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Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
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Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

Jan 24th 2021, 10:23 AM 52,785 Views 108 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
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Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

Sep 21st 2020, 12:03 PM 15,797 Views 10 Comments

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
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# Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:02 AM 21,097 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 83,429 Views 119 Comments

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

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

Jul 7th 2020, 2:04 PM 97,785 Views 149 Comments

The app launched late last night.

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

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,914 Views 13 Comments

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

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

May 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,359 Views 55 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2020, 8:03 PM 18,318 Views 68 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2020, 4:41 PM 24,611 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 6th 2020, 12:25 PM 2,526 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 6th 2019, 4:01 PM 2,112 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2019, 3:20 PM 36,400 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Jul 15th 2019, 10:56 AM 20,824 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 1:54 PM 3,722 Views 1 Comment

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

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

May 14th 2019, 2:56 PM 71,385 Views 19 Comments

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

'I'm logged in as Boris': Conservative Party conference app glitch revealed MPs' personal details
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'I'm logged in as Boris': Conservative Party conference app glitch revealed MPs' personal details

Sep 29th 2018, 5:27 PM 16,258 Views 11 Comments

The party apologised for any concern caused.

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

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

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:02 PM 15,086 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 7th 2018, 2:10 PM 18,845 Views 66 Comments

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

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases
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# Tracking App

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases

Jan 29th 2018, 9:05 AM 36,029 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2018, 8:30 PM 16,207 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Dec 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 13,414 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2017, 6:33 PM 9,593 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,556 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,500 Views 34 Comments

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

Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements
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# Product Placement

Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements

Jul 16th 2017, 8:15 AM 9,842 Views 33 Comments

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

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

May 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 54,397 Views 13 Comments

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

Use your phone to journal - and improve your day
# Live A Better Life
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# Live A Better Life

Use your phone to journal - and improve your day

May 8th 2017, 12:50 PM 9,439 Views 4 Comments

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

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at
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Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

Apr 27th 2017, 12:50 PM 7,004 Views 4 Comments

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

Challenge 1: Delete one app
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Challenge 1: Delete one app

Apr 24th 2017, 12:50 PM 11,581 Views 13 Comments

Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself

Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week
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Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week

Apr 18th 2017, 12:50 PM 16,222 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 27,669 Views 12 Comments

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

Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland
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Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland

Mar 30th 2017, 8:30 AM 27,525 Views 30 Comments

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

Want to Hailo a taxi? You'll need to change your app soon
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# Pick Me Up

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

Mar 18th 2017, 8:15 AM 19,898 Views 24 Comments

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
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# Get Appy

10 apps that you would gladly pay 99c for

Mar 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,766 Views 7 Comments

We’re ready to make our first billion.

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

Jan 31st 2017, 6:43 PM 15,761 Views 19 Comments

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app
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# Meitu

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app

Jan 20th 2017, 12:26 PM 16,291 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 14th 2017, 9:00 AM 10,563 Views 6 Comments

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

QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You?
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QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You?

Dec 16th 2016, 2:12 PM 11,803 Views 8 Comments

Let’s find out.

Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo
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# Grá Don Ghaeilge

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

Nov 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 16,914 Views 8 Comments

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

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan
# Death
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Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

Aug 25th 2016, 9:26 AM 12,076 Views 19 Comments

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

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