Tag: smartphones Filter Filter by All Automation Blog Creativity Data E-Commerce Future Innovation Leadership Management Media Metaverse Purpose Sustainability Trends Videos close When digital doesn’t suck: unlocking your hotel room with your phone By Adam Tinworth Hotels are starting to use smartphone-based NFC as an alternative room key. But is it safe? Good news: free European data roaming is coming By Adam Tinworth The European Parliament has agreed to kill roaming charges in Europe by 2017 - and that matters for digital businesses across the continent. Is a mobile payments war coming to Europe? By Adam Tinworth Some US retailers are shutting out Apple Pay to spite credit card companies. Will we see such tactics in Europe? The mobile don’t roam By Adam Tinworth Mobile roaming just got a whole lot cheaper in Europe - and it's about to get cheaper yet. Amazon Fires its first shot at the phone market By Adam Tinworth Amazon is finally making a bid for its slice of the phone market - but is the Fire ready to blaze? Thomas Bendig: making user interfaces more human By Adam Tinworth Humans use multiple channels to communicate with others - but we only use one channel at a time when we communicate with devices. It's time to change that. Fabian Hemmert: curing the phone zombie plague By Adam Tinworth Our phones can aid us - or remove our sense of our surroundings. Can we take conscious control of them, reconnect with those around us, and slay our inner phone zombie? iBeacons and supply chains: making the physical digital By Adam Tinworth Two talks exploring the interface between the digital and the physical, from supply chains to the last few feet. A mobile future seen through Google Glass By Adam Tinworth When Robert Scoble showed us his Google Glass, was he showing us more than an interesting new product? Was he showing us a new, mobile-centric future of computing? Life after disruption: has BlackBerry done enough? By Adam Tinworth Once the market leader in smart corporate phones, BlackBerry finds itself on the back foot, five years after the iPhone arrived. Wishing you a techie little Christmas By Adam Tinworth What sort of gadgets did Father Christmas bring this year? Looks like it was tablets all the way… QR Codes: good on bottles, bad on books By Adam Tinworth People are quick to dismiss the potential of the QR code - but are marketers really offering a compelling reason to use them?