361 Podcast

361 Podcast

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A podcast about mobile technology and the world around it.
Palm & companion devices [S16E03]
Nov 29 • 52 min
This week the team discuss the return of Palm with the, er, "Palm" companion device. Is this a new category of device and could they really replace our smartphones sometimes?Support 361 PodcastLinks:Netgear Arlo CamerasApple Watch 4The Thick of It (BBC…
Autonomous vehicles [S16E02]
Nov 11 • 51 min
This week the team talk about self-driving cars, Ewan's recent briefing by Waymo in 'the valley' and how autonomous vehicle technology will change the world (probably). Corrections In the episode Ben says that iD Mobile is 'operated by Three'. That's not…
Smart homes revisited [S16E01]
Oct 19 • 50 min
The team discuss the tech they've added to their 'smart homes' since last year's challenge. They discuss what stayed and the new items that have been added.Support 361 PodcastLinks:Apple AirPods — Apparently all the rage in Copenhagen now.Geofency —…
Ending the crypto-currency challenge [S15E07]
Oct 5 • 37 min
After some time away the team are back to (prematurely) end the crypto-currency challenge. We talk about why and the challenges for using things like Bitcoin for anything other than speculation.Support 361 PodcastLinks:Firefox Reality — A virtual reality…
The best explanation of crypto-currencies you’ll hear by a geographer this week [S15E06]
Jan 24 • 60 min
** Nothing in this podcast is investment advice. ** Recorded in mid December 2017, the team talk about their progress with their 'Crypto Challenge' and the dawning realisation that Bitcoin (and the like) might not be as usable as money. We learn a little…
Festive Winterval special [S15E05]
Dec 19, 2017 • 45 min
This week the team tell bad Christmas cracker jokes and discuss gift ideas for last-minute shoppers. We look back at the topics we discussed in December 2012 (including - would you believe - Snapchat) and confirm with Ewan that, yes, it's also Christmas…
Who can beat the banks? (FinTech special) [S15E04]
Nov 20, 2017 • 49 min
This week the team discuss 'FinTech' - the apps and services hoping to displace traditional banks and their products. We look at some of the most interesting offerings for consumers for everyday spending, foreign exchange and borrowing, considering which…
Dodgy apps & data thieves [S15E03]
Nov 12, 2017 • 39 min
This week the team discuss the ways apps and services fail to keep our data safe. From deliberate data theft to bad design we discuss the worst we've known and how the Apple and Android ecosystems are adapting to these threats. We also launch this…
The armchair social media experts [S15E02]
Nov 4, 2017 • 54 min
This week the team talk about the state of social media and how it's changed since we were early adopters. We talk about how and why we use various networks and how that's changed over time and our reactions, from quitting to shopping. We cover the…
Back to the smart home [S15E01]
Oct 24, 2017 • 44 min
We're back (sorry for the wait) and this week we're re-visiting our smart home challenge. What's the long-term verdict on the products we bought last season, what have we changed and would we recommend? Also, were you aware of the 'neat hair' situation in…
Smart things: Buses, Google Home and bees [S14E10]
Jun 4, 2017 • 51 min
After a short break we’re back with the final episode of the season. We’re looking at smart ‘stuff’ again… Ben’s been on the Citymapper smartbus trial run in central London and Ewan’s been doing an extended comparison of Google Home to Amazon’s Alexa.…
iPads, ‘transformers’ and ‘real’ work [S14E09]
Mar 21, 2017 • 59 min
This week the team talk about mobile working… Do we still need laptops or is it possible to do ‘real’ work on an iPad. Does the device even matter or is it the software that drives users’ behaviour. We talk about ‘transformer’ devices, young people,…
MWC 2017 - the best bits [S14E08]
Mar 14, 2017 • 47 min
Having pioneered previews of events after those events have actually happened (last week), the team look-back at some of the interesting topics from Mobile World Congress 2017. Rafe gets excited about 5G; Ben gets nostalgic for Blackberry keyboards and…
Comments, questions & MWC [S14E07]
Mar 4, 2017 • 57 min
After a brief break (important operational reasons, nothing to see here) the team are back catching up on the news, answering listener questions and taking a quick MWC preview. We cover duck houses (yes, really), how not to be in a 360° picture you’re…
Our ‘smart-homes’ a year on [S14E06]
Feb 8, 2017 • 46 min
This week the team re-visit home automation, a year on from our ‘smart-home challenge’. Ewan tells us about a break in (or was it?) and we discuss what we kept from he challenge and what we’ve added since, along with the frustrations of ‘dumb’ systems…
What did we learn at CES? [S14E05]
Feb 1, 2017 • 53 min
This week the team look back at Consumer Electronics Show, trying to understand the themes that emerged: voice (and Alexa) everywhere, home automation and ‘emotional’ robots. Rafe, our ‘man on the ground’ gives us his view. Ewan’s still in Denmark and has…
On the road again… [S14E04]
Jan 7, 2017 • 51 min
Happy New Year! We’re back and - seasonally - talking about our travel experiences again and how mobile influences it. Ewan’s saved from disaster by Amazon Prime Now in San Francisco (seriously, how are they not sponsoring this yet?), Rafe’s excited by a…
2017: Year of mobile (first) [S14E03]
Dec 28, 2016 • 47 min
This week we look forward to 2017 - we think it’s the year of mobile… again (but this time it’s all about ‘mobile first’). We talk about what this really means, how we know, where it’s happening and why consumers’ preference is a far more important factor…
It’s a very Echo Christmas [S14E02]
Dec 21, 2016 • 48 min
This week the team talk about Amazon’s smash-hit home assistant ‘things’ - the Echo and the Dot - and the on-board personality Alexa. We think they’ll sell by the ton this holiday season and wonder why we enjoy them so much compared to Siri. We discuss…
Pop goes the phablet [S14E01]
Dec 15, 2016 • 43 min
The team are back, now only two-thirds London-based. Ewan provides in-depth coverage of whether it gets cold in Denmark in winter and we (eventually) turn our attention to the fall-out from Samsung’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch. Is the Samsung brand…
Android challenge wrap-up [S13E10]
Sep 2, 2016 • 53 min
As season 13 draws to a close and Ewan heads to the airport for a new life in Denmark, the team reflect on 10 weeks of Android use. We discuss refinement, getting a lot for your money and being ‘all in’ on one ecosystem. So who won? Ben doesn’t want to,…
Ben: Origin Story [S13E09]
Aug 25, 2016 • 43 min
