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#Mobile Phones

From TheJournal.ie Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones Penalty Points

Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones

The planned changes could also cut the penalties for driving without a valid NCT – from five points down to three.

From TheJournal.ie More than half of Irish workforce will work away from their desk by 2016 Working

More than half of Irish workforce will work away from their desk by 2016

Mobile workers will represent 57 per cent of the total working population by 2016 it is estimated.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts Happy Holidays

Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts

Using your mobile abroad will cost less from July – with limits on data charges for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé Transparency

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé

Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.

How clean is your handbag?

If you’re an average person… the answer is: not very.

From TheJournal.ie Vodafone to refund almost €2 million after billing error Premium Rate

Vodafone to refund almost €2 million after billing error

The mistake was found in the billing of 1520, 1580 and 1590 premium-rate calls.

From TheJournal.ie 29 iPhone not-quite-Easter Eggs you might not have known about Apple This post contains images

29 iPhone not-quite-Easter Eggs you might not have known about

There’s some handy tweaks and shortcuts hidden within iOS which you might not have known about. Here’s a guide.

From TheJournal.ie O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland Jobs

O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland

The company is looking for voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,100 people.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner confirms DPP meeting over Moriarty Moriarty

Garda Commissioner confirms DPP meeting over Moriarty

Martin Callinan says that it is “right and prudent” for him to meet with DPP before launching any criminal investigation into issues raised by the Moriarty Tribunal.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal Phone Home

Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal

A new price cap should be enforced in time for this year’s holiday season – with data charges among those to fall.

From TheJournal.ie Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average Mobiles

Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average

But contract plans in Ireland are cheaper than in many other countries.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs vote to make further cuts to roaming charges Roaming

MEPs vote to make further cuts to roaming charges

A Brussels committee votes to lower the ceiling for roaming charges within the EU, with call charges set to fall by June.

From TheJournal.ie Nokia unveils new smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera Snap Happy This post contains videos

Nokia unveils new smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera

Yes, you read that right. (That’s five times the resolution of the latest iPhone.)

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs IPhone 5 This post contains images

In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs

Concept design includes a curved back and a handy backlit Apple logo for finding your phone in the dark.

From TheJournal.ie Nokia to end European phone assembly operation Nokia

Nokia to end European phone assembly operation

Around 4,000 jobs are being lost in Finland, Hungary and Mexico as the mobile phone company shifts manufacturing operations into Asia.

From TheJournal.ie Introducing a new mobile network... for young people only Mobiles

Introducing a new mobile network... for young people only

The network, called 48, will be low-cost but only for people aged 18-22.

From TheJournal.ie No leak of Irish O2 users' mobile numbers, company says O2

No leak of Irish O2 users' mobile numbers, company says

O2 admitted that it had accidentally leaked online the mobile numbers of some customers in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Apple iPhone makes half of entire mobile industry's profits IPhone

Apple iPhone makes half of entire mobile industry's profits

The iPhone accounts for just four per cent of phone sales, but 52 per cent of the proceeds.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Fans queue to be the first with new iPhone 4S IPhone 4s This post contains images

In pictures: Fans queue to be the first with new iPhone 4S

The new iPhone went on sale in Ireland at midnight last night – and excitement ensued.

From TheJournal.ie BlackBerry aims to placate angry customers after disruptions BlackBerry

BlackBerry aims to placate angry customers after disruptions

The company’s customers will be offered free app downloads after outages left millions without services last week.

From TheJournal.ie BlackBerry users consider switching brands Blackberry Crumble

BlackBerry users consider switching brands

The smartphone company experienced a number of outages this week, which frustrated many customers. Now a survey says some have already bought new phones – and others are thinking of moving from BlackBerry.

From TheJournal.ie BlackBerry users hit by second day of international outages BlackBerry

BlackBerry users hit by second day of international outages

Problems with the smartphone now appear to have spread to four continents, despite earlier claims that they had been fixed.

From TheJournal.ie BlackBerry users hit by international network breakdown BlackBerry

BlackBerry users hit by international network breakdown

Up to ten million users across Europe and the Middle East were reportedly left without services today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How old should you be before you get a mobile phone? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How old should you be before you get a mobile phone?

A new survey has shown that over a third of kids aged 8 now owns a mobile. Parents seem happy with this, but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie One third of 8-year-olds own a mobile phone Talk 2u L8r

One third of 8-year-olds own a mobile phone

A survey of Irish parents, conducted by Tesco Mobile, shows that 37 per cent of kids aged 8 has a mobile.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie San Francisco transport officials block phone signals to hinder protest San Francisco

San Francisco transport officials block phone signals to hinder protest

Mobile phone service in San Francisco’s downtown subway stations was shut off to prevent a repeat of a protest in July which ended in arrests. The protest was sparked when police shot a man.

From TheJournal.ie This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts Hacking

This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts

Hackers are turning to smartphones to access personal information, with Android devices said to be especially vulnerable.

From TheJournal.ie The world's richest man lost €5.6 BILLION this week In The Red

The world's richest man lost €5.6 BILLION this week

It’s fine, though: Carlos Slim and his family are still worth €46.5bn – the equivalent of 4.5 per cent of Mexico’s total economic output.

From TheJournal.ie Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation Just Mobile

Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation

Ireland’s only Irish-owned prepaid mobile network provider is to wind down services over the next three weeks.

From TheJournal.ie New York man 'shoved iPhone down girlfriend's throat' Domestic Disturbance

New York man 'shoved iPhone down girlfriend's throat'

Police officials say a 37-year-old man shoved the device down his 23-year-old partner’s throat during a row.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In today’s Fix: NOTW closes amidst phone hacking investigation; Leinster House blocks premium line calls; and what should you not miss at Oxegen 2011?

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines Opinion

Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines

Children in war-ravaged Congo are mining the materials used to make our mobiles. Film-maker Frank Poulsen describes the horror inside the tunnels.

From TheJournal.ie Did the Irish News of the World make use of info taken from hacked phones? NOTW

Did the Irish News of the World make use of info taken from hacked phones?

Journalist who worked on Irish edition in 1990s says they were “well schooled in the grey arts” of rooting out stories.

From TheJournal.ie Travellers will be able to choose which network to roam with Roaming

Travellers will be able to choose which network to roam with

New EU rules will mean temporary ‘roaming contracts’ – forcing mobile networks to become more competitive for travellers.

Half of Irish people think it's OK to make phone calls from the toilet Doing Business This post contains a poll

Half of Irish people think it's OK to make phone calls from the toilet

53 per cent of people say it’s alright – with nearly three-in-five Dubliners say they’ve no problem calling from the loo.

From TheJournal.ie New study concludes that mobile phones don't cause cancer Mobile Phones

New study concludes that mobile phones don't cause cancer

However scientists say it may be years before a longer term effect can identified or ruled out.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Making mobile calls when abroad now costs less Europe

Making mobile calls when abroad now costs less

The cost of roaming calls in Europe is now cheaper thanks to EU rules.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed…