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Huawei Plans To Expand Huawei Pay To Fill Google Pay Gap

With Mobile World Congress cancelled, Huawei held their own launch event for a suite of devices. Afterwards I was able to catch a question with Richard Yu, CEO of the Chinese tech giant. "Are there plans to expand Huawei Pay beyond existing markets". The answer was yes. The Google Problem In...

Google Pixel 4 Review: Google’s Fourth Attempt At Their Own Smartphone

I've been a massive fan of Google Pixel phones for years. On paper, they are probably one of the best all-round smartphones on the market. After years of waiting, last year, the first Google Pixel, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, finally launched in Ireland. Later, the simply remarkable Pixel 3a launched too to round off a great year...

Is Huawei Preparing For A Google-free Future?

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Last week, Huawei held their first UK and Ireland developer conference in London. At this conference, the Chinese tech manufacturer announced a €23.5 million fund to support developers in the UK and Ireland with creating apps for Huawei Mobile Services. On the surface, it's good news for skilled app developers looking to make a decent buck and claim a...

Google Buy Irish Startup Pointy For Big Bucks

Over the last few years Google have been trying to increase their grip on the world of e-commerce and one way of doing that has been to work closer with highstreet stores. So it should come as no real surprise to hear that they have begun the process to buy one of Ireland's most exciting startups...Pointy. Based out of...

Rugby World Cup, the Highest Trending Topic of the Year in Ireland’s 2019 Google ‘Year in Search’ Results

Another year is coming to a close and the annual Google Year in Search Results have been released, providing a telling snapshot of what caught Ireland's interests throughout 2019. As ever, sport, weather and celebrity deaths continue to occupy the top spots with The Rugby World Cup topping the overall results for 2019. Probably unsurprising given the nations high...

Google Pixel 4 is Coming To Ireland: Here’s What We Know

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I remember a time where you couldn't get a Google Pixel phone in Ireland for love nor money. Then there was the time we helped you with workarounds which meant you could buy Pixel phones in the UK and ship them to Ireland. Then last year, it finally happened and Google started selling the Pixel range in Ireland with...

Google Launches Website With Data to Support Dublin Climate Action Plan

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The environment is a bit of a hot topic right now. If it wasn't so serious, I'd smugly reflect on that pun for another few minutes. It's hard to know if any government-led plan will help tip the scales towards us all doing this planet some good for a change, but the most important thing we need to hold...

Track Storm Lorenzo Live With Google Maps

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One of the most impressive things that Google has developed over the years isn't there search engine. At least, for me it's not. To me, it's Google Maps. With Google Maps, we have a tool which can quite accurately estimate journey times based on live data from real users and even offer you an alternative, faster route. It can...

Brexit: Irish Passports And A Surge In Searches From People In The UK

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If you ever want to check the date of the United Kingdom's Brexit vote, I have a novel, if not slightly long-winded, way to check. Open Google Trends, type in "Irish passport", change region to the United Kingdom and expand the date range to five years. Here's what you get: trends.embed.renderExploreWidget("TIMESERIES", {"comparisonItem":,"category":0,"property":""}, {"exploreQuery":"date=2014-01-08%202019-09-01&geo=GB&q=irish%20passport","guestPath":"https://trends.google.com:443/trends/embed/"}); See that massive spike in...

Mate 30 Pro Might Launch Without Google Apps

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Last year was the year of the Huawei. The P20 Pro landed into the Irish market followed by the Mate 20 Pro. While the former was brilliant the latter was sheer perfection. 2019 should have seen more of the same and everything seemed to be sticking to form with the sublime P30 Pro. Now, with the launch date of...