This week it's Mr Smith's turn to tell his background story. From formative years playing with Internet 'stuff' in the automotive industry and the joy of telling other people what to do (er, 'consulting') to 'government stuff' (shhh…) we learn that career…
Rafe: Origin Story [S13E08]
Aug 17, 2016 • 61 min
This week we put Rafe Blandford in the spotlight - his formative experiences with Psion devices (and broken limbs), founding the ‘all about’ empire, being a blogging pioneer and getting ‘inside Nokia’. Rafe shares his experience at the fore-front of…
What next for apps? [S13E07]
Aug 3, 2016 • 52 min
This week we turn the whole episode over to listener (and ace mobile developer / author) Matt Lacey’s question - what comes next for apps? The team talk through their views of the future, the impact of integrating apps into the OS and how Ewan’s going to…
Ewan: Origin story [S13E06]
Jul 25, 2016 • 46 min
This week we track Ewan's history in tech - inciting a strike at school, selling (and failing to sell) businesses, working with the earliest SMS services, some stuff he can't talk about and big news about his next role. Ewan explains the ups / downs of…
The on-demand economy & #RubRafe [S13E05]
Jul 18, 2016 • 52 min
The day we (but especially Rafe) didn’t think would come is finally here and the team settle-down to discuss Uber, Deliveroo, Jinn, Quipup, Jinn, Task Rabbit and - crucially - Urban Massage as we share our experiences of the growing number of ‘instant’…
Holidays & travel (2016 update) [S13E04]
Jul 11, 2016 • 44 min
This week, as summer arrives in the UK with storm warnings and flash floods, we turn our attention to holidays and travel (again). We discuss the impact of the (near) removal of roaming fees across Europe, update our list of essential travel apps for 2016…
Unscripted: Politics, fitness and LinkedIn [S13E03]
Jul 3, 2016 • 51 min
Ewan’s taken over again this week and he doesn’t like planning… so the team wander casually through topics as diverse as politics (the first and only time you’ll hear us talk ‘Brexit’ on the podcast), fitness (we’re still fat) and Microsoft’s LinkedIn…
Rafe sets a challenge [S13E02]
Jun 27, 2016 • 49 min
This week Rafe takes control to set the season’s challenge: an entire season for Ben and Ewan to… well, you’ll have to listen to find out. He issues his instructions for the challenge and takes care to explain the rules very precisely this season (after…
Google I/O, WWDC 2016 and… #RubRafe [S13E01]
Jun 19, 2016 • 53 min
The team are back with season 13 and some big news on donations (and Rafe’s massage - #rubrafe). We review the big news from recent Google I/O and Apple WWDC events, give our views on the big themes, forget the names of Google’s messaging products and say…
Ask us anything [S12E10]
May 3, 2016 • 51 min
It's almost(!) a tradition… As we end season 12 we answer listeners' questions on topics from SMS (is it dead?) to biometrics and retina scanning (will it replace fingerprint readers?). We revisit the $100 phone challenge and get an update from £1000…
Remote and mobile working [S12E09]
Apr 26, 2016 • 42 min
This week the team are being productive away from the office and reflect on how we work on the move. We discuss the essential kit we always carry, the software we use and how we stay connected on the move. We play "what's in your bag" and discuss working…
Photos: Storing and sharing (2016 update) [S12E08]
Apr 19, 2016 • 47 min
This week we’re re-visiting photos and video. With memories of young families and important concrete to capture, the team review the way they store and backup precious images. Ewan explains his new strategy following PictureLife’s demise and Ben tests…
Operators, switching and customer service [S12E07]
Apr 12, 2016 • 43 min
This week we’re back to talking about network operators - a subject we covered early in season 1. How have our own choices changes since then, how important really is customer service and what would make us switch again in future? Also hear the…
Travel, smart homes (update) and CareKit [S12E06]
Apr 5, 2016 • 36 min
This week we take-on another (much to Rafe and Ben’s horror) of Ewan’s unscripted episodes - a chance to discuss items of personal interest ‘as they occur to us’. We chat about recent travel traumas, updates on our smart-home efforts and what Apple’s…
A world that never was… [S12E05]
Mar 27, 2016 • 42 min
This week the team take a trip into a world that never was and imagine how the face of mobile might have been changed if key events had played out differently… What if Nokia had switched platforms 5 years earlier and could network operator platforms have…
When apps talk back [S12E04]
Mar 20, 2016 • 37 min
This week the team discuss audio interfaces - from speech recognition to apps that talk back. We share our experienced, discuss our favourites and consider times we want to use audio instead of a screen. We apologise for the ‘joke’ - it seemed much…
What are you worth (as an app user)? [S12E03]
Mar 13, 2016 • 49 min
This week we talk money… What are you worth to the apps and services you use, how much will they pay to win your business, how do they calculate that and what do (or don’t) they tell you about it? The team also share their own experiences too - who do we…
Mobile World Congress 2016 [S12E02]
Mar 6, 2016 • 41 min
This week the team review the mobile industry’s annual gathering in Barcelona: Mobile World Congress. Ewan is championing #MWCinaday again, but Rafe’s seen it all and gives us the low-down on hardware, virtual reality, 5G (yes, it’s a thing; no, you can’t…
Smartest home challenge: Conclusion [S11E11]
Mar 1, 2016 • 47 min
The team make their final assessment of progress in their smartest home challenge. What worked, what didn’t and - more importantly - who won? The team consider 11 weeks of attempting to make their home ‘the smartest’ and can only agree on one thing… it…
Unscripted… “What’s interesting you?” [S12E01]
Feb 21, 2016 • 37 min
We’re back with season 12… Rafe definitely hasn’t had a spray-tan and at Ewan’s suggestion the team go off-script to discuss 3 things that caught their interest over the last week: Ewan’s new mobile gaming habit, Ben’s new bank and Rafe’s new news app.…
Smartphone hardware and mobile operators [S11E10]
Jan 31, 2016 • 39 min
It’s a show of 2 parts this week as the team consider 2 of our favourite gripes: hardware and mobile operators. Do hardware specs matter anymore and are faster / better / cheaper components making a significant impact on the mobile devices we buy? Also,…
Connected devices at CES 2016 [S11E09]
Jan 24, 2016 • 46 min
With CES a now-distant memory (well, a few weeks ago) what better time for Rafe Blandford to get back in-front of a microphone to give us his highlights of the show? The team discuss the large number of ‘connected devices’ on show and the ways in which…
Our favourite apps [S11E08]
