Computers & Electronics

Mobile Banking Apps Are a Valuable Asset

Mobile banking is a killer mobile app. We can now easily move money from one account to another to pay bills, credit vendors and send cash to friends and family. In previous years these transactions required tellers, checks and nightly batch runs in the bank’s back office. Now with the ubiquity of mobile banking, customers expect this to happen at a moment’s notice and without any issues. According to a

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge: first impressions

Samsung, to nobody’s great surprise, has unveiled its latest premium flagship smartphones the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge during Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. While the big reveal may have been MWC’s worst kept secret thanks to a series of extremely revealing leaks and the broadcast of an advert featuring the new handset a full nine days before the presentation, it’s still the most significant smartphone launch of

A Short History of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is being touted as the “next big thing” in technology. We’ve seen these before; depending on your age you may remember 3D television and film, the iPhone, the Walkman, MiniDisc, DAT, “smart” appliances, colour television, and movies with sound (“talkies”). Some of these caught on – I hear colour television is rather popular – while some failed spectacularly. With its wide range of applications, however, VR seems

Consumers trust neither Big Data nor Telcos/ISPs

The Vodafone survey “Big Data: a European Survey on the opportunities and risks of data analytics” shows that Europeans do not like the idea of ceding control over personal data in return for cheap or free service. The survey is robust, based on samples sizes of over a thousand per country (The Czech and Irish Republics, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands and the UK) and shows differences by age and