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  • Froyo updates to come to HTC Desire

    July 31, 2010 @ 3:42 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Have a HTC Desire phone? If so, the Android 2.2 update is about to hit your handset – if you haven’t already got it.


  • iPhone 4: The costs

    July 30, 2010 @ 8:55 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s all about Apple this week. The iPhone has just gone on sale, and to all those who were queuing at 7am in the rain this morning, I admire your dedication because there’s nothing that would make me stand in wet weather at that hour of the morning without whining. Lots.

    If you’re still weighing up the costs, here they are.


  • Jailbreaking 1, smartphone makers 0

    July 27, 2010 @ 7:27 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    According to the US copyright office, unlocking your smartphone is no longer illegal. The office granted the practice, known as jailbreaking, an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

    As you can predict, Apple is not amused.


  • iPad hits Irish stores

    July 26, 2010 @ 2:07 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Friday’s iPad article:

    In the six months since it was first announced, the Apple iPad has certainly made an impact. Described as a “magical and revolutionary device” by chief executive Steve Jobs, the iPad has sold more than three million units since its April 3rd launch in the US, and its May 28th debut in Britain, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland.


  • Kinect pricing announced

    July 20, 2010 @ 5:12 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Microsoft has announced pricing for it’s new Kinect controller. Get saving your cent…

    The motion sensitive controller will cost €149.99 with the Kinect Adventures, or as part of a console bundle for €299.99.

    The launch games – Kinectimals, Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride – will cost you €49.99 each.

  • iPad to get Irish launch (finally)

    @ 8:05 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    So the iPad is finally coming to Irish shops this Friday.


  • App of the Week: Oxegen 2010

    July 8, 2010 @ 8:24 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re heading down to Oxegen, you need this app.

    The official Oxegen app includes an interactive schedule so you don’t miss your favourite acts, a check list of what you’ll need and a map that links in with Facebook so you can share your location with your friends and track them down.

  • Dear iPhone 4 users: Oops. Our bad.

    July 2, 2010 @ 2:04 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Good news folks. Apparently there’s no real problem with the iPhone 4′s antenna. Instead, it’s a software thing.