Apps

Thanks to our increased use of smartphones, apps are big business. More importantly, the latest smartphone apps will make your life that little bit easier.

Hands-on Testing: How Do Huawei Phones Work Without Google?

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Today Huawei launched the long-awaited P40 Series. I say long-awaited, but I could also say "much-discussed" and maybe even "most controversial" when talking about this phone launch. The Huawei P40 series is the first major consumer phone launch for Huawei since the American Google was forbidden from officially supporting the Chinese manufacturer.I've been test-driving last year's Huawei Mate 30...

World Health Organisation Launch Covid-19 WhatsApp Information Bot

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As Covid-19 spreads around the world, last week Ireland saw another issue spread like wildfire. Misinformation. It's impossible to know where it all came from because it was happening on WhatsApp. Messages from "best-mates" and "a friends who work in a hospital" bounced from smartphone to smartphone in record time. Another message spread that Revolut was in...

Just Eat Introduce Contactless Delivery

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We're taking more cautions because of Covid-19. As a nation, we're taking unprecedented steps to stem the spread of a virus in our communities. Your social media feed is likely full of people panic-buying whatever is left on Tesco shelves. But, I'm a lazy man and one of the first things I thought throughout all of this was "I...

Untappd: Reviewing The Best Craft Beer App

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It was just a few years ago. We're maybe talking less than two and a half years ago. I would see people obsessing over craft beers and think they were quite silly. Big wanna be sommelier heads on them. Yet, I sit here now, sipping on a gorgeous double IPA called Ether by O Brother Brewing, preparing to review...

TikTok Frequently Asked Questions: Everything You Need To Know About The New Social Media Platform

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This past week, TikTok announced that they would be creating 100 jobs in Ireland. Naturally, this led to headlines and left people scratching their heads as to what the hell TikTok is. Here's everything you need to know about TikTok. What is TikTok? TikTok, formerly known as musical.ly, is a social media platform. On TikTok, users can create videos up to...

Apple Launches the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

After months of rumours, Apple has launched its range of iPhones for 2019/2020. On an evening which saw the launch of a new Apple Watch, iPad and Apple Arcade, it was, as always, the new iPhones which stole the show. Here's what to expect from the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The Apple iPhone 11 The...

Vivino: Buy The Right Wine Every Time – Food Pairing Made Simple

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I'm a born again hipster. After years of fighting the urge to enjoy things like craft beers and avocado on everything, I realised it was the hipster life for me. I expanded my horizons and I tried new things. That led to lots of new foods and flavours I never enjoyed before. When I combined all of this with...

How To Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos To Your Gallery

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A recent conversation with some colleagues threw up one of those annoyances I've just lived with. In an age where every single minute task needs a WhatsApp group, our phones have become awash with images that we really don't want. WhatsApp adds to this problem infinitely, but there's a really easy way to solve your problem. Wait, what's the problem? We...

Google Maps Now Has Real-time DublinBikes Station Updates

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I'm pretty sure this is a very common bugbear for shared bike commuters in Dublin. Either you go to take a bike from a service like JustEat's DublinBikes or you try to return one only to find the station is either empty of jammers. As a result, you're either left on your todd or have to park the bike...

Channing Tatum’s Weird Rant: What is The Pattern App All About?

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It's happening again. Something gets said on Twitter by a celebrity and now the world is scrambling to find out what The Pattern App is. Is it evil? Is it a scam? Is it the must-see trend for July 2019? Well, fear not. I've installed the app so you don't have to. Unless of course, you want to. Why Are...