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Chris's Daily Vlog

Posted by Fran Geddes on 22-Sep-2017 13:00:01

 

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Topics: AR and VR, Disruption and Change, AI, Digital Transformation

What is ARCore, ARKit's biggest competitor?

Posted by Fran Geddes on 21-Sep-2017 12:00:00

Although it would probably pain Apple to admit, Android devices has the largest amount of users in the world. Whilst Apple are considered pioneers of technology, Google are never far behind the innovation, often revealing alternatives to products very close behind (and sometimes before) Apple’s launch.

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Topics: AR and VR

What is ARKit?

Posted by Fran Geddes on 19-Sep-2017 14:32:28

Whilst the iPhone X dominated most of the headlines following the Apple Event on the 12th September, Apple did not shy away from demonstrating the capabilities of the ARKit.

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Topics: AR and VR, Apple

September's Apple Event, the most ambitious yet. (7 minute read)

Posted by Fran Geddes on 14-Sep-2017 12:30:00

September 12th saw one of Apple’s most ambitious event yet. With rumours circulating months before the date of the launch, Apple enthusiasts and the average smartphone user alike were desperate to find out what Apple had in store for their tenth anniversary, and they did not disappoint. For example, the outstanding iPhone X which, whilst isolating a major proportion of the public with the not so humble price tag of £999 – the most expensive smartphone to date, represents the future of the smart phone. The Apple Watch Series 3 which can now be purchased with cellular activity, meaning users no longer require their iPhone to receive calls and iMessages, they can simply use their new wearable, and the upgraded Apple TV, which now includes 4K and HDR capabilities.

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Topics: Wearable Tech, General Tech News, Apple

Autumn: The Season of the Smartphone

Posted by Fran Geddes on 12-Sep-2017 13:00:00

With Apple kicking off September with their annual conference, autumn is set to be the season of the smartphone. Companies are developing cheaper alternatives to compete with the technology giants (you can read about our iPhone 8 predictions here). Rumours surrounding the content of the conference have hinted at some exciting development, but there’s some exciting things to come from the likes of Samsung, Google, LG and Sony.

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Topics: General Tech News

Augmented Reality is coming, but what does it really look like?

Posted by Fran Geddes on 06-Sep-2017 12:13:57

ARKit and ARCore will undoubtedly be a key catalyst in pushing augmented reality into the mass market. AR presents immense opportunities within gaming, with 2017 seeing a wave of innovations within AR gaming. Following the announcement of iOS11, a collection of high profile brands and franchises backed the software by unveiling apps that harness the potential within AR. This is only the beginning however, Heather Bellini of Goldman Sachs Research has forecast the AR and VR industry to be worth $80 billion by 2025, and this is evidenced in the potential of AR to disrupt almost every sector.

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Topics: AR and VR, Digital Transformation

Battle of the AR

Posted by Fran Geddes on 05-Sep-2017 12:30:00

With Google’s latest announcement of ARCore, augmented reality (AR) is set to storm the market sooner than we think. Both Google and Apple releasing AR software means there is likely to be a wave of AR apps following the success of Pokémon Go, and delving into the potential of augmented reality.

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Topics: AR and VR, Digital Transformation, General Tech News

Are we safe from cyber attacks and how can we prevent them?

Posted by Fran Geddes on 31-Aug-2017 12:30:00

With businesses and services looking to transform their digital strategy and implement new technologies and software to improve their services, the cyber threat is becoming an evermore present threat to company and personal computers.

Criminals are no longer using the attacks to demand just money. Political statements and aims of disruption are behind some attacks, with healthcare and finance becoming a high profile target.

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Topics: Healthcare, Finance, Digital Transformation, General Tech News

What's next for Apple?

Posted by Fran Geddes on 29-Aug-2017 13:58:08

 Although we are yet to hear from Apple, multiple rumours have been flying around that, following tradition, the latest iPhone will be launched on September 12th. Keen fans have been eagerly anticipating what Apple has in store. Due to this year being the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, rumours have been flying around as to what Apple is set to announce. 

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Topics: General Tech News

The Dark Side of Artificial Intelligence (5 minute read)

Posted by Fran Geddes on 22-Aug-2017 12:05:00

The benefits of artificial intelligence are undeniable. With the technology becoming more sophisticated, experts are seeking new ways AI can be implemented within all elements of society, including education, finance and even healthcare. However, there are very prominent concerns regarding the sophistication of the tech and how much impact they will have.

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Topics: Digital Transformation