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Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey
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Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey

Sep 10th 2020, 9:19 AM 13,218 Views 33 Comments

The survey was conducted by charity Cybersafe Ireland.

About 130 phones are stolen per week and only 10% are recovered
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About 130 phones are stolen per week and only 10% are recovered

Sep 2nd 2020, 9:18 AM 17,241 Views 38 Comments

The mobile phones stolen in Ireland since 2019 are worth about €5 million.

Huawei announces plan to open three new stores just days after decision to strip it from UK's 5G network
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Huawei announces plan to open three new stores just days after decision to strip it from UK's 5G network

Jul 17th 2020, 10:55 PM 29,914 Views 38 Comments

Huawei’s consumer arm said that the £10 million expansion plan shows its ‘confidence’ in the UK.

Covid-19 contact tracing app due to be launched by end of May
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Covid-19 contact tracing app due to be launched by end of May

May 3rd 2020, 2:44 PM 24,992 Views 68 Comments

The app will be released on an opt-in basis and use bluetooth technology.

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'
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Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'

Updated Mar 29th 2020, 2:15 PM 64,621 Views 118 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Connors this morning described it as a “very important piece of technology.

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'
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Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'

Feb 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,960 Views 6 Comments

Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
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'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Nov 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,253 Views 23 Comments

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?
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Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?

Jun 29th 2019, 10:00 PM 91,905 Views 46 Comments

The scientific journal that published this recent study said it is now looking into issues regarding the paper.

Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking
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Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking

Apr 23rd 2019, 7:56 AM 22,498 Views 38 Comments

The €1,760 smartphone was due to launch this week.

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
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Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

Jan 16th 2019, 11:37 AM 16,048 Views 29 Comments

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019?
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Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019?

Jan 4th 2019, 9:17 AM 17,972 Views 24 Comments

Many people spend several hours a day on smartphones and other devices.

Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life
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Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life

Aug 9th 2018, 8:20 PM 22,046 Views 47 Comments

Samsung suffered a 22% drop in sales in the second quarter of the year.

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools
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Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

May 21st 2018, 8:40 AM 8,317 Views 22 Comments

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?
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Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?

Feb 17th 2018, 9:26 AM 26,772 Views 73 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones
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66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones

Feb 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,337 Views 39 Comments

Just 22% think that this is OK, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
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Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

Jan 31st 2018, 10:49 PM 9,347 Views 69 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone?
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Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone?

Jan 23rd 2018, 5:41 PM 1,284 Views 1 Comment

A thorny issue for many families.

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children
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'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:30 AM 18,073 Views 12 Comments

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema?
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Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema?

Aug 14th 2017, 12:45 PM 25,513 Views 87 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones
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Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones

May 23rd 2017, 4:11 PM 7,836 Views 23 Comments

54% of students said they checked their phones in the classroom in the last seven days

Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'
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Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'

May 5th 2017, 4:08 PM 16,794 Views 40 Comments

Every half hour a toddler spends with a smartphone increases their risk of delayed speech by 49%, say researchers.

Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services
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Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services

Apr 25th 2017, 6:02 PM 24,536 Views 38 Comments

The phone service provider said the messages were sent in error and the issue has been resolved.

French workers win 'right to disconnect' from emails out of work hours
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French workers win 'right to disconnect' from emails out of work hours

Jan 1st 2017, 4:37 PM 18,691 Views 15 Comments

The French measure is intended to tackle the so-called “always-on” work culture that has led to a surge in usually unpaid overtime.

Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start
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Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start

Dec 29th 2016, 9:45 PM 30,032 Views 18 Comments

Sleep hygiene is a priority for our tech-obsessed society in 2017.

Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help
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Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help

Dec 28th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,960 Views 6 Comments

And you can do it without them accessing other parts of your phone or tablet.

Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone?
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Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone?

Dec 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 22,821 Views 61 Comments

There are smartphones galore at this time of year.

Want an easy way to improve your outdoor photos? HDR can help
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Want an easy way to improve your outdoor photos? HDR can help

Dec 21st 2016, 7:00 PM 10,550 Views 0 Comments

In certain situations, it can solve the brightness problem that outdoor photos can suffer from.

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life
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'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life

Nov 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,176 Views 27 Comments

An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.

Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you
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Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you

Oct 13th 2016, 11:08 AM 8,843 Views 26 Comments

The company has said it’s “truly sorry” about safety issues surrounding the smartphone.

Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging
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Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging

Sep 13th 2016, 3:23 PM 7,946 Views 9 Comments

An update will cap the Note 7′s charge at 60%, but it’s unclear if Samsung will roll it out worldwide.

Apple has announced the new iPhone 7
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Apple has announced the new iPhone 7

Sep 7th 2016, 7:26 PM 31,808 Views 71 Comments

Say goodbye to the headphone jack, and say hello to dual-lens camera and water resistance.

It's been a 'long, hard battle' but Samsung feels its efforts are really paying off
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It's been a 'long, hard battle' but Samsung feels its efforts are really paying off

Aug 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 17,275 Views 10 Comments

After shaking up its range, the South Korean company is taking the fight to its major rivals.

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots
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Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

Jul 31st 2016, 8:49 AM 10,979 Views 105 Comments

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones
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There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones

Jul 27th 2016, 9:15 AM 43,520 Views 101 Comments

Analysts were expecting worse though, so investors won’t be too unhappy.

A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight
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A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight

Jul 21st 2016, 12:32 PM 18,767 Views 22 Comments

The new Gorilla Glass 5 will be able to survive shoulder-height drops “up to 80% of the time”.

5 apps worth downloading this week
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5 apps worth downloading this week

May 28th 2016, 11:30 AM 17,527 Views 3 Comments

Featuring professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?
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What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?

May 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 20,215 Views 11 Comments

There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.

Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse
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Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse

May 19th 2016, 7:30 PM 44,776 Views 29 Comments

If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.

The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly
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The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly

May 18th 2016, 9:27 PM 18,998 Views 12 Comments

And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.

5 apps worth downloading this week
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5 apps worth downloading this week

May 14th 2016, 11:30 AM 18,874 Views 2 Comments

Featuring a keyboard that taps into Google Image Search, gesture shortcuts for your phone and a smart photo organiser.

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