The Apple iPhone 13 Pro range hits all the right marks

Tech review: The display is buttery smooth, and the camera has sharper colour and focus

The new plant, located  at the Alexion campus in College Park, Dublin, will create highly skilled roles for scientists and engineers. Photograph: iStock

Pharma company to create 100 jobs in Ireland as part of $360m investment

Dell Technologies has teamed up with the HSE to deliver a six-month educational programme for health staff. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Six-month course will help make Ireland a leader in Europe in digital health, director says

Ireland was among the first six countries to get Apple Fitness+ at  launch.

Group workouts will also come later this year

The Apple Watch Series 7.

Tech Tools: A tweaked design and more screen space

Core chief executive Alan Cox: ‘We’re very happy with the performance of the business and the rebound was much faster than we expected.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Marketing group saw demand rebound at end of 2020 despite lockdown

How a product is packaged can influence a consumer’s buying decisions, a new survey has found, with an increasing number of people looking for more sustainable options.

Some 69 per cent of consumers do not always trust brands and retailers that claim to be sustainable

The NTMA is seeking to raise €20 billion in bond auctions this year. Photograph: iStock

Agency expects to raise up to €20 billion in the bond markets this year

Bulmers maker C&C saw a return to revenue growth.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Euros, good weather and ‘staycations’ boost drinks group

Google yourself, check your email and scrub your social media. Photograph: iStock

We create data wherever we go, the trick is to try keep it to the bare minimum

Table and air: the Ikea Starkvind

Tech Tools: This smart purifier is designed to become part of the furniture in your home

Come out of the shade: Ray-Ban Stories are lightweight and normal-looking, so you could easily wear them as regular sunglasses.

Ray-Ban and Facebook team up to connect your spex wirelessly with your smartphone

The report found that almost 80% think pandemic stimulus packages should prioritise green investment and the transition to a low carbon economy. Photograph: iStock

Most people with high net worth see transition to net-zero emissions as opportunity, report says

Anna Dowdall and Amy Byrne from fifth class in Glenasmole national school participating in a special Minecraft session at DCU St Patrick’s campus. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Competition challenges students to use Minecraft to help shape sustainable future

Use Logi Dock to control video calls, join meetings, mute or disable video from the device, while connecting and charging up to five USB devices and two monitors with a single cable.

Tech Tools: Logi Dock makes remote toil easier with speaker dock for your computer

Keywords Studios has made a number of acquisitions in recent months.

Buoyant video games market developing new content following a year of Covid disruption

Kurt Takahashi, Netwatch Global chief executive.

Security technology group recruiting in areas including R&D and HR

Alan Foy, left, chairman and managing partner, VentureWave Capital,   with David Crimmins, WebDoctor’s chief executive. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Telehealth company valued at €48m following VentureWave Capital backing

Zazzle is expanding its Cork operations, adding 50 jobs in three years.

Design platform is recruiting engineers and other high tech staff

Apple chief executive Tim Cook: ‘iPad Mini is in a class of its own.’ Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc.via Getty

Focus for watch is faster charging and iPad Mini gets overhaul

Leaks claiming to show the colour of the new devices indicate that the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini will come in black, blue, purple, white and pink, along with the Product Red version.

Rumours abound over colours and cameras

David Whelan and Sandra Whelan of Immersive VR Education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Adoption of virtual reality platform rises as restrictions fuel alternate ways of communication

The Legato Irish-based team will be involved in building applications and AI solutions to make healthcare simple, affordable and accessible.  Photograph: iStock

New roles will be for data scientists and AI engineers

The clips are limited to 30 second s in length, which sounds short but captures quite a lot.

Ray-Ban Stories is a collaboration with Facebook

The Ray-Ban Stories Wayfarer smart glasses are on sale for €329.

Ray-Ban Stories glasses have 5MP camera which can be used to take photos and videos

The sale brings the total raised in benchmark bonds this year to date to €16bn.  Photograph: iStock

State hits target on latest auction

 Amazon’s expansion in Ireland has not met with universal approval. File photograph: iStock

Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar hails announcement as recruitment under way

Fountain Healthcare joins Gilde Healthcare, Inkef Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and M Ventures as investors in Calypso, which develops novel biologics to address immunological diseases. Photograph: iStock

Company completes dosing in first round of trial of treatment for coeliac disease

It’s electric: the Swytch converter

This halfway house will help you tackle hills while being comparatively affordable

Photograph: iStock

Fund is targetting energy efficiency, energy storage, renewables, forestry and waste

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Watch 4 available in two designs and four sizes and offers blood pressure monitoring

Nanoleaf Shapes is also compatible with Apple HomeKit, for syncing with your smarthome

Sixteen million colours can be synced to music or create scenes to fit your mood

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G foldable smartphone

Company overcomes ongoing chip supply issues

Apple has agreed to loosen payment restrictions on its App Store. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Move addresses a long-standing complaint and settles Japanese investigation

Fitbit says the device is its most advanced heath and fitness tracker yet

Tech Tools: The whole package is thinner and about 10% slimmer than the Charge 4

The legs are removable so you can place the playing surface on a diningroom table

Tech Tools: Play all your favourite board games with just a touch of the screen

Google Nest Cam: The video quality is good, even at night when it switches over to night vision.

