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  • iPhone to come to Vodafone

    September 29, 2009 @ 9:19 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that the iPhone is going to be available on Orange in the UK is Vodafone’s announcement that it will also be selling Apple’s popular device. From 2010, Irish Vodafone customers will also be able to get the iPhone, meaning an end to O2′s exclusivity.

    Irish customers can register interest with Vodafone here from today. No pricing as yet though.

  • The future’s not so bright for DAB

    September 25, 2009 @ 7:32 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Digital radio might be the next wave, but it might not be as straightforward as simply shoving us all on to DAB. Or so new research from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland tells us. (more…)

  • Vodafone unveils 360 service

    @ 1:32 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Vodafone unveiled its new 360 service yesterday in Dublin, with the help of chief executive Charles Butterworth and Dita von Teese.

    Personally, I was disappointed that DvT didn’t explain the finer points of the service. But moving along.


  • Newsbytes 25/09/09

    @ 1:23 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The Google Book hearing has been delayed.

    O2 will launch the Palm Pre on October 16th.

    Twitter is raising €67.7 million in funding.

    Microsoft has opened a €341 million data centre in Dublin.

    The Wii becomes the latest console to drop prices.

  • TECH TOOLS: Samsung S9110 watchphone

    @ 1:14 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    IT’S THE stuff of James Bond dreams – a watch that doubles as your phone.


  • TECH TOOLS: Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ

    @ 8:00 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Showing your digital camera’s photos on the tiny built-in LCD screen is so 2008. Nikon’s latest camera, the Coolpix S1000pj, has an integrated projector that will display your photos from five inches up to 40 inches, depending on lighting conditions. The camera comes with an remote control for both the projector and the camera functions, and a small stand is also thrown.


  • TECH TOOLS: Canon Selphy CP780

    @ 7:59 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Printers are not usually something to get excited about, but with digital cameras now an essential piece of kit for most people, the time may be right to consider investing. After all, there’s little point in taking the photos if they languish on your hard drive. (more…)

  • Apple Event gets underway

    September 9, 2009 @ 7:11 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Get ready for the new announcements, folks. The Apple event has kicked off and already we have iTunes 9, and updated iPhone software. Hopefully it will address the poor battery life on the iPhone.

    iPods now come with cameras too, apparently.

    UPDATE In bullet points to keep it simple.

    The iPod Nano:

    •  New video camera, mic and speaker built in
    • 2.2 inch display
    • built-in FM radio (at last!!) with live pause and iTunes Tagging
    • built-in pedometer
    • available in 8gb and 16gb

    iPod Touch:

    • Now available in 64GB for $399
    • 3.1 software
    • supports Genius Mixes

    Irish pricing will be updated as soon as I get it.

    More later

  • The Palm Pixi is unveiled

    @ 7:07 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    We don’t even have the Palm Pre here just yet (although it is coming soon) and already Palm has announced a brand new handset – the Palm Pixi.


  • Spotify restricts accounts

    September 8, 2009 @ 1:42 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The free Spotify gravy train has finished for Irish users. For the time being, anyway. I found this in my inbox this morning:


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