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# smartphones - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?

The scientific journal that published this recent study said it is now looking into issues regarding the paper.

# smartphones - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking

The €1,760 smartphone was due to launch this week.

# smartphones - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

# smartphones - Friday 4 January, 2019

Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019?

Many people spend several hours a day on smartphones and other devices.

# smartphones - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life

Samsung suffered a 22% drop in sales in the second quarter of the year.

# smartphones - Monday 21 May, 2018

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

# smartphones - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones

Just 22% think that this is OK, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

# smartphones - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# smartphones - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone?

A thorny issue for many families.

# smartphones - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

# smartphones - Monday 14 August, 2017

Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# smartphones - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones

54% of students said they checked their phones in the classroom in the last seven days

# smartphones - Friday 5 May, 2017

Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'

Every half hour a toddler spends with a smartphone increases their risk of delayed speech by 49%, say researchers.

# smartphones - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services

The phone service provider said the messages were sent in error and the issue has been resolved.

# smartphones - Sunday 1 January, 2017

French workers win 'right to disconnect' from emails out of work hours

The French measure is intended to tackle the so-called “always-on” work culture that has led to a surge in usually unpaid overtime.

# smartphones - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start

Sleep hygiene is a priority for our tech-obsessed society in 2017.

# smartphones - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help

And you can do it without them accessing other parts of your phone or tablet.

# smartphones - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone?

There are smartphones galore at this time of year.

Want an easy way to improve your outdoor photos? HDR can help

In certain situations, it can solve the brightness problem that outdoor photos can suffer from.

# smartphones - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life

An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.

# smartphones - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you

The company has said it’s “truly sorry” about safety issues surrounding the smartphone.

# smartphones - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging

An update will cap the Note 7′s charge at 60%, but it’s unclear if Samsung will roll it out worldwide.

# smartphones - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Apple has announced the new iPhone 7

Say goodbye to the headphone jack, and say hello to dual-lens camera and water resistance.

# smartphones - Saturday 20 August, 2016

It's been a 'long, hard battle' but Samsung feels its efforts are really paying off

After shaking up its range, the South Korean company is taking the fight to its major rivals.

# smartphones - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

# smartphones - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones

Analysts were expecting worse though, so investors won’t be too unhappy.

# smartphones - Thursday 21 July, 2016

A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight

The new Gorilla Glass 5 will be able to survive shoulder-height drops “up to 80% of the time”.

# smartphones - Saturday 28 May, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.

# smartphones - Monday 23 May, 2016

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?

There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.

# smartphones - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse

If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.

# smartphones - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly

And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.

# smartphones - Saturday 14 May, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a keyboard that taps into Google Image Search, gesture shortcuts for your phone and a smart photo organiser.

# smartphones - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control

A little effort can go a long way.

# smartphones - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Can a black background really extend your phone's battery life?

It really depends on the type of display your phone has.

# smartphones - Monday 21 March, 2016

Apple's new iPhone is a lot smaller (and a bit cheaper)*

*If you count a €20 difference between it and the iPhone 5s cheaper.

# smartphones - Monday 14 March, 2016

'Snatch and grabs' on the rise as gardaí urge vigilance with smartphones

More than 7,000 mobile phones have been stolen from people since the start of 2015.

# smartphones - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Why YouTube sees you playing games on your phone to be the next big thing

YouTube Gaming has launched its app in Ireland and alongside console and PC gaming, it’s gearing up for an explosion in smartphone gaming.

# smartphones - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

The biggest selling point for Samsung's S7 range has nothing to do with the phones

And with the Gear VR becoming the focal point the year, the company is feeling bullish.

# smartphones - Monday 7 March, 2016

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer

Not all smartphones can be tricked this way but it’s still a concern for users.

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