Magnetic-mounted, battery-powered Google camera covers activity zones with free alerts

Not all are video doorbells are created equally, and what is intended to make you feel safe could end up becoming a nuisance or even a security risk to your home. Photograph: iStock

Smart tech may help you feel safer but should also come with a warning

An enterprise is deemed to be Irish-owned if over 50%  of its controlling interest is in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Affiliates of Irish-domiciled multinationals employed more than 1.1m people that year

SportX has been specifically designed to develop opportunities in the sport and wellness industries

SportX will be delivered by Resolve Partners and will concentrate on the southeast

Apple announced overnight Thursday that it would allow developers to urge customers to pay them outside their iPhone apps. Photograph:  Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images

Tech giant to still bar developers telling customers about other ways to pay in iPhone apps

The survey found 90 per cent of companies had seen a rise in cyberattacks in the past 12 months. Photograph: iStock

Companies face increased risk from cyberattacks in past 12 months

The Avoca outlet on Suffolk Street in Dublin, which is owned by Aramark. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Accounts for Avoca owner show it received €15.8m in wage subsidies from Government last year

Listed life sciences investor Malin upgraded the value of its holdings after the sale of two businesses in its portfolio

Life sciences group plans significant cash payouts to shareholders following two company exits

Chief executive of CRH Albert Manifold.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Building materials groups increases interim dividend as its outlook remains upbeat

The Husqvarna Automower 405X isn’t a cheap option, though that depends on how much you value your time.

The Automower takes over most of the garden work, just keep small toys out of its path

A Smurfit Kappa containerboard plant.

Investment will see Culiacan plant modernised and expanded

Woodie’s performed ‘really strongly’ during the first six months of this year.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Woodie’s owner reports record profits for first six month of 2021

With on-device image processing, this new camera can tell your dad and your dog apart

Tim Griffiths, CEO, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (centre) with Brandon Blacoe and Eibhlin O’Riordan, ByoWave (bottom, centre); Graham Brocklebank, Peer Educational Technologies (from centre, right); Liz Gleeson, Shapes Of Grief; Aisling Kirwan and Mark Kirwan, Positive Carbon and Dr Francesca La Morgia, Mother Tongues. Each organisation will get €20,000 in funding.

Support to help tackle problems such as food waste

Edward Snowden gestures as he speaks via livestream at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2019.

Organisers say they expect over 40,000 people to attend the conference this year

Open Orphan executive chairman Cathal Friel.

Study is being carried out under asthma human challenge study model

Non-essential retailers were closed for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: iStock

New survey says some landlords are refusing to engage over arrears

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

These work best with Samsung devices but are compatible with others

Glimpse’s solution allows bricks and mortar retailers to gain insights into their customers through its retail analytics platform

The Dublin-based company is planning to increase its staff from six to 40 over three years as it targets the UK market

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 looks and acts like a smartphone while closed, and opens into a tablet-style display. Photograph: Martyn Landi/PA

Improved camera, water resistance and durability . . . and a heavy price tag

 The  Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone comes in a number of colours. Photograph: Samsung Electronics/AFP via Getty Images

Device features tougher casing, improved waterproof rating and larger cover screen

The A500 mini is a reboot of the original Amiga 500 by Retro Games.

Console priced €120 comes with 25 classic games such as Worms and Alien Breed

Tech tools: Updated Nest can tell if there’s an actual person at the door, not a cat or a dog

The Galaxy Z Fold 3

Company claims new handsets are more durable than predecessors

Instagram has added new tools to help tackle abuse on the platform. Photograph: iStock

Platform also expands existing measures to tackle abuse

The F1 comes with Tektro disc brakes and eight-speed Shimano gears, front and rear pannier racks and a kickstand.

A handy electrical bike for people with limited storage – just take it easy on the speed ramps

Anyone under the age of 18, or their parent or guardian, will be able to request the removal of their images from Google Image results. Photograph: iStock

YouTube uploads to be private by default while tech giant will also block ad targeting

Sony is also touting the Bravia XR X95 as suitable for gamers with smooth gameplay and 4K 120 frames per second.

Sony XR X95J uses Cognitive Processor XR to replicate how we see and hear

Allianz, Europe’s largest insurer, rose 2.5 per cent after it posted a better-than-expected jump in second-quarter net profit and provided a rosier outlook for the full year. Photograph: iStock

Irish bank stocks continue good run from earlier in week, tracking wider European surge

The new Nest line-up.

New devices include on-device processing to help protect privacy

All funding must be provided to successful applicants before the end of 2021. Photograph: iStock

Funds, available through Enterprise Ireland, are to accelerate the shift to digital for enterprises.

