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GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

at least this app worked

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t.

Our first attempt involved the turf accounting firm of Ladbrokes which we regard as having striven to make up ground in the mobile area which it had lost to rivals.

For testing purposes we decided to stick with a regular Android handset – our trusty Motorola Moto G. We tried Google Play and the Ladbrokes app weren’t anywhere to be seen.

So we went onto 1Mobilemarket.com and downloaded the Labrokes app from there.

Although using Paypal to secure the funds to bet would have seemed logical for a mobile phone user, we don’t trust that company because it isn’t regulated as a UK bank.

Instead we tried to sign up with a regular debit card from HSBC. Would the app accept our details? No, it wouldn’t.

So we tried downloading the Ladbrokes “Sport” app instead. Why the company has at least two UK apps we don’t know but again it wouldn’t accept our debit card.

In the end, GoMo News decided to try an alternative Android app from Betfred and we were impressed with the payment options which this app offered.

In addition to the usual credit/debit card options, the Bfred app also supports Ukash (a prepaid Mastercard); Moneybookers; and Neteller.

The Betfred app which is actually listed on Google Play as “Bfred Mobile App” and can be downloaded from here.

Unlike the Ladbrokes app, we were able to sign up to Betfred using an HSBC debit card but found the process somewhat confusing.

The app actually takes you onto the mobile Net using the browser of your choice and somehow during the complicated sign up process we lost the free £10 bet to which we were entitled as first time mobile users.

Not that impressive. We also couldn’t make the £5 each way bet * on the horse Kingston Hill which we wished to do with our deposited £10 of funds.

*SILLY US. a £5 EACH WAY BET IS £10! We’re real amateur gamblers.

The idea was to use the other £5 to place on Geoffrey Chaucer to win. However, the app simply place the whole £10 on the first bet for Kingston Hill.

So. At least in 2014 we managed to place a bet without having to make any phone calls to help centres, for example.

However, in terms of user friendliness these apps need improving. We suspect these betting firms only test the apps on hardened gamblers.

For example, the Bfred app listed the Epsom races. But we had to guess that the Derby was actually the race it listed as happening at 4pm.

How difficult would it have been to put the single word ‘Derby’ against that particular entry?

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

at least this app worked

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t.

Our first attempt involved the turf accounting firm of Ladbrokes which we regard as having striven to make up ground in the mobile area which it had lost to rivals.

For testing purposes we decided to stick with a regular Android handset – our trusty Motorola Moto G. We tried Google Play and the Ladbrokes app weren’t anywhere to be seen.

So we went onto 1Mobilemarket.com and downloaded the Labrokes app from there.

Although using Paypal to secure the funds to bet would have seemed logical for a mobile phone user, we don’t trust that company because it isn’t regulated as a UK bank.

Instead we tried to sign up with a regular debit card from HSBC. Would the app accept our details? No, it wouldn’t.

So we tried downloading the Ladbrokes “Sport” app instead. Why the company has at least two UK apps we don’t know but again it wouldn’t accept our debit card.

In the end, GoMo News decided to try an alternative Android app from Betfred and we were impressed with the payment options which this app offered.

In addition to the usual credit/debit card options, the Bfred app also supports Ukash (a prepaid Mastercard); Moneybookers; and Neteller.

The Betfred app which is actually listed on Google Play as “Bfred Mobile App” and can be downloaded from here.

Unlike the Ladbrokes app, we were able to sign up to Betfred using an HSBC debit card but found the process somewhat confusing.

The app actually takes you onto the mobile Net using the browser of your choice and somehow during the complicated sign up process we lost the free £10 bet to which we were entitled as first time mobile users.

Not that impressive. We also couldn’t make the £5 each way bet * on the horse Kingston Hill which we wished to do with our deposited £10 of funds.

*SILLY US. a £5 EACH WAY BET IS £10! We’re real amateur gamblers.

The idea was to use the other £5 to place on Geoffrey Chaucer to win. However, the app simply place the whole £10 on the first bet for Kingston Hill.

So. At least in 2014 we managed to place a bet without having to make any phone calls to help centres, for example.

However, in terms of user friendliness these apps need improving. We suspect these betting firms only test the apps on hardened gamblers.

