What The CES 2018 Conference Taught Us About Smart Homes

Posted by Fran Geddes on 11-Jan-2018 14:32:05

Smart devices have already begun to take over our homes. With incentives of cost-effectiveness, improvements in efficiency and a greener lifestyle, it’s easy to see why. This week at CES, one of the largest consumer technology trade shows in the world, many major tech companies showcased their smart home products, giving us a hopeful insight into our future lifestyles. Here’s the emerging technologies we can expect in our future homes…

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Topics: General Tech News, Emerging Technology, artificial intelligence

Apple's Top 5 Downloaded Apps of 2017

Posted by Fran Geddes on 19-Dec-2017 10:39:25

As 2017 draws to a close, we begin to gain clarity on the most popular trends of the year. Companies begin to assemble lists to document the most popular products and services. Apple is no different. Earlier this month Apple revealed its most downloaded apps of 2017 and whilst some are fairly predictable, some represent movements towards technology trends. Here’s a roundup of the most downloaded tablet and mobile apps of 2017.

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Topics: General Tech News, App Development, Apple

Apple, Where is the HomePod?

Posted by Fran Geddes on 21-Nov-2017 12:16:45

It was announced last Friday (November 17th) that Apple’s highly anticipated smart speaker system, HomePod, the release date has been delayed until ‘early 2018.’

A spokesperson for Apple said:  

"We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers," Apple said. "We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018."
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Topics: General Tech News, 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

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

My Two and a Half Years in Tech: So Long, Farewell and Thanks for Reading

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 27-Jul-2017 09:14:40

"Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time."  – Bill Gates

I’ve been learning, reading and writing about mobile and tech for the past two and a half years and in that relatively short space of time, technology has progressed and evolved at an exponential rate. This is my final blog for B60, it’s been one hell of a ride.

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Topics: General Tech News

Five ‘To-Do List’ Apps That Will Make Your Life Much Easier

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 20-Jul-2017 10:37:02

Time management and constantly staying organised can be quite the challenge. There’s no shortage of apps that promise to help you streamline or organise all the tasks you’re attempting to juggle, whether you want to prioritise tasks or break projects into smaller chunks.

We’ve rounded up five ‘To-Do List’ apps that will make your much easier…

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Topics: General Tech News