Jan 17, 2016 • 36 min
This week the team share and review the apps and services they use and (mostly) recommend - from productivity to entertainment and across all (well, most) ecosystems. We also catch-up with our ‘smartest home’ challenge.Support 361 Podcast
Trends for 2016 [S11E07]
Jan 9, 2016 • 42 min
Happy New Year! In this first episode of 2016 the team consider the year ahead and the topics that will be making the biggest impact on mobile (they think - really… don’t stake money on this). They discuss virtual reality’s arrival in the home, apps that…
Smartest home competition update [S11E06]
Dec 26, 2015 • 48 min
We’re checking progress on our ‘smartest home competition’ this week - this season’s challenge to install and use smart automation tech in our own homes. We recap the products and services we’ve tested and report on what’s working (and what isn’t) -…
Christmas? There’s an app for that [S11E05]
Dec 20, 2015 • 37 min
We’re ‘doing’ Christmas this week - Rafe’s had the staff dust-off his favourite elf costume and our thoughts turn to (mobile) ways improve the holiday experience. We discuss our favourite entertainment options, tech to improve festive cooking and using…
Spotify in my Volvo [S11E04]
Dec 12, 2015 • 47 min
This week the team talk cars: What we own, how ‘connected’ (or not) they are and our frustrations with getting the software upgraded. We discuss Tesla’s pioneering use of ‘crowd data’, ‘in-app purchases’ for vehicles and speculate (very briefly) about the…
“I don’t watch broadcast TV” [S11E03]
Dec 5, 2015 • 39 min
This week the team discuss video - from how we access and watch it to the impact new apps and platforms will have on that in the future. Ben, Ewan and Rafe review the ways they watch video and consider whether ‘cord-cutting’ will ever be…
Blooming marvellous apps [S11E02]
Nov 28, 2015 • 37 min
This week the team discuss one of their favourite apps from ‘mobile-first’ flower retailer Bloom and Wild. The team discuss how a mobile app out-performs web shops and and how the small(er) guy can leapfrog the competition with a bit of help from the app…
An actual elephant in the room [S11E01]
Nov 21, 2015 • 40 min
Ben, Ewan and Rafe are back with season 11 and this week they discuss their travel during the break, including experiences of mobile in the US, Africa and China. They also introduce this season’s challenge: a competition to create the smartest…
S10E10: Ask us anything
Sep 4, 2015 • 47 min
This week we answer listener questions. We cover topics from including how 999 emergency calls work, the effects of long contracts, affordable roaming, Nokia (predictably), Apple’s Passbook and even a question about wires. What more could you ask for?…
S10E09: Mobile Payments
Aug 29, 2015 • 39 min
This week the team are talking mobile payments, including (but not just) Apple Pay. It’s not an area we know well so we’re joined by special guest-expert Tim Green of Mobile Money Revolution. We talk about the different types of mobile payments, who’s…
S10E08: Mystery shopping for phones
Aug 21, 2015 • 39 min
This week the team head out to their local phone shops (independent and operator-run) to test the sales people’s advice. We ask their recommendations for the best smartphone on the market and the best pre-pay handset for £100 with surprising results. Rafe…
S10E07: Virtual Reality
Aug 14, 2015 • 40 min
We’re answering another listener question this week - a voicemail from the Voicemail Podcast team. They asked for our views on the state (and future) of all things ‘virtual reality’ so we discuss the products they’ve tried; the (important?) difference…
S10E06: The 361 “Gentlemen’s Guide” to social media
Aug 6, 2015 • 37 min
“Why don’t you do an episode about social media?” writes a listener… and so we did. This week the team consider social media with a mobile twist. Although far from experts, the team have plenty of opinions and offer their advice on what to use, how and…
S10E05: The 361 Oscars - Mobile on TV & film
Jul 30, 2015 • 41 min
The team talk mobile tech on the big (and small) screens this week, reviewing their nominations for best and worst use in film and TV shows. We consider which shows shaped our dreams of new tech and which films moved us to buy the devices they starred. We…
S10E04: What’s the place for Smartwatches?
Jul 23, 2015 • 40 min
This week the team ask Rafe Blandford “What are you wearing?” and the answer - surprisingly - turns out to be “Practically every smartwatch on the market!". Working their way along Rafe’s forearms, the team review current offerings and discuss if this new…
S10E03: 5 years of mobile (2010 - 2015)
Jul 16, 2015 • 36 min
This week the team look back 5 years to the devices and services of 2010. In that year Symbian and Blackberry began to falter, the iPad launched and some operators struggled to understand the rise of app stores. Tell us what you think the best smartphone…
S10E02: Can Apple continue to set the agenda for the mobile industry?
Jul 9, 2015 • 37 min
With Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developer Conference a fast-vanishing memory the team turn their attention to the firm's (apparent) dominance of the mobile market in terms of profit and mind-share. Can this year's announcements keep them a step ahead? Tell us…
S10E01: Google - A plan for everything or split personality?
Jul 2, 2015 • 37 min
Every year Google sets out its vision for the next year at its annual I/O developer conference. This week the team consider what mattered, how it will shape the future of the industry and whether Google really is a single ‘thing’. Tell us what you think…
S09E11: Ask us anything
May 9, 2015 • 39 min
This week the team answer listener's questions… What would have happened if Apple hadn't made a phone? Does open source matter in mobile? Which phone would we save from the fire? What's the oddest place you've made a phone call? Also, several…
S09E10: Exciting operators(?)
May 3, 2015 • 37 min
This week Ben and Rafe discuss mobile operators (again)… Who's bought who, who's announced what and where some green shoots of interesting innovation are beginning to show, including Google's Fi. Ewan's not convinced. At all.Support 361 Podcast
S09E09: Magic materials
Apr 25, 2015 • 35 min
This week Rafe dons his lab coat and schools the team in wonderful - and frequently rare - materials that go into making smartphones and tablets. The team discuss the issues with using such materials and the ways in which they contribute to advances in…
S09E08: Luxury podcasting
Apr 5, 2015 • 38 min
This week the team are hugely under-qualified to discuss luxury and fashion technology (but try to anyway). With the arrival of the Apple Watch Edition, the subject of consumer technology 'priced to impress' has been re-ignited… some time after Vertu…
S09E07: What mattered at MWC?
