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Technology - Today’s News

Facebook to drag queens: ‘Sorry for forcing you to use your real names’

“By forcing us to use our ‘real’ names, it opens the door to abuse and violence.”

From The Daily Edge Adam Sandler is producing four exclusive movies for Netflix Does He Have To?

Adam Sandler is producing four exclusive movies for Netflix

“Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks”.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrities who took nude photos are “dumb” – EU Commissioner Privacy

Celebrities who took nude photos are “dumb” – EU Commissioner

Günther Oettinger, the EU’s next head of digital economy, has blamed celebrities for the recent nude photo leak.

Technology - Yesterday’s News

Samsung defends Note 4 screen gap, saying it’s a feature, not a flaw

The company insisted the gap was a part of the phone’s design and doesn’t affect its “functionality or quality”

How to make sure your phone doesn’t get a scratch on it

If your phone has far too many scrapes and bumps, then it might be worth reassessing how you use it.

Microsoft and Mozilla are lining up to challenge Google Chromecast

The two companies are releasing their own streaming dongles, which aim to capitalise upon the success of Google’s own device.

From TheJournal.ie Classic game Tetris is to be made into a film Ah Here

Classic game Tetris is to be made into a film

We’re looking forward to the character development already.

Technology - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Microsoft decides to skip 9 and instead unveils Windows 10

The new version will work on all platforms including desktop, tablet, smartphone and Xbox, and combines elements from Windows 7 and 8.

From TheJournal.ie UPC broadband back up after technical difficulties across parts of Dublin Computer Says No

UPC broadband back up after technical difficulties across parts of Dublin

Engineers worked to fix the problem, said the broadband provider.

Soon after iOS 8 launch, Apple is already working on three major updates for it

The updates are expected to coincide with the launch of Apple Pay, Watch and the possible release of a new iPad.

Not playing around – parents vent their rage as Smyths Toys cancels orders

But the company says the problem only came from customers trying to cash in on multiple discount vouchers.

eBay and PayPal are consciously uncoupling

The online marketplace and payments giant are better apart say their shareholder.

Need an easier way to free up space on your Mac? Give this a shot

Should you find other similar tools for Mac a little too advanced, Disk App’s minimalist design could be better suited to your needs.

Google’s modular phone will allow you to swap hardware while it’s running

The device, which will be released early next year, will allow users to swap modules while it’s still running.

Netflix is going to be releasing its first original movie next year…

And it’s a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Technology - Monday 29 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi Terms And Conditions Apply

Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi

It was part of an experiment into the dangers of public WiFi use.

Put off by the price of a GoPro? Soon you will be able to get one on the cheap

The company unveiled three new devices including the HERO, an entry-level version which costs €125.

From TheJournal.ie People are trying to smuggle hundreds of iPhone 6s into China Wanted

People are trying to smuggle hundreds of iPhone 6s into China

Some Apple fans don’t want to wait for the new device.

On-demand services grow in popularity, but Irish adults are still glued to the TV

Nine out of ten Irish adults still watch shows on their TV with live coverage being the most popular reason.

Facebook ads are going to follow people around the web with Atlas launch

The launch of Atlas, its new ad platform, will allow advertisers to target demographics on desktop, mobile and other sites, but the company says that users’ identities will remain anonymous.

Herbie goes to the US: Eircom boss stands down after company float shelved

The company’s CEO is headed home less that two weeks after plans to go public (again) are put off.

Technology - Sunday 28 September, 2014

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Review: Is this the premium device Samsung has been looking for?

After giving its previous phones a plastic design, Samsung has released its first metal smartphone, but will the Galaxy Alpha bring in new users?

Weird Wide Web: Dogspotting, virtual reality teasing and bent iPhones

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Using iOS 8? Then you need to know about these features

Once you get past the initial additions, you’ll find a lot of features hidden away in iOS 8.

Technology - Saturday 27 September, 2014

There’s an explanation for why this watch costs $1.1 million

That’s some expensive timekeeping.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a pie-shaped controller, the camera app all professional photographers should have, and a way to find covers of your favourite songs.

First impressions: Here’s what the new iPhone 6 is like

There’s a lot to take in, but here are the main points to take away from Apple’s latest flagship device.

From The Daily Edge Everyone’s talking about ‘Gamergate’. Here’s what it is and why it matters. Gamergate

Everyone’s talking about ‘Gamergate’. Here’s what it is and why it matters.

#GamerGate erupted on social media in August. But what is it?

Technology - Friday 26 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 9 types of people you’re definitely friends with on Snapchat Snap Happy

Facebook is going to get a ‘Buy’ button soon, and it’s being powered by Stripe

The company, which is designed to make online credit card payments simple for developers, is

Turns out Google Glass doesn’t make texting while driving any safer

In fact, there no real difference between using it or a smartphone.

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Apple claims only nine people complained about ‘bending’ iPhone 6

The company also released another update to fix problems experienced with iOS 8.0.1.

Irish small businesses are still too old-school when it comes to getting loans

Think more crowdfunding, less banking, economists say.

Technology - Thursday 25 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge LAPD are actually warning iPhone users not to microwave their phone Facepalm
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The Apple Watch could be ready in time for Valentine’s Day

The company originally planned to release it in time for Christmas, but it ran into software development problems.

HTC plans to compete against GoPro with its own action camera

The RECamera, which is expected to be announced early next month, will work underwater and be able to capture slow-motion video clips.

Apple’s week goes from bad to worse as it apologises for buggy iOS8 update

The update meant some users were unable to make or receive calls and caused issues with users’ Touch ID feature.

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