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Digital currency ecosystem tested on island
posted on November 23, 2015

Digital currency consultancy Coinstructors recently attempted to demonstrate how a digital currency can work by launching the first ever fully deployable digital ecosystem on the island of Agistri, as Lee Gibson-Grant, founder of Coinstructors, explains. Digital currencies have, over the past few years, gained increasing prominence within the financial services community. Blockchain technology and its applications…

Download of the Week: Flypay – Check, split and settle bills
posted on February 20, 2015

Fast Food isn’t so fast when it comes to paying, so Flypay are tackling the restaurant market with their iPhone and Android app which makes it easy to pay for your meal at your table without waiting for that waiter who isn’t even looking. We’ve all been in the situation where you reach the end of a meal with friends and…

pwinty raises $200k to help you order photo prints in seconds
posted on September 25, 2014

British startup pwinty has raised $200k (£125k) in investment from indycube Ventures, alongside the launch of the startup’s new iOS app. Based in Cardiff, pwinty orders you prints of your iPhone photos in seconds, and its open API lets other apps do the same. The integration presents new ways for developers to monetise their apps, with over…

Apple pulls iOS 8.01 after finding bug causing signal issues
posted on September 25, 2014

Apple released an update to the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS 8, and then almost as quickly pulled it. The new version, 8.01, fixes a number of problems, chief among them a bug in Apple’s consumer health data platform HealthKit. Rocky road However, the new update also came with some new problems. Several…

Can’t decide between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Here are some tips
posted on September 12, 2014

It’s iPhone pre-order night and confusion reigns across the land. Apple has just kicked off iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders, and iPhone users are faced with something strange and new: An actual decision. This year marks the first time Apple is releasing two new flagship devices (last year’s iPhone 5C was notably a step…

Fashion won’t be what sells the Apple Watch
posted on September 10, 2014

It’s ugly. It’s beautiful. It doesn’t matter. The Apple Watch will sell millions in 2015 when it finally ships. 200 million people already own iPhones that are compatible. The complaints of left-handers, Android-lovers and devotees of the current swathe of smart watches won’t count for much once the device is out in the world. Tim Cook reiterated the…

September 9: The beginning — or the beginning of the end — of the Tim Cook Era
posted on September 2, 2014

It’s going to be a big show in Cupertino September 9th. We’ll see at least one new phone. But most importantly we’ll see what could be called the first product of the Cook era, an Apple smartwatch. The unveiling will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the same venue where the world got its first look at the…

Apple’s iPhone 6 event: Everything you need to know
posted on September 1, 2014

For the next two weeks, all eyes will be on Apple. Apple sent out invites last week to a long-awaited media event on September 9, where it’s expected to show off a few new iPhone models and perhaps even a wearable. This isn’t just any Apple event, either. Eddy Cue, Apple’s iTunes and iCloud head, said at the…

Download of the Week: MatchPint
posted on July 11, 2014

Each week we trawl through the internet’s jumble sale of apps to bring you a cool, new app that will hopefully improve your life. Head-er to the right venue With the World Cup final just around the corner if you’re unsure about where to watch the match this app is for you. I’m no big…

Here’s what Apple’s iBeacon really is & why it’s going to change everything
posted on June 2, 2014

Using Bluetooth to send ads between nearby devices sounds both boring and annoying. But that’s exactly what Apple’s iBeacon does — and Apple’s not in the boring-and-annoying business. The ubiquitous iBeacon is Apple’s portable, low-cost transmitter that notifies other iOS 7 devices of its presence. iBeacon has won raves because of its low power signatures and…

Will Apple be the first to make contactless truly contactless?
posted on May 29, 2014

Just like in political journalism, there is a silly season in tech too. This is the time of year when the final blueprints for the new iPhone are delivered to the manufacturing campuses on southern China and the rumour mill cranks into overdrive. All buzz and no bite It is a truly pointless endeavour. Apple…

Your smartphone charger is too long
posted on January 10, 2014

It’s the first-world problem that we’ve all had one time too many. You didn’t bring your smartphone charger because it’s just that bit to long to fit comfortably in a pocket – and now you’re out of battery. But popcord wants to solve that problem – and make you proud to carry your charger everywhere…

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