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Tech and disability: Can mobile apps make a difference?
posted on February 28, 2017

Many tech inventions, designed originally for commercial profit, have been adapted to meet the needs of a disabled community. Luke Mintz takes a look at some of the tech companies innovating in this area.

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TCN’s top app recommendations: Q1 2017
posted on January 17, 2017

Here’s our list of top iOS and Android downloads for the first quarter of 2017.

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IT infrastructure: The key to startup success
posted on January 17, 2017

Chris Ducker, senior director of global proposition strategy at Sungard Availability Services, explores why startups need to get IT infrastructure right.

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Launching MovieSweep in a Google World
posted on April 17, 2016

Ted Baybutt, founder of MovieSweep, explains why he, and many other startup company founders, have a complicated emotional relationship with Google. It’s a quandary. I’m trying to figure out how I feel about Google. I respect Google, as it has helped my startup in so many ways, but it kind of troubles me a bit…

Things to consider before making an IoT app
posted on September 17, 2015

Matthew Hunt, CEO at Apadmi Enterprise, the enterprise app development division of the UK’s leading mobile app developer, Apadmi, gives his insight into what developers must consider before embarking on the development of an IoT app.  The Internet of Things essentially allows for an increase in machine-to-machine communication and requires a network of data-generating sensors…

Codified to offer free audits as 75% of apps risk malicious attacks
posted on September 9, 2015

With over 75% of mobile apps in the Apple Store and Google Play Store vulnerable to malicious attacks, Codified is set to offer a free audit service to ensure apps are securing their users data. The London-based mobile app and web development firm has gained extensive experience in the field since its launch in 2013 and its audit service…

Modern romance: How Tinder made 2014 the year of the dating app
posted on December 23, 2014

This has truly been the year of the dating app. Tinder has grown astronomically over the past year, with a user base that now stands at over 50 million. Then there are all the dating website mobile apps: OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, Match.com, Zoosk, etc. A smorgasboard for LGBT singles: Grindr, Scruff, Jack’d and Hornet, for men,…

How to use tech to connect with nature
posted on October 23, 2014

Monday night, eight pm. Ten strangers sit in a basement room in Bloomsbury, transfixed by a four-minute home video recorded on a mobile phone. But this is no splashy viral. It is the record of an unspectacular event that happens every dusk across London throughout summer and autumn, across elegant gardens and scrubby backyards alike:…

Tech talent flourishes at the Apps for Good Awards
posted on June 25, 2014

Britain’s finest young tech talent was on show last night at the 2014 Apps for Good Awards. Held at the Barbican, 18 teams of students pitched to a panel of judges including CEO of Tech City Gerard Grech and founder of Lastminute.com Baroness Martha Lane Fox. Winning apps included I’m Okay which provides support for young…

Yo! This stupid app should be a red light to Silicon Valley pseuds
posted on June 24, 2014

The brief story of Yo says more about the problems with the tech industry and media than it does about the app’s creators. The virtually content-free messaging app – users can simply send the word “Yo!” to a contact with a single tap – has sparked thousands of words of debate on whether it’s the…

This is why users think your mobile app sucks: a 3-second response time
posted on September 4, 2013

Our bosom pals over at New Relic know an awful lot about app performance. I mean, it’s their entire job, for Pete’s sake. So when they show you a chart about why most apps are getting poor ratings from users, you tend to pay attention. Here are some stats from the company’s latest blog post: For New…

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Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund
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Uber’s CEO resigns, over £368m in UK tech funding, a new $3.3bn fund and more in The Week in Tech
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EXCLUSIVE: London-based Inploi raises £500,000, brings total to £1m
posted on June 22, 2017

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UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B
posted on June 22, 2017