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  • 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... 

  • 'Hello! I'm searching my computer... on the train!'

    Simplexo claims to have invented a tool that allows you to use your mobile to search your desktop computer. So if you'recrawlingup thewestcoast main lineand suddenly remember a document you need, you can scan the office computer for it with your mobi... 

  • GetTaxi could help firms slash their cab bills by £100m

    GetTaxi, a mobile app that helps you arrange a cab, could live up to its name... If it works successfully, its developers claim it could save Londoners a collective£100m on their taxi bills. Which is great for the customers, but it sounds like ... 

  • Did O2 and Subway borrow my Smartphone loyalty card idea?

    O2 Media has launched a scannable smartphone discount voucher campaign for the sandwich chain Subway, using O2 More's location-based texting service 'You Are Here'. Targeted O2 More consumers will be able to redeem MMS discount vouchers by scanning t... 

  • Is there more to Microsoft than Windows?

    Only the churlish would seek to dismiss a company reporting record revenue and profits, especially when that company is Microsoft, the biggest software business in the world. As I'm not churlish by disposition, I won't, although quite a few others ha...