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#Smartphones

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life Galaxy Note 9

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools Phone Use

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

From TheJournal.ie 66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones Hanging Up

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone? Family Poll This post contains a poll

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

A thorny issue for many families.

From TheJournal.ie 'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children Child Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

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

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones Student Attitudes

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones

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

From TheJournal.ie Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development' Screen Time

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services Oops

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

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

From TheJournal.ie French workers win 'right to disconnect' from emails out of work hours Always On

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start Preview 2017

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help Stay Safe

Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone?

There are smartphones galore at this time of year.

From TheJournal.ie Want an easy way to improve your outdoor photos? HDR can help Tech

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you Catching Fire

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging Stop Gap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Apple has announced the new iPhone 7 New Arrivals

Apple has announced the new iPhone 7

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

From TheJournal.ie It's been a 'long, hard battle' but Samsung feels its efforts are really paying off Ready For Battle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots Youth Festival

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones Mixed Messages

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight Smashed Up

A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight

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

From TheJournal.ie 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

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

From TheJournal.ie What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog? TechKnowHow

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

There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse Q-tip

Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse

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

From TheJournal.ie The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly Without Delay

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

And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.

From TheJournal.ie 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

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

From TheJournal.ie Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control TechKnowHow

Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control

A little effort can go a long way.

From TheJournal.ie Can a black background really extend your phone's battery life? TechGuide

Can a black background really extend your phone's battery life?

It really depends on the type of display your phone has.

From TheJournal.ie Apple's new iPhone is a lot smaller (and a bit cheaper)* New Release

Apple's new iPhone is a lot smaller (and a bit cheaper)*

*If you count a €20 difference between it and the iPhone 5s cheaper.

From TheJournal.ie 'Snatch and grabs' on the rise as gardaí urge vigilance with smartphones Theft

'Snatch and grabs' on the rise as gardaí urge vigilance with smartphones

More than 7,000 mobile phones have been stolen from people since the start of 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Why YouTube sees you playing games on your phone to be the next big thing Let's Play

Why YouTube sees you playing games on your phone to be the next big thing

YouTube Gaming has launched its app in Ireland and alongside console and PC gaming, it’s gearing up for an explosion in smartphone gaming.

From TheJournal.ie The biggest selling point for Samsung's S7 range has nothing to do with the phones Bullish

The biggest selling point for Samsung's S7 range has nothing to do with the phones

And with the Gear VR becoming the focal point the year, the company is feeling bullish.

From TheJournal.ie You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer Spoofing

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer

Not all smartphones can be tricked this way but it’s still a concern for users.

From TheJournal.ie 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring Wikipedia re-imagined, music makers and walkie-talkies.

From TheJournal.ie Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones Old People

Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones

The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.

From TheJournal.ie Samsung's latest smartphones bring back two features fans will love Return

Samsung's latest smartphones bring back two features fans will love

The S7 and S7 Edge were announced last night in Barcelona and both look to previous models for inspiration.

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