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Smartphones

Smartphones

A mobile phone that is capable of preforming much more advanced tasks than making phone calls. e.g. internet access, e-mail and personal organiser.

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# smartphones - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC What to keep in mind when you’re downloading apps TechGuide

What to keep in mind when you’re downloading apps

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

# smartphones - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From Business ETC How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges TechKnowHow

How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges

Because nobody wants to be greeted with a large bill at the end of the month.

# smartphones - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From Business ETC Refresher: Every smartphone gesture you will ever need TechGuide

Refresher: Every smartphone gesture you will ever need

Because everyone has to start somewhere.

# smartphones - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a handy way to bring all screenshots together, a comprehensive multilingual dictionary and one of the best iOS games this year arriving on Android.

From The Daily Edge 7 dating apps that prove there really is someone for everyone App For That?

7 dating apps that prove there really is someone for everyone

Forever alone? Seems unlikely.

# smartphones - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

From Business ETC Weak smartphone demand haunts Samsung as profits continue to fall Downward Slide

Weak smartphone demand haunts Samsung as profits continue to fall

The company has estimated that its operating profit will fall by 24% compared to the same period a year ago, citing “weak demand” for smartphones and increased competition in China and Europe.

# smartphones - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a way to compare store prices, an app that will help you control your privacy online, and a contender for the most frustrating endless runner around.

# smartphones - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a gesture-based screen launcher, a game that only requires you to tap very quickly and a way to customise your own GIFs.

# smartphones - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a brain training game that’s a little bit different, a Tetris-style building game and a way to find any useful amenity nearby.

# smartphones - Friday 6 June, 2014

From Business ETC Google unveils prototype 3D-mapping tablet that can sense its surroundings Project Tango

Google unveils prototype 3D-mapping tablet that can sense its surroundings

The Project Tango tablet prototype will be made available to those attending Google’s developer conference later this month and will cost €750.

# smartphones - Monday 26 May, 2014

From Business ETC European smartphone competition heats up as new makers challenge major brands Market Value

European smartphone competition heats up as new makers challenge major brands

New makers like Huawei and Wiko as well as established brands like Sony and Motorola are becoming more popular among Europeans as they opt for alternatives to Samsung and Apple.

# smartphones - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From Business ETC What you need to know about saving on the cloud Head In The Cloud

What you need to know about saving on the cloud

It’s one of the most overused terms when it comes to online services, but cloud storage is now pretty much part of everything we do online. So what is it and how much should you depend on it?

# smartphones - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From Business ETC Review: Does Google’s Nexus 5 still hold its own against newer rivals? Review

Review: Does Google’s Nexus 5 still hold its own against newer rivals?

With the unlocked version available here, does Google’s flagship phone still have what it takes to compete against newer rivals like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8)?

# smartphones - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring an activity tracker with a difference, a game involving a colour mixing sheep and a method for developing good habits.

# smartphones - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Including a way to get those secrets off your chest without revealing your identity, a iconic character in new surroundings, and an app that will help your wellbeing.

# smartphones - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From Business ETC Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law Patent Wars

Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law

The company tried to take out and enforce a patent injunction against Apple, despite it agreeing to pay royalties for its use.

From Business ETC Samsung profits rise slightly despite sliding smartphone revenue Reliance

Samsung profits rise slightly despite sliding smartphone revenue

The company made a net profit of $7.3 billion in the first three months of the year, but concerns over its reliance on smartphone sales is growing.

# smartphones - Monday 28 April, 2014

From Business ETC Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet Data Protection

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet

Researchers from Deloitte found that personal and corporate data such as passwords and email could be retrieved, even when the phone was encrypted or “factory wiped”.

# smartphones - Saturday 26 April, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

a board game version of the popular Hitman series, an excuse to explore Ireland on your bike and a service which makes multi-tasking a breeze.

