FIONA BLAYNEY

Elite Property Manager - - Contents -

FOUNDER & DI­REC­TOR - REAL PLUS

How would you de­scribe your re­la­tion­ship with tech? Love/hate. I love tech for all that it af­fords me, but there is some tech that I have found to be over­bear­ing at times. When smart­phones came on the scene I hated the way it crept into ev­ery cor­ner of my life. I hated that I found my­self drawn to this lit­tle ma­chine that at times takes pri­or­ity over my loved ones and the per­son stand­ing right in front of me. I've worked at dis­con­nect­ing from my tech hub, had dig­i­tal detoxes, bought an old-school alarm clock, and keep my phone on si­lent. I think we are all work­ing at work­ing with tech­nol­ogy not hav­ing tech con­trol us.

PC or Mac? PC. I have no rea­son other than just hav­ing stuck with what I know. I do have a load of Mac prod­ucts, and Macs in the of­fice, but PC is my de­fault.

iPhone or An­droid? I was a Black­berry ad­dict, I loved that damn phone! It was prob­a­bly about seven years ago when I con­verted to the iPhone and its con­stant im­prove­ments have kept me there, plus have you taken a photo in Por­trait mode?

Three apps you can't live with­out? Well as you can see I have not added any apps to my front screen, and this is by de­sign. I keep my ba­sics here, Cal­en­dar, Phone, Web Browser, Maps and SMS, any­thing more than this sends a mes­sage to my brain of how much I ac­tu­ally have on. Does any­body re­ally need to see how many un­read; emails, DM's, IM's etc that they have ev­ery time they take a call? This front screen helps keep me calm.

What piece of fu­ture tech are you most look­ing for­ward to? Ac­cord­ing to the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion can­cer rates con­tinue to rise glob­ally, I'm look­ing for­ward to the tech­nol­ogy that ei­ther cures the dis­ease or pre­vents its oc­cur­rence in the first place.

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