For example, the Bfred app listed the Epsom races. But we had to guess that the Derby was actually the race it listed as happening at 4pm.

How difficult would it have been to put the single word ‘Derby’ against that particular entry?

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

at least this app worked

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t.

Our first attempt involved the turf accounting firm of Ladbrokes which we regard as having striven to make up ground in the mobile area which it had lost to rivals.

For testing purposes we decided to stick with a regular Android handset – our trusty Motorola Moto G. We tried Google Play and the Ladbrokes app weren’t anywhere to be seen.

So we went onto 1Mobilemarket.com and downloaded the Labrokes app from there.

Although using Paypal to secure the funds to bet would have seemed logical for a mobile phone user, we don’t trust that company because it isn’t regulated as a UK bank.

Instead we tried to sign up with a regular debit card from HSBC. Would the app accept our details? No, it wouldn’t.

So we tried downloading the Ladbrokes “Sport” app instead. Why the company has at least two UK apps we don’t know but again it wouldn’t accept our debit card.

In the end, GoMo News decided to try an alternative Android app from Betfred and we were impressed with the payment options which this app offered.

In addition to the usual credit/debit card options, the Bfred app also supports Ukash (a prepaid Mastercard); Moneybookers; and Neteller.

The Betfred app which is actually listed on Google Play as “Bfred Mobile App” and can be downloaded from here.

Unlike the Ladbrokes app, we were able to sign up to Betfred using an HSBC debit card but found the process somewhat confusing.

The app actually takes you onto the mobile Net using the browser of your choice and somehow during the complicated sign up process we lost the free £10 bet to which we were entitled as first time mobile users.

Not that impressive. We also couldn’t make the £5 each way bet * on the horse Kingston Hill which we wished to do with our deposited £10 of funds.

*SILLY US. a £5 EACH WAY BET IS £10! We’re real amateur gamblers.

The idea was to use the other £5 to place on Geoffrey Chaucer to win. However, the app simply place the whole £10 on the first bet for Kingston Hill.

So. At least in 2014 we managed to place a bet without having to make any phone calls to help centres, for example.

However, in terms of user friendliness these apps need improving. We suspect these betting firms only test the apps on hardened gamblers.

For example, the Bfred app listed the Epsom races. But we had to guess that the Derby was actually the race it listed as happening at 4pm.

How difficult would it have been to put the single word ‘Derby’ against that particular entry?

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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LG G3 image leak shows off brushed back plates

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It’s been 9 months since the LG G2 was unveiled and to this day it is a great phone. The announcement day for it’s successor, LG G3, is getting closer and along with that we’re getting more and more rumors/leaks regarding that much anticipated LG phone.

A few days ago a gold image of a possible LG G3 unit leaked showing of a brushed back plate, this time around we have a similar image showing the device in black and white colors with the same brushed back. Our best guess is that the back plate is plastic even though it kinda looks metal, we’ll let you be the judge of that.

LG G3 brushed back plates (rumor)

Regarding the specs, LG G3 is rumored to have a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor along with 3GB of RAM and a 13MP camera with OIS+ included in the package. The announcement of LG G3 is going to take place on May 27, we’ll just have to wait and see what LG has up its sleeve for this much anticipated smartphone.

SOURCE: PhoneArena

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LG G3 image leak shows of brushed back plates

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It’s been 9 months since the LG G2 was unveiled and to this day it is a great phone. The announcement day for it’s successor, LG G3, is getting closer and along with that we’re getting more and more rumors/leaks regarding that much anticipated LG phone.

A few days ago a gold image of a possible LG G3 unit leaked showing of a brushed back plate, this time around we have a similar image showing the device in black and white colors with the same brushed back. Our best guess is that the back plate is plastic even though it kinda looks metal, we’ll let you be the judge of that.

LG G3 brushed back plates (rumor)

Regarding the specs, LG G3 is rumored to have a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor along with 3GB of RAM and a 13MP camera with OIS+ included in the package. The announcement of LG G3 is going to take place on May 27, we’ll just have to wait and see what LG has up its sleeve for this much anticipated smartphone.