Unemployment among those aged 15 to 24 years old fell from 44 per cent in June to 31.7 per cent last month, while the rate for those over 25 years of age was 11.5 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State body apologises for error and plans to issue corrected data next week

From left: Refurbed co-founders Peter Windischhofer, Jürgen Riedl and Kilian Kaminski

Firm plans to invest in Ireland as it seeks to become ‘Amazon for refurbished products’

Pandemic has reversed the phone-first trend as demand for laptops grows

Nothing Ear (1): gives you sound quality with buds having an 11.6mm driver.

Nothing Ear (1) offers balanced bass, mid and treble audio performance

Elaine Carey, chief commercial officer for Three Ireland.

Telecoms provider shifting retail focus to lifestyle products

ZTE Axon 30 comes with AI quad-camera, with a 64 megapixel main device, a 120-degree wide-angle camera, a 3cm macro lens and a depth-of-field lens.

Neat phone comes with light-sensitive 2.24um large pixel camera

Dubliner Paul Lynch has stepped down as chief executive of Chargify.

Move comes as tech company combines with SaaS Optics following $150m investment in pair by Battery Ventures

Erik Jentetics and Daragh Jordan, cofounders of Grafton Digital: ‘Today is a proud day for Erik, the team and I, to expand into New York and continue to grow our business.’

Company started as school project to help Irish businesses develop an online presence

New acquisition Climax Studios has worked with a number of major games publishers on titles such as Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Crackdown 3 and Returnal PS5.

Hunt still on for new chief executive, but games group identifies several candidates

The green diode can be turned on and off as you see fit. That way it lights up fine dust and dirt, making sure that you can target it.

Vaccum cleaner from market leader shows up all the dirt you might otherwise miss

Domino’s digital business continued to grow as Covid-19 restrictions were loosened. Photograph: Bloomberg

Online sales account for 80% of pizza group’s Irish business in first half of 2021

Virtual Valet vehicle enhancement technology aims “to increase profitability and decrease chaos in the streets”.

Ireland Luna and US group JumpWatts team up for Smart DCU e-scooter rental study

Rory Best: ‘Coming from a farming family, I have long understood the importance of insurance to protect business owners.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Move is first major role for former Ireland rugby captain since retiring in 2019

The local electoral area  of Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart had the most completions at 185 in the second quarter of the year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 5,000 new dwelling completions recorded in Q2, CSO figures show

Irish people spent €7 billion in debit and credit card purchases in June. Photograph: iStock

€237m more was spent on debit and credit cards in June compared with May

C&C manufactures and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks across Ireland and the UK

Chief operating officer of drinks group will step down from board role in September

Many Irish will buy a pre-owned device if it lowered their carbon footprint

Imoo’s Watch Phone Z1 includes video calling, audio messaging, location tracking through GPS and photo sharing.

Imoo’s Watch Phone Z1 lets you stay in touch with your child without a phone

This Irish-made stand holds your keys, phone etc and is perfect for home working

Symfonisk Picture Frame

Collaborative wifi speaker from Ikea and Sonos is discreet and has high sound quality

Microsoft has appointed  Anne Sheehan as general manager of Microsoft Ireland. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Sheehan is currently Vodafone UK’s enterprise director and will begin new role in October

On an annual basis clothing and footwear sales increased by 42.6%. Photograph: iStock

June’s volume was 13.1% higher than the same month in 2019 before Covid struck

United Oil & Gas’s agreement to sell its two UK North Sea licences to Quattro Energy  will see United exit activities in the North Sea region.

Move comes following strategic review of business

The majority of HBFI-funded properties are two- and three-bed homes aimed at first-time buyers. Photograph: iStock

Home Building Finance Ireland has committed 74% of its €730m capital

Hibernia Reit chief executive Kevin Nowlan. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Completion of Cumberland Place development pushes vacancy rate to 9% from 7%

TikTok’s global chief security officer, Roland Cloutier, said the initial 50 jobs was the starting point for the centre. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty

Irish centre will be social video platform’s first regional one outside US

From left: NoCo cofounders Frankie McSwiney and Brian Moran with Gary O’Meara, co-founder and chairman of NACEC.

Property company has teamed up with NACEC to offer access to EI-supported centres

From left: Peter Harte, FoodMarble’s chief technical officer; Aonghus Shortt, chief executive; and Lisa Ruttledge, chief operations officer. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Trial of remote-monitoring Aire device conducted at John Hopkins centre in United States

Twitter is experimenting with a number of options to give feedback on replies.

Social media giant using test in bid to gather feedback about what replies are relevant

Shoppers have a panoramic view based on the shop floor of Kilkenny Design’s flagship shop in Dublin’s Nassau Street.  They can move between different sections, with products displayed on virtual racks and shelves.

International visitors accounted for 30% of sales before pandemic struck

An appraisal well at Barryroe, off the coast of Cork. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Peter Newman, Ann-Marie O’Sullivan to join board as it plans to progress Barryroe work programme

Beware, overreliance on technology could remove all personality and personal flair from your writing.

From Hemingway Editor to Cliche Finder: the best thing since . . . sliced bread?

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