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# app - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

Jan 24th 2021, 10:23 AM 52,783 Views 106 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

# app - Monday 21 September, 2020

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
# Technology
# Technology

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

Sep 21st 2020, 12:03 PM 15,797 Views 10 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:02 AM 21,096 Views 26 Comments

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?
# Covid App
# Covid App

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

Jul 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 83,429 Views 119 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Jul 7th 2020, 2:04 PM 97,785 Views 149 Comments

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
# Data
# Data

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

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,914 Views 13 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,359 Views 55 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

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

May 7th 2020, 8:03 PM 18,318 Views 68 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Apr 29th 2020, 4:41 PM 24,609 Views 21 Comments

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

# app - Monday 6 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 6th 2020, 12:25 PM 2,526 Views 0 Comments

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
# Irish Overseas
From The42
# Irish Overseas

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

Aug 6th 2019, 4:01 PM 2,112 Views 0 Comments

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
# Roads Policing
# Roads Policing

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

Aug 1st 2019, 3:20 PM 36,395 Views 65 Comments

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
# Permit Check
# Permit Check

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

Jul 15th 2019, 10:56 AM 20,821 Views 72 Comments

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

# app - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 1:54 PM 3,722 Views 1 Comment

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
# Spyware
# Spyware

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

May 14th 2019, 2:56 PM 71,385 Views 19 Comments

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
# Tory Tech
# Tory Tech

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

Sep 29th 2018, 5:27 PM 16,258 Views 11 Comments

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
# Data
# Data

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

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:02 PM 15,086 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Reusing Dublin
# Reusing Dublin

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

Mar 7th 2018, 2:10 PM 18,845 Views 66 Comments

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
# Tracking App
# Tracking App

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases

Jan 29th 2018, 9:05 AM 36,029 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Sign Of The Times
# Sign Of The Times

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

Jan 21st 2018, 8:30 PM 16,207 Views 18 Comments

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
# Commuters
# Commuters

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

Dec 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 13,414 Views 16 Comments

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
# Trinity
# Trinity

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

Dec 10th 2017, 6:33 PM 9,593 Views 18 Comments

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
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

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

Oct 15th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,556 Views 48 Comments

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
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

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

Aug 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,500 Views 34 Comments

“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
# Product Placement
# Product Placement

Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements

Jul 16th 2017, 8:15 AM 9,842 Views 33 Comments

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
# Firstup
# Firstup

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

May 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 54,397 Views 13 Comments

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
# Live A Better Life
# Live A Better Life

Use your phone to journal - and improve your day

May 8th 2017, 12:50 PM 9,439 Views 4 Comments

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
# Live A Better Life
# Live A Better Life

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

Apr 27th 2017, 12:50 PM 7,004 Views 4 Comments

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
# Live A Better Life
# Live A Better Life

Challenge 1: Delete one app

Apr 24th 2017, 12:50 PM 11,581 Views 13 Comments

Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself

# app - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week
# Live A Better Life
# Live A Better Life

Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week

Apr 18th 2017, 12:50 PM 16,222 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Cyber Bullies
# Cyber Bullies

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 27,665 Views 12 Comments

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
# Taken Down
# Taken Down

Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland

Mar 30th 2017, 8:30 AM 27,525 Views 30 Comments

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
# Pick Me Up
# Pick Me Up

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

Mar 18th 2017, 8:15 AM 19,898 Views 24 Comments

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

# app - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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

10 apps that you would gladly pay 99c for

Mar 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,766 Views 7 Comments

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
# Lock Hard
# Lock Hard

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

Jan 31st 2017, 6:43 PM 15,760 Views 19 Comments

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
# Meitu
# Meitu

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app

Jan 20th 2017, 12:26 PM 16,291 Views 14 Comments

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

# app - Saturday 14 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 14th 2017, 9:00 AM 10,562 Views 6 Comments

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

# app - Friday 16 December, 2016

QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You?
# Sponsored By Circle
# Sponsored By Circle

QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You?

Dec 16th 2016, 2:12 PM 11,803 Views 8 Comments

Let’s find out.

# app - Friday 25 November, 2016

Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo
# Grá Don Ghaeilge
# Grá Don Ghaeilge

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

Nov 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 16,914 Views 8 Comments

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
# Death
# Death

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

Aug 25th 2016, 9:26 AM 12,076 Views 19 Comments

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

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