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From TheJournal.ie #NoMakeupSelfie donations double overnight to over €475k Good Cause

#NoMakeupSelfie donations double overnight to over €475k

Over 120,000 Irish people have taken part and donated to cancer support.

From TheJournal.ie EU lawmakers vote in favour of scrapping roaming charges by 2015 Roaming Charges

EU lawmakers vote in favour of scrapping roaming charges by 2015

The European Commission says it expects a final agreement of the legislation by December 2014.

From TheJournal.ie SMS messaging takes a serious tumble as mobile data grows in popularity Data Hogs

SMS messaging takes a serious tumble as mobile data grows in popularity

SMS messages fell from 2.94 billion to 2.15 billion in the past year, a fall of 27.6 per cent, as messaging services like iMessage, WhatsApp and Viber grow in popularity.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting Explicit Images

Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting

Children as young as 10 have engaged in ‘sexting’ – sending explicit images or texts to another person — but they are distanced from the reality of what they are doing, writes Dr Maureen Griffin.

From TheJournal.ie Eircom has more mobile customers than landline, but they still don't bring in as much cash Switchover

Eircom has more mobile customers than landline, but they still don't bring in as much cash

Meteor and eMobile earned revenue of €180 million in the six months to the end of December compared to €499 million for fixed line services.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook plans to take over mobile by launching standalone apps Piece By Piece

Facebook plans to take over mobile by launching standalone apps

The company will focus on developing “standalone experiences” like Messenger as it builds upon the 945 million monthly active users it has on mobile.

From TheJournal.ie Most young adults would sacrifice their TV and laptop ahead of their smartphone Inseparable

Most young adults would sacrifice their TV and laptop ahead of their smartphone

A survey from O2 Media found that 70 per cent of respondents say their smartphone is their “first or most important screen.”

From TheJournal.ie Apple considers developing mobile payments service for physical goods Muscling In

Apple considers developing mobile payments service for physical goods

The company originally planned to create a wallet app in 2012, but backed out after concerns that consumers would blame it for any bad experiences with merchants.

From TheJournal.ie Samsung earnings fall as mobile growth slows down Decrease

Samsung earnings fall as mobile growth slows down

Analysts say that the company’s smartphone business was not as lucrative because of higher marketing costs.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter tests out location feature that shows nearby tweets In The Know

Twitter tests out location feature that shows nearby tweets

The experimental feature would allow users to see a map and timeline of what people are tweeting in their area.

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

We’re living life on the edge with every single text.

From TheJournal.ie Parked mobile advertisements require planning permission, says planning board Trailer

Parked mobile advertisements require planning permission, says planning board

The ruling by An Bord Pleanála involved a trailer bearing a double-sided 1.8 metre high advisement.

16 experiences you'll definitely have on the Tinder dating app

Teach me how to Tinder.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims Spying

Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims

Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.

From TheJournal.ie Eircom's broadband customers, revenue and earnings fall in year to end of June Eircom

Eircom's broadband customers, revenue and earnings fall in year to end of June

The company’s full year results to the end of June have been published this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Why do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone? Whyowhy

Why do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone?

This great short film stays up all night to ask that question. “I think you have to be a little crazy to wait in line.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish people sent over 2.4 billion texts between April and June Busy Fingers

Irish people sent over 2.4 billion texts between April and June

A report from ComReg also found that more than three quarters of mobile calls were to another mobile.

From TheJournal.ie More than half of all households in Ireland have broadband Internet Access

More than half of all households in Ireland have broadband

A report published today finds 65 per cent of Irish homes have access to broadband.

From TheJournal.ie More than 85% of people still watch TV content on their televisions at home Viewing Habits

More than 85% of people still watch TV content on their televisions at home

Research by Ipsos MRBI states people are still traditional in how they watch TV programming.

From TheJournal.ie And it’s back (mostly): Three mobile phone network back up after outage Bad Timing

And it’s back (mostly): Three mobile phone network back up after outage

Customers are now able to make calls and texts following an outage – but internet services are still intermittent.

Finally! An umbrella that lets you text while you hold it ELLa Ella Ella This post contains videos

Finally! An umbrella that lets you text while you hold it

Ireland needs this. For all of our futures.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook unveils Android software suite Facebook

Facebook unveils Android software suite

The software will be available for download from 12 April.

From TheJournal.ie Irish sign language website for parents launched Irish Sign Language

Irish sign language website for parents launched

The site is designed for parents of deaf or hard of hearing children

From TheJournal.ie Plan to turn 5 Fiat vans into mobile garda offices criticised as 'farcical' Gardaí

Plan to turn 5 Fiat vans into mobile garda offices criticised as 'farcical'

The Garda Síochána have put out a tender to turn five Fiat vans into mobile offices for gardaí following station closures.

The burning question*: Do you answer calls from blocked numbers? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you answer calls from blocked numbers?

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

From TheJournal.ie Long-overdue Blackberry makeover to be unveiled BlackBerry

Long-overdue Blackberry makeover to be unveiled

Most analysts consider a BlackBerry 10 success to be crucial for the company’s long-term viability.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter unveils new 6-second video app called Vine Micro-video

Twitter unveils new 6-second video app called Vine

The new feature allows users to take short looping videos which can be shared on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises Consumers

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises

The regulator is considering introducing rules allowing customers to exit their contract without penalty if prices are raised in the middle of a contract term.

From TheJournal.ie 9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year Billionaire This post contains images

9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year

Mobile, social, cloud and big data technology were all big this year. They’ll get bigger next year and here’s how…

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

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)

From TheJournal.ie Almost half in online survey say they will spend less this Christmas Retail

Almost half in online survey say they will spend less this Christmas

The Carat Ireland survey finds that consumers will cut spending on a year ago – with only 4 per cent planning to splash more than in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Smartphone explosion - and 10 other predictions your business should know Web Summit

Smartphone explosion - and 10 other predictions your business should know

AOL’s Digital Prophet David Shing was speaking at the Dublin Web Summit today.

12 reasons why using your phone in the shower is ridiculous Life Advice This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie New app allows Chip and PIN processing on your mobile Mobile Merchant

New app allows Chip and PIN processing on your mobile

The app uses a Bluetooth-connected PIN pad to securely process payments through a smartphone.

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”.

9 major problems the iPhone 5 will solve, according to Twitter Thanks Be This post contains images

9 major problems the iPhone 5 will solve, according to Twitter

Your worries are over. At least, that’s what these people think.

From TheJournal.ie Apple buys security firm for $350 million Apple

Apple buys security firm for $350 million

Apple has purchased AuthenTec for $8 per share.

From TheJournal.ie 17-year-old takes up Facebook job offer Facebook

17-year-old takes up Facebook job offer

The teenager wowed executives at Facebook with her knowledge of mobile app development.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft tablet? Computing giant 'to announce iPad rival' Tech Wars

Microsoft tablet? Computing giant 'to announce iPad rival'

There are widespread reports that a pioneering Windows tablet will be unveiled on Monday.