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With the emergence of apps, it’s easy to forget how important the web itself is. We look at the best websites, Chrome extensions and more, to make your life a little better.

Google and the Pirate Bay – It’s complicated

Google and the Pirate Bay
For those of you who are passionate about file sharing you may be noticed the Pirate Bay is more difficult that usual to access. Likewise, is the recently decommissioned Kick Ass Torrents. In Ireland, eir and Virgin Media make life a little more difficult for those hoping to access the Pirate Bay, blocking direct access But what about Google? Google Many years...

Pokémon NO: Sick of Pokémon GO?

pokémon NO
We make no secret of the fact we are Pokémon trainers here at Goos3D, but it's not for everyone. Respecting that everyone is entitled to their own opinions there is a way for you to hide Pokémon from your online life at least. Pokémon NO Chrome extension If you are a Google Chrome user and a Pokémon GO disliker, then this...

Should you put tape over your webcam?

mark zuckerberg tinfoil hat
This week saw Instagram reach over half a billion active monthly users which is naturally headline material. Of course that means the headlines have been dominated by a 1cm squared piece of insulating tape on Mark Zuckerberg's webcam. Why does Zuckerberg tape is camera? https://twitter.com/topherolson/status/745294977064828929 Some industry professionals have confirmed the Facebook founder is on the ball in terms of web security....

What are the current Brexit odds?

brexit odds
If you are wondering what the chances of a Britain leaving the European Union, there is no shortage of bookmakers who will offer you the latest Brexit odds. The past few days have seen a swing in favour of a Brexit. We take a look at the best way to keep up to date with the latest likely outcomes of...

What happens to people caught downloading torrents?

Online piracy
Chances are if you haven't done it yourself at some stage, you have benefited from someone downloading torrents. There have been many warnings to users over the years, but what actually happens when you are caught downloading torrents? Is downloading torrents illegal? Downloading torrents is perfectly legal. Torrents are simply broken up files shared between users in peer to peer downloading....

Spotify users data leaked online

A list has emerged online today showing hundreds of Spotify users details, in what initially appears to be a rather large data breach from the world's leading music streaming service. Four Irish users are believed to have been involved, with fifteen from the UK Techcrunch has been in contact with selected people on the list which was leaked via the...

Panama Papers – The world’s biggest data leak

Panama Papers
The Panama Papers refers to the biggest leak of data in history. Over the course of a year, 2.6 terrabytes of data comprising of 11.5 million documents were passed from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The news which will emerge in the coming days comes as a result of a year's analysis between approximately 400 journalists. https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/716683740903247873 How...

Things we hate about modern day media sites

While we are a media site ourselves and don't claim to be perfect, there are several trends emerging from the Irish media scene that's bugging the hell out of us. You've probably spotted them already, but please allow us to rant on your behalf. Click bait sponsored content There is an awful smell of desperation and lack of journalistic pride in...

Why is AdBlock not blocking Amnesty International banners

Amnesty International AdBlock
While online advertising is big business, almost 7% of internet users have decided blocking these ads improves their browsing experience. Sure enough, 7% might not sound like much, but that comes to 198 million internet users who are not served by online ads. Today, these 198 million users will probably do a double take as Amnesty International ads are...

Which 2016 General Election candidates to vote for

smartvote
While many of you have probably voted for your own preference of the 2016 General Election candidates, thousands of you who have yet to move your votes are likely moving around the country to vote. Chances are, the candidates in this constituency may not even mean much to you, leading you to vote like you have in the past...