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My Top 3 Innovation Developments of Technology in 2017

Time definitively seems to go faster the older you get. There are many innovation developments to consider in the modern world we live in.

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Just as the Innovation Company illustrates, innovation has grown increasingly over the past six decades in several areas. These include: consultancy, outsourcing, and leadership.

I would like to highlight three areas of technology which has transformed our lives so far in 2017.

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Online Banking

More of us are on our mobile phones more than any other device. The majority of people from the age of teens seem to have a mobile phone, an iPhone inparticular. When I was younger, I remember when I used to get cheques for my birthday. Now everything seems so much easier when it comes to transferring money and making payments.

With access to the internet and your banking app on your phone, you can access your bank account. Once a payee has been set-up, within a couple of clicks you can transfer money into their account. This is so much more convenient than waiting for a cheque to pay out or being in a long queue. There’s also no need for the chance to face technical difficulties.

Apple Pay

Likewise, the fast and convenient method of Apple Pay is great for many people. It’s a secure method as the risk of somebody seeing your bank card details doesn’t need to be a concern. Transactions are simpler with a quick swipe within seconds. There is the limitation that you can spend £30 per each transaction when using Apple pay. However, unless you’re going on a massive shopping spree in one store, you’re fine.

Similarly, there’s Android Pay where you can use your fingerprint to show that you are the authorised user of the card that is attached to the phone or tablet.

360 Degree Footage

Over the past couple of years especially, selfies have become very common. Whether you’re capturing a moment on holiday, in the workplace, or something new that you want everyone to see, many people are doing it around the world.

The 360 degree option is great if you want to show a response to an event, or a scenery that’s so picturesque, as most as possible deserves to be seen. I particularly love the views that are shared on Facebook when somebody posts a view from a particular height and it shows you more than you could ever fit into one, two, or even three single photos.

To see the transformation from decades ago when there were black and white static photos/moving image to this technique that we have available to us now is amazing. You can simply take a panorama on your iOS or Samsung phone, use an app or a 360 camera.

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