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.

How to lose weight using tech – A Motivating Marty update

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Just about a month ago, I kicked off 'Motivating Marty'. All in all, it's a bit of a mad notion where I share as much information publically about my efforts as possible. With one month complete, I wanted to give a quick update on my progress and offer some tips on how to lose weight using tech. How has the...

The Dulux Visualizer App: Simple Inspiration

Disclaimer: This article has been sponsored by Dulux, but I didn’t let that sponsorship colour my review. The app is cool, check it out. It’s free! Have you ever heard of the man-drawer? It’s that drawer in your house that’s got an old Nokia 3310, a charger for a phone that’s definitely not a fat Nokia charger for the 3310,...

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...

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...

Irish Startup ClubApp at Web Summit

We've been trawling the 2015 Web Summit looking for our favourite Irish startup and have stumbled upon ClubApp. If you follow sports, you've probably had a few sneaky looks at Livescore while at mass or work. ClubApp provides a similar, though much better looking, live scoring system for major leagues, but goes a step further to provide a medium through which smaller teams...

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...

Periscope or Meerkat – What’s the difference?

You may have already heard of Periscope and Meerkat, but just what is the difference between the two live video streaming apps? Wasn't sure what these apps were before you read this? Get the latest news straight to your inbox. Back up. What's Periscope and Meerkat? Simply put, Periscope and Meerkat are two apps that more or less do the same thing....

5 Taxi Safety Tips: How To Stay Safe When Grabbing A Cab

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Over the past year, taxi safety has become increasingly important. Various Garda investigations have uncovered bogus unlicensed taxi drivers, transporting people from A to B. Today, there are plenty of steps you can take when taking a taxi alone. Here are our 5 top taxi safety tips on how to stay safe when grabbing a cab. Share Your Live Location...

Spotify Wrapped: Look at Your 2017 Listening Habits

This time of year is amazing for roundups. Later, we'll be looking at the 2017's YouTube sensations, but we've already got Spotify's Wrapped featured to play with. Wrapped shows Spotify users what they've been listening to over the past 12 months with the breakdown hitting home with some hard truths for some music listeners: https://twitter.com/taraferreday/status/938389610291453953 It's a genius bit of marketing...

Inkl: A better way to read the news

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Have you noticed that it's becoming increasingly difficult to tell which headlines in your facebook news feed are from news sources and which are from Waterford Whispers News? In recent times, Ireland's most reliable news sources have started churning out clickbait articles. We take a look at why this is happening and give you access to a premium app to...