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David enjoys writing about a range of subjects. He also likes travelling and listening to music.

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Posted on September 10, 2014

Mobile communications should solve problems, instead of becoming bogged down in ‘vague terms’ like engagement, according to one blogger. Writing for essentialretail.com after a trip to Connect Mobile, tech expert Nikki Baird explained that mobile communications should be plain and simple. Whether it’s text messages, emails or app notifications, they should – above anything else…

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Posted on September 09, 2014

Consumers across the world would rather deal with brands through text messages than dedicated mobile apps. Although countless businesses are investing a great deal of time, effort and money into launching dedicated mobile apps, most consumers would rather get in touch via a simple text. This is the results of a new global study by…

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Posted on September 08, 2014

Public Health England (PHE) has announced that text messages will be used during this year’s Stoptober campaign to encourage those who are quitting smoking to keep at it. The annual campaign was set up to try and get Brits to kick the habit en massse, with the help of fellow quitters encouraging them. This year…

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Posted on September 04, 2014

A scheme that saw text messages used to drive down the number of missed dental appointments in Lochshell will soon be rolled out across the entire Scottish Highlands. Between June and December 2013, the Lochshell Dental Clinic in Wick lost some 253 hours of clinical time through patients failing to show up for their appointments….

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Posted on September 04, 2014

A US College Football stadium has unveiled new plans to permit fans to report anyone behaving suspiciously or anti-socially by sending a simple text. After adding an additional 2,600 new seats to its Horseshoe Stadium, the Ohio State College Football team decided that new measures need to be rolled out to protect respectable sports fans…

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Posted on August 11, 2014

Mobile phone owners in rural England could get money off their bills, at least if a new campaign by the Countryside Alliance is a success. The rural affairs group has claimed that it’s unfair for people in rural areas to pay the same as those in larger cities for mobile contracts, yet receive a worse…

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Posted on August 11, 2014

Dog owners could soon receive real-time information about their pet’s health and feelings via text message. A new ‘smart collar’ has been designed to monitor the health and wellbeing of any dog that wears it. Using sensors that measure heart rate, temperature, breathing and activity, the collar can map a pet’s general health and even…

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Posted on August 08, 2014

Text messages will replace voice calls in the not-too-distant future, according to new a forecast from Ofcom. The regulator found that younger people – ‘digital natives’ who have grown up in the connected world – are turning away from voice calls in their droves. In place of this, teens and young adults are communicating via…

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Posted on August 08, 2014

Some 300 billion instant messages are expected to be sent and received in Britain by the end of this year. According to a new survey by Deloitte, Brits will write up and send a total of 300 billion texts in 2014, or more than 4,700 per person. These messages will be sent across a number…

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Posted on August 05, 2014

Three hospitals in the North will use text message reminders in a bid to drive down the number of missed appointments. Goole, Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals are set to use text reminders for all outpatient appointments, starting from September 1. These messages will be available to everyone, but patients will need to opt-in at reception…

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