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# mobile - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From The42 'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code:  +679. Fiji' Opportunity Knocks

'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code: +679. Fiji'

Ben Ryan describes the unusual events that led to a life-changing moment.

# mobile - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Virgin 'working to resolve' issues affecting mobile customers

Some customers have had no service since this afternoon.

# mobile - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Man receives €26,692 mobile bill from Three after returning home from holiday

Three says it “makes every effort to ensure that customers can manage their roaming charges when abroad”.

# mobile - Thursday 4 May, 2017

This is why you need to backup your phone

Don’t ignore this simple but necessary step.

# mobile - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Video ads on mobile games annoying you? There is a way around it

Although there is a catch.

# mobile - Friday 17 June, 2016

One phone company is letting you access social media free - and that could be a problem

Meteor won’t be counting Facebook, Twitter or Instagram towards users’ monthly data usage.

# mobile - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Pictures: The case of a Dublin prisoner who swallowed a mobile phone

The prisoner presented to the Emergency Department of Tallaght Hospital with vomiting ten hours after he swallowed the phone.

# mobile - Monday 21 March, 2016

Are you a fail whale? Take our Twitter quiz

The service celebrates its tenth birthday today.

# mobile - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago - here's what's changed over the years

It’s come a long way since it was called TheFacebook.

# mobile - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Does your child want a tech present this Christmas, but you don't know if it's a good idea?

The truth is that this technological evolution is the greatest social experiment of our time and as parents we are in uncharted waters, writes child psychologist Colman Noctor.

# mobile - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Roaming charges are (finally) set to be scrapped from June 2017

No more expensive calls home thanks to a landmark EU ruling

# mobile - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Three says service is "fully restored" after customers flood social media after outage

The network is down for customers across the country.

# mobile - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Eircom says services are returning to normal today

The loss of service yesterday impacted customers south of the country and in Dublin.

# mobile - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

YouTube is addressing one of the biggest problems with mobile videos

And it’s taking a leaf out of Snapchat’s book.

# mobile - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Nokia has an eye on re-entering the smartphone market, but under one condition

And it’s a pretty big condition in fairness.

# mobile - Saturday 11 July, 2015

14 tech products to watch out for this year

Here’s what to keep an eye out for.

# mobile - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Your next WiFi hotspot won’t be in your home but your car

And it’s something that car manufacturers are starting to include in their vehicles as part of the connected car movement.

# mobile - Sunday 26 April, 2015

These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone

Apps may be front and centre of all smartphone experiences but the humble browser is anything but irrelevant.

# mobile - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Three says issues with mobile service resolved

Thousands of customers were experiencing difficulties since yesterday afternoon.

# mobile - Saturday 7 March, 2015

These are the weirdest things we saw at the biggest tech conference in the world

A lot happens at Mobile World Congress.

# mobile - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

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

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

# mobile - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Snapchat is letting you send money to friends, but don't get excited

It’s an interesting development, but there are a few caveats involved.

# mobile - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Can apps such as Find my Phone help if your mobile is stolen?

Sometimes but not always – here’s why.

# mobile - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Would you pay to avoid Youtube ads? You may get the choice soon

YouTube is working on an ad-free subscription service, which would allow users to avoid ads for a set fee.

# mobile - Monday 1 September, 2014

Apple's latest plan could turn the next iPhone into a digital wallet

The company is said to have reached a deal with Visa, Mastercard and American Express over a new payment service that uses NFC technology.

# mobile - Friday 29 August, 2014

Facebook is giving its mobile search tool a much needed improvement

Facebook users on mobile will be able to search for old posts using keywords instead of having to find them manually.

# mobile - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in July

Apple teams up with an old rival, Google’s smart contact lens gets a boost and Microsoft’s digital assistant reveals a talent for predicting football results.

# mobile - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives

There are over 3,500 people living on the streets in San Francisco.

# mobile - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

'Do I want my mum to see this?': New app aims to stop teens sexting

The app works by sending a copy of any images taken on the child’s phone to their parents.

# mobile - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 signs you're too attached to your mobile phone I-intervention

11 signs you're too attached to your mobile phone

Your one true love.

# mobile - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

It's now cheaper to use your phone in the EU

The changes are thanks to the European Commission, with the hope of removing roaming charges altogether,.

# mobile - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.

# mobile - Friday 20 June, 2014

How much is the average mobile phone bill a month?

The quarterly report from ComReg suggests that cheaper mobile plans and the increased sales of bundled products have helped reduce the amount spent on mobile services.

# mobile - Friday 13 June, 2014

Vodafone customers told in error that money was debited from their accounts

Text messages and emails were sent by Vodafone thanking customers for making payments, despite no payments being made.

# mobile - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

45 jobs to go as Kerry mobile technology firm closes

Tralee based Altobridge has gone into receivership.

# mobile - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Google wants to bring ads to all your devices, including your fridge and car dashboard

When explaining why it didn’t disclose mobile ad revenue, Google said it could be serving ads and other content to smart devices like thermostats, glasses and watches.

# mobile - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Facebook's plan for its mobile apps: grow userbase now, make money later

In a conference call, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it would be a “few years” before Instagram would become an important business for the company.

# mobile - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

# mobile - Saturday 29 March, 2014

250 Cork homes campaign to get proper internet, mobile and landline services

Residents from Courtbrack, Foxes Bridge and Mathey in Cork are now pushing to have a radio mast erected in the area to help solve the problem.

# mobile - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users

Meanwhile, Instagram now has more than 200 million users signed up with 50 million signing up over the last six months.

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