Cadbury launches app that turns chocolate wrappers into games

By Ryan | On Monday, August 22nd, 2011 - No Comments »

The sweets and confectionary giant Cadbury has partnered with a mobile applications company to launch what they’re calling ‘the world’s first app that recognises branded products’. Blippar is a free augmented reality (AR) app available on iPhone and Android platforms and is already attracting enormous amounts of attention from the marketing community at large, because. Read more...

iPhone alarm app lets you donate cash to charity every time you snooze

By Ryan | On Monday, August 22nd, 2011 - No Comments »

Thanks to our stressful lifestyles these days, filled with barrages of messages via email, social networks and mobile phones, it’s no wonder that it’s becoming harder and harder to get out of bed in the mornings. Living in the 21st century is not as simple as it was when all we had to do was wake up, hunt and go back to sleep. So to force ourselves out of slumberland every 24. Read more...

Mobile porn sites thrust themselves on unsuspecting South African users

By Kim | On Saturday, August 20th, 2011 - No Comments »

Many South African mobile users have recently been inundated with saucy images sent to their phones without the handset owners ever subscribing to the porn services sending them. The problem seems to boil down to the point at which the Wireless Application Service Providers (WASPS) approve the charge to a mobile subscriber, with many South Africans claiming to have been completely unaware. Read more...

It’s confirmed: the iPhone 5 will be released in October

By Ryan | On Saturday, August 20th, 2011 - 1 Comment »

Thanks to an enthusiastic vice president at AT&T, we now have actual confirmation that the iPhone 5 will be officially announced by Apple in September and officially released for sale in October. The AT&T employee let slip to some of his staff that the new version of Apple’s uber-popular iPhone would be available for public retail in early October, after the traditional pre-order. Read more...

Unhappy customer thrown out of bar for venting on Twitter

By Ryan | On Friday, August 19th, 2011 - No Comments »
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Next time you’re unhappy about the service you’re receiving at a local restaurant, cinema or KFC for that matter, you might want to wait until after you’ve left the establishment in question before sharing the news of your bad service with the world via social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The repercussions in the real world could end being a lot more severe than. Read more...

Trouble in Googorola paradise as Motorola shareholder sues CEO for selling too cheap

By Ryan | On Thursday, August 18th, 2011 - 1 Comment »
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Ah the joys of clarity the morning after the wedding. That moment when the buckets of champagne are a distant memory and all that’s left in the cold light of day is the realisation that you’ve sold your once-trailblazing mobile brand to a search engine company for peanuts, because you’d rather escape the mobile war now than end up a helpless casualty in a faraway foxhole.. Read more...

84-year-old man proves that anyone can create a mobile app

By Kim | On Thursday, August 18th, 2011 - No Comments »

84-year-old American George Weiss has developed a mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and proved to the world that if he can do it, anybody can. His app, called Dabble, is dubbed ‘the fast thinking word game’ and requires users to spell five words (from a set of available letters) within a set timeframe. The game sells on the Apple App Store for $0.99 and is immediately. Read more...

[Video] Preview of LG Mobile’s teen texting documentary, Thumbs

By Kim | On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 - No Comments »

LG Mobile has taken the extraordinary step (for a mobile handset manufacturer anyway) of putting together a fully-fledged documentary investigating the phenomenon of teen texting. And not just ordinary texting by teens. Supersonic-speed texting by nimble-fingered teens. The documentary, entitled Thumbs, showcases the build-up to LGC’s National Texting Championship held in 2010. The. Read more...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos invents airbags for mobile phones

By Ryan | On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 - No Comments »

As if Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos didn’t have enough to worry about, what with Amazon EC2 falling over, he’s decided to dedicate some of his non-free time to inventing something that has nothing to do with books, e-commerce or web hosting. He’s invented and patented an airbag device for mobile phones. What sounds like a pretty random thing to invent is actually. Read more...

New York concert pioneers mobile-only ticketing

By Ryan | On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 - No Comments »

While mobile ticketing has been implemented at various events over the last few years, no one has issued tickets strictly via mobile phone only – until now. The Billboard Summer Blowout party held in New York last week featured dance duo LMFAO and producer Swizz Beatz, but what made it technologically exciting was that you needed a mobile ticket to get through the door. A mobile ticketing. Read more...