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Technology - Yesterday’s News

China’s richest woman went from the factory floor to a billion-dollar fortune

Zhou Qunfei made her money selling tech companies touchscreen glass.

This is how you keep your data usage under control

Especially if you have a limited plan and don’t want to pay extra.

So you know you can make calls through WhatsApp now, right?

The feature is now available for Android users while an iOS version will arrive in a couple of weeks.

Technology - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Microsoft’s latest laptop hybrid is smaller, lighter and cheaper

Could it be third time lucky with the Surface 3, which runs the full version of Windows.

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson’s disease

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

From TheJournal.ie Can Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service really challenge Spotify? Tidal Current

Can Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service really challenge Spotify?

The new service, launched last night, has been pitched as a direct competitor to Spotify and Pandora. It’s a lot more pricey though…

This startup bet on a new language growing and it’s reaping the rewards

nearForm decided to base its entire company on node.js and has become one of the leaders in its field.

Technology - Monday 30 March, 2015

Now you can play Super Mario 64 on your browser

The first level has been remade in HD and it’s just as fun as it was almost 19 years ago.

Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin

Two agents have been charged with stealing the online currency after Silk Road was seized by the FBI.

Why are artists like Kanye West and Rihanna turning their profile pictures blue?

It’s all to do with Jay-Z’s efforts to kickstart a music service he owns.

There is a sure-fire way to make all Apple staff treat you like royalty

But it involves having lots of money – or pretending to.

Technology - Sunday 29 March, 2015

This is how you make sure everything you have online stays safe

Or at the very least, make it very difficult to be compromised.

Want to speed up your typing on your smartphone? Here’s how

We use it all the time, but there are ways of speeding up the process.

Technology - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Everyone is talking about Periscope, but what is it?

Can’t keep up with all these Periscopes and Meerkats.

Snapchat is worse for your relationship than Facebook

Scientists found Snapchat is more likely to elicit jealousy from a partner than Facebook.

5 apps worth downloading this week

This week features another way to livestream through your phone, an incredibly stretchy dog, and a new standalone app from Instagram.

Technology - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Grafton Barber is now an ‘Islamic State’ target, apparently Hacked

The Grafton Barber is now an ‘Islamic State’ target, apparently

Their website has been hacked by ‘supporters’.

From TheJournal.ie Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards Unblocked

Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards

Legally that is. The EU are on the case.

Technology - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones

The social media giant has laid out three core priorities for the company over the coming years.

Autoplay video on YouTube bothering you? You can disable it

And it’s rather easy to do.

Forget photos or videos, your next obsession is going to be mobile livestreaming

Two apps, Meerkat and Periscope, are competing to become the leader in the space, and they’re both addictive.

Now you have another place to read TheJournal.ie

Irish publications have now been added to Google Play Newsstand alongside international content.

Technology - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

You’ll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM

Now you have to worry about what heat signature you leave when using one.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of ‘traitor’ and ‘parasite’ Making An Entrance This post contains videos

Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of ‘traitor’ and ‘parasite’

Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.

The reason why Facebook wanted people to get Messenger is now clearer

It’s now a platform, and Facebook has big plans for it.

Don’t want sites tracking your activity? Here’s how you can ask them to stop

And it’s an option that’s available on all major browsers.

These fake Apple employees try talking people into buying rival products instead

“Honestly, I would just sell it and go Microsoft instead.”

Technology - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Android has added a handy way to keep your phone unlocked

Although it has its drawbacks.

This man’s privacy case against Facebook could be a ‘near-disaster’ for tech companies

It follows allegations about Facebook’s collaboration in US government spying.

Instagram has a new app… and you may actually use it

It’s called Layout and it allows you to create collages with any photo you’ve taken.

Facebook wants to save you time by hosting news sites’ content

It says it wants to speed up loading times for users, especially on mobile.

Technology - Monday 23 March, 2015

Facebook’s next idea could replace your standard phone app

It’s testing out an app called ‘Phone’ which will identify calls and block blacklisted numbers.

Wikipedia’s longest-lived hoax has finally been outed

You just can’t believe anyone these days.

60 new jobs on the way at company that fights identity theft

The company hiring them is IDT911.

HTC has designed the best Android smartphone out there Review This post contains images

HTC has designed the best Android smartphone out there

The quality of the One M9 may be high, but are the improvements good enough to warrant an upgrade?

Technology - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you Elections Made Easy This post contains videos

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you

Smartvote to the rescue.

Explainer: What exactly is hacking anyway?

Clue: it’s not what’s happening in the picture.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Islamic State’ calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published Leak

‘Islamic State’ calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

Technology - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Why there are no Apple Stores in the Republic – and probably won’t be for a while

We look at the cash-generating power of the company’s stores and where one might appear if Apple did come to Ireland.

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