Saturday, 14 February 2015

MobileMagic: Something about Valentine's Day


All the stuff in this picture is now available in your mobile phone...

Block your ex from your digital life with these tools. Dead romantic for Valentines Day.

SwiftKey iOS Keyboard App Updated to Predict Emoji Usage. These are exactly the type of technological breakthroughs we all want to see.

How about more things like this instead. Text service to save young lives in East Africa.



Apple Watch App Aims to Monitor Glucose Levels. Really quite incredible when you think about it. But what happens when we are all connected to insurance companies…



Saturday, 31 January 2015

Look Up.



This is well worth a watch. Fiona made me aware of it over on that Facebook.

Yes we are all connected.

We all know we're just a little too obsessed with our phones.

We all know that we look a bit too often to see if anything is happening on social media. And that invariably nothing is happening.

Make sure you put your phone down from time to time.

It's amazing what you can see when you look up.

MobileMagic: The all staff email edition



WhatsApp reaches new heights with 700M monthly users. The people love WhatsApp. Me. Well I love the group chat function, it’s like your own private social network… Trailblazed by BBM of course which only a few years ago was being blamed for the riots in London… Which just goes to show how silly journalists will write any old rubbish when they don’t understand something properly.

6 Clever Mobile Apps Created by Nonprofits. I am obliged to include a reference to Apps once every three editions of this list.

Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014. All the camera phone data. All of it. And here is all the nonsense I put on Instagram.

How Child’s i Foundation went mobile. The lovely people at Child’s i give us a mention. If you’d like to see how they are using mobile and give them £3 a month on your phone text PDG to 70002.

Email Open Rate in UK Shows Increasing Activity on Mobile. If you’re sending emails and they aren’t opitmised for mobile you need to apologise to your Finance Director as you should be making more money from your emails.

23 reasons why mobile users will abandon your site. It’s not rocket science is it.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

A short story about my mum...



I'd like to tell you a really short story.

It's a true story.

My Mum went to Argos when she was pregnant with my sister, that must have been 1983.

She was there to buy an exercise bike.

She was a very frequent Argos customer. She loved it there. She went a lot and used to spend a lot of money there.

She was very very pregnant. The exercise bike was a big and heavy thing.

So she asked the bloke behind the counter to help her with the big and heavy exercise bike to her car.

He said no. So she did it herself. She didn't make 'much' of a fuss.

That was 32 years ago.

She hasn't spent a single penny in any Argos shop ever since and she tells anyone who will listen not to either.

Nobody at Argos knows this. I'm only mentioning it now because she was going on about it again last night over dinner.

Customer service matters, in our world we call it Supporter Service, if we get it wrong it will cost us a lot of money and we will never know why.




Wednesday, 21 January 2015

All the digital stats you could ever want... (for now anyway...)


The lovely people at We Are Social have been at it again. This time they have compiled all the stats related to digital you could ever need into one monster slideshow.

The headlines...



You should flick through their blog as it's a brilliant resource for all things digital.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Oh. A selfie in a football match.




Anyone think the mobile phone will catch on?

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Yes. Yes we do other stuff while watching TV


An ace presentation full of stats, facts and opinions about the phenomenon of 'messing about on your phone' while the telly is on.