Mar 28, 2015 • 35 min
This week the team re-cap Mobile World Congress 2015 and consider the trends and announcements that stood out. They discuss the (continued) rise of the mid-tier handset, wearables, LTE in unlicensed spectrum, industrial internet of things, Blackberry's…
S09E06: What we use
Mar 15, 2015 • 36 min
This week the team discuss the products they use… the devices that have won them over (including a few changes of heart) and the services that are exciting them. Ben's decided phablets aren't all bad (although the name is), Rafe's embraced a 'transformer…
S09E05: Live at Mobile World Congress
Mar 8, 2015 • 22 min
This week Ewan and Rafe head to Mobile World Congress and report live from a very noisy show floor, including visits to ZTE, Huawei, LG, Microsoft and HTC's stands. Rafe notes that the theme of the show this year seems to be 'really good mid-tier…
S09E04: Should the mobile contract die?
Mar 1, 2015 • 36 min
This week the team talk contracts… What are they, who are they good for, who does badly, what are the options, how do the tariffs differ and are they fit for a future of 'connected things'?Support 361 Podcast
S09E03: 10 years of mobile (2005 - 2015)
Feb 22, 2015 • 38 min
This week the team look back 10 years to the devices that shaped the smartphone revolution. We remember the big trade-show announcements, the top-selling devices and the big news of the day. Of course… the problem with nostalgia is that it isn't what it…
S09E02: Smart(er) living
Feb 14, 2015 • 35 min
This week the team discuss all things 'smart' and the value of connected devices. We consider what 'smart' devices really are; consider the value, standards and industry players; discuss ecosystems, connectivity and 'lock in'; and worry about who we…
S09E01: Back! With a look forward…
Feb 7, 2015 • 37 min
The team return, 'fresh' from an extended Christmas break to look forward to the big news of 2015. We discuss Apple's Watch, Amazon's Fire Phone, Google Glass and Samsung - not all favourably. The team also share rejected episode ideas including a Rafe…
S08E11: Christmas special
Dec 24, 2014 • 34 min
The team gather at the Blandford Manor for a review of 2014 and the much anticipated (by Ewan at least) final of the $100 handset challenge.Support 361 Podcast
S08E10: Christmas presents
Dec 21, 2014 • 35 min
This week the team return with our (nearly) annual (nearly) traditional Christmas present buying guide. This year we're looking at supermarket tablets, luxury gifts, mobile accessories and some stocking fillers as well as considering what we'd like to…
S08E09: The Android L episode
Dec 14, 2014 • 35 min
The team consider the changes, impact and achievements of Android L. We discuss material design, the range of new features, the complexity of the (huge) Android ecosystem and commentators' reactions to 'L' so far.Support 361 Podcast
S08E08: 3 Rants
Dec 7, 2014 • 35 min
This week the team take time to blow off some steam about three topics they feel passionate about: Rafe wants to change people's attitudes to Microsoft. Ewan's frustrated that people don't understand that 'mobile' is a user's context (not their device).…
S08E07: Mobile shopping & payments (revisited)
Dec 1, 2014 • 35 min
This week the team re-visit the subject of shopping (and paying for things) with and on mobile devices. We catch-up with the recent changes in the market and consider how things have moved with the advent of Apple Pay and others in the 2 years since we…
S08E06: Phablets
Nov 17, 2014 • 35 min
This week the team re-visit the topic of phablets, reflecting on recent changes and the impact of Apple's (arguably) late entry into this market. We discuss what phablets really are, their impact on the mobile market, where they are popular, how they sell…
S08E05: $100 phone update
Nov 10, 2014 • 35 min
The team catch-up on the successes (few) and problems (more) with their $100 phones. We reflect on what it's like to live with our chosen devices and how we've dealt with the limitations. Ewan is unrepentant about his cheating, but has a surprise…Support…
S08E04: Wearables
Nov 2, 2014 • 35 min
This week the team talk wearables. Apple's Watch (don't call it a 'smart watch') is exciting the press but consumer awareness of fitness trackers is also surprisingly high - even if usage isn't. We discuss wearable tech from specs to socks and consider…
S08E03: When (and how) to buy a flagship phone
Oct 26, 2014 • 34 min
This week the team answer a listener's question: When is the best time to buy a flagship phone? We consider what constitutes a 'flagship', share some research on price changes for different products and explore the best options for where to buy.Support…
S08E02: The Apple episode
Oct 19, 2014 • 35 min
This week the team discuss everything Apple - new iPhones, new iOS and - possibly - a change in strategy. We reflect on Apple's late conversion to larger phone sizes, 'bend-gate' (but only briefly) and Rafe uses the phrase "price inelasticity".Support 361…
S08E01: The $100 phone challenge
Oct 12, 2014 • 35 min
It's our 100th episode so to celebrate the team have each bought the best phone they can find for $100. Arguments and cheating ensues.Support 361 Podcast
S07E11 - End of season Q&A special
Sep 13, 2014 • 29 min
In an episode recorded before IFA and the Apple iPhone 6 / Apple Watch announcements the team answers listeners' questions in a 'bonus' end of season special. Topics include smart TVs, the future of Microsoft and platform preferences if the 'app gap'…
S07E10 - The death of tablets?
Aug 17, 2014 • 34 min
It's our final week of season 7 and the team turn their attention to tablets. Rafe's gathered some research (so we know the numbers are right) showing the iPad has lost its market-dominating position with overall sales of tablets slowing too. Samsung is…
S07E09 - Our ‘good kit’ guide
Aug 10, 2014 • 35 min
The team are back together this week and updating their 'good kit' guide - the equipment we use and love daily. It's not the best and it may not be the newest, but it's the gear that keeps us productive when mobile. In this season's update we focus a lot…
S07E08 - 100 years of wireless
Aug 3, 2014 • 34 min
We're a man down this week. As Ewan discovers he actually has something better to do than visit the 361 studio he 'calls in' to set the rest of the team a challenge… To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1st World War, to look back…
S07E07 - What would make you switch?
