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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...

Should You Delete TikTok? Is The Latest Social Platform Safe?

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TikTok has enjoyed quite the ride to date. The social media platform was slowly gathering momentum in Ireland earlier this year before isolation set in. Suddenly, a bored nation found themselves taking part in bizarre music-based viral trends, recording their own takes. The app is Chinese and as has become par for the course, Trump's America has...

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...

Irish Craft Brewery Set To Host First International Beer Festival Online

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A couple of things have happened in isolation. I'm sporting a beardstache, I've forgotten how airports work and I've developed a taste for craft beer. To be honest, I had really developed a taste for craft beer before isolation hit and even started a website just to talk about beer. The cool thing about getting into craft...

F1 2020 Game Review: Strap In For One Hell Of A Ride

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I've always been a fan of Formula One games. From the original racers to EA's F1 Manager game, there's a scratch that comes with being an F1 fan that these games scratch. The F1 2020 game is out and the latest instalment from Codemasters is by far the most comprehensive F1 game to date. If you want...

EKSA E900 Pro: A Cheap But Excellent Gaming Headset

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When you run a tech review website, you get a lot of cold emails. The vast majority of them are junk, generic emails that get no further thought beyond me wondering why they didn't end up in spam. A few months back, an email landed in that I nearly didn't pay any attention. It was offering me...

Google Pixel Buds Review: The Most Comfortable Ear Buds Ever

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Do you remember when there was a genuine shock we, as a society, decided to kill the headphone jack? In hindsight, it makes total sense. In fact, it had to happen before Bluetooth audio accessories would get really good. When it comes to over-ears, the Bose 35 QCii are still a market leader for me but I'm...

Huawei MatePad Pro Review: A Productivity Beast

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Huawei has been pouring new products into the Irish market in recent years. This has accelerated due to some increased anxiety over the whole Google, Trump, China thing. While that whole thing sucks, the up-side is that we get lots of new toys which traditionally were kept for other countries or even just China. One of these...

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...

How To Install Irish COVID Tracker App

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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...