It’s a busy time for email campaigns, from Black Friday deals to last minute offers; there is a plethora of companies trying to capture our attention in order for us to part with our hard earned cash. It’s not always easy to identify some of the legitimate emails from the fraudsters.
How to spot fake emails.
Phishing fraudsters try to obtain your personal information by sending out emails that may look genuine enough, however it’s not unusual for them to ask for confidential details or for bank account numbers….some points to look out for [ ... ]
In 2009, when the rumour mill started about a new small Range Rover, various spy shots and concepts started to appear in the motoring press. The first designs looked cool on paper and featured enough new features to keep the world eagerly waiting.
The concepts from Land Rover were very honest… and the car we saw on paper did appear in the flesh, exactly as promised. A mid-size 4x4 with great proportions, stylish lines and personality which was an exact fit for 2011 onwards. The press loved the end result, the car delivered and Land Rover [ ... ]
So the old quid coin gets a makeover and the three penny bit grows up - great news from the Royal Mint. Somewhere, a bunch of criminals are £45 million better off since it was discovered you could fake the old pound coin quite easily, check your cash over this coming week and you’ll probably find a dodgy one with poor definition somewhere. Yes, there’s a lot of them about.
The three penny bit, more correctly pronounced thrupny-bit, was a classic of design. When released there was nothing like it. Twelve sides and the portcullis imagery [ ... ]
So, Apple are to install CarPlay in a huge list of car manufacturer’s vehicles. With sixty-million cars produced worldwide every year, even 10 percent of the market would see Apple’s sales take another gigantic leap upwards - no one else can compete with that surely? But this isn’t just an inbuilt phone with some music, as we all know. It brings a fully-fledged computer into every corner of your life.
To those who create for the web this also opens up yet another market. Apps, so far, have been predominantly lifestyle devices and games with huge [ ... ]
Innovation and creativity are essential…
...a great tag-line from Cheltenham’s Design Festival’s website launched this week.
Look around and you will find design everywhere. It touches every part of your life whether you like it or not, nothing is more appreciated than something that works well through great design.Take the tablet concept, laughed off by many when the iPad was first launched just 3 years ago.It has since become one of the world’s fastest growth products with over two-hundred million being sold to date just from Apple alone. [ ... ]
News that Facebook is to buy WhatsApp should come as a ‘no brainer’ and personally I’m surprised that this hasn’t happened sooner. The $16 billion price tag (plus $3 billion extra stock later) is considered by some to be vastly inflated, but in reality, to me anyway, it seems to be a pretty good deal.
Whilst many apps have no real retail price and rely on secondary advertising to provide a baseline revenue stream, WhatsApp with its $1 annual subscription currently makes almost half a billion dollars a year before the staff even arrive at the [ ... ]
Predicting the future isn’t always an easy job. I certainly can’t look at my palm, read tealeaves or stroke a glass ball and guarantee myself a perfect life. But occasionally I can see a drift in the market where someone with a bit of courage is hedging their bets. I remember ten years ago thinking, wouldn’t it be cool to have a mobile phone on your wrist?’ I junked my further involvement as I didn’t have any access to Samsung’s R&D budget, but it’s nice to ponder.
Here at 16 Interactive we have the luxury of getting a peek at a trend’s [ ... ]