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Mobile Internet:

Is your city one of the best or worst for 4G?

Posted on May 12, 2017

A new study by OpenSignal and Which? has ranked 20 UK cities in order of their 4G availability and speed.

OpenSignal recorded data readings from December 2016 to February 2017, analysing the 4G experiences of over 30,000 users, and found that Middlesbrough is the best place in the UK for 4G availability, with 82.7% coverage. This is some distance ahead of (more…)

Posted by John Murray

BT to transform phone booths into Wi-Fi kiosks

Posted on October 28, 2016

Telecommunications company BT has recently announced that its intends to replace its famous and traditionally British red telephone boxes and convert them into Wi-Fi kiosks.

These kiosks will offer the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Study finds that UK has a smartphone addiction

Posted on September 29, 2016

A new report from Deloitte has shown that Brits are addicted to their mobile phones, with around one in three having an obsession so intense that they need to check for messages in the middle of the night.

Statistics from the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Britain boasts fastest mobile internet

Posted on July 4, 2016

A new report compiled by Akamai, a US content delivery network, suggests that the UK has the quickest average mobile internet connection speeds in the world.

The news comes after a (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

My website doesn’t work on a mobile: how much business could I lose?

Posted on June 13, 2016

At Engage Web, we’ve been banging the mobile website drum for several years now. We know how important it is that a website works perfectly on a mobile phone, and every website we design and build is mobile friendly (or responsive, to give it its technical name). We know that, in a lot of industries, more searches are being made on mobiles than on desktops and, when you combine mobiles and tablets, the search volume eclipses that of (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Social media sites see dip in Android popularity

Posted on June 10, 2016

A study conducted by web analysts SimilarWeb suggests that Android users across the world are spending less time on the leading social media platforms.

The research compared data usage of four of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

How smartphones have changed the way we live

Posted on June 2, 2016

If you can take a few seconds from scrolling through your social media news feeds, you’ll notice that everyone is addicted to using their smartphones. They’ve become a permanent attachment to hands of the public and now life revolves around (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Does your website cater for smartphone users?

Posted on May 25, 2016

Last year research by the communications regulator Ofcom revealed that smartphones are more popular than laptops or PCs for accessing the internet. The average smartphone user spends two hours online each day, which is twice as long as those using laptops and PCs.

Mobile first?

The widespread use of mobile devices has implications for web developers, and businesses with websites. Traditionally web developers would create a website for a large screen, and then add on mobile-friendly features like responsive design, or media selectors to switch to a mobile version of the website (basically a second version of the website that is only seen by mobile users).

If more smartphone users are accessing a website than desktop users, then it could be argued that (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson
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