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  • Microsoft, Nokia team up

    August 13, 2009 @ 10:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Another week, another unholy alliance. Hot on the heels of the “Micro-hoo” deal comes the news that Nokia is to join forces with Microsoft to try to oust the Blackberry as the phone of choice for the business market.


  • News Corp to charge for content

    August 7, 2009 @ 7:10 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Has anyone else got a sense of deja vu?

    A few years ago, it was all about free content online. The idea of paying for any content online was laughable.  It would never work, we sniggered.

    Then things changed. Companies realised that the dot-com bubble had burst and investing thousands and thousands in websites with little or no return was no longer sustainable. Something had to be done.


  • UPC launches HDTV

    August 6, 2009 @ 8:50 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    UPC has launched its own high definition TV service, unveiling it yesterday to customers.

    Could it be a way to regain some of the TV subscribers it has lost in recent months?

  • Apple’s latest woes

    August 4, 2009 @ 3:56 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s not shaping up to be a good few weeks for Apple. If it’s not the FCC looking for answers over its rejection of Google Voice from the Apps Store, it’s tales of exploding iPods and over-heating iPhones.


  • Open 24/7?

    July 2, 2009 @ 9:14 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    I’ve got to the stage where I do most things online - pay bills, shop, keep in contact with friends. So I’m used to logging on at 1am to pay my ESB bill, or transfer money for my mortgage.

    That’s the beauty of online self-service, isn’t it? Not if you’re buying insurance, it seems.


  • Dear eFlow… (MKII)

    May 29, 2009 @ 12:32 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Having received letter #whoknows from eFlow, I had another look at their website. There’s a section dedicated to my very problem, you know.

    It makes for interesting reading.


  • eFlow is e-fail

    May 8, 2009 @ 4:46 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I think it’s fairly well established that I am a fan of technology. It makes my life infinitely easier. But when it goes wrong, it leaves me wanting to kick holes in the offending item.

    The latest culprit is the fairly innocuous eFlow tag that is currently stuck to my windscreen. In a way, I sort of deserve it.


  • to charge for Radio

    March 27, 2009 @ 5:39 pm | by Ciara O'Brien fans will be disappointed to hear that the site plans on making its streaming radio service subscription only to listeners outside the UK, US and Germany. So that would include us then.

  • Quick question…

    March 22, 2009 @ 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.

  • SpiralFrog, RIP

    @ 3:40 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    We had high hopes for SpiralFrog. When it was announced a couple of years ago it seemed like it may be an alternative to paying for music from iTunes.

    Alas, it is no more. Insert your own pun about the service croaking it *here*.

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