Jul 27, 2014 • 34 min
This week the team talk change and manufacturer's efforts to get us to change devices, platforms and even ecosystems. Ewan highlights an effort by Microsoft in the US to get Macbook Air owners to trade-in their laptops in favour of Surface tablets.…
S07E06 - The Connected Car
Jul 13, 2014 • 34 min
This week the team discuss the impact mobile technology will have on our relationships and use of cars. Special guest Ilicco Elia from (our generous studio hosts) DigitasLBi joins to describe some of the issues and opportunities his team are examining…
S07E05 - Amazon Fire Phone & Open Source Android
Jun 29, 2014 • 34 min
This week the team talk about the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and a recent beneficiary of that platform - Amazon and their new Fire Phone (like their Kindle tablets before). This week's discussion is kicked off with a (pre-announcement) blog post…
S07E04 - Practical mobile security
Jun 22, 2014 • 34 min
This week the team consider security: how to secure your devices; keeping your data safe; and how to achieve the right balance of security and convenience. Special guest and security expert Terence Eden joins the team and offers his 'top 5' tips for…
S07E03 - What does it take to build a ‘big’ app?
Jun 15, 2014 • 34 min
This week the team consider the challenges of building the 'biggest' apps out there for banks, retailers and beyond. They're joined by previous 361 Live guest Ed Hodges - the brains behind Tesco's original app and Royal Bank of Scotland's apps for small…
S07E02 - Cord cutting and media unbundling
Jun 8, 2014 • 35 min
This week the team are amazed at the way media consumption - driven by 'cord cutters' using services like Netflix - dominate use of both mobile and fixed-line broadband connections. If streaming media is now the primary use for mobile networks in some…
S07E01 - The future of mobile networks
Jun 1, 2014 • 35 min
After a slightly longer break than planned the team are back with a new-look season 7. This week we talk to Dan Lane, COO at Simwood and previously Head of Special Projects at Truphone, for his view on the future of mobile networks. We discuss 'apps in…
S06E11 - Bonus MWC Preview
Feb 17, 2014 • 42 min
After a short break the team are back to highlight some mobile-relevant news from the (now almost completely forgotten CES) and to anticipate some of the big topics we expect to come out of Mobile World Congress 2014 later in February. SHOWNOTES &…
S06E10 - All your letters
Jan 19, 2014 • 43 min
In the final episode of season 6 the team look back over all they've discussed. Starting with wearables and ending with apps they re-visit the topics that generated the most comments over the season. Ewan does a Scottish accent. Ben (possibly) offends…
S06E09 - The price of an app
Jan 7, 2014 • 36 min
This week the team reflect on what one of us probably at some point calls 'the app store economy', but essentially means 'what apps cost and how you pay for them'. The team marvel at polished software sold for less than a coffee and wonder how (or even…
S06E08 - Looking back, looking forwards
Dec 27, 2013 • 39 min
This week the team look back over the (mobile-related) highs and lows of 2013 and get excited about what 2014 will hold. SHOWNOTES & COMMENTS: http://361podcast.com/episodes/s06e08-looking-back-looking-forwards ** Sponsored by Phones 4u. **Support 361…
S06E07 - A very ‘appy Christmas
Dec 23, 2013 • 45 min
This week the team talk about the apps and services they use and recommend. What works well, what do we rely on for our own data and which apps don't get the recognition they deserve? SHOWNOTES & COMMENTS:…
S06E06 - Christmas tablets
Dec 16, 2013 • 39 min
This week we re-visit our regular pre-Christmas topic - shopping for mobile gifts. This year we think is the 'year of the tablet' and with a huge number of retailers, models and prices to choose from we discuss how to choose a 'first tablet' gift.…
S06E05 - Your best worst idea
Dec 9, 2013 • 41 min
This week the team revel in the terrible… the disappointing… the mis-fires and the hopelessly lost. We review 3 candidates for the good ideas that the mobile industry has managed to butcher. Which is your favourite lost cause? SHOWNOTES & COMMENTS:…
S06E04 - Can you keep a secret?
Dec 4, 2013 • 39 min
This week the team are talking security and privacy… In the light of recent revelations about mass internet data collection by intelligence agencies what can we learn about the safety of our internet use and (especially) our mobile data? Are we even aware…
S06E03 - Absolutely Phablet-ulous
Nov 24, 2013 • 37 min
This week the team are talking 'phablets' - those odd hybrid devices that exist between phones and tablets. We never really believed they were a good thing and we certainly never believed they'd sell well but they are and they have… and we are slowly…
S06E02 - 10 Rules for Travel Apps
Nov 17, 2013 • 35 min
This week the team record 'live' from the travel industry's biggest trade show: the World Travel Market. After presenting the event's first ever mobile technology session they reflect on the topics discussed and suggest 10 rules for mobile travel apps.…
S06E01 - While we were gone…
Nov 10, 2013 • 41 min
A lot has happened in the 6 weeks we've been gone so the team get caught up on the news , having had a little extra time to reflect. This week we cover: New iPhones and New iPads New Microsoft Surface Tesco’s Hudl and 'cheap tablets' Nokia’s 2520 tablet…
S05E10 - Ask Us Anything
Sep 22, 2013 • 49 min
This week it's questions, questions, questions… We asked what you wanted to know and you told us! We talk about the future of Nokia, multi-OS handsets, the cost of 4G, keyboards on smartphones, Samsung in 5 years and even how the team got together. See…
S05E09 - News Watch
Sep 14, 2013 • 49 min
To emphasise the fact that this is definitely not a news podcast, this week the team reflect on all the recent news: Samsung's launch of the Note 3, a tablet with a long name and the Gear watch. Some other smart watches The Sony Silly Camera (possibly not…
S05E08 - RIP Nokia (Devices & Services division. Subject to regulatory & shareholder approval)
Sep 8, 2013 • 41 min
This week the team cover the sale of Nokia's smartphone and feature-phone businesses to Microsoft. Rafe schools us on how and why it really happened and we ask whether someone so knowledgeable about the deal really be blameless… really? The team reminisce…