# smartphones - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From Business ETC Dizzying figures alert!: In 2014 Apple have sold 43.7 million iPhones and made $10.2bn profit Cash Money

Dizzying figures alert!: In 2014 Apple have sold 43.7 million iPhones and made $10.2bn profit

CEO Tim Cook also hinted that new products are on the way.

# smartphones - Monday 21 April, 2014

Poll: Would you welcome a ban on mobile phones in restaurants? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a ban on mobile phones in restaurants?

Or should basic manners dictate the practice?

From Business ETC How AR will help you see the world in a different light AR-ray Of Uses

How AR will help you see the world in a different light

Originally seen as a gimmick, there are far more practical uses to augmented reality than what first meets the eye.

# smartphones - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring Google’s entry into the camera app market, the ability to create customised font notes, and a soothing and relaxing experience.

# smartphones - Monday 14 April, 2014

From Business ETC Before the iPhone arrived, Google didn’t plan on supporting touchscreens Can't Touch This

Before the iPhone arrived, Google didn’t plan on supporting touchscreens

New documents reveal that when Google was developing its Android operating system, it was built to support traditional phones with buttons.

# smartphones - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a better way to manage your time, Dropbox’s answer to your photo storing woes and an extreme solution to your alarm clock woes.

# smartphones - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From Business ETC Blackberry may stop making phones if they continue losing money Moving On

Blackberry may stop making phones if they continue losing money

The company’s CEO John Chen said the company plans to not be dependent on handsets for revenue and focus more on investments, acquisitions and partnerships.

# smartphones - Friday 28 March, 2014

From Business ETC The iPhone 6 is coming in September You Can't Stop It

The iPhone 6 is coming in September

That’s what the Japanese are saying anyway.

# smartphones - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Westboro Baptist Church, Jean McConville, and GPs: The week in numbers

Plus: How many smells can the human nose distinguish?

# smartphones - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC Google brings its Nexus 5 smartphone to Irish shores Pure Android

Google brings its Nexus 5 smartphone to Irish shores

Both the Nexus 5 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet are now available to purchase through the Google Play store.

# smartphones - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From Business ETC How to turn your smartphone photos from good to great Sharpshooter

How to turn your smartphone photos from good to great

Anyone can use a smartphone camera, but what do you need to keep in mind if you want to take a great photo?

From The Daily Edge 18 things everyone knew before smartphones Stupidphones

18 things everyone knew before smartphones

Bring back the Nokia 3310, the Motorola Razr, polyphonic ringtones and non-predictive text.

# smartphones - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From Business ETC Flappy Bird could fly again as creator says he’s considering a return Resurrection

Flappy Bird could fly again as creator says he’s considering a return

Nguyan Ha Dong said if he does re-release the game, it would include a warning to users to “please take a break.”

From Business ETC The web is 25 today. Here are the moments that helped define it Happy Birthday

The web is 25 today. Here are the moments that helped define it

The web has evolved in many ways since Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for it back in 1989.

# smartphones - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a survival adventure set in space, a minimalist glass smashing game and an app that makes sure you never forget where you left your car ever again.

# smartphones - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From Business ETC How to keep your data safe from prying eyes Encryption

How to keep your data safe from prying eyes

With more revelations about spying emerging every week, there are ways to ensure your data isn’t intercepted or stored against your wishes.

# smartphones - Saturday 15 February, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring the return of a classic adventure series, a new way to protect your Android device, and a twist on the classic Buzz Off games.

# smartphones - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From Business ETC Microsoft could be bringing Android apps to Windows Phone Unlikely Couple

Microsoft could be bringing Android apps to Windows Phone

If Microsoft goes ahead with the idea, the first Android apps won’t appear until 2015 at the earliest.

# smartphones - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring an app that shows videos based on what you’re doing, a Pocket-style app for Windows Phone, and an addictive numbers game.

# smartphones - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Phone use now permitted during “all phases” of Ryanair flights. Aer Lingus? Not yet

The budget airline’s move follows a ruling from the European safety aviation agency last November.

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