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Marc Settle Marc Settle specialises in smartphone reporting for the BBC College of Journalism. Twitter: @MarcSettle Blog posts in total 23

  1. Wielding an iPhone as deftly as McIlroy handles a seven iron

    Monday 29 September 2014, 12:18

    How the BBC's Conor McNamara used his iPhone at the Ryder Cup to share a stunning range of photos and videos with his followers across social media.

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  2. Apple iPhone 6: Expect steady stream of updates to squash the bugs and glitches

    Monday 22 September 2014, 15:46

    As could have easily been predicted, the iPhone 6 has flown off the shelves and into the hands of an often fiercely critical public - but Apple probably won’t be worried.

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  3. The new iPhones for journalists: Improvements and disappointments

    Thursday 11 September 2014, 18:39

    The iPhone 6 has pluses and minuses in the features that are likely to be useful for journalism. Marc Settle offers an early verdict.  

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  4. What does iOS 8 offer journalists? 2: Messaging and location features

    Monday 8 September 2014, 12:32

    How will Apple's new iOS 8 operating system change the way your devices work? Mobile technology expert Marc Settle explores what's different with the messaging and location features.

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  5. What does Apple’s iOS 8 offer journalists? 1: Camera and editing

    Monday 8 September 2014, 09:21

    The new iOS 8, like earlier editions, is being keenly studied by journalists who rely on Apple’s operating system in their day-to-day work. We take a look. 

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  6. How a smartphone turned a day at the seaside into a reporting assignment

    Tuesday 5 August 2014, 11:25

    The first BBC reports of a fire on Eastbourne pier were recorded on the smartphone of a BBC reporter who happened to be on the spot, using his training in mobile recording to good effect.

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  7. #smsldn: How news is responding to the inexorable rise of mobile

    Thursday 22 May 2014, 10:59

    More and more users are getting news on mobile platforms. Providers are responding in different ways, with the BBC implementing an ambitious mobile strategy for Africa in particular.   

     

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  8. Android closes gap - so why is iPhone still dominant in news?

    Friday 11 April 2014, 16:18

    While Android is winning the battle of the operating systems and Android phones have closed the gap on the iPhone, the apps and gizmos available to an iPhone user mean iOS still dominates newsrooms.

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  9. Glitchy, intimidating, complex: Apple's changes to audio in iOS 7 - continued

    Friday 13 September 2013, 13:55

    The native audio app which has long been very simple to use has changed dramatically and not in a good way. It is less intuitive, glitchy and intimidating, while it remains limited in scope.

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  10. Glitchy, intimidating, complex: Apple's changes to audio in iOS 7

    Friday 13 September 2013, 13:51

    The native audio app which has long been very simple to use has changed dramatically and not in a good way. It is less intuitive, glitchy and intimidating, while it remains limited in scope.

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  11. iOS 7 for journalists: video and photos

    Thursday 12 September 2013, 14:06

    A lot of third-party apps do many more things better than the pre-installed iOS camera app. But even so many journalists and others are content using the default apps provided on the device.

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  12. How tempting is Apple’s new operating system? A guide for journalists

    Wednesday 11 September 2013, 11:05

    The iPhone is no longer the all-conquering beast. Its market share is now dwarfed by Android in terms of users of operating systems, and by Samsung in terms of handsets.

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  13. What else is putting the iPhone 5 on the map

    Thursday 13 December 2012, 16:49

    Users of the latest iPhone are back on Street View following the release by Google of its Maps app for the iPhone 5.

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  14. Inside the new iPhone: gains and losses for journalists

    Friday 14 September 2012, 11:19

    Under the hood, as I gather Apple staff are fond of saying, is the new operating system iOS 6.

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  15. What does the iPhone 5 offer journalists?

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 15:19

    The launch of the iPhone 5 yesterday has implications for journalists.

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  16. The future of iPhone journalism: from Edinburgh to the WSJ’s new WorldStream

    Tuesday 28 August 2012, 18:04

    The sheer range of smartphones is of itself a large part of the problem, making consistency of training problematic when devices have such differing specifications, hardware etc.

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  17. You too could be a smartphone reporter

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:53

    Have a look at your mobile phone. What do you use it for?

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  18. iPhone OS upgrade offers smart innovations

    Monday 17 October 2011, 15:32

    Like it or not, the impact of the iPhone is disproportionate to the number of people who actually have one. It's thought that barely 5% of phone owners globally have an iPhone in one of its various guises, yet for journalists it's becoming the device of choice.

    BBC Newsgathering recently revealed it...

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  19. The next level? 140-character paragraphs

    Friday 9 September 2011, 16:31

    The micro-blogging site Twitter announced on Thursday that it had 50 million users who log on at least once a day. Many journalists now routinely use the service, which limits messages to 140 characters in length, to keep across breaking news and in touch with contacts. But one BBC Online journalist...

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  20. HuffPo reviewed: Whose links are they anyway?

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 16:08

    The latest hacking allegations about the News of the World have led some to call this a tipping point for UK newspapers - downwards.

    But another event today may also contribute to that drift: the launch of a British edition of the hugely successful US news website and aggregating blog the Huffington...

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