361 Podcast

A podcast about mobile technology and the world around it.

About the show

The iTunes 5★ reviewed podcast that reviewers call it "A great British spin on the world of tech", "Informing and entertaining" and "the best tech podcast by far…"

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Episodes

  • Recap: Curve, Chase banking, Amazon Astro, Android 12.1 and Sky's Glass TV [S20E09]

    7 November 2021  |  Season 20  |  1 hr 9 mins

    We answer a listener question about London fintech Curve, recap topics from the season and chat about a new all-in-one 'streaming' TV from Sky. And Ewan has a brush with death.

  • 1 question, 'some' answers: Folding screens [S20E08]

    20 September 2021  |  Season 20  |  1 hr 11 mins

    This week: 1️⃣ question with 'some' answers on devices with folding screens.

    Are they any good? Should you buy one? Are they too expensive? Why are they all Android? No, we don't know either.

  • Covid-inspired tech innovation that could last [S20E07]

    12 August 2021  |  Season 20  |  57 mins 34 secs

    Is Microsoft boss Satya Nadella right? Did Covid prompt '2 years of digital transformation in 2 months'? We look at what changed and what might last.

  • App recommendations, nostalgia & some top-tips [S20E06]

    2 August 2021  |  Season 20  |  1 hr 10 mins

    The team share a whole load of app and service recommendations with a healthy dose of nostalgia for the apps we used in the earliest days of ‘smartphones’.

  • 1 Question, 3 Answers: Our smart-home picks for security & privacy [S20E05]

    12 July 2021  |  Season 20  |  1 hr 16 mins

    This week: 1️⃣ question with 3️⃣ answers… "How do you pick smart-home tech for security & privacy?"

    Also, which 'hyper-local' delivery app of @tryzapp @weezycouk @gorillasapp can get #RafeRations to our central London location quickest?

  • Shopping app with 13min delivery plus Hue, Echo Show & Samsung TV [S20E04]

    14 June 2021  |  Season 20  |  1 hr 11 mins

    A new app claims it can deliver groceries in London in minutes. We buy Rafe quite a lot of chocolate to test it out and (while we're waiting) talk home automation.

  • 1 Question, 3 Answers: Is it still worth buying Sonos? [S20E03]

    28 May 2021  |  Season 20  |  1 hr 5 mins

    🎂 Happy 10 years podcasting to us!

    This week: 1️⃣ question with 3️⃣ answers… "Is it still worth buying Sonos?"

    Are the big smart speaker manufacturers beating them? Was it fair to limit support for older products?

  • Apple's ecosystem - customer value or lock-in? [S20E02]

    10 May 2021  |  Season 20  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Does Apples ecosystem let them do things competitors can't or won't? Yes. Does that lock customers in? Also yes. We talk about the pros and cons.

  • Clubhouse and social audio [S20E01]

    27 April 2021  |  Season 20  |  57 mins 3 secs

    As we celebrate 10 years making 361 we discuss Clubhouse and the rise of 'social audio'. Will its lockdown-era popularity last?

  • 2020 reviewed, 2021 previewed [S19E10]

    8 January 2021  |  Season 19  |  1 hr 13 mins

    The team look back over the tech of 2020, try not to say 'virus' and anticipate some trends we think will impact 2021. And there's some jokes… awful awful jokes.

  • Blandford Manor Christmas party [S19E09]

    23 December 2020  |  Season 19  |  1 hr 4 mins

    This week:

    🎁 The tech gifts we chose each other
    🌍 Brilliant last-minute gifts
    📱 Apps and hacks for managing Christmas

    Also, leave us a review on iTunes or social media (DM a link when you post) for a chance to win exclusive 361 Secret Santa gifts.

  • 1 Question, 3 Answers: How should I read and buy books? [S19E08]

    17 December 2020  |  Season 19  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week:

    1️⃣ question with 3️⃣ answers… "How should I read and buy books?"

    We suggest audio, long-form, short-form, subscription and 'buy an actual book' options.

  • All about voice assistants [S19E07]

    5 December 2020  |  Season 19  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This week:

    🗣 The voice assistants we use
    🏠 When (and where) they perform best
    🔮 Some future-gazing

    Also, (extended offer until Christmas) win a prize or get a postcard from Rafe when you review the show - DM us a link.

  • 1 Question, 3 Answers: Recommend me a wearable [S19E06]

    24 November 2020  |  Season 19  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This week:

    1️⃣ question with 3️⃣ answers… "Recommend me a wearable".

    We suggest devices that are flexible, cheap, attractive, for gamers, not for wrists, and track your pet. Also, accidentally, one for a horse.

  • Subscriptions, home-working kit reviewed & video conferencing tips [S19E05]

    10 November 2020  |  Season 19  |  1 hr 15 mins

    This week:

    🔁 Subscribing to stuff: Xbox to washing machines
    🏠 Long-term working from home kit reviews
    📹 Video conferencing tips

    Also, Rafe will send a postcard to anyone who reviews the show. "How hard could that be…?" he asks 🤔

  • 1 Question, 3 Answers: Is 5G worth it? [S19E04]

    16 October 2020  |  Season 19  |  1 hr 4 mins

    This week:

    1️⃣ question with 3️⃣ answers… Is 5G 'worth it'?