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Living - Today’s News

From Business ETC One of Google’s top men took time to praise one of its frenemies Kiss And Make Up

One of Google’s top men took time to praise one of its frenemies

Sundar Pichai, who oversaw Android’s success, took time in his keynote to praise the product of one specific company.

From Business ETC These ex-Nokia heads believe they can take on Android head-first Challenge Accepted This post contains images

These ex-Nokia heads believe they can take on Android head-first

Finnish company Jolla wants its OS SailFish 2.0 to be an “independent and competitive alternative to Android.”

From Business ETC Sony ditches the flagship (for now) to focus on creating a standout tablet* 2k Display

Sony ditches the flagship (for now) to focus on creating a standout tablet*

*Also, it announced a mid-range smartphone, the M4 Aqua, to keep that business ticking along.

A rare white elephant has been captured in Burma

The appearance of the creature is traditionally associated with good luck.

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Living - Yesterday’s News

My bullies were not ‘bad kids’ – they were normal, average kids

I was about ten when it all began. I was excluded from everything, nobody wanted to talk to me and nobody wanted to play with me.

From Business ETC Samsung has put all its rivals on the back foot with just one event Shots Fired

Samsung has put all its rivals on the back foot with just one event

The Korean giant threw out a number of surprises at its press conference as it begins its aggressive fight for top spot.

From Business ETC HTC moves into VR and it has the perfect partner to help it succeed Match Made In Heaven

HTC moves into VR and it has the perfect partner to help it succeed

Especially if you’re a fan of games.

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From Business ETC This could be the first Android Wear watch you will want to buy New Challenger

This could be the first Android Wear watch you will want to buy

And it could even *whisper it* give Apple Watch a run for its money in the style department.

A Gardener’s Diary: The start of sowing season – and some tips for planting

It may not quite be summer yet, but it’s time to get planting those seeds!

From Business ETC These features will help you get a little bit more out of YouTube TechKnowHow

These features will help you get a little bit more out of YouTube

Sure it’s ten years old, but chances are there’s a few bits and pieces that may have slipped past the radar.

From Business ETC Is the Huawei Ascend G7 original enough to stand out from the crowd? Review This post contains images

Is the Huawei Ascend G7 original enough to stand out from the crowd?

The mid-range smartphone market is a tough one to win, but does the Huawei Ascend G7 have enough features to warrant a look?

From The42 How did she get on? One of our journalists took on the Crashed Ice Belfast track Ouch

How did she get on? One of our journalists took on the Crashed Ice Belfast track

There is lots of footage of falling. Lots of falling.

Living - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From Business ETC Stuck at a computer? Here’s how to message your friend’s phone without picking up your own IM
From Business ETC There are lots of good reasons to get behind Irish products. Here are some of them… Traceability

There are lots of good reasons to get behind Irish products. Here are some of them…

For February’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at how buying local matters and the importance of traceability.

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a wonderful weather app, one of the best Twitter clients for Windows Phone and a frustrating zigzag game.

This teen from Tipperary will represent us in the Eurovision this year Tune This post contains videos

This teen from Tipperary will represent us in the Eurovision this year

Her song, Playing with Numbers, went down well last night.

Living - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport Friday Round-up

We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport

Also, Carl Frampton prepares for his world title fight in Belfast tomorrow.

From Business ETC Twitter steps up its efforts to fix one of its biggest problems Harassment

Twitter steps up its efforts to fix one of its biggest problems

And a verification feature could be soon on the way.

Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they’d done something else

And 66% would advise their children to pick a different career

Not all emigrants are yearning for the green grass of home

There are things all emigrants miss about Ireland, but some of us are much happier abroad. I know I am.

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‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’

The manager of the Charleville Lodge Hotel has been doing a lot of talking in the last 12 hours

Living - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Here’s how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders lost Exercise This post contains images

Here’s how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders lost

It’s a combined total of almost 10 stone.

From Business ETC These Android apps are the ones that drain your battery the fastest Worst Offenders

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

From Business ETC Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think Sme Book Club

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think

‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own

From Business ETC Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone? You can recover them Q-tip

Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone? You can recover them

It’s easy to do, they’re just hidden away.

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?

From Business ETC YouTube has a major problem despite having a billion users Crunch Time

YouTube has a major problem despite having a billion users

And it’s something that has been troubling it since it was bought by Google in 2006.

From Business ETC Watch: Ad for ‘the world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women Kazam

Watch: Ad for ‘the world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.

Living - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From Business ETC How do you record something that’s happening on your phone (without a second camera)? TechGuide

How do you record something that’s happening on your phone (without a second camera)?

Because sometimes a screenshot just isn’t enough.

The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today

Most gas and electricity price decreases will be seen later this year apparently

The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government

Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.

I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address

I’m ready to wave goodbye to emotional eating and junk food, but it’s not that easy.

Living - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s how you can turn off location tracking on your phone Q-tip

Here’s how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.

From Business ETC Google’s blogging site is banning anything that resembles porn Now Safe For Work

Google’s blogging site is banning anything that resembles porn

Unless it’s artistic, then it’s fine.

From Business ETC This smartwatch only took 30 minutes to raise €1 million on Kickstarter Fast Riser

This smartwatch only took 30 minutes to raise €1 million on Kickstarter

It helps that it’s from the makers of one of the best smartwatches out there.

From Business ETC Apple Pay just got two major rivals all of a sudden Spanner In The Works?

Apple Pay just got two major rivals all of a sudden

And one has been sitting on its own service since 2011.

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