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Technology - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

The Wild Atlantic Way just went all Virtual Reality, and it's deadly
# Wild And Wonderful
# Wild And Wonderful

The Wild Atlantic Way just went all Virtual Reality, and it's deadly

Mar 15th 2016, 4:07 PM 24,072 Views 20 Comments

A series of VR videos of various aspects of the Way have been produced so you can experience the Irish west from your seat. And they’re very, very cool.

Technology - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Its software may say iPhone, but how does Huawei's GX8 compare to other phones?
# Tech Review
# Tech Review

Its software may say iPhone, but how does Huawei's GX8 compare to other phones?

Mar 12th 2016, 9:30 PM 30,502 Views 13 Comments

Huawei’s latest mid-range device builds upon last year’s G7, but is there enough to separate itself from its competitors?

Technology - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be
# New Picture
From Business ETC
# New Picture

Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be

Feb 3rd 2016, 7:30 PM 35,149 Views 37 Comments

The company’s new set-top box is arriving next week, and it plans to tie together both traditional and online media.

Technology - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks
# TechKnowHow
From Business ETC
# TechKnowHow

Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks

Jan 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 21,559 Views 9 Comments

It might not be for everyone but it can speed tasks up or allow you to carry out entirely different actions.

Technology - Saturday 30 January, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
From Business ETC
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Jan 30th 2016, 11:30 AM 26,779 Views 4 Comments

Featuring train times, dozing off to podcasts and expressions for alarms.

Airbnb has become such a behemoth it's generating spin-off businesses
# At Your Service
From Business ETC
# At Your Service

Airbnb has become such a behemoth it's generating spin-off businesses

Jan 30th 2016, 10:00 AM 16,762 Views 10 Comments

A new Irish startup is feeding off the popularity of the home sharing service.

Technology - Thursday 28 January, 2016

This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust
# NO MORE
From Business ETC
# NO MORE

This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust

Jan 28th 2016, 1:54 PM 20,759 Views 14 Comments

The Java plugin was introduced back in the 90s but security flaws and vulnerabilities have seen many call for its end.

State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime
# Privacy Rights
# Privacy Rights

State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime

Jan 28th 2016, 12:22 PM 9,241 Views 6 Comments

Digital Rights Ireland claims the State has not properly implemented EU legislation on data protection.

So after its best year ever, what's next for Facebook?
# Growing And Growing
From Business ETC
# Growing And Growing

So after its best year ever, what's next for Facebook?

Jan 28th 2016, 10:29 AM 7,685 Views 9 Comments

The company generated €16.45 billion in revenue and now has 1.59 billion monthly active users.

Technology - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The iPhone may have finally reached its peak
# Where Now?
From Business ETC
# Where Now?

The iPhone may have finally reached its peak

Jan 27th 2016, 8:39 AM 13,487 Views 33 Comments

Apple expects iPhone sales to decline over the next quarter, the first time since the original was launched in 2007.

Technology - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Facebook's best-kept secret is a second website that's for talking to your friends
# Obscure
From Business ETC
# Obscure

Facebook's best-kept secret is a second website that's for talking to your friends

Jan 26th 2016, 7:30 PM 28,067 Views 19 Comments

Should Facebook be banned in your workplace, there’s another way around it.

Investors are worried that iPhone sales have finally reached their limit
# Momentum Shift
From Business ETC
# Momentum Shift

Investors are worried that iPhone sales have finally reached their limit

Jan 26th 2016, 2:13 PM 16,563 Views 40 Comments

Analysts are expecting Apple to report a significant slowdown in sales growth at its earnings call.

Uber's latest weapon in its quest for world domination is a children's toy
# Bop It Like It's Hot
From Business ETC
# Bop It Like It's Hot

Uber's latest weapon in its quest for world domination is a children's toy

Jan 26th 2016, 12:38 PM 12,791 Views 9 Comments

Bop it, twist it, tap it… It’s the children’s toy from 1996.

