Category: Apps

A recent post that arose from of some work that we have been doing with a local college proved to cause quite a bit of interest. Having had some time to digest the raw stats, as well as seeing some of the feedback in the comments, I thought that I would take the opportunity to try and […]

Last month, Gartner produced an interesting report into the way tablet computing is well and truly entering its ‘second wave’ in terms of its use in and for business applications. This so called second wave sees tablet computing for business moving away from personal productivity applications and towards manageable and secure enterprise applications to support […]

I’ve been playing with a few new iPad apps recently and having lots of fun! They really go to show how the iPad is not just a content consumption device. In-fact, in some areas it truly excels as a content creation device. While the iPad, and tablets in general, may not be the right device […]

There has been quite a stir in recent weeks about Boston Globe. This American daily publication has shunned Apple and its in-app subscription model and decided instead to develop a new desktop browser based website  which is optimised for mobile browsers using a techniques called adaptive and reactive design. We are going to take a brief look […]

Following on from last weeks post from Kev about how the size of the device really does matter I have found myself considering how I actually use my devices. While I was aware that use of my laptop had changed since I started using an iPhone I was quite surprised to realised that my usage of my iPhone had […]

I read a disturbing article on TechCrunch this week about the ‘likely’ possibility that Windows 8 will let you run your mobile phone apps on your computer. Now I’m going to give the article the benefit of the doubt. After all, it goes on to talk about the next version of the OS perhaps offering […]

The rise and rise of the smart phone has made a lot of other devices very nervous. Your smart phone; Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, yes even blackberry, is a Swiss army knife for the digital age. It’s a multi-tool. It can do pretty much everything. And if it can’t, well, there will be “an app for that” […]

There is a lot of buzz about HTML5 right now. I tend to follow quite a few of the movers and shakers in the tech world who constantly jump ship to the next big thing, forever investing their time and effort in the latest technology. When said technology eventually becomes mature enough to actually use, another new […]

While iOS is the undisputed consumer app king, Android sits as the mobile device OS whose growth is accelerating the fastest. However, quite opposite to some of the headline stats out there, Android does not have a larger install base than iOS. It is true that there are more Android based devices than iPhone’s but  if […]

I recently read, and commented on, an article on eConsultancy (Moments in Needless Bi-Polarity: Apps vs the mobile web). However, as I was moderated, I thought that I’d share my thoughts on it here instead. *smile* It seems that this issue, and the misunderstandings surround it, will not go away. I do agree with much […]