS) G-Cloud contract to supply UK Public Sector organisations with ReadSoft Online. Using ReadSoft Online through CloudStore will enable Public Sector organisations, to quickly meet EU initiatives on e-Invoicing procurement uptake. As well as being a cost effective route to the implementation of EU directives, local councils can use G-Cloud to support local…

Virgin Media Business continues to safeguard public data

Virgin Media Business has been re-certified to supply secure services to public sector organisations for another three years. The accreditation allows Virgin Media Business to protect information shared over public service networks (PSN) up to Business Impact Level 2 (IL2), ensuring sensitive information doesn’t get corrupted or falls into the wrong hands. Whether it's information about childcare issues, housing benefits or patient records, the IL2 security standard establishes controls how information is…

MobileIron hack leads to switch to BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Insurance giant Aviva UK were last month hit by an attack based on the Heartbleed exploit that allowed hackers to access workers' iPhones. Insiders claim Aviva is in talks about moving to a new platform due to the breach. Aviva was using BYOD service MobileIron to manage more than 1,000 smart devices such as iPhones and iPads. On the evening of the 20 May, a hacker compromised the MobileIron admin server and posted a message to those handhelds and the email accounts, according to The Register. The hacker then performed…

CloudApps Joins G-Cloud V “Software as a Service” Framework Agreement

Company to deliver sustainability & user behavioural change applications under G-Cloud V Framework Agreement CloudApps have been approved as a supplier under the UK Government’s Lot 3 ‘Software as a Service’ G-Cloud V Framework Agreement. This enables CloudApps to have two catalogue listings on the Government eMarketplace, from which all relevant government contracting bodies can call off orders without undergoing a lengthy procurement process. CloudApps G-Cloud VBoth of the key CloudApps…

Three launching app to let customers call and text using Wi-Fi

Three is launching an app, Three inTouch, which will allow customers to talk and text using a Wi-Fi connection. The app will be available to all customers from early August and will be offered free to all contract, SIM and Pay As You Go customers. With Three inTouch customers can make and receive calls and text messages when they connect to Wi-Fi. It’s a free app which uses existing monthly allowance or prepaid credit for any minutes or texts used. The service is seamless and uses the customers’ usual…

Nest acquires Dropcam for $555 million

Nest, who was recently acquired by Google for $3 billion, has announced that they have purchased Dropcam for $555 million in cash. Dropcam is a WiFi-enabled security camera ($149 or $199, depending on video quality) that requires little-to-no-effort to maintain. You plug it in, set it up on your WiFi, and you’re set. If you just want to be able to check in on your cameras remotely, that’s free; if you want Dropcam to keep an archive of recorded footage on their servers, that’ll cost you anywhere…