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.

Revolut Is Down For Android Users: Online Bank Confirms Outages

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Revolut has become to be one of Ireland’s fastest growing digital services. The online-only bank has over one million user in Ireland and continues to grow its user base and features. However, last night the company confirmed an issue for Android users where accessing the app was impossible. Revolut Outage It’s not clear why exactly the app stopped working for Android...

Revolut Junior: A Bank Account For 7 To 17-Year-Olds

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Banking in Ireland often leaves a lot to be desired. While KBC is leading the way in terms of the traditional banks, Revolut is gaining ground quickly. Not only are they gaining customers, but the online-only bank is also offering unique features like rewards and quick ways to split bills. Revolut has also been offering a Junior account for...

83,000 People Uninstalled Irish COVID Tracker App

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Over the weekend, Google released some sort of update that would have almost certainly gone unnoticed in normal circumstances. But it's 2020. There are no more normal circumstances. The release and an unusual side effect on the phones of Android users around the country. Basically, the COVID Tracking App would check IDs in a constant loop, quickly draining the...

Google And HSE Investigating Android COVID Tracking App Battery Issues

Today, Android users around Ireland have reported that their phones are running hot and their batteries draining. It's easy to find out why as modern smartphones report on battery usage. Unfortunately, the culprit appears to be the COVID Tracking App which has been downloaded by over 1.5 million people in Ireland. COVID Tracking App Battery Issues One of my biggest concerns...

Revolut Rewards Launches In Ireland To Over 1 Million Customers

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I'm a big fan of Revolut. While KBC is probably Ireland's best digital bank, Revolut has made an incredible impact here. Earlier this year in May, the company announced they had reached over 1 million customers in Ireland. My favourite thing about Revolut as a business is that they have a startup mentality and are on the leading edge...

Google Play Services Sharing Sensitive Data Of COVID Tracking App Users

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I'm going to start this article in a very important manner. The COVID tracking app developed by Near Form on behalf of the HSE is working as expected and not doing anything dodgy with your data. This one is on Google. Professor Douglas Leith and Dr Stephen Farrell of Trinity College Dublin have discovered that Google Play Services is...

Should You Delete TikTok? Is The Latest Social Platform Safe?

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TikTok has enjoyed quite the ride to date. The social media platform was slowly gathering momentum in Ireland earlier this year before isolation set in. Suddenly, a bored nation found themselves taking part in bizarre music-based viral trends, recording their own takes. The app is Chinese and as has become par for the course, Trump's America has touted a...

Camo: Get DSLR Quality Video Calls With Your iPhone 11

There's a good chance you've found yourself asking more webcam-related questions lately. More than ever, we're being seen by people through the lens of a laptop webcam. People have started looking into their setups, tweaking where they position their laptop and concentrating on their lighting to try get a better shot. There's only so much you can do though...

COVID Tracking App Downloaded Over One Million Times In Ireland

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Less than 48 hours ago I brought you news that the HSE had launched Ireland's COVID tracking app. The app has already reached one million users in Ireland. This is great news because white some reports suggest the app will need to reach 60% of the population, in countries with lower infection rates 40% adoption can be effective in...

How To Install Irish COVID Tracker App

One thing the news has taught me over the past few days is that we're still dealing with something rather dangerous in COVID-19. While we might not talk about it as much, it's still capable of terrible things. Many, myself included, believed that the Government-backed COVID Tracker App wouldn't be needed by the time it landed, but it's here....