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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C


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# wild and wonderful
The Wild Atlantic Way just went all Virtual Reality, and it's deadly
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.
# tech review
Its software may say iPhone, but how does Huawei's GX8 compare to other phones?
Huawei’s latest mid-range device builds upon last year’s G7, but is there enough to separate itself from its competitors?
# new picture
Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be
The company’s new set-top box is arriving next week, and it plans to tie together both traditional and online media.
# TechKnowHow
Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks
It might not be for everyone but it can speed tasks up or allow you to carry out entirely different actions.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring train times, dozing off to podcasts and expressions for alarms.
# at your service
Airbnb has become such a behemoth it's generating spin-off businesses
A new Irish startup is feeding off the popularity of the home sharing service.
This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust
The Java plugin was introduced back in the 90s but security flaws and vulnerabilities have seen many call for its end.
# privacy rights
State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime
Digital Rights Ireland claims the State has not properly implemented EU legislation on data protection.
# growing and growing
So after its best year ever, what's next for Facebook?
The company generated €16.45 billion in revenue and now has 1.59 billion monthly active users.
# where now?
The iPhone may have finally reached its peak
Apple expects iPhone sales to decline over the next quarter, the first time since the original was launched in 2007.
# obscure
Facebook's best-kept secret is a second website that's for talking to your friends
Should Facebook be banned in your workplace, there’s another way around it.
# momentum shift
Investors are worried that iPhone sales have finally reached their limit
Analysts are expecting Apple to report a significant slowdown in sales growth at its earnings call.
# bop it like it's hot
Uber's latest weapon in its quest for world domination is a children's toy
Bop it, twist it, tap it… It’s the children’s toy from 1996.
# too many characters
There's a prank website that will crash your iPhone when you visit it
Thankfully it won’t do any major harm if you do end up clicking it.
# VT Networks
The reason why the Internet of Things revolution is about to kickstart in Ireland
The €1.2 million raised by VT Networks will make Ireland more friendly for smart devices.
# Popularity contest
There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance
It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.
# exodus
Twitter really isn't messing around with its restructuring plans
Four of its top executives are now leaving the company as the company tries to reverse its fortunes.
# Clonee
This is what the massive new Facebook data centre in Meath will look like
The company’s first data centre in Ireland is expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018.
# binge watching
Trailers: These are the 10 Netflix original shows people will be watching in 2016
Here’s the line-up for the year of online TV.
# typing bubble
Those dots you see in iMessage are more complicated than you think
The bubble, in fact, doesn’t always appear when someone is typing, or disappear when someone stops typing.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring oldschool Mega Man action, watching YouTube on any iPad app and quick notes
# Hacking
DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?
It was the reason why a number of high-profile Irish sites were forced offline, but how much of a problem can they be?
# Hacked
Government websites hit by cyberattack
Services like the Central Statistics Office and the Courts service of Ireland were down because of a DDoS attack
# Overblown
Google says this Android security flaw isn't as bad as you might think
A recent report suggested that 66% of Android devices were vulnerable to a new security flaw, but Google believes the real figure is lower.
# Making a move
Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave
Its CEO says “there’s probably so few of them” who will turn to piracy because of its decision to crackdown on VPNs.
# TechGuide
Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later
Handy for when you need to revisit a page but don’t want to forget about it.
# new horizons
This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify
Soundwave, a music discovery app based in Dublin, will now integrate its service with the music streaming giant.
# boxever
An Irish startup that makes travel bookings easier is going on a $12m hiring spree
Boxever plans to more than double its workforce with the new funding.
# giddy up
Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars'
It’s because these drones will be able to sense and avoid obstacles that may cross their path.
# Disruption
Twitter experienced a serious outage this morning
Some users are still unable to access the site after it went down earlier this morning.
# D'oh!
If you see your password on this list, change it immediately
Unless you really, really think the likes of ’123456′ is going to keep your account safe.
# Pakistan
'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store
It depicted a shooting in northwest Pakistan that left 150 people dead in 2014.
# Nostalgia
The classic game Doom gets its first new level in 21 years
And you can play it on your PC without needing the original.
# no streaming
Slow Netflix is driving people around the bend... Here's what's being done about it
Virgin Media says it has recognised an “intermittent fault” which has caused problems for those using Netflix.
# Freebie
WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*
*It was free for the first year before charging €1 for every additional year.
# eyes on the road
Using WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook while driving hasn't been completely outlawed yet
Laws exist around picking up your phone, but there is difficulty in enforcing rules around the messaging apps.
# fix it
Your iPhone could be showing you the wrong battery percentage
The bug is caused by changing the time either manually or by traveling to different time zones.
# stay connected
This grinds school can teach you a thing or two about connecting with teens
The Cork grinds school Essential French has placed a major focus on social with teens and it’s paying off.
# getting serious
Netflix is putting its foot down on international users accessing its US site
The company’s global expansion means it will clamp down on those accessing content outside their own country over the coming weeks.
# blue light
Did you stay up on your phone last night? It could be ruining your sleep and vision
Switch off before you nod off.