Archives by Tag 'Smartphone Apps'

Minecraft- good or evil?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2015

Minecraft the computer game occupies millions of children- in homes as well as classrooms. Minecraft is “digital Lego” – a computer game in which you build things using cubic blocks. But it’s Lego on steroids. You never run out of blocks and they never topple over. You can walk among your own creations, and play […]

UK online spending up by 16% according to Ofcom

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, December 23, 2013

UK shoppers’ online spending increased on average by 16% per person in 2012 compared to 2011- according to the latest data from Ofcom.The figures show that the average spend was £1,175 compared to £1,017 the year before. The figure is more than double the average spend per head of other countries in the survey. According […]

Google’s Android accounts for 79% of phone malware

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

79% of malicious attacks on mobiles in 2012 occurred on devices running Google’s Android operating system, US authorities have said.Public information website Public Intelligence published the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation memo to US police and emergency medical personnel. Nokia’s Symbian system, on the Finnish company’s basic-feature handsets, had had […]

Online sales in UK now £1 in every £8 spent

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 24, 2013

According to the Financial Times the UK leads the world in our takeup of online sales as roughly £1 in every £8 spent is now spent online.That roughly equates to the total sales of all Tescos stores in the UK- the total of all of their supermarkets, metro stores and online as well. Whilst Amazon […]

Twitter launches #musicservice with artist recommendations

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Twitter has unveiled a new music app which will recommend tracks based on who you follow on the social network.Songs can be played directly in the app via services such as Rdio, Spotify and iTunes. The software displays songs your friends are currently listening to – as well as suggestions from artists. It follows moves […]

New Facebook data privacy fears

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Facebook’s new “Home” software for Android phones could “destroy” privacy warn industry watchers and analysts.Unveiled last week, Home is a “wrapper” for Android and puts Facebook feeds on a phone’s main screen. But the detailed data that could be mined from Home users could intrude on private life, commentators warned. Many took issue with the […]

Mobile phones celebrate 40th anniversary

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago- on 3 April 1973.Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”. In 2012 a report carried out by the International Telecommunication Union found that there were six billion […]

Yahoo spends £15 million buying UK teen’s Summly news app

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013

An news app created by a UK teenager has been bought by Yahoo in a deal worth about £15 million.The 17 year old’s Summly app summarises news stories from online media companies. The app itself will now close, but its features will be used in mobile products at Yahoo, where Mr D’Aloisio has been given […]

Mobile data to overtake voice by 2018 predicts GSMA

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 1, 2013

Mobile operators will make more money from data services than from voice by 2018, according to the GSMA.The organisation – which represents the mobile industry – said that the surge in connected devices and the growth of machine-to-machine communications were creating huge demand. In a report it lays out some of the ways that mobile […]

Mozilla’s Firefox launches smartphone operating system software

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mozilla Firefox web browser has announced handsets based on its operating system for mobile smartphones.In a press conference ahead of Mobile World Congress, Mozilla said that 18 operators including Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica, were signed up. The mobiles smartphones will go head to head with established software from Apple iOS and Google’s Android division. Mozilla […]