FIR Book Review: Age of Context by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

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Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy explores the convergence of five technological factors – mobile, social media, data, sensors and location – and their present and future impact on everything from commerce to medicine to transportation. FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz review the book in the context of […]

Increase your computer satisfaction with Soluto’s anti-frustration service

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One of the banes of modern computer life is booting up, the process that happens to your computer when you switch it on. On my office desktop computer running 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, it takes well over five minutes from the moment I turn the machine on to the moment when realistically I can start […]

Getting to know the Olympus LS-14 and LS-12

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As a podcaster, I’m interested in portable digital audio recorders as tools that I can use to record interviews, for example, when out and about. So when I hear about a new portable audio-recording device on the market, I’m curious to know how it might fare as a device for use such as mine. That’s […]

Get things done even faster on EE 4G

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Since I started using EE’s 4G cellular service last December courtesy of EE and the ambassador programme I’m participating in, the one thing that constantly impresses me is simply how fast it is so that you can get things done, well, faster. Uploading Instagram photos and videos, status updates on Twitter or Facebook, opening a […]

Content is king but so is the delivery platform

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One of the benefits of being a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is the bi-monthly magazine, CW. Every other month, the printed publication originally known as Communication World would come through your letterbox filled with useful and highly-readable content that offered knowledge, insight, interviews, case studies, how-to features and a host […]

You’ll enjoy #Attenzi: it’s far more than just a good read

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Philip Sheldrake‘s new business book Attenzi is published today. Earlier today, I published an FIR Book Review of it as I’d had the opportunity of reading it prior to formal publication. I don’t do many book reviews these days – our FIR Book Reviews Editor, Bob LeDrew, does an admirable and far better job – […]

EE ups the 4G game

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If you’re a customer of EE on a 4G cellular service plan, you’ll relish the latest news from the UK’s only mobile operator with a commercial 4G service. EE announced today that it is doubling the speed and capacity of its 4G network that, the company says, will boost headline 4G speeds to 80Mbps plus, […]

4G LTE experiences and faster everything

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4G – the marketing term that covers the next-generation cellular standards LTE, HSPA+ and WiMAX – is rolling out worldwide and LTE is currently available in more than 60 countries. It’s generally seen that LTE is the fastest 4G service and is the one that is the subject of a just-published report by Open Signal, […]

Getting things done faster with 4G

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It was good to see news last week that EE’s 4G cellular data coverage now extends to nine more towns across the UK. That translates as 4G currently available in 28 towns and cities covering 45 percent of the population, with another 27 towns planned to have 4G by the summer. The UK’s first mobile […]