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From TheJournal.ie Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland? Covid App

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?

HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”

From TheJournal.ie 'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work? Explainer

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?

The app launched late last night.

From TheJournal.ie HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective Data

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

From TheJournal.ie HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month Covid-19

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says he wants 'all-island approach' to new contact tracing app Contact Tracing

Harris says he wants 'all-island approach' to new contact tracing app

The HSE is aiming to release its contact tracing app by the end of this month.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real Factcheck

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

From The42 Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that Big In Japan

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that

Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.

From The42 English women's top-flight games to be streamed live and free on FA's new app Irish Overseas

English women's top-flight games to be streamed live and free on FA's new app

A handy way to keep an eye on the strong Irish contingent in the Women’s Super League.

From TheJournal.ie Someone lying about their insurance or licence at a garda checkpoint? There's an app for that Roads Policing

Someone lying about their insurance or licence at a garda checkpoint? There's an app for that

The app has been in a trial period for a number of months

From TheJournal.ie New app allows public to check if HGV vehicles have valid permit to be in Dublin city centre Permit Check

New app allows public to check if HGV vehicles have valid permit to be in Dublin city centre

HGV drivers who enter the cordon in the city without a valid permit can be fined €800.

From The42 La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app Privacy

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app

Spanish football’s top league was reportedly attempting to detect pubs and bars that were illegally showing matches.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know Spyware

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm logged in as Boris': Conservative Party conference app glitch revealed MPs' personal details Tory Tech
From TheJournal.ie Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties Data

Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties

Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.

From TheJournal.ie Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010' Reusing Dublin

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases Tracking App

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases

The app, made by Strava Labs, shows the movements of its app users around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment' Sign Of The Times

Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'

It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that Commuters

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that

The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.

From TheJournal.ie How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help Trinity

How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help

Many people with the condition say they find it difficult to decide who to tell, and how to go about it.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is Emergency Departments

The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is

A prototype of the app will be available by this November.

From TheJournal.ie Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies Put It Away

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

From TheJournal.ie Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements Product Placement

Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements

Facebook have announced that advertisers will be able to buy advert slots within the app.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning Firstup

The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning

Pieta House said that they hoped their partnership with the app would help users in a “meaningful and positive way”.

From TheJournal.ie Use your phone to journal - and improve your day Live A Better Life

Use your phone to journal - and improve your day

Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.

From TheJournal.ie Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at Live A Better Life

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.

From TheJournal.ie Challenge 1: Delete one app Live A Better Life

Challenge 1: Delete one app

Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself

From TheJournal.ie Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week Live A Better Life

Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week

The first key to bringing about change? Seeing what’s really going on.

From TheJournal.ie What is SimSimi and how has it been used as a 'bullying app' for children? Cyber Bullies

What is SimSimi and how has it been used as a 'bullying app' for children?

One parent said she discovered “vile, disgusting comments” about her daughter on the app.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland Taken Down

Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland

The bot now replies “I do not talk in Ireland for a while” after every message it receives.

From TheJournal.ie Want to Hailo a taxi? You'll need to change your app soon Pick Me Up

Want to Hailo a taxi? You'll need to change your app soon

Hailo has become mytaxi, as it becomes part of a 100,000-strong European fleet of taxis.

10 apps that you would gladly pay 99c for

We’re ready to make our first billion.

From TheJournal.ie A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin Lock Hard

A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

From TheJournal.ie Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app Meitu

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app

The app has hundreds of millions of users – but are they aware of the permissions they have agreed to?

From The42 Introducing Kickabout, the new app aiming to change the way 5-a-side football is organised Innovation

Introducing Kickabout, the new app aiming to change the way 5-a-side football is organised

Gary O’Toole chats to The42 about his acclaimed initiative.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You? Sponsored By Circle

QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You?

Let’s find out.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo Grá Don Ghaeilge

Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo

It’s estimated that almost a quarter of all Duolingo users are resident in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan Death

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

The driver was playing the game when he hit and killed one woman and injured another.

From TheJournal.ie What the heck is Pokémon Go - and why is it so popular? Gotta Catch Them All

What the heck is Pokémon Go - and why is it so popular?

To think it all started out as an April Fools’ joke.

10 problems anyone playing Pokémon Go in Ireland will understand

10 problems anyone playing Pokémon Go in Ireland will understand

I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was…

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