S05E07 - All About Tablets
Aug 19, 2013 • 45 min
This week the team think about tablets - how do we use them, where will they exist in future, what (really) is 'post PC' and what are the differences in mobile vs tablet interfaces? We ponder the dominance of iOS and its total (current) overwhelming…
S05E06 - Mobile Media
Aug 9, 2013 • 49 min
This week the team talk media - what we use, how we store it, who we trust, how we view it and our hopes / dreams for the future. How do the products and services differ between 'created' and 'purchased' media? We also live-cast a visit to the much…
S05E05 - Buying Mobile Devices
Aug 2, 2013 • 40 min
This week the team consider how to buy mobile devices and the best options for convenience and price. We discuss how we bought our handsets and why 'operator-supplied' isn't always the best. Additionally… Rafe sheds some light on how manufacturers are…
S05E04 - Connected TV
Jul 27, 2013 • 49 min
This week the team talk about connected TVs - Apple TV, Google's new ChromeCast, hardware from broadcasters like Sky's Now TV and how mobile devices are becoming the heart of the viewing experience. We also re-introduce our 'things of the week' - Rafe's…
S05E03 - The 3rd Ecosystem & ‘Enough Apps’
Jul 16, 2013 • 40 min
Posted here: http://361podcast.com/episodes/s05e03-the-3rd-ecosystem-enough-apps This week we re-visit the battle for 3rd place in the battle of the eco-systems… Is anyone winning and are Nokia or Blackberry the only players to consider? Are Firefox,…
S05E02 - Wearable Tech
Jul 10, 2013 • 46 min
Posted here: http://361podcast.com/episodes/s05e02-wearable-tech This week the team talk wearable devices - smart glasses, smart watches, clever pedometers and even those clever 'sneakers' that Michael J Fox wore in 'Back to the Future'. What and why…
S05E01 - State of the (mobile) nation
Jul 2, 2013 • 36 min
Posted here: http://361podcast.com/episodes/s05e01-state-of-the-mobile-nation The team are back and - to say the least - a little time has passed since Mobile World Congress so a catch-up on the news is overdue. This week we look-back over Apple and…
MWC13 E08 The 361 Awards
Mar 2, 2013 • 34 min
The team stage a lavish (and largely imaginary) award ceremony giving awards for things such as 'best use of mobile', 'best future tech', 'best mode of transport' and 'best in show'.Support 361 Podcast
MWC13 E07 The NFC argument
Mar 1, 2013 • 45 min
The team discuss (well… argue) about the merits of NFC, which was very visible at MWC 2013. Ben argues it "doesn't work" and Ewan points out that it clearly does. Rafe suggests a longer-term view…Support 361 Podcast
MWC13 E06 Audio Tour
Feb 28, 2013 • 33 min
The team tour hall 3 - home to all the biggest exhibitors including Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE and hosts GSMA to describe the stands and crowds.Support 361 Podcast
MWC13 E04 Day 3
Feb 27, 2013 • 27 min
The team review their 3rd day at MWC 2013: Ben and Ewan see the HTC One and are impressed, the Q10 is spotted despite Blackberry's absence, Chinese knock-offs surprise us and Rafe finds a lone Symbian handset on a stand. Support 361 Podcast
MWC13 E05 Day 4
Feb 27, 2013 • 43 min
The team wind-down after the final day of MWC 2013 and catch-up on some of the things they missed… Ben finally gets to see Sony's new hardware (and is impressed), Ewan looks at things behind the scenes (and is impressed) and Rafe finds some sapphire glass…
MWC13 E03 Day 2
Feb 26, 2013 • 31 min
Ewan argues MWC is less exciting this year, Ben complains about his feet and Rafe explains it's the low-key news that matters. The team cover the interesting things they've spotted on the 2nd day of the show and realise how much there still is to…
MWC13 E02 Day 1
Feb 24, 2013 • 31 min
The team review day one of Mobile World Congress including the Nokia, Sony, Firefox, busses and the panel that Ben and Ewan did.Support 361 Podcast
MWC13 E01 Preview
Feb 24, 2013 • 15 min
Live from Mobile World Congress the team preview the event and the trends we expect to see. Recorded live on the street.Support 361 Podcast
S04 E10 - BB10: Don’t call it a comeback (yet)
Jan 21, 2013 • 50 min
It's the last show in season 4 but don't worry we have a very special guest in the shape of The Voicemail Podcast's own James Whatley and we're talking about Blackberry (again). Could Ewan be even a little right about a come-back? Is there anything…
S04 E09 - Ubuntu Mobile: What and why? (and again, why?)
Jan 14, 2013 • 38 min
We're back and - after re-capping some of the big news whilst we've been gone - this week we talk about Ubuntu Mobile. Ewan's enthused, perhaps even keen. Rafe is dubious the small firm can make a dent in the world of mobile ecosystems and Ben is - well -…
S04 E08 - Christmas 2012 Mobile ‘Naughty or Nice’ Review
Dec 17, 2012 • 45 min
This week the team are in a festive mood, assessing who's been 'naughty or nice' in the mobile industry: Ewan celebrates 'Snapchat' and puts Apple on the naughty step. Ben enthuses about 'good' high-speed 3G and savages Vodafone's SureSignal. Rafe dreams…
S04 E07 - 361 Live “Mobile Question Time for Internet Week Europe” [PART 2]
Dec 4, 2012 • 40 min
Our 'Question Time' event '361 Live' returns celebrating Internet Week Europe with a panel taking questions on the subject "Desktop Internet is Dead: Long Live Mobile Internet". On the panel: Tony Blake of Millenoki, Andrew Grill of Kred, Ilicco Elia of…
S04 E06 - 361 Live “Mobile Question Time for Internet Week Europe” [PART 1]
Nov 25, 2012 • 42 min
Our 'Question Time' event '361 Live' returns celebrating Internet Week Europe with a panel taking questions on the subject "Desktop Internet is Dead: Long Live Mobile Internet". On the panel: Tony Blake of Millenoki, Andrew Grill of Kred, Ilicco Elia of…
S04 E05 - “Mobile First”
Nov 11, 2012 • 42 min
This week the team ask themselves, "If smartphones are so great shouldn't more things be available first (or better… or quicker) on mobile?" We discuss the candidates for being 'mobile first' and the challenges. We also discuss our 'things of the week'…
S04 E04 - More tablets, but what (and who) for?
Nov 4, 2012 • 45 min
There you were waiting for someone to come and shake-up the tablet market and then an iPad Mini and a Microsoft Surface both come along at once… The team wonder what (and who) they're all for. We also chat about Ewan's recent Android rejection, Rafe's…
S04 E03 - What do you buy on your phone?
