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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.

# 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.

# smartphones - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook plans to take over mobile by launching standalone apps Piece By Piece

Facebook plans to take over mobile by launching standalone apps

The company will focus on developing “standalone experiences” like Messenger as it builds upon the 945 million monthly active users it has on mobile.

# smartphones - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From Business ETC Most young adults would sacrifice their TV and laptop ahead of their smartphone Inseparable

Most young adults would sacrifice their TV and laptop ahead of their smartphone

A survey from O2 Media found that 70 per cent of respondents say their smartphone is their “first or most important screen.”

From Business ETC US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data Leaky Apps

US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data

Tracking a smartphone’s apps could reveal its settings, what documents it had downloaded, and in some cases, the owner’s political alignment or sexual orientation.

# smartphones - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a cleaner that will speed up your Android phone, a way to see all the photos taken close to you and a homage to SEGA’s Shinobi series.

# smartphones - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From Business ETC Three to launch its 4G service next week Coverage

Three to launch its 4G service next week

The service will be available to users in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick and Waterford and is expected to grow over the next few months.

# smartphones - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From Business ETC Oireachtas launches smartphone app ‘on time’, and ‘within budget’ at €20k Leinster House

Oireachtas launches smartphone app ‘on time’, and ‘within budget’ at €20k

The new mobile app allows users to access contact details for TDs and Senators, and multimedia content from Leinster House.

# smartphones - Monday 13 January, 2014

From Business ETC Jelly Bean runs on almost 60 per cent of Android devices as KitKat continues slow rollout Update

Jelly Bean runs on almost 60 per cent of Android devices as KitKat continues slow rollout

A limited release has meant the latest update is installed on 1.4 per cent of all Android devices.

# smartphones - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From Business ETC How your smartphone can help you get active Workout

How your smartphone can help you get active

If you’re thinking about getting active but don’t know where to start, your smartphone can help you out.

# smartphones - Friday 10 January, 2014

From Business ETC How gross is your smartphone? Clean Technology

How gross is your smartphone?

The smartphone “is always warm, stored in dark places, so bacterias are growing on your phone”, while another study claims mobiles are 18 times dirtier than public bathrooms.

# smartphones - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

From Business ETC The five tech trends that will help shape 2014 Predictions

The five tech trends that will help shape 2014

With an eventful year gone by, the next twelve months could see the rise of 3D printing and wearable technology.

# smartphones - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From Business ETC How to keep your smartphone info safe and secure Precautions

How to keep your smartphone info safe and secure

Nobody wants their phone to be stolen, or lose it, but if it does happen, make sure all your info on it is backed up.

# smartphones - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From Business ETC 26 of the best smartphone apps from 2013 Roundup

26 of the best smartphone apps from 2013

With so many apps released over the year, here are some of our favourites.

# smartphones - Saturday 21 December, 2013

From Business ETC The last-minute gadget gift guide Buyers' Guide

The last-minute gadget gift guide

If you’ve only this weekend to get your shopping done, here’s some gifts that will help you out.

# smartphones - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From Business ETC EU passes deal on universal mobile phone charger Smartphones

EU passes deal on universal mobile phone charger

Under the provisional deal, mobile phone and smartphone makers will have to provide a standard battery charger that can fit any device.

# smartphones - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a new and intuitive lock screen for Android users, a native Gmail client for Windows Phone users and a classic PS2 game arriving on the small screen.

# smartphones - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From Business ETC Study finds that taking photos could be affecting our memory Snap Happy

Study finds that taking photos could be affecting our memory

A new study from Fairfield University found that taking photos of an event may affect our ability to remember it later.

# smartphones - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

We’re living life on the edge with every single text.

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a new way to shop, a slick app that helps keep your life organised and one of the best photo editing apps out there.

From Business ETC Buyers’ Guide: Which smartphone is right for you? Buyers' Guide

Buyers’ Guide: Which smartphone is right for you?

With so many quality smartphones out there, which ones should you pay attention to?

# smartphones - Friday 6 December, 2013

Smartphone users are 33% more likely to fall victim to identity fraud

Cross-border scams for fraudulent tickets, counterfeit goods and data phishing are increasingly common, says survey

# smartphones - Monday 2 December, 2013

Over 12,000 mobile phones have been stolen in the last year

The phones are worth a cumulative €5 million and gardaí have tips on how to be safe.

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