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  • Skype to come to Blackberry, iPhone

    March 30, 2009 @ 11:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    For different reasons, I’ve become a much more frequent user of Skype lately. The only downside is that it still isn’t available for some phones, including the Blackberry.

    Well that’s about to change.
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  • A new excuse to spend my life playing video games

    @ 8:10 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    remember the days when parents could use the old “you’ll ruin your eyesight” excuse to stop kids spending too much time on games consoles? Well not any more. It turns out a new US study has found video games can actually improve vision – or at least one specific part of it.
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  • Storm has a few hiccups

    March 29, 2009 @ 11:53 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    So I got my hands on the Blackberry Storm last week.

    Much excitement.

    It looks good, the clickable touchscreen intrigues me. Very impressed by the 8gb memory card included with it. I spend at least 10 minutes of every day turning it around to watch the screen rotate itself (yes I am that sad).
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  • Last.fm to charge for Radio

    March 27, 2009 @ 5:39 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Last.fm fans will be disappointed to hear that the site plans on making its streaming Last.fm radio service subscription only to listeners outside the UK, US and Germany. So that would include us then.
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  • Google Street View prompts legal action

    March 25, 2009 @ 12:52 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    And so it begins. The Google Street View service hasn’t been available in the UK longer than a wet week and already the legal action is starting.
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  • Proof that people can still surprise/disgust me

    March 22, 2009 @ 5:55 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I have never been a fan of Jade Goody. The recent media attention surrounding her illness was distasteful at best, regardless of whether she courted it or not.

    But this type of reaction is not only over the top, but if you check out the source code of the page, is just plain nasty.

  • Twitter faux pas!

    @ 5:51 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The top ten most annoying tweets, according to Niall Harbison.

    I’d say the majority of Twitter addicts are guilty of at least two of these on a regular basis.

  • Quick question…

    @ 5:45 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Does anyone know why Ryanair won’t allow you to book a flight through their website if you want to travel that day? Aer Lingus and other airlines allow it, but with “no frills” airline Ryanair you have to ring their reservations centre.

    Considering they are trying to push us online for everything these days – reservations, check in – you think they’d sort this out.

  • A Facebook cause I can get behind

    @ 5:28 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Every time I log in to my Facebook page, I have a list of new causes that people have invited me to. Usually worthy, valid causes that most people would support.
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  • Review: Blackberry Curve 8900

    @ 12:25 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The Blackberry Curve 8900

    I was never a big fan of Blackberry devices in the past. They seemed a little too serious, a little too business-like for my taste. And to be fair, they were originally designed to keep busy people tethered to their email no matter where they were.

    However, RIM’s latest offerings have certainly shaken off the “dull” tag that used to dog the Blackberry. From the Pearl to the Storm, and now the Curve, Blackberry is finding its niche in the consumer market.

    It’s taken some time, but it’s safe to say I’m hooked.
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