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.

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...

Introducing the Spotify of news: Newsadoo

How do you get the news? Chances are the answer is through social media. This is a big change to the news consumption of the past like tv and newspaper. As a result, we have all gotten used to the news being free. Everyone can access it any time through their smartphone regardless of the quality. Social media is...

LastPass: Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

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Seriously Facebook? Seriously? This is getting re-god-damn-diculous. Facebook once again made a balls of privacy. The passwords of millions of users were stored in plain text and were fully accessible by employees with internal access. You've no idea how frustrating this is for someone like me who is always trying to promote the best side of tech. Join me...

Paddy’s Night Problems: MyTaxi Needs More Than Another Rebrand

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When I suggested we deploy an Uber-style solution to the countryside to help stimulate a rural social life, I was really quick to point out the importance of having a trustworthy taxi driver. It's the morning after St. Patrick's Day night and I have a rant about taxis in Dublin. Specifically, I have a rant about MyTaxi that I...

Tech for Tech-Sake: Tech Notions or the Cusp of A Better World?

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I’m going to let you in on a little writing secret of mine. When I write an article, I focus on three “whats”. First of all, is just “what”. What happened that triggered me to write. Is it a review or maybe a newsworthy event? Next up, “so what?”. Ok, so I’ve decided I’m going to write about something,...

The Gooseys: Rounding up the Best Tech of 2018

That's it! 2018 is coming to a close and I think it's fair to say that it has been a bumper year for technology as a whole. From the re-invigoration of the smartphone industry to the increasing options of food service apps there has been a lot of good stuff going on. That's why we've decided to start our...

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...