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Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject – Principals SCHOOL DAYS

Why are some users seeing the old version of Google Search?

The change is intentional, by the way.

This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones – saving lives

Disaster Tech Lab uses drone mounted sensors to search for survivors using WiFi signals.

Should you be worried about whether your cloud data is safe?

The recent image leak involving numerous female celebrities has brought the focus on cloud security, but does this mean your own files are under threat?

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From TheJournal.ie I’m not intervening, says Minister — as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again Striiiiike

I’m not intervening, says Minister — as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again

Two more rail strikes are planned for this month, but it’s hoped a solution can be reached at LRC talks continuing this afternoon.

Tesco’s position as top Irish supermarket choice is looking increasingly shaky

No prizes for guessing who the UK seller is losing ground to…

‘Largest ever’ fundraising campaign planned for Mayo craft distillery

Nephin Distillery is hoping to raise €114,000 over the next 35 days.

Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers’ court

The invitation comes after the two sides met last week but workers have not yet committed to entering formal talks.

Apple’s latest plan could turn the next iPhone into a digital wallet

The company is said to have reached a deal with Visa, Mastercard and American Express over a new payment service that uses NFC technology.

Good news: the manufacturing sector just hit 15 year highs

Ireland is bucking the wider European trend with overwhelmingly positive figures for last month.

Almost 1,000 new companies were formed in Ireland last month

New figures for August out today contain some mixed news. Start-ups were up significantly – but there was also an increase in insolvencies last month.

Sunday 31 August, 2014

Here are the photo and video apps teens are using nowadays

It’s not just instant messsaging apps they’re using, quite a lot of time goes into watching and creating videos and images too.

From TheJournal.ie Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive In The Rough

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “No progress” today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue LRC

“No progress” today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue

SIPTU says there’s been no progress as yet, as unions and management meet to try and resolve their dispute before the next scheduled strike action.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a novel approach to image sharing apps, a personalised weather service and a terrifying PC game brought to the small screen.

Back to school: the apps you need to get your study routine organised

With the new school term starting up, it’s good to get yourself prepared for the year ahead.

Friday 29 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013? Kick Up A Fuss

After 15 years, MSN Messenger finally decides to call it a day

The service, which had 330 million members worldwide at its peak, will be retired and integrated into Skype.

‘Welcome boost’ of 46 new jobs for Tipperary and Limerick

The jobs come as part of expansion by electricity company Pinergy.

Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi to turn on the cash taps

Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.

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From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail and workers to enter talks to avoid All-Ireland day train strikes Public Transport

Irish Rail and workers to enter talks to avoid All-Ireland day train strikes

Discussions will be held at the LRC tomorrow.

Irish aversion to debt is “most disappointing” aspect of recovery

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.

Facebook is giving its mobile search tool a much needed improvement

Facebook users on mobile will be able to search for old posts using keywords instead of having to find them manually.

Apple bans developers from selling users’ health data to advertisers

The company updated the privacy rules around its HealthKit service as its next product launch approaches.

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

Malaysia Airlines to fire 6,000 workers and set up new company

That’s nearly one third of the workforce.

Thursday 28 August, 2014

NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an ‘oppressive management culture’

The NUJ chapel at the media company has also expressed disappointment at Irish Independent editor Claire Grady’s sudden departure yesterday.

This motion tracker will allow you to use your hands in virtual reality

Leap Motion is working on an attachment for Oculus Rift which allows you to interact with a VR experience using your hands.

From TheJournal.ie These letters between Irish Rail and the NBRU show why more strikes look inevitable DOWN THE LINE

These letters between Irish Rail and the NBRU show why more strikes look inevitable

Irish Rail asked the NBRU to halt the stoppages, the union refused.

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The new owner of these Dublin apartments is paying €25 million just to finish them off

Hibernia bought the apartments from Ulster Bank as part of a €67 million deal earlier this year.

Americans are acquiring a taste for Jameson – but it’s not so bright at home

Sales are up nearly 10% in America, but are struggling at home.

Facebook really wants you to know its Messenger app isn’t spying on you

The site has put together a post which aims to dispel the myths surrounding its app.

142 registrations drive ‘exceptional’ consumer spending last month

Car sales are a massive 32.1% higher than last year.

Canny punters give Paddy’s profits a €34 million kicking

But they still made over €60 million so far this year, so our sympathies are limited.

Microsoft begins cleaning up the Windows store by removing 1,500 fake apps from it

The company promises to remove more apps which mislead users and crack down on fake and scam apps.

Apple fails again in its bid to ban Samsung’s US phones sales

Despite dropping all claims outside the US, the patent battle between both companies rages on.

Now you can officially find out how (un)popular you are on Twitter

The site has opened up its analytics service to all users so now you can see how well (or badly) your tweets are doing.

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