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Technology - Today’s News

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a way to get your kids to do their chores, the nerdiest headphones you’ve ever seen and DIY emojis.

Technology - Yesterday’s News

13 browser plug-ins that will improve your web experience

With so many plugins to choose from, these are the ones you should look at first.

From The Daily Edge Fitness bracelet gives you a shock and takes your money if you don’t work out Pavlok's Dog

Technology - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Here’s how you can prevent ad tracking from happening on your phone

Because not everyone wants their data to be used for advertising purposes.

Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but… yes.

The social media giant joins Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo in being lambasted for hiring mostly white and Asian men.

Technology - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Beam me down Scotty: William Shatner disses Facebook app

The Facebook app ‘Mentions’, designed to let celebrities interact with their fans, has drawn the veteran Star Trekker’s ire.

‘Do I want my mum to see this?’: New app aims to stop teens sexting

The app works by sending a copy of any images taken on the child’s phone to their parents.

What to keep in mind when you’re downloading apps

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Opinion: ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora’s box

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

Technology - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

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.

Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later

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

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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 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.

Technology - 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.

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

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

New Amazon service offers unlimited e-book access

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

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.

Technology - 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.

How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges

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

Technology - 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.

Technology - Friday 18 July, 2014

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.

This Google Doodle tribute to Mandela will hit you right in the feels

This is the first Mandela Day since the death of the South African leader and would have been his 96th birthday.

How to use Snapchat’s new geofilters, a feature kept hidden until now

However, we might have a wait before any will be available in Ireland.

Technology - Thursday 17 July, 2014

The Irish music app trying to go from one million to 10 million users

Shortly after celebrating its first birthday, Soundwave has redesigned its app and placing a greater focus on social discovery through groups and private messaging.

Microsoft announces 18,000 job cuts in global workforce

Cuts are part of Microsoft’s effort to integrate the Nokia business and are expected to have a limited impact on Irish operations.

You can now put your final wishes securely online for use in an emergency

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Think Ahead is now entering its second phase, after already proving popular with the public.

Technology - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

BlackBerry users are getting their own Siri-like assistant soon

It has the wildly imaginative name of ‘Blackberry Assistant’.

Refresher: Every smartphone gesture you will ever need

Because everyone has to start somewhere.

Unlikely friends: IBM and Apple team up to sell iPhones and iPads to businesses

The deal aims to fill the gap left by the collapse of Blackberry.

Technology - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK New Frontiers

Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK

Eight locations have been selected that would be suitable for the new spaceport.

Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts – Commission

New recommendations by the EU Commission aim to minimise potential financial harm to consumers.

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