Oct 31, 2012 • 44 min
This week the team discuss mobile shopping, mobile payments (again) and how retailers are working around the challenges of payments and security. Ewan berates Ben for choosing the wrong mobile tariff and Ben invents a mobile credit card service that…
S04 E02 - 4G from EE via LTE… OMG
Oct 21, 2012 • 37 min
This week we talk about 4G as it arrives - at last - in the UK. Surely faster is better… isn't it? And if it won't be super fast why else might it be better? Rafe explains. Ben and Ewan complain. We also chat briefly about phone insurance, Snapjoy and…
S04 E01 - Apple, Maps & Rafe’s 6 Year Rule
Oct 16, 2012 • 35 min
We're back! Late… but back. This week we catch-up on all the Apple news and ponder whether their recent maps problems show the 'perfect' image is beginning to slip. Back in season 2 we'd asked if Apple was the new Nokia… Not because they are suffering the…
S03 E11 - End of Season ‘Bonus Special’
Jul 16, 2012 • 58 min
In an end-of-season double-length 'bonus special*' we re-cap the topics covered in season 3, reflect on how those stories have developed and (crucially) argue about who was right over a few celebratory drinks. we think it's special. Support 361 Podcast
S03 E10 - Intel Inside or ‘Shoulda got a Snapdragon’?
Jul 8, 2012 • 39 min
In the final episode of series 3 pause (briefly) to celebrate and then talk about Qualcomm's Uplinq event and the rise of the 'chipset brand'. Does it matter if a device has 'Intel Inside' or a 'Snapdragon'? For listeners struggling with British slang at…
S03 E09 - Connected Living
Jul 1, 2012 • 43 min
This week we talk about 'Connected Living' following Rafe's recent meet-up with the GSMA. We cover 3G trash cans, connected fridges, traffic monitoring cars and the potential for 'm-Health' in treating long-term conditions such as diabetes. Ben's dubious…
S03 E08 - Surface Surprise
Jun 24, 2012 • 35 min
This week the team discuss Microsoft's surprise announcement of the 'Surface' tablet, who's building it and why. We're split over the strategy and the impact on the firm's 'usual' hardware partners (and where this leaves Nokia), but in agreement on one…
S03 E07 - 361 Live “Mobile Question Time” [Part 2]
Jun 17, 2012 • 35 min
Last week we held the first public '361 Live' event "Mobile Question Time" sponsored by Nokia and LBi at LBi's HQ on Brick Lane in London. This episode is part 2 of 2. On the panel were: Ed Hodges - Head of Mobile, Business & Commercial for Royal Bank of…
S03 E06 - 361 Live “Mobile Question Time” [Part 1]
Jun 12, 2012 • 36 min
This week we held the first public '361 Live' event "Mobile Question Time" sponsored by Nokia and LBi at LBi's HQ on Brick Lane in London. This episode is part 1 of 2. On the panel were: Ed Hodges - Head of Mobile, Business & Commercial for Royal Bank of…
S03 E05 - This week is Samsung week
Jun 3, 2012 • 29 min
This week it's Samsung week… a firm we've neglected so far on the podcast despite recently it becoming the world's largest phone manufacturer. As the Galaxy S3 launches around the world to record pre-orders the team discuss Samsung, its recent stellar…
S03 E04 - Can Facebook make money from mobile? [plus #361live preview]
May 27, 2012 • 32 min
This week we're 'live' from Nokia's Summer Party near Trafalgar Square: http://twitter.com/bensmithuk/status/205728224259477505 [pic] We 'audio unbox' a Nokia Lumia 610, discuss our forthcoming event and talk about how Facebook can make money with mobile…
S03 E03 - Ewan wants a better phone than you…
May 20, 2012 • 43 min
This week Ewan's unhappy… everyone has an iPhone 4 or 4S now. Massive network subsidies mean anyone willing to take a reasonably expensive monthly contract can buy one. The exclusivity, the prestige and his image as a connoisseur are being eroded away. He…
S03 E02 - All things ‘cloudy’
May 13, 2012 • 39 min
This week we talk about (consumer) cloud services… what we use, why we use it plus our priorities and concerns. We talk about 'quality of service' and how it needs to relate to privacy and customer support just as much as the software and - crucially -…
S03 E01 - While we were gone…
May 6, 2012 • 44 min
After a longer than planned break we're back with season 3. This week we re-cap the news whilst we've been away… We discuss Mobile World Congress - disappointing or just full of hidden gems? 
* Get distracted briefly by Apple's absence from other people's…
Good Mobile Messaging: Deploying enterprise messaging to personal devices in an encrypted wrapper
May 2, 2012 • 9 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
Intro: Talking about the state of mobile security
May 2, 2012 • 17 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
NQ Mobile: Mobile device anti-malware and ‘intrusion detection’ software
May 2, 2012 • 13 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
Becrypt: Full mobile device encryption for Government and high-security businesses
May 2, 2012 • 10 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
SMSPasscode: A system for multi-factor authentication using mobile
May 2, 2012 • 11 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
Wrap-up: Re-capping the day and discussing the difficulty for consumers in choosing mobile security
May 2, 2012 • 16 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
Veracode: Independent mobile app security reviews
May 2, 2012 • 7 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
Trend Micro: Anti-virus and secured synchronisation apps for mobile
May 2, 2012 • 15 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
Mobile Active Defense: Securing devices with mobile device management
May 2, 2012 • 10 min
Ewan and Ben visited the IT security show 'INFOSEC' to investigate the state of mobile security. We interviewed representatives from several exhibitors and discuss the challenges for mobile operators, businesses and consumers around mobile security,…
Wrap-up: Our opinions on the show and thoughts on the future impact of mobile apps
Apr 22, 2012 • 20 min
Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in digital publishing and how consumers' demands are shifting with growing use of mobile devices as book readers. We interviewed representatives from several…
Intro: Looking at the future of digital publishing
Apr 22, 2012 • 19 min
Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in digital publishing and how consumers' demands are shifting with growing use of mobile devices as book readers. We interviewed representatives from several…
LBF Digital Zone: How is the digital zone reflecting the changes in publishing?
