Apple

Apple are arguably the best-known brand on the planet. Design and functionality are at the core of what is the world’s most popular smartphone.

Motif: Print Captured Memories from Apple Devices

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I'm a massive fan of snapping photos on my smartphone. Right now, I'm enjoying the stunning shots both the Mate 20 Pro and Pixel 3XL are capable of capturing. There's a catch though. I capture all these incredible memories in respectable shots but rarely relive them. Generations before me couldn't do that. They had something like 24 shots per...

Permanent TSB Launch Apple Pay: Still No Google Pay

Today, Permanent TSB announced that they now support Apple Pay. Paying with your phone has grown in popularity during COVID-19 as you can use your phone to pay with contactless for transactions over €50 and up to your daily limit. Using Apple Pay With Permanent TSB To use this, set up Apple Pay and then just hold your iPhone or Apple...

Say hello to the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

It's the annual celebration of new iPhones and Apple announce both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. What's new on the Apple iPhone 7 From an Apple point of view, there has been much innovation with the world's most popular smartphone brand. New iPhone colours Admittedly, we're not starting with the strongest hand here. Rolling our the colour choices for the iPhone...

Apple and Samsung Fined for Practice of Planned Obsolescence

The worst kept secret in the tech world is finally out, Apple and Samsung intentionally slow their phones down over time to entice you to buy their latest model. Shock, Horror, Gasp!!! Well Apple and Samsung have been fined €10m and €5m respectively by an Italian court for what's called "planned obsolescence'. AKA building phones with the intention of slowing them...

Apple, iPhone and the Emperor’s New Clothes: Why Does Noone Criticise Apple?

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You might not think it, but I'm actually quite a fan of Apple. I'm typing this on my MacBook. I use Apple Sidecar to make my iPad a second screen so I can research and write at the same time. Apple products can be brilliant, but they can also be their fair share of crap. For example, nothing bores...

What’s The Best iPhone 12 Charger To Buy?

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I’m not best happy about this scenario that Apple puts you in as a consumer. They should be providing the minimum bits and bobs in the box for your day to day running of your phone. But Apple has decided to remove charging bricks from all new iPhones sold. They claims this is for the environment but I have...

Apple “Gather Round” Event – Iphone’s, Apple Watches & More

Thanks to prior leaking and largely accurate rumors (including from our own Dean), Apple have surprised pretty much nobody in the tech world and announced 3 new iPhone models and a new Apple Watch at their annual hardware event. Granted, not everyone read the rumors beforehand so let’s run through everything exciting that Apple have announced to tempt us...

iPhone 12 Chargers: Is Apple Going Green Or Greedy?

The iPhone 12 has officially been announced and it looks pretty neat. While we learned about all the specs of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, there was also a quiet update on what you get in the box of your new phone. When you open up your new iPhone, you'll...

Your Definitive Price Guide for the New iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X

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After months of speculation, rumours and leaks, Apple's 10 year anniversary iPhone X is here. So now that we finally have the low down on the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, the net question is 'How do we get our hands on one?' Well, Ireland's networks have released their prices. And they're a bit steep. When can we...

Boon: The best alternative to Android Pay and Apple Pay in Ireland

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We love nothing more than finding a new way for you to use your smartphone. Right now in Ireland, customers of AIB and KBC banks can enjoy Android Pay. Customers of KBC and Ulster Bank also got access to Apple Pay recently. These services let you can tap your phone when shopping and is the most innovative payment method seen in Ireland for...