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  • App of the week: Bump

    May 12, 2010 @ 6:39 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Bump has been knocking about for a bit on the iPhone, but it was only recently I discovered you could use it to send contacts and photos between an iPhone and an Android handset.

    I don’t pretend to know how it works, and I’m sure a detailed explanation is available somewhere, but it’s the handiest app on my mobile. No more faffing about with Bluetooth; simply activate Bump on both phones, ‘bump’ them together and it will transfer the files for you.

  • Should Ebay clamp down on the ticket touts?

    July 22, 2009 @ 2:32 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I used to have an advantage when it came to getting tickets for gigs. Having broadband at home when very few people would – or could – make the leap to higher speed lines meant that queuing outside HMV for tickets at 6am in the freezing cold was a thing of the past. Log on, get the tickets, go back to bed.

    These days, everyone has it. It’s hit and miss as to whether you manage to beat the crowds to snatch the last two tickets to the gig of your choice, but at least you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

    However, although it may be easier for music fans, broadband has also made it easier for touts to make a quick profit.

  • Eircom woes

    July 17, 2009 @ 3:07 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Based on this article, I’ve started getting a number of complaints about Eircom’s broadband service. Slow or limited connectivity, not being able to get online at all in some cases, with problems allegedly extending long past the time Eircom claims the issues were resolved.


  • Campaign seeks to Blackout Ireland

    March 1, 2009 @ 10:33 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Irma’s approach to stamping out copyright infringement is winning fans all, it seems. Following the news that Irma was seeking to block Irish Internet users’ access to some websites, a new campaign has started to show Irma and the ISPs just how unhappy Irish net users are with the situation.

  • Irma, Eircom deal just gets better…

    February 23, 2009 @ 1:21 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    This one will just run and run. Not content with their well thought out plan of introducing three strikes and you’re off the network, Irma is now going to start targetting websites it doesn’t like. Excellent plan.

  • ‘Blackout’ hits the web

    February 16, 2009 @ 8:05 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Interesting . Perhaps Eircom customers could register some sort of similar protest against it’s “three strikes” agreement.

    Stephen Fry is one of the people joining the protest on Twitter.