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

10 Mobile Apps Every CEO Should Be Using (Updated for 2017)

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 28-Jun-2017 09:10:00

Enterprise mobility is impacting organisations more than ever before. Mobile applications are enabling us to drive productivity in the workplace and increase employee efficiency. And for CEOs and business owners, apps are becoming a prominent tool in organising their hectic working lives.

We’ve rounded up 5 more apps that every CEO should be using in 2017 (added to our list of 5 from 2016) and included one from our very own Chris Williams …

 

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Topics: General Tech News

Planet of the Apps - The B60 Breakdown

Posted by Eleanor Burt on 08-Jun-2017 11:25:33

You may have seen the super dramatic, super cheesy and super American adverts for the brand new Apple show ‘Planet of the Apps’. If you haven’t, will.i.am told Apple that people would want to watch budding ‘app-trepreneurs’ (have I coined that phrase?) slide down an escalator for sixty seconds pitching their app idea to 4 sassy public figures – will.i.am, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gary Vaynerchuk. If the advisors like the idea and ‘swipe’ to accept working with the budding techies, they then support them through a development and fundraising process to get the app in the app store via a final venture capitalist pitch. It’s a bit like an ‘Inception’ of Dragon’s Den - A Dragon’s Den within a Dragon’s Den.

 

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Topics: General Tech News

Five 'Out There' AR Apps

Posted by Alex Mills-Baker on 18-May-2017 09:13:37

Since the success of Pokemon GO, augmented reality (AR) has been one of the biggest buzzwords around the mobile space. It may all sound a bit Star Trek but AR apps are more than within scope for most organisations at this point and we’re only a couple of years away from this technology being commonplace.

With this in mind I thought I’d have a look at five of the most interesting uses for this emerging technology and examine how the principles applied could be major opportunities for brands in the near future.

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Topics: AR and VR, Mobile Marketing, General Tech News