Technology - Monday 25 January, 2016

There's a prank website that will crash your iPhone when you visit it
# Too Many Characters
From Business ETC
# Too Many Characters

There's a prank website that will crash your iPhone when you visit it

Jan 25th 2016, 4:51 PM 34,311 Views 12 Comments

Thankfully it won’t do any major harm if you do end up clicking it.

The reason why the Internet of Things revolution is about to kickstart in Ireland
# VT Networks
From Business ETC
# VT Networks

The reason why the Internet of Things revolution is about to kickstart in Ireland

Jan 25th 2016, 1:39 PM 21,780 Views 26 Comments

The €1.2 million raised by VT Networks will make Ireland more friendly for smart devices.

There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance
# Popularity Contest
From Business ETC
# Popularity Contest

There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance

Jan 25th 2016, 12:36 PM 10,659 Views 13 Comments

It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.

Twitter really isn't messing around with its restructuring plans
# Exodus
From Business ETC
# Exodus

Twitter really isn't messing around with its restructuring plans

Jan 25th 2016, 10:12 AM 12,526 Views 19 Comments

Four of its top executives are now leaving the company as the company tries to reverse its fortunes.

This is what the massive new Facebook data centre in Meath will look like
# Clonee
From Business ETC
# Clonee

This is what the massive new Facebook data centre in Meath will look like

Jan 25th 2016, 8:27 AM 30,970 Views 34 Comments

The company’s first data centre in Ireland is expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018.

Technology - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Trailers: These are the 10 Netflix original shows people will be watching in 2016
# Binge Watching
From Business ETC
# Binge Watching

Trailers: These are the 10 Netflix original shows people will be watching in 2016

Jan 24th 2016, 7:00 PM 47,752 Views 48 Comments

Here’s the line-up for the year of online TV.

Those dots you see in iMessage are more complicated than you think
# Typing Bubble
From Business ETC
# Typing Bubble

Those dots you see in iMessage are more complicated than you think

Jan 24th 2016, 8:45 AM 294,581 Views 29 Comments

The bubble, in fact, doesn’t always appear when someone is typing, or disappear when someone stops typing.

Technology - Saturday 23 January, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
From Business ETC
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Jan 23rd 2016, 11:30 AM 16,709 Views 3 Comments

Featuring oldschool Mega Man action, watching YouTube on any iPad app and quick notes

DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?
# Hacking
From Business ETC
# Hacking

DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?

Jan 23rd 2016, 8:45 AM 15,260 Views 18 Comments

It was the reason why a number of high-profile Irish sites were forced offline, but how much of a problem can they be?

Technology - Friday 22 January, 2016

Government websites hit by cyberattack
# Hacked
# Hacked

Government websites hit by cyberattack

Jan 22nd 2016, 10:45 PM 33,355 Views 70 Comments

Services like the Central Statistics Office and the Courts service of Ireland were down because of a DDoS attack

Technology - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Google says this Android security flaw isn't as bad as you might think
# Overblown
From Business ETC
# Overblown

Google says this Android security flaw isn't as bad as you might think

Jan 21st 2016, 4:35 PM 11,929 Views 8 Comments

A recent report suggested that 66% of Android devices were vulnerable to a new security flaw, but Google believes the real figure is lower.

Technology - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave
# Making A Move
From Business ETC
# Making A Move

Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave

Jan 20th 2016, 4:45 PM 29,182 Views 56 Comments

Its CEO says “there’s probably so few of them” who will turn to piracy because of its decision to crackdown on VPNs.

Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later
# TechGuide
From Business ETC
# TechGuide

Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later

Jan 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 11,167 Views 11 Comments

Handy for when you need to revisit a page but don’t want to forget about it.

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify
# New Horizons
From Business ETC
# New Horizons

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify

Jan 20th 2016, 11:25 AM 20,304 Views 10 Comments

Soundwave, a music discovery app based in Dublin, will now integrate its service with the music streaming giant.

