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  • Why make a mobile app? You won't get rich but you might impress

    Keep quiet about this -it's an industry secret - but some IT companies can be a bit dull to work for. But how do you move up the ladder? If your current job leaves you creatively unfulfilled, and you want something impressive to put on your Linkedin ... 

  • Where MeeGo now if Intel shifts to Android and Windows Phone 7?

    I confess to knowing very little about MeeGo apart from the fact it used to be Intel and Nokia's next generation OS for smartphones and tablets. Most of the time when MeeGo has impinged on my consciousness it's been for negative reasons, such as Noki... 

  • If HP wants to be the new IBM, does Google want to be the new Apple?

    So I go away for two weeks and all hell breaks loose. First, Google decides to buy Motorola's mobile phone operation, then HP says it's getting out of the PC business and discontinuing WebOS products. Now, the Google thing makes sense, kind of, if yo... 

  • iPhone users are most dangerous behind the wheel says survey

    In a survey conducted last week, this column uncovered the truth about iPhone users; they make the worst drivers. The survey was conductedon two separate occasions on the same stretch ofroad. Cycling against the traffic, from Chobham to Kingston in S... 

  • PR Masterclass: how to write engaging content

    Gavin Bird is digital engagement director for Condescentii PR. Like many public relations executives who've been in the business for more than six months, he's sick and tired of journalists. So, to cheer him up, we asked him for an independent review... 

  • Worried about phone hacking? It's time for a SpinVox revival!

    I told the world about SpinVox but no-one listened. Then along came the BBC's glamorousRory Cellan-Jones, and they all listened. I can't imagine why no one took me seriously! (Here I am, left, in a kimono) About the time when the News of the World st... 

  • Google spurned offer to join Microsoft and Apple in bid for "bogus patents"

    To many people out there, the name Brad Smith might not be too familiar. He'sMicrosoft's general counsel and most of the time anyone would have come across his name in the past would probably have been in defending the software giant against anti-mon... 

  • Are you reading this on your phone? In a meeting? You're in good company

    Here's something that shouldn't really be all that surprising: technology is making people ruder in social situations. Many of them just can't tear themselves away from their phones. Anyone with a teenage son or daughter could testify to the fact tha... 

  • Gigaset - a hands free phone without the earache.

    I don't know about you, but I hate wearing headsets and those ghastly ear things. There must be a nice way to be handsfree. Gigaset has justreleased the latest handsfree home phone, the Gigaset L410. Unlike an ungainly headset, the L410 does not atta... 

  • Elegant answers - how to funk up your business phone

    There's one marketing agency I know of whose offices are like a library, normally. But, when a client visits, the old codger running the agency puts gangster rap on the sound system, in an attempt to convince the client they are young and funky. It w...