SOURCE: PhoneArena

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Volex hints at significant order uplift on back of China’s 4G surge

Ditched by Apple, London cable maker now looks back on track

London-based mobile cabling provider Volex looks set to provide shareholders with some good news at last after reporting that China’s roll-out of 4G is boosting its own order books.
Just under a year ago the firm’s chairman Mike McTighe stepped down, following in the footsteps of CEO Ray Walsh after full year results in May 2013 showed how revenues had dropped to $ 473 million during the year, compared to $ 517 million twelve months earlier. Since then Volex’s shares have been on something of a rollercoaster ride, currently standing at around 96 pence compared a year high of 132 pence.
Previously the Aim-listed manufacturer’s fortunes also took a severe dive when key customer Apple opted to source elsewhere for its iPhone ‘Lighting’ cable, a component that accounted at the time for a major part of the British supplier’s revenues.
But now Volex is hinting at better times ahead. It claims that in recent years it has established a strong presence as a supplier to the expanding 4G mobile market, where it provides data cabling systems for mobile phone base station masts, each of which can require up to 70 cables.
It points to the fact that in the Peoples Republic, especially, China Mobile – the world’s largest mobile service provider – is rapidly expanding its 4G network, potentially involving the installation of up to one million mobile phone base station masts.
It points out that local Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE, which it describes as “significant customers” of Volex are benefitting from the infrastucture expansion with the result that its own order books are now showing an uplift.
Commented Christoph Eisenhardt, CEO of Volex, “We are pleased that the strength of our data and power cabling solutions in the telecoms sector is increasingly being recognised by our customers in China. The Telecom/Data-Centre sector represents approximately 15 per cent of the Group’s total revenues and is a meaningful contributor to Group profitability.”
Volex’s preliminary annual results are due to be annouced in just over a month’s time, on June 12.
In early trading today [7th May 2014] Volex’s shares were up nearly 5 per cent to the 101 pence mark.

Dave Evans is a long established commentator on both the IT and cellular industries. His current focus is on share price trends within the sector. You can email him here

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Progress on all fronts: 7Pass development finally back on track for accessing secrets

Published by at 10:19 UTC, May 6th 2014

Regular readers will know that I went on something of a quest last year, to look for secure database apps for Windows Phone, culminating in this update article. In other words, applications which keep PINs, reg numbers, IDs and passwords, all in one place under lock and key. ‘7Pass’ looked like the only option for Windows Phone but it was horribly limited by the OS. Happily, we now have news that a) running the existing 7Pass application under 8.1 actually works properly (yay!) and b) 7Pass development is back on track, spurred on by API improvements in Windows Phone 8.1.

For starters, running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, I’ve noted that 7Pass now works properly, in terms of syncing up a new encrypted database (to OneDrive), meaning that it’s possible to maintain a common ‘secrets’ file across multiple platforms, amending or adding entries on each and relying on the ‘cloud’ to keep the file synced properly.

This file sync was most definitely broken under Windows Phone 8 (relegating 7Pass to ‘read only’ mode, effectively), but all now seems to work, so presumably it was something under the hood in the OS that was broken and 8.1 fixed it. Phew!

Secondly, from the 7Pass development blog:

I’ve made some good progress on 7Pass Remake, a total remake of 7Pass specifically for Windows 8.1 Store and Windows Phone 8.1. The source code is now available on GitHub. I don’t expect any pull request yet at the moment, as it’s still in development progress.

The introduction of Windows Phone 8.1, specifically Universal is a big step forward. The main pain point for me is solved in Windows Phone 8.1: it’s now possible to open a file from your phone, SD card or even another app. I have not been able to open a document from OneDrive so far on my phone, but I believe OneDrive will be a file picker when Windows Phone 8.1 is finally released to end users. 7Pass Remake will not longer handle synchronization, but it leave it to 3rd party app instead. User first open 7Pass, pick a file from any source, and 7Pass will keep a local cache of the database, but will check with the source on every start to see if there is update, and will update the database automatically. DropBox and SkyDrive in old 7Pass will be replaced by DropBox and OneDrive apps, Web will be replaced by downloading the database to your phone using your browser, I believe some one will develop an app for WebDAV as well.

This all sounds promising. So no more having to manually sync the file up to the cloud and the possibility of multiple KeePassX databases!

