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Apple finally delivers much needed feature-set with iPhone 6

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My last iPhone review happens to coincide with my current iPhone - the 4S.

 

I wrote [then] under ’Misses’:

  • No 4" Screen
  • No 4G
  • No NFC
  • No real chassis improvements - same but different antenna, same fragile glass sandwich

I also wrote back in 2010, a prescient article called ’Mobile Commerce - The New Currency’ all about the kind of Apple Pay functionality (NFC) which was announced in yesterday’s Keynote address.(Albeit now with the even more clever ...

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Google and Samsung herald the future of Android by way of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus Smartphone

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As with the iPhone 5! launch (actually iPhone 4S as it turned out) there was lot of hype around the launch of the new official Google Phone. There were rumours of a super processor of 1.7Ghz, a 10MP camera on the reverse and an ingenious new form factor.

Both phones benefitted from major version releases of operating systems - Android updating to 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), whilst iPhone 4S jumped up to iOS 5.

For me, I am actually a little disappointed with both launches. Neither one is really the ...

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Google Wallet brings Mobile / NFC Payments to the Masses

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The world of ’finance’ has up until now seen 6 essential step changes in how people have consumed / exchanged goods and essentials:

  • Simple Barter - 6-8 sheep exhanged for 1 cow etc.
  • Account - Ledger system where Incoming / Outgoing values are recorded in written form
  • Precious Metal Coins - Money where coins carry their own value
  • Paper Money - Proxy payments / promissory notes usually based on state bank / national / international currency
  • Credit Card - Electronic transfer of
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