Apr 22, 2012 • 8 min
Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in digital publishing and how consumers' demands are shifting with growing use of mobile devices as book readers. We interviewed representatives from several…
Amazon: Supporting authors with self-publishing digital and paper books
Apr 22, 2012 • 9 min
Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in digital publishing and how consumers' demands are shifting with growing use of mobile devices as book readers. We interviewed representatives from several…
Nokia: Introducing Nokia Reading and understanding content in an ecosystem
Apr 22, 2012 • 16 min
Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in digital publishing and how consumers' demands are shifting with growing use of mobile devices as book readers. We interviewed representatives from several…
Kobo: Innovating in content delivery with social features
Apr 22, 2012 • 14 min
Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in digital publishing and how consumers' demands are shifting with growing use of mobile devices as book readers. We interviewed representatives from several…
S02 E10 - Patently Stupid
Feb 20, 2012 • 38 min
In this final episode of season 2 we discuss patents and the huge impact they're having on the mobile industry. We highlight some of the reasons the mobile industry may be more prone to patent disputes, give the whole patent system a kicking in general…
S02 E09 - Apple is the next Nokia
Jan 30, 2012 • 37 min
This week we discuss the 'technology cycle' and how the need to refresh a mobile platform every 5 years - something that is currently causing Nokia and RIM so much pain - will eventually come to Apple. It's not all bad news though… We think Apple is one…
S02 E08 - Looking forward to 2012
Jan 24, 2012 • 37 min
In our first episode of 2012 we wonder what this year might hold for mobile and offer some predictions: Ewan thinks this will be the year m-commerce goes big. Rafe thinks this is the year the smartphone market gets really competitive. Ben thinks this is…
S02 E07 - The Challenge For Handset Makers
Dec 21, 2011 • 33 min
This week the team re-cap a round-table discussion we were invited to, discussing the challenges and possible solutions for handset manufacturers in the future: Ewan notes Apple's increasing 'mind-share dominance' which exists quite separate to their…
S02 E06: The £100 Pre-Pay Christmas Challenge
Dec 9, 2011 • 34 min
This week the team set themselves a 'fun' challenge - to choose a new pre-pay mobile phone costing less than £100 to give as a as a Christmas present… [To avoid arguments we agreed to 'shop' at Carphone Warehouse] Rafe opts for a Nokia: A 'One…
S02 SUP01 - MEF Americas 2011: Neil Stiles on ‘multi-screen’ content
Nov 30, 2011 • 8 min
Recorded at MEF Americas 2011 in Miami, Ben interviews Neil Stiles, president of the Variety Group, on producing content for a 'multi-screen world'.Support 361 Podcast
S02 E05 - Handset Insurance - Saviour or Swindle?
Nov 28, 2011 • 31 min
After a series of handset losses and breakages Ewan's been exercising his network operator-supplied handset insurance… something he'd forgotten he'd signed-up for. But do these policies offer good value for money and how should you choose who to buy from?…
S02 E04 - The UK reaches a smartphone ‘tipping point’
Nov 24, 2011 • 33 min
The UK has reached a tipping point - 50% of all mobile devices in use are now smartphones and the trend looks set to carry on, expected to reach 70% by 2015. We discuss the implications of this - for retailers, for consumers and the mobile brands that…
S02 E03 - While we were gone… Apple, HP and Android.
Nov 13, 2011 • 27 min
We're back to the 'usual' format for this week's episode - recapping all the important events that happened between seasons 1 and 2. We discuss: iOS5 and the iPhone 4S - Has Apple 'grown up' to the point it now takes more than a year to create a new…
S02 E02 - 361 Live at Nokia World (2 of 2)
Nov 6, 2011 • 24 min
In this episode - part 2 of the coverage from our live event at Nokia World - we carry on the audience discussion moving on to discuss the US market, Microsoft's Windows Phone ecosystem and Samsung's (possible) problems with Android. This episode was…
S02 E01 - 361 Live at Nokia World (1 of 2)
Oct 29, 2011 • 24 min
We're back! To kick off our second season we headed to Nokia World and recorded our first ever 'live' edition in front of an invited audience of bloggers and mobile gurus. They pitched-in to give their comments and opinions and in this episode you can…
S01 E10 - Bothersome things…
Jun 29, 2011 • 33 min
This week we're recording remotely again as Ewan calls in from Austin, Texas. In the last episode of series 1 (don't worry series 2 is already on the way) we have a bit of a whinge discussing 'bothersome things' (as Rafe terms them). Ben's list covered…
S01 E09 - Nokia: What next?
Jun 20, 2011 • 39 min
This week we talk about Nokia… How has it come to this and what next for the big firm? We discuss: The history behind the current problems. How and why the firm has to change. Windows Phone, the new strategy… and the parts which are often forgotten.…
S01 E08 - Roaming ranting…
Jun 14, 2011 • 39 min
This week we talk about international roaming services and wonder why these services - and especially data - command such premium pricing. We discuss: The recent MACH conference. The products and services we use for roaming including Vodafone's data…
S01 E07 - Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be…
Jun 8, 2011 • 39 min
This week we reminisce about the devices we've owned and loved over the years. We highlight a few we think were real 'market changers', a few lemons and speculate about who might make the next game-changer. Rafe also lets slip the secret of his magic…
S01 E06 - Windows Phone, Mango and odd juice
May 31, 2011 • 39 min
Ben and Rafe head to the Millbank Tower in London for the official UK unveiling of Mango, Microsoft's latest (and most major) update to the Windows Phone 7 platform where we also interview Oded Ran, Head of Consumer Marketing, Windows Phone, UK. Ewan…
S01 E03 - The Great App Store Debate: Fab or Fad?
May 10, 2011 • 22 min
Episode 3 takes the form of a debate, which Ben chairs (because he's not brave enough to take sides): Rafe argues that App Stores are a passing fad, are limiting and lacking, addressing only a current need that will soon be left behind as innovation in…
S01 E03 Supplemental - 361 Degrees, the making of…
May 10, 2011 • 7 min
An introduction to the people and thoughts behind the podcast we briefly considered calling the 'All About Wireless Mobile Industry Symbian Worker Review' Podcast.Support 361 Podcast
S01 E02-2 - Connected Creativity media conference in Cannes
May 3, 2011 • 13 min
Episode 2 covers the Connected Creativity event that took place in Cannes recently, where media makers and media buyers get together to trade TV content and discuss how it will be made and consumed in future. Some of the topics and companies mentioned in…
S01 E02-1 - Connected Creativity media conference in Cannes
May 3, 2011 • 21 min
Episode 2 covers the Connected Creativity event that took place in Cannes recently, where media makers and media buyers get together to trade TV content and discuss how it will be made and consumed in future. Some of the topics and companies mentioned in…
S01 E01 - Smartphone convergence, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play & a tiny bit of Dom Joly
Apr 26, 2011 • 33 min
Episode 1 covers "Smartphone convergence, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play & a tiny bit of Dom Joly" and includes interviews from the Xperia Play launch party: Liam Green-Hughes of GreenHughes.com Dom Joly off the telly Rob Kerr of One Mobile Ring Support…