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# Usage

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# live a better life
Do you really need all those notifications?
Let’s see if a cull is needed. Plus, a chance to reflect on how the week has gone so far.
# music wars
Poll: Which do you prefer? Apple Music or Spotify?
A report claimed that 48% of users abandoned the service, but Apple say the number is much lower.
# TechGuide
Ever wonder how much time you actually spend using apps? Here's how you find out
It’s likely you have a good idea what the answer is, but how much time do you really spend using them?
# Obsession
Turns out Irish adults are quite addicted to Snapchat
The app sees 63% of its users checking the app daily, a usage rate that’s only surpassed by Facebook.
# old school
The most popular messaging service among Irish adults isn't WhatsApp or Viber...
It’s actually one that’s been around much longer.
Aaron McKenna: Paying any new tax is galling, but water needs to be paid for
The more we pay for water, perhaps the more we’ll think about how we use it, writes Aaron McKenna.
# rift
Labour minister brands fixed water charges as "ridiculous"
Junior Minister Joe Costello said his party has a problem with Fine Gael’s water charges proposals.
# all you can eat
How to keep your mobile data limit under control
With apps becoming such a prominent feature of our day-to-day lives, it means we’re relying more and more on mobile data, but how do you reduce the amount used each month?
# Viral
Is Facebook an 'infectious disease that will die out'?
Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.
# Online
China now has 591 million Internet users
News figures show a 10 per cent rise in total internet use over a year – and 44 per cent of the population is now online.
# Twitter
As Twitter hits 500m users, founder warns over 'unhealthy' usage
Biz Stone said he found coming to the site and then leaving again “much healthier engagement”.