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From TheJournal.ie Mobile operators fail to implement directive on VAT charges for charity texts Charity

Mobile operators fail to implement directive on VAT charges for charity texts

Two years ago Revenue announced text donations would no longer be liable for VAT but charities are still not receiving this money.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers Phone Scam

Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers

Last month customers on the 087 prefix were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam.

From TheJournal.ie New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving Road Safety

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

The bill also introduces a Novice Driver category for people in their first two years after qualification.

From TheJournal.ie O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data Data Protection

O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data

The mobile phone company, which has 1.6 million customers in Ireland, says there is a “low risk to customer data privacy” and says the tape is likely to be still in an O2 building.

From TheJournal.ie Syria cuts off internet and phone networks Shut Down

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.

The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

12 reasons why using your phone in the shower is ridiculous Life Advice This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you believe 'phone fights' are a major concern? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe 'phone fights' are a major concern?

As video of two girls fighting in Cork goes viral, it is noted that school fights are not new – but it’s the recording of them that is now a major worry. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Committee recommends double penalty points for drivers using phones Road Safety

Committee recommends double penalty points for drivers using phones

The Dáil committee also recommended the points systems north and south of the border should be aligned.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled?

An Oireachtas committee has recommended a penalty points reform so we ask: Should points for drivers using their phones be increased from two to four?

VIDEO: What mobile phones were like in 1989 – and 8 places to use them

According to this advert for a suitcase-sized mobile.

From TheJournal.ie iPhone 5 available in Ireland from September 28 IPhone 5

iPhone 5 available in Ireland from September 28

There were huge queues outside the Apple stores worldwide that began selling the iPhone 5 today.

From TheJournal.ie Is your mobile phone the key to getting fit? Fitness

Is your mobile phone the key to getting fit?

A former White House fitness expert is asking that very question, as he believes mobile fitness units could “change the face of health care”.

From TheJournal.ie Survey: Modern technology unites and divides Irish households Technology

Survey: Modern technology unites and divides Irish households

The survey also showed almost half of respondents cite sleeping next to a mobile phone as giving them a better night’s sleep.

From TheJournal.ie These iPhone 5 leaks suggest some big changes ahead IPhone 5

These iPhone 5 leaks suggest some big changes ahead

Taller, thinner displays and better battery power.

Total Recall: How does Colin Farrell’s new flick stack up against Arnie’s 1990s version?

The Irishman does a fine job of playing a factory worker turned super spy but a certain wow factor is missing.

From TheJournal.ie More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone Silver Surfers

More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone

The rise in ‘silver surfers’ is creating a huge market potential.

From TheJournal.ie Texting more popular than phone chatting in UK Mobile Phone

Texting more popular than phone chatting in UK

Ofcom has said that UK residents are more likely to text than ring each other, with 150 billion texts sent in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Michael Lowry and Denis O'Brien's statements on court ruling Moriarty Tribunal

In full: Michael Lowry and Denis O'Brien's statements on court ruling

Both men are looking forward to defending themselves against allegations made about the awarding of Ireland’s second mobile phone licence in 1995.

From TheJournal.ie Lowry, O’Brien welcome court ruling allowing challenge to mobile licence decision Supreme Court

Lowry, O’Brien welcome court ruling allowing challenge to mobile licence decision

The former Communications Minister and Digicel chairman say the consortia’s claim is without merit, evidence or substance but Declan Ganley has said he will be pursuing his case with vigour.

VIDEO: iPhone's Siri explains the meaning of life to John Malkovich Work Can Wait This post contains videos

VIDEO: iPhone's Siri explains the meaning of life to John Malkovich

Latest iPhone 4S suggests Siri has all the answers…

From TheJournal.ie Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone) Mobile Addict

Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)

Do you check your mobile more than 34 times a day? You might have a new tech-driven phobia…

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed in Derry... for answering his phone in court Can't Talk Now

Man jailed in Derry... for answering his phone in court

Paddy Sweeney was also handed a fine by the irritated judge.

From TheJournal.ie Ned O'Keeffe released without charge Investigation

Ned O'Keeffe released without charge

The former Fianna Fáil TD was arrested on suspicion of using a false invoice to claim for mobile phone expenses.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you use your mobile phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use your mobile phone while driving?

A judge in Cork has criticised what he called an “epidemic” of mobile phone use by drivers. Are you one of them?

From TheJournal.ie Uh-oh: Nokia posts €900m loss in just three months Remember Them?

Uh-oh: Nokia posts €900m loss in just three months

The struggling mobile phone maker suffered one of its worst quarterly results ever in the first quarter of this year as sales plunged dramatically.

Man robs victim - then asks her out on date

The 26-year-old in Pittsburgh allegedly assaulted the women and her mother after the spurned ‘romantic’ gesture.

Watch: Japanese scientists unveil 'speech jamming' gun Shut Up This post contains videos

Watch: Japanese scientists unveil 'speech jamming' gun

This new weapon claims to render people unable to speak, harmlessly. See it in action here…

From TheJournal.ie John Gilligan sentenced over contraband mobile phone Courts

John Gilligan sentenced over contraband mobile phone

The convicted drug deal has been given an additional six months for possession of a mobile phone, which is forbidden for prisoners.

From TheJournal.ie NI judge sends four to cells - after phone rings in court Ring Ring!

NI judge sends four to cells - after phone rings in court

A judge at the Magistrates’ Court in Derry had four men detained after they appeared to “take mirth” out of a warning.

iPhone self-combusts on regional Australian flight

One Apple customer was shocked to see that his iPhone 4S had started glowing and emitting smoke during a flight.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the Facebook phone's operating system will look Facebook Phone?

Here's how the Facebook phone's operating system will look

Facebook are finalising plans to release their own mobile phones. Their operating system will look familiar to many…

From TheJournal.ie iPhone 5 launch expected today: what are the rumours so far? IPhone 5

iPhone 5 launch expected today: what are the rumours so far?

Apple is expected to make a major announcement about the iPhone at its headquarters in California today.

One-in-three Americans prefer their smartphone to sex America This post contains a poll

One-in-three Americans prefer their smartphone to sex

The survey showed that one third of people would go without sex for week rather than go without their smartphone.

Man gets stuck in manhole trying to save his phone Oops This post contains videos

Man gets stuck in manhole trying to save his phone

Jared Medeiros, 21, said he was irritated that police had taken a photo of him stuck with legs in the air.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue worker who sent rape texts to his boss ordered to stay away Texts

Revenue worker who sent rape texts to his boss ordered to stay away

Derek Leggett has been allowed to go free after serving 21 months in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Relatives of Omagh victims may have been hacked by NOTW NOTW

Relatives of Omagh victims may have been hacked by NOTW

Prime Minister David Cameron is to call a press conference on the hacking scandal today.

From TheJournal.ie Student's mobile phone porn habit costs him €1,650 Oops

Student's mobile phone porn habit costs him €1,650

The Cork student learned a harsh lesson when he used his mobile to download video content.

From TheJournal.ie Can't wait for the iPhone 5? Here are some early details IPhone

Can't wait for the iPhone 5? Here are some early details

Also: here’s why the iPhone 5′s release was delayed until September…

Caption competition: Excuse me, I'm ON THE PHONE Caption Competition This post contains images

Caption competition: Excuse me, I'm ON THE PHONE

Some people just have NO manners…