In this Podcast Dermot Daly joins Andy O’Donoghue for Episode 15 to talk about the longevity of Apps, Apple & IBM and the life-cycle of enterprise apps. What’s likely to be important across the technology industry in 2015? Will Apple Watch revive the idea of iBeacons in retail as Marsh Supermarkets launch an iBeacon initiative, Google Glass gets a change of direction as Google’s haute couture device slips under the wing of Nest’s Tony Fadell and could this really be the end of Google’s Explorer program or where will we see, or see through, Glass next?
Did British Prime Minister David Cameron really suggest that Snapchat be banned? No, it’s all about encryption – but if encryption isn’t secure – could that be a threat to the future of e-commerce, and how much privacy are we willing to give up to live safer lives?
We talk about events and trade shows in 2015: is CES still important? Do any trade shows set agendas anymore or are they no more than one big shiny sales pitch? And yet, everyone with an online presence seems to be planning a live event…where should we flock to this year?
Finally, Dermot and Andy discuss New Years (tech) resolutions and whilst they both admit to probably owning a drone and an Apple Watch by year end, can a smart watch, even an Apple Watch, ever take the place of something that may be of incredibly important sentimental value?
‘While you’re waiting for Taylor’, Dermot’s had his first look at WatchKit, we discuss Amanda Palmer & Swedish composer Helienne on Spotify: crowd-fund your next album or your first book? Tony Fadell of Nest at the Web Summit and as far as the connected home is concerned, is anyone making apps? And Dermot tells meI may have been a little ahead of myself proclaiming that that #StrapsAreTheNewApps. We’ll see, we will see…
It’s only a couple of days to Apple’s September 9th announcement but Dermot Daly & Andy O’Donoghue review last week at IFA with Samsung’s VR and Note 4 announcements, the iCloud Hack and Victim Blame, and it’s time for a discussion on who does the vacuuming, with Dyson’s stunning step into the Internet of Things, the Dyson 360 Eye.
But there’s also time to start thinking about what Apple will do with iPhone 6, iOS 8 and they key to unlocking your wallet securely in public, with Two-Factor Authentication.
I can’t imagine working with my siblings would be easy: you don’t know my siblings. In a professional capacity, I’ve co-operated and collaborated with them a couple of times, but to work with them? Everyday? Rewarding and easy in some ways, yes; the understanding, the knowing – of how social and cultural experiences will be useful here, or a hinderance there – but I think I’d find it difficult – difficult to start, and difficult to quit.
I put the question to myself having met the Mc Ginn sisters recently; three siblings and serial entrepreneurs embarking on their third start-up, OPSH.COM – ‘The third way to shop’ The catchy name hints at the disruptive potential in OPSH – reversed, back to front, inside out, then nudge on a syllable to opt-ion….and you see where we’re going.
Prowlster & What Will I Wear Today were the sisters’ first two start-ups; it’s fair to say fashion is a theme with Jennie, Sarah & Grace, but this isn’t three women who are keen on fashion so they’re launching a website; it’s immediately obvious they have immersed themselves in an industry to understand the market, trends, technology and critically, their (soon-to-be) customers. Fashionable women yes, but they know the fashion business: back-to-front and inside-out.
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So summer is officially over and it’s a new season of the Redcert Podcast: did you unplug for the summer? Dermot Daly and Andy O’Donoghue discuss getting your ‘Digital Detox’ on the Brecon Beacons with UK company Unplugged Weekend, Apple’s iTime patent, Wearable Experiments’s Alert Shirt for Aussie Rules fans, parachute journalism in technology, the Skully AR helmet and that’s for starters.