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Technology - Today’s News

New flagships are giving Android Lollipop a much-needed push

The release of phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 has helped the latest version of Android reach almost 10% of devices.

Technology - Yesterday’s News

Bored of seeing the same old thing when you start up a browser? Change it

If you want to make it a little more useful the next time you start up your browser.

Technology - Sunday 3 May, 2015

This non-profit wants to start up 100 projects across the country in 100 days

ChangeX aims to help communities start up their own projects to help improve their lives.

Here’s how you can check what passwords are saved on your browser

There may be a number of accounts saved that you may have forgotten about.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Jean-Claude Trichet and his bling, controversial ads and the governor standing down.

Technology - Saturday 2 May, 2015

How to stop people from knowing you’ve read a message

“Yeah, I didn’t get a chance to read it. Seriously”

5 apps worth downloading this week

Hexagons, finger painting photo editing apps, and a to-do list boiled down to its most basic format.

Technology - Friday 1 May, 2015

Facebook now has 70 options under gender for Irish users

The new definitions include hermaphrodite and gender fluid.

From TheJournal.ie Tesla wants your home to be battery powered Off The Grid

Tesla wants your home to be battery powered

It could allow homes to be self-sufficient in terms of power.

One of the first free music streaming services launched is dead

Grooveshark was founded back in 2006 but its failure to secure music rights led to its downfall.

From TheJournal.ie Toys for robots, a wine pouring machine and bellybutton swabs. The homes of the future… Through The Wormhole

Toys for robots, a wine pouring machine and bellybutton swabs. The homes of the future…

TCD’s Science Gallery’s latest exhibition is well worth a visit.

Technology - Thursday 30 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The former head of the ECB is in Dublin – and he’s got some fancy bling Watch The Throne

The former head of the ECB is in Dublin – and he’s got some fancy bling

Jean Claude Trichet: Frenchman, banker, gadget enthusiast.

The Apple Watch is having problems recognising users with tattooed wrists

The watch’s sensor is unable to detect a heartbeat if there’s a tattoo covering the skin.

The best time for a child to learn how to code? Wait until they’re nine

Also, more than half of adults believe coding should be taught in primary and secondary schools.

VIDEO: Watch a very young Mark Zuckerberg trying to explain ‘The Facebook’

“When we first launched we were hoping for, you know, maybe 400, 500 people.”

The app that wants to help reduce your phone bill has arrived on iPhone

The Irish-made KillBiller was originally available on Android, but its iPhone app has been officially released.

Technology - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Microsoft has some massive plans to make Windows relevant again

And it aims to have Windows 10 running on one billion devices in the next two to three years after its release.

The Irish version of Facebook could end up worse than the US version

Facebook’s chief of public policy in Europe said the numerous investigations into the company could see new features roll out slowly, or not arrive at all, in Europe

There’s a way to download free iPhone apps without using your password

Provided you have the latest version of iOS installed.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter’s results have leaked early, and they’re not pretty… Plummet

Twitter’s results have leaked early, and they’re not pretty…

Shares in the social media giant dropped dramatically in the aftermath.

Technology - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

This tiny robot can drag objects thousands of times its own weight

Tiny, tiny robots. Tiny!

This is how you can block calls on your smartphone

Don’t worry, we won’t judge.

Cars, not people, are going to be calling 999 from road crashes

The EU has voted for new automatic call systems.

There wasn’t a mention of Apple Watch sales by Tim Cook today

The company is still a money-generating machine of course.

Technology - Monday 27 April, 2015

Got an Android phone? Google have released a tweak you’ll probably like…

You can now send directions, notes and alarms straight to your phone from your desktop. Even better, you can also find your phone.

Technology - Sunday 26 April, 2015

These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone

Apps may be front and centre of all smartphone experiences but the humble browser is anything but irrelevant.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about SiteServ, mobilegeddon and food-delivery wars.

If you haven’t backed up your computer before, do it now

Seriously, you’ll thank yourself for it later.

Can you guess the codenames for these famous products?

The only place where you can get names like Perestroika, Jaunty Jackalope and Weed-Whacker.

Your FM radio won’t fall silent any time soon Dab

Your FM radio won’t fall silent any time soon

The Department of Communications has said it has ‘no plans’ to switch off the frequency.

Technology - Saturday 25 April, 2015

5 apps worth downloading this week

Get quick fit, learn to DJ, and/or finally get your photos organised.

People can now buy the Apple Watch online – unless they’re in Ireland

Unless you have a good friend in the UK, Japan or Germany?

Technology - Friday 24 April, 2015

How does Facebook decide what to show on your newsfeed?

Filtering through 1,500 stories a day isn’t simple.

From TheJournal.ie See how Google Maps has secretly insulted Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way Taking The Piss
From TheJournal.ie These guys have been ripping an Apple Watch to pieces so you don’t have to Appletopsy

These guys have been ripping an Apple Watch to pieces so you don’t have to

One journalist has described the process as being like ‘an awesome Super Bowl halftime show for nerds’…

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

Previous Apple launches have seen queues down the street – but stock of the new watch on the high street is limited.

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