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.

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....

Disabling App Notification Badges: Separate Personal And Work-Life On Your Phone

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I adore Queer Eye. Honestly, it's the most wholesome thing on Netflix in my eyes. I was watching an episode recently where a gym owner was struggling with his own "separation of church and state". It got me thinking. While leaving the church is a big topic for me, this phrase can also be used generically to describe separating...

Can You Trust Revolut’s Open Banking?

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Today, Revolut launched Open Banking. I've been scrolling through the reaction on Twitter and it appears to be lukewarm at best. Privacy is a big issue for most customers, but what is Open Banking and can you trust Revolut with extra data? What is Revolut? Revolut is one of the world's leading online-only banks. With over ten million customers worldwide and...

ISS Docking Simulator: Try Docking Crew Dragon With ISS In The SpaceX Simulator

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It's been a day to recapture the imagination when it comes to space exploration. SpaceX and Nasa have together put humans into space on a new vehicle. The SpaceX designed and Nasa crewed Crew Dragon is currently undergoing a demonstration flight. This flight will involve docking with the International Space Station (ISS) and you can test your own ability...

The Perfect Plank: Using Tech To Perfect Your Form

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Everybody, listen up. There's a fairly unfit tech reviewer about to give you all fitness tips. Many home fitness fans seek the perfect plank, but how do you know you've achieved it? A new iOS app from a company called Exer has the solution. Why Is The Perfect Plank So Important? I don't do enough planks. I don't do enough because...

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...

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...

Zoom Bombing: How To Avoid Unwanted Visitors In Your Zoom Calls

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What was the last meme to trend before COVID-19? Honestly, if you've ever played Fallout, I sometimes feel like I'm living it. The life we knew a distant memory. Not trying to be dramatic, instead, I just think it's so crazy that everything I write now has roots in the completely different world we all find ourselves in. One...

How To Play An Online Poker Game With Friends In Isolation

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Not to long ago, we made a commitment to not promoting gambling. However, during the week a lost a few bob while playing poker with some friends. It absolutely wasn't about the gambling. We had all played poker together before, though we hadn't played in a few months. With everyone in isolation, we realised everyone wanted a bit of...