Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- Today is the day. Apple is making their big announcement. The focus, of course, is on The Watch. The Apple Watch. When is it coming out? How much will it cost? What will the apps look like? With that, I also have my finger’s crossed for a new and updated MacBook Air, but make no mistake about it, this is about the watch. It also, potentially, ushers in the next era for Apple and – most importantly – the mainstreaming of wearable technology. Apple will do for the watch what Google did not do with Google Glass.
- Google is going to do a lot more in the mobile space. Beyond the Android operating system, smartphones and having app dominance with things like Gmail, YouTube and more, they are looking to become a wireless carrier. It will be very hard to do this in some parts of the world, but Google is going to start offering voice and data plans on what they are calling a “small scale.”
- Here’s one from the future: Amazon just patented the technology to 3D print products en route to consumers. That’s going to make the whole “warehouse” thing seem kind of antiquated, don’t you think?
- App of the week: Fast Company magazine has a new app… and it’s great.