Mobile Badvertising: Samsung Galaxy S

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In this Mobile Badvertising series, I regularly pick on the Guardian.  I don’t have anything against them – they’re my favourite mobile news resource.  It’s such a shame that the advertising they have on the site is atrocious. Samsung Galaxy S The Galaxy S is Samsung’s latest Android handset.  There are so many Android phones…

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Android App – Vodafone UK USSD Commands

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This is a really geeky app! You know USSD? They’re the codes you can type in to your phone to send messages back and forth to the networks.  You’ve probably seen something like *#147# to display the last caller. My second app presents a series of buttons which call the USSD commands – so you…

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Terence Eden – Regeneration

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In 1974, a post-boxing day Britain tuned in to BBC 1 to watch “Robot” – the first Doctor Who story to star Tom Baker. For the next 6 years, 2 months, and 22 days, Tom Baker was The Doctor. But, as these things are wont to do, it came to an end.  Forgive the spoilers,…

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EU 112 Day Widget

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Today is the European 112 Day! Because the date is 11/2 – just like the number – see! 112 is the European wide emergency services number. Wherever you are in the EU, dialling 112 will get you through to the local emergency services. In fact, most GSM networks outside of the EU will also route…

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Dabr Widget for 360 H1

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I’ve written a very basic JIL widget to launch dabr.  You can grab it from I’ve tested this to work on the Vodafone 360 H1 – but it should work with any JIL handset. Because it isn’t certified, you may need to dial *#35767# to remove the H1’s security check. The code is very…

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Response to Ewan

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Ewan of Mobile Industry Review has published his weekly newsletter in which he is somewhat critical of Vodafone 360.  The newsletter is not available on his website, so I’ll quote excerpts of it here. This is a tricky blog post for me to write. I am involved in some aspects of Vodafone 360 (mostly My…

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When Does Bruce Wayne Sleep?

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I’ve been thinking about James Whatley’s discussion asking When does Batman sleep? Here’s the pull-quote… Sometimes Brian, I find myself stuck in front of the laptop at like 10pm on a Sunday night. The kids are in bed, the wife isn’t far behind and there I am answering customer care questions over Twitter with some…

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Vodafone Update – Twitter Client

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Vodafone Update is a combined Twitter, Twitpic and Facebook client for smartphones. I rarely comment on Vodafone specific topics, but as I’ve already reviewed Dabr and UberTwitter – it would be a shame to leave out Vodafone Update. The usual disclaimer applies – I work for Vodafone Group, but I do not speak for them.…

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Alternative Voicemail Providers

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(Usual Disclaimer – I work for Vodafone, but I do not speak on their behalf. Other mobile phone providers are available. I know some of the people at SpinVox and I have an account with them. All biases are my own and should be taken into account before you make a decision.) There has been…

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MobileCampBrighton Mon, 2 Mar 2009

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[Disclaimer: This event was generously sponsored by Vodafone. I am a Vodafone employee but this post does not reflect the opinions of Vodafone. I helped arrange this sponsorship and am, therefore, highly biased.] A quick review of MobileCampBrighton. Brighton is such a delightful city that it’s hard to begrudge it stealing one’s Saturday morning lie-in.…

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