Airtag review: How it compares to Tile


Apple Airtag and keyring

I am someone who can never keep track of things, so the much anticipated launch of Apple Airtags was great news. I’ve used Tile for a couple of years and I wondered how Airtags would compare. As with everything Apple opening the packaging was an event itself. The clean simple design never seems to tire and works well. When you finally get to the Airtag itself you are faced with a plastic skin and pull tag to activate the battery. It isn’t clear if the plastic used can be re-cycled – you would hope it could as I suspect there could be quite a number of these immediate discards. Up until this point the recyclability looks good.How to set-up an … Read More

2G – Mobile’s Golden Oldie: still key for IoT

David2G, IoT

pie chart showing global mobile spectrum use

With so much focus on 5G, it is interesting to see how mobile operators are currently using all of the spectrum they have won over the past 30 years. Global Mobile Spectrum UsageAs a part of developing the knowledge base for our website, I looked at spectrum usage across the world. We decided this would be important to include as it would help our users understand what mobile services they had in countries they needed to operate in. Further to that, understanding the spectrum being used to offer those services could help decide on equipment choices – does the terminal support that frequency? Having drawn the information together for the majority of countries and carriers I thought it would be … Read More