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.

Payment Methods: A Wealth of Options to Spend

Recently I opened a new current account with a bank which offers Apple Pay as one of their payment methods. Being a bit of a technologist, I have an Apple watch (albeit a Series 1) to go alongside my Apple iPhone SE, but I also have a Kerv Payment ring. For those who don’t know about the Kerv ring, it is...

Sure it’s only a bit of craic but quarantine appears to be behind the TikTok boom

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TikTok, formerly known as musical.ly, is a social media platform. On TikTok, users can create videos up to 15 seconds long and combine these videos with music or other audio. The goal is to generally create a funny video and you can combine 4 videos to make a combined 60-second clip. Borrowing several entertainment concepts to create the core...

StorySign: Huawei Launches Story Platform for Deaf Children

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Huawei has had a pretty impressive year with not one, but two amazing handset launches. Today, they launched StorySign, an app aimed at making story time more enjoyable and accessible for deaf children. Appreciating the Challenge Children Face Just a few days ago on the Late Late Toy Show, Michael stole the hearts of a nation. First and foremost, he was a...

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...

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...

5 Apple Watch Apps to Try Out

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If you've taken our advice and picked up a shiny new Apple Watch, you're probably now wondering what are the best apps to get the most out of your new wearable. Well, look no further as we compile our list of the top 5 Apple Watch apps to try out. Nike+ Run Club Nike has done a great job with this free...

Drop Scale Review: The Smart Way to Easier Cooking

I really enjoy cooking. I used to be a super fussy eater and compared to many, I still am. But cooking opens up a world of foods to me. When you put in the effort to cook things, tasting it as you go and investing time in the creation of a meal, you're much more likely to actually eat...

PayPal Launches QR Code Payments In Ireland

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Have you found yourself noticing more and more how often you have contact with strangers? Even remembering some things that we used to do that probably won't happen anymore? For me, one of those things is buying items on websites like Adverts.ie. That's going to change forever and today PayPal announced a new contactless way to pay in person...

Best eReaders for Christmas and Where to Get Cheap & Free Books.

I’ve always been a book reader and there is nothing quite like the tactile feel of real pages turning or the smell of an old book evoking hidden adventures inside waiting to be (re)explored. I’m also a big eBook fan, a loyal owner of various eReaders for the past 8 years or so and wouldn’t dream of traveling without...

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...