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Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales

However, iPad sales fell 9.2 percent from a year ago to 12.27 million.

Here’s how you can keep track of how much mobile data you use

And stop yourself from receiving a nasty shock when you get your bill.

Dublin pub receives 2,700 job applications… through Snapchat

The pub’s owner said this unconventional hiring approach meant he got the most creative and outgoing staff without having to trawl through CVs.

‘From time to time, we screw up’: Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage

Colin Brazier has publicly apologised for the incident.

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Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund

Unite’s regional secretary said the move shows that the SIPTU workers have the support of the entire trade union movement.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Netflix users: you could be in for another price hike On Demand

Irish Netflix users: you could be in for another price hike

The video on demand giant has seen record revenues after a successful jump in prices for US subscribers.

From TheJournal.ie The average Irish saver has over €20,000 on deposit Cash Down

The average Irish saver has over €20,000 on deposit

Despite large sums in the bank, many depositors aren’t earning a lot through interest.

Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later

The new feature will allow users to scroll their News Feeds without interruption.

From TheJournal.ie Commercial vehicle sales drive higher small business lending at Bank of Ireland Loans

Commercial vehicle sales drive higher small business lending at Bank of Ireland

Lending to SMEs at the bank is up by 7% compared to the first half of last year.

Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones

4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models will enter production in the coming weeks.

From The Daily Edge First look at Benedict Cumberbatch playing genius Alan Turing in new film The Imitation Game This post contains videos

First look at Benedict Cumberbatch playing genius Alan Turing in new film

Cumberbatch? Check! Computers? Check! Turing? Check!

From TheJournal.ie Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better? Perking Up

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Retail Excellence Ireland says that hot beverage sales are an indicator of a stronger employment market.

From TheJournal.ie 60 jobs announced in Cork and Portlaoise Jobswatch

60 jobs announced in Cork and Portlaoise

The jobs are IDA backed and come in the IT and telecoms sector.

From TheJournal.ie Irish researcher wins major acclaim for ‘lifesaving’ medical app On The Frontline

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for ‘lifesaving’ medical app

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.

Monday 21 July, 2014

Do you find turn-by-turn directions a bit boring? Try following penguins instead

A Tokyo aquarium have designed the navigation app to draw in visitors.

From TheJournal.ie Karl Albrecht, reclusive founder of Aldi supermarket, has died aged 94 Rags To Riches

Karl Albrecht, reclusive founder of Aldi supermarket, has died aged 94

He went from selling buns on the street, to having a fortune of $25.9 billion.

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

From TheJournal.ie Government job targets rely on small business support, warns SFA Job Lot

Government job targets rely on small business support, warns SFA

The SFA has also warned that firms could go to the wall if there’s a bump in the minimum wage.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer rights on ‘vulture fund’ mortgage books to be beefed up Regulation Stations

Consumer rights on ‘vulture fund’ mortgage books to be beefed up

The Government is pushing legislation to put the new owners of Irish loan books on a shorter leash.

From TheJournal.ie The Big Idea: ‘Ireland was the land of 1,000 welcomes, but only if you had €100,000. We wanted to change that’ The Big Idea

The Big Idea: ‘Ireland was the land of 1,000 welcomes, but only if you had €100,000. We wanted to change that’

Paddywagon tours is almost twenty years old, and has gone from shaking up the Irish market to planning its first international move.

New Amazon service offers unlimited e-book access

The Kindle Unlimited service will give US readers a Spotify-style service for their e-readers.

From TheJournal.ie Want a cut in income tax? It could mean tripling the property tax One Step Forward This post contains a poll

Want a cut in income tax? It could mean tripling the property tax

A Department of Finance paper also found that the economy could be boosted by lowering the cost of credit for SMEs

EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases

The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.

Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin

The computer giant’s CEO Michael Dell made the announcement on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Cable King’ ties up €65 million deal for Dublin’s Westin Hotel Done Deal

‘Cable King’ ties up €65 million deal for Dublin’s Westin Hotel

John Malone has swooped for another Dublin Hotel.

Sunday 20 July, 2014

Struggling with email? Here’s how to make things easier for yourself

If you find your inbox is getting the better of you, here’s what you can do to stem the tide.

From TheJournal.ie Warnings that insolvency laws could contain “an extra layer of bank veto” Changes

Warnings that insolvency laws could contain “an extra layer of bank veto”

The Department of Justice briefed on the issue reports The Sunday Times.

How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges

Because nobody wants to be greeted with a large bill at the end of the month.

TD hits out at two-tier economy as Donegal misses out on “fair crack of the investment” IDA

TD hits out at two-tier economy as Donegal misses out on “fair crack of the investment”

Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue has hit out at unfair treatment for regional counties.

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From TheJournal.ie A fate worse than debt: tackling Ireland’s insolvency problem Debt Mountain

A fate worse than debt: tackling Ireland’s insolvency problem

This week the Insolvency Service was branded “pathetic” – the director admits performance is disappointing, but can it be turned around?

Saturday 19 July, 2014

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring an app to help cut down on your alcohol intake, one to manage your passwords, and one to satisfy your inner weather nerd.

Finding your phone difficult to use? Here’s how to make things easier

If you’re finding things difficult, there are a number of features that can make your life easier built into your phone.

From TheJournal.ie How much did trade missions cost Ireland in 2013? Mission Profitable
From TheJournal.ie Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets ‘beyond its reach’ Asset Hunt

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets ‘beyond its reach’

Fianna Fail’s Michael McGrath said the news raises “fundamental questions” about debtor co-operation.

Friday 18 July, 2014

Revenue collects €310m in property tax and household charge payments

The compliance rates for local property tax payments this year is 94%.

From TheJournal.ie How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far? To The Wall

How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?

The vast majority of the bankruptcies have been in the UK.

Shootouts and police chases: The FBI is worried about Google’s driverless cars…

The FBI’s Intelligence Directorate says Google’s project opens up “ways for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon”.

Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed Buy

Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed

A ‘Buy’ button has been rolled out to a limited number of companies in the United States.

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From TheJournal.ie Mueller calls time on Aer Lingus career Departure Gate

Mueller calls time on Aer Lingus career

The airline chief will move on in May next year.

Companies received €5m more in venture capital from Enterprise Ireland last year

A total of €59 million was invested last year.

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