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Tech - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Your iPhone now has a hidden magnifying mode that you can use

Can’t make something out? Maybe inverting colours can help.

Tech - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own

Google’s Pixel smartphone range, along with all sorts of other tech tidbits, launched in San Francisco today.

Tech - Monday 3 October, 2016

Enda Kenny announces 100% fibre-optic broadband for his hometown

Castlebar, Co Mayo, is just one of 50 towns which will soon be benefitting from a super fast broadband network.

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Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness

The ‘companion robot’ keeps you company but is far from smart.

Tech - Sunday 2 October, 2016

RTÉ has shelved plans to axe its Longwave 252 service

The broadcaster planned to cut the service next year but a review is now underway.

Tech - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Disgruntled customer smashes up smartphones at Apple store in France

The scene, captured on camera and posted on the Internet, has gone viral in France.

You can now exchange your foreign leftover coins at Irish airports for duty free vouchers

The vouchers are worth 10% more than the cash value.

Tech - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data

Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection added that Facebook would be required to delete data already received from WhatsApp in Germany.

Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences

The Law Reform Commission also said that anonymous abuse and online stalking should be included as forms of harassment.

Tech - Friday 23 September, 2016

"Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account

Experts say beefing up your security is the only way to protect yourself from a potential attack.

Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach

Yahoo said names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords were stolen.

'Building up instead of out will prepare Dublin for 21st century city living'

Business groups are calling on councillors to scrap changes that would limit the height of some city centre buildings.

Tech - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Yahoo confirms at least 500 million accounts hacked

The company said the attack may be “State sponsored”

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband

Separately, BioPharma Engineering is creating 70 new jobs at its Dublin and Cork offices over the next three years.

Foreign investor firms responsible for around a fifth of Dublin house purchases

The sales are mostly to large, mostly foreign private equity companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan want to end all disease

The couple have pledged $3 billion to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease.

Tech - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

Tech - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

A €500m investment yesterday and 300 jobs today - it's been a good week so far for Limerick

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor welcomed the ‘significant announcement’.

Tech - Monday 19 September, 2016

Pharmaceutical BioPark to create 500 full-time jobs and 800 construction jobs in Cork

The site will feature Europe’s first eco-friendly prefab ‘KUBio’ facility, which allow Co2 emissions to be reduced by 75%, and water and energy use by around 80%.

Tech - Sunday 18 September, 2016

If you're not using burst mode on your camera, you're missing a trick

If you're not using burst mode on your camera, you're missing a trick

Why try one photo when you can take loads of them in quick succession.

Tech - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'You're opening doors for them' - The community that encourages kids to code is five today

Ever since its first session in Cork in 2011, CoderDojo is now operating in 66 countries across the world.

Tech - Friday 16 September, 2016

Google Street View decided to blur this cow's face to protect its identity

Google admitted that its software had been “overzealous” in doing this.

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These cheering fans queued for days to get their hands on the new iPhone 7

Sales have been better than expected.

Italian woman dies by suicide after video of her having sex goes viral

Tiziana Cantone’s death has sparked a debate in Italy about online privacy.

Tech - Thursday 15 September, 2016

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad

A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.

The FBI's director says we should all cover up our webcams

“It’s not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well”

Tech - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

The latest major update for your iPhone is here, and this is what it brings

iOS 10 brings an expanded iMessages, rejigged lock screen and a handier way to check notifications.

Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging

An update will cap the Note 7′s charge at 60%, but it’s unclear if Samsung will roll it out worldwide.

Tech - Monday 12 September, 2016

Tesla hopes this change will help its cars' autopilot software avoid fatal crashes

The new system will use more advanced radar technology to help detect large objects, even in times of low visibility.

Tech - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Hickey fights back, Hillary falters, calls for a full inquiry into Nama, and a contribution to the abortion debate from an unusual quarter – it’s the Evening Fix.

Michael O'Leary: 'Soon the Ryanair travel app will be bigger business than selling flights'

The airline CEO sees big changes on the way for the aviation industry.

Tech - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Pressure grows over Nama report, Spain and Italy seek some of the Apple money, and Brendan Gleeson talks about a good death – it’s the Evening Fix.

The race for the €13 billion: Spain, Austria and Italy chase a slice of the Apple pie

Heavily-indebted Spain, which is under threat of an EU fine for breaking spending rules, said it was urgently seeking how much Apple may have denied Spanish taxpayers.

This is how you can see everything you've ever searched for on Google

Including any Maps, YouTube and voice searches you have ever made.

Former Guardian editor says Facebook hoovered up over €20 million of its advertising income last year

Alan Rusbridger says Facebook is “taking all the money” because “they have algorithms we don’t understand”.

Tech - Friday 9 September, 2016

Now aviation officials are telling passengers not to turn on Samsung's new phone

As Samsung deals with an exploding battery problem, US aviation safety officials are telling Note 7 owners not to use them on flights.

Tech - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Apple will sell these wireless earbuds for €179, but what do you get?

There is more to them than just the lack of wires.

One of the iPhone's most annoying limitations is now gone for good

And other talking points from Apple’s September event.

Tech - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

This is how much the new iPhone 7 is going to cost you

Make sure you have some deep pockets.

Apple has announced the new iPhone 7

Say goodbye to the headphone jack, and say hello to dual-lens camera and water resistance.