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  • Say Hullo

    October 21, 2010 @ 2:47 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Possibly one of the most useful apps I’ve come across this month for the iPhone is HulloMail. It’s voicemail, but with a difference. Replacing your network operator’s voicemail service, it’s similar to the visual voicemail that was a much talked about feature of the original iPhone.

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  • HTC announces the HD7

    October 11, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    HTC has announced its Windows Phone 7 handset, the HD7, will be available to Irish consumers through O2.

    The new handset has Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound, a stand to allow you to view movies more easily and 16GB of memory. Other essentials include the 5 megapixel camera, and high-definition, 720p movie capture.

    Add in the high resolution, 4.3-inch widescreen, and 1GHz processor, and you have  apretty impressive line up for a mobile phone.

  • Say hello to eMobile

    September 29, 2010 @ 11:27 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    The mobile market just got a new operator, with the launch of eMobile.

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  • RIM unveils PlayBook

    September 28, 2010 @ 12:29 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s been flagged for a while, but yesterday, Blackberry maker Research In Motion unveiled its challenger to the iPad. Say hello to the RIM PlayBook.

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  • Tech Tools: Sony Xperia Mini Pro

    September 27, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The trend recently has been for large screens and touch capable phones. Sony Ericsson has bucked at least part of this trend with the diminutive Xperia mini handsets.

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  • App of the week: Micoach goes mobile

    August 11, 2010 @ 4:15 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Another fitness application has launched for mobiles, but it’s not just limited to iPhones. The Adidas Micoach app is available for the iPhone, but can also be downloaded to Blackberry devices.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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