An Irish startup that makes travel bookings easier is going on a $12m hiring spree
# Boxever
From Business ETC
# Boxever

An Irish startup that makes travel bookings easier is going on a $12m hiring spree

Jan 20th 2016, 6:10 AM 23,408 Views 15 Comments

Boxever plans to more than double its workforce with the new funding.

Technology - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars'
# Giddy Up
From Business ETC
# Giddy Up

Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars'

Jan 19th 2016, 2:10 PM 19,241 Views 34 Comments

It’s because these drones will be able to sense and avoid obstacles that may cross their path.

Twitter experienced a serious outage this morning
# Disruption
From Business ETC
# Disruption

Twitter experienced a serious outage this morning

Jan 19th 2016, 10:42 AM 7,837 Views 13 Comments

Some users are still unable to access the site after it went down earlier this morning.

If you see your password on this list, change it immediately
# D'oh!
From Business ETC
# D'oh!

If you see your password on this list, change it immediately

Jan 19th 2016, 9:29 AM 71,939 Views 48 Comments

Unless you really, really think the likes of ’123456′ is going to keep your account safe.

Technology - Monday 18 January, 2016

'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store
# Pakistan
From Business ETC
# Pakistan

'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store

Jan 18th 2016, 8:05 PM 15,230 Views 11 Comments

It depicted a shooting in northwest Pakistan that left 150 people dead in 2014.

The classic game Doom gets its first new level in 21 years
# Nostalgia
From Business ETC
# Nostalgia

The classic game Doom gets its first new level in 21 years

Jan 18th 2016, 3:47 PM 13,843 Views 22 Comments

And you can play it on your PC without needing the original.

Slow Netflix is driving people around the bend... Here's what's being done about it
# No Streaming
From Business ETC
# No Streaming

Slow Netflix is driving people around the bend... Here's what's being done about it

Jan 18th 2016, 1:42 PM 38,262 Views 52 Comments

Virgin Media says it has recognised an “intermittent fault” which has caused problems for those using Netflix.

WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*
# Freebie
From Business ETC
# Freebie

WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*

Jan 18th 2016, 11:42 AM 24,090 Views 16 Comments

*It was free for the first year before charging €1 for every additional year.

Using WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook while driving hasn't been completely outlawed yet
# Eyes On The Road
# Eyes On The Road

Using WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook while driving hasn't been completely outlawed yet

Jan 18th 2016, 10:39 AM 9,030 Views 16 Comments

Laws exist around picking up your phone, but there is difficulty in enforcing rules around the messaging apps.

Your iPhone could be showing you the wrong battery percentage
# Fix It
From Business ETC
# Fix It

Your iPhone could be showing you the wrong battery percentage

Jan 18th 2016, 9:53 AM 50,974 Views 16 Comments

The bug is caused by changing the time either manually or by traveling to different time zones.

Technology - Sunday 17 January, 2016

This grinds school can teach you a thing or two about connecting with teens
# Stay Connected
From Business ETC
# Stay Connected

This grinds school can teach you a thing or two about connecting with teens

Jan 17th 2016, 3:00 PM 19,601 Views 7 Comments

The Cork grinds school Essential French has placed a major focus on social with teens and it’s paying off.

Technology - Friday 15 January, 2016

Netflix is putting its foot down on international users accessing its US site
# Getting Serious
From Business ETC
# Getting Serious

Netflix is putting its foot down on international users accessing its US site

Jan 15th 2016, 9:31 AM 31,775 Views 49 Comments

The company’s global expansion means it will clamp down on those accessing content outside their own country over the coming weeks.

Technology - Monday 10 November, 2014

Did you stay up on your phone last night? It could be ruining your sleep and vision
# Blue Light
From Business ETC
# Blue Light

Did you stay up on your phone last night? It could be ruining your sleep and vision

Nov 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 15,248 Views 8 Comments

Switch off before you nod off.

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