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# app - Monday 21 September, 2020

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

# app - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

# app - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?

HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”

# app - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?

The app launched late last night.

# app - Friday 26 June, 2020

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

# app - Sunday 10 May, 2020

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

# app - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Harris says he wants 'all-island approach' to new contact tracing app

The HSE is aiming to release its contact tracing app by the end of this month.

# app - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

# app - Monday 6 April, 2020

From The42 Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that Big In Japan

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that

Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.

# app - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

English women's top-flight games to be streamed live and free on FA's new app

A handy way to keep an eye on the strong Irish contingent in the Women’s Super League.

# app - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Someone lying about their insurance or licence at a garda checkpoint? There's an app for that

The app has been in a trial period for a number of months

# app - Monday 15 July, 2019

New app allows public to check if HGV vehicles have valid permit to be in Dublin city centre

HGV drivers who enter the cordon in the city without a valid permit can be fined €800.

# app - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

From The42 La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app Privacy

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app

Spanish football’s top league was reportedly attempting to detect pubs and bars that were illegally showing matches.

# app - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

# app - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I'm logged in as Boris': Conservative Party conference app glitch revealed MPs' personal details

The party apologised for any concern caused.

# app - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties

Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.

# app - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.

# app - Monday 29 January, 2018

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases

The app, made by Strava Labs, shows the movements of its app users around the world.

# app - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'

It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.

# app - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that

The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.

# app - Sunday 10 December, 2017

How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help

Many people with the condition say they find it difficult to decide who to tell, and how to go about it.

# app - Sunday 15 October, 2017

The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is

A prototype of the app will be available by this November.

# app - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

# app - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements

Facebook have announced that advertisers will be able to buy advert slots within the app.

# app - Saturday 20 May, 2017

The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning

Pieta House said that they hoped their partnership with the app would help users in a “meaningful and positive way”.

# app - Monday 8 May, 2017

Use your phone to journal - and improve your day

Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.

# app - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.

# app - Monday 24 April, 2017

Challenge 1: Delete one app

Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself

# app - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week

The first key to bringing about change? Seeing what’s really going on.

# app - Sunday 2 April, 2017

What is SimSimi and how has it been used as a 'bullying app' for children?

One parent said she discovered “vile, disgusting comments” about her daughter on the app.

# app - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland

The bot now replies “I do not talk in Ireland for a while” after every message it receives.

# app - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Want to Hailo a taxi? You'll need to change your app soon

Hailo has become mytaxi, as it becomes part of a 100,000-strong European fleet of taxis.

# app - Saturday 4 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge 10 apps that you would gladly pay 99c for Get Appy

10 apps that you would gladly pay 99c for

We’re ready to make our first billion.

# app - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

# app - Friday 20 January, 2017

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app

The app has hundreds of millions of users – but are they aware of the permissions they have agreed to?

# app - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From The42 Introducing Kickabout, the new app aiming to change the way 5-a-side football is organised Innovation

Introducing Kickabout, the new app aiming to change the way 5-a-side football is organised

Gary O’Toole chats to The42 about his acclaimed initiative.

# app - Friday 16 December, 2016

QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You?

Let’s find out.

# app - Friday 25 November, 2016

Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo

It’s estimated that almost a quarter of all Duolingo users are resident in Ireland.

# app - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

The driver was playing the game when he hit and killed one woman and injured another.

# app - Monday 11 July, 2016

What the heck is Pokémon Go - and why is it so popular?

To think it all started out as an April Fools’ joke.

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