I’m currently concentrating on Windows Phone experience, but I’d want to release Windows 8.1 Store app as well. I plan to have only free version of 7Pass Remake, and use in-app purchase as the optional “I like this” donation solution, to avoid the confusion between paid and free version.

That’s a good idea. I, for one, won’t mind paying again – KeePassX compatibility is a core function of any smartphone. The developer then goes on to show off parts of the new 8.1-enabled database-picking UI:

Started 7Pass, tap on “add” button to pick a database file. Your database will need to have “.kdbx” extension. Tap on SD card to pick a file from SD card:

Initial.Screen Open.Database

There’s our database. Tap on it to select. Picked database file is added to 7Pass. 7Pass do not check for update at the moment, but when released, 7Pass will check for updates to the database file and synchronize it. Tap on database to open it:

 Database.Added

Great to see this application coming alive again – firstly through fixing of the OS and secondly through development of the code itself.

You can find 7Pass here in the Windows Phone Store and remember to check out my article explaining why it’s needed.

Source / Credit: 7Pass blog

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LG G3 leaked picture shows the same back mounted keys

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The upcoming LG G3 has been getting quite a bit of attention recently, and now we have a picture to go along with the details. Whilst it’s not the best quality. it does show a fair bit of detail.

From the image we can see that the upcoming LG G3 retains the same rear mounted keys as found on the previous generation LG G2, although they appear to have been given a redesign. In addition, there appears to be an additional sensor alongside the rear camera of which its function still appears to be unknown, even among all the previous leaks we’ve been hearing.

The notepad behind the device seem to indicate the specs of what can be assumed to be the LG G3, which show OIS+ as well as 16GB and 32GB storage variants. The 2GB and 3GB references seem to indicate the amount of RAM offered with the LG G3, which would put it on par/above the current flagship devices offered.

SOURCE: GSM Arena

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Checkout 51 offers virtual coupons and cash back on iOS, Android

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Among the many shopping and deals apps available on iOS and Android, Checkout 51 looks to stand out from the crowd by offering a weekly list of offers and the ability to receive checks related to the money users have saved. The app moves away from traditional paper coupons, and instead lists virtual deals which can be claimed in any store across the country, or even online.

New users set their location within the app to receive offers closest to them. Every Thursday, the app updates with 15-20 new offers on popular products, including food items like cereal and yogurt, or household items like air fresheners and cleansers.

When users buy one of those matching items, they are asked to take a picture of their receipt and upload it to the app. The system then confirms the purchase and credits the user’s account with their savings. For signing up and sharing their first receipt, users are rewarded a bonus $ 2 to get them started. The system aims to process rewards and receipts within 48 hours of uploading to the system.

When users reach $ 20, they can receive a check in the mail, or choose to continue saving up credit. Since launching earlier this year, Checkout 51 has paid back more than $ 2 million to members. The app itself was downloaded by over 500,000 users in the first month after launch.

Checkout 51 is available to download for free on iOS and Google Play. Check back soon to follow the app on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.


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High Street retailers will fight back against online

Prediction from Powa Technologies’ Dan Wagner

The Xmas [2013] retail sales figures really highlight how fragile the retail industry is at the moment. We’ve seen a huge shift in consumer buying patterns as the retailers trading statements showed this years distinct ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ with a clear shift from the physical stores to the online forum. But Dan Wagner, CEO with Powa Technologies, is predicting a fight back from the traditional High Street retailers.

The traditional stores really need to up their game to compete in the new shopping paradigm that we are entering.

“Customer engagement is the key to survival in 2014, at present customers who walk through the doors of high street shops are unknown to them,” says Wagner.

He continues, “This needs to change fast, customer engagement holds the critical path to growth in fierce market conditions.”

“It is vital for retailers to know the buying behaviour of the person who has walked through the door: are they a loyal customer? What are they interested in?”

Online retailers have all this information and utilise it to engage their customers very effectively as the sales figures have born out.

The latest technology trends such as Bluetooth LE (low-energy) beacons and geo-location are drastically changing the retail landscape.

They are transforming High Street stores into data-rich environments.

“In this way shopping becomes a real-time, interactive and personalised experience,” Wagner concludes.

Hans Cett is an established freelance author and consultant specialising in the mobile communications industry. He also writes for Countdown2MWC – http://countdown2mwc.wordpress.com/

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