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Freelance journalist covering tech, media and current affairs. Working for RTÉ, The Irish Times & others.

Lumia gets latest Windows Phone update

teic.ie — The latest update for Windows Phone 8.1 - dubbed Denim - is now being pushed to Nokia/Microsoft Lumia devices. Denim features a number of improvements to the operating system, including quicker access to its Cortana personal assistant, and changes to the way the home screen can be customised.

Building the blocks that make up the world’s blockbuster games

irishtimes.com — Vast arenas, countless characters, immersive music and some adherence to the laws of physics are the vital components of a modern AAA gaming title. Translating that to the screen is a time-consuming process which is dependent on complex code and careful craft.

Irish stamps honour gaming icons

teic.ie — An Post has unveiled a new set of stamps dedicated to the most iconic games of Nintendo, Sega, Namco and Taito. The new 68c 'Game Icons' series feature legendary mascots Mario and Sonic, as well as arcade classics Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

HBO to launch standalone streaming service in 2015

teic.ie — HBO - the US broadcaster behind Game of Thrones, The Wire, The Sopranos, Silicon Valley and so many other top-class programmes - is to launch a standalone streaming service next year. Users can already stream HBO programmes through its HBO Go service, but it's tied to an old-fashioned cable package with prices to match.

When it comes to failure, investors must take their share of the blame

irishtimes.com — Failure is an option, as long as it comes with a lesson to be learned - that is the advice regularly given to the country's start-up scene, which is often characterised as being too risk averse when compared to its international peers.

The Apple TV era could be upon us

teic.ie — Apple tends not to be a company that is first to market with a particular product, waiting instead until it feels it has the right device for a particular job. The Apple TV bucked that trend.

Review: Nokia Lumia 930

teic.ie — Nokia as a brand may be on the way out, but its work to promote the Windows Phone platform lives on. So is the Lumia 930 finally the phone Microsoft needs to take the smartphone battle to Google and Apple? The details The Nokia Lumia 930 is a 5 inch smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1.

Apple to hold iPad, Mac event on 16 October

teic.ie — Apple will follow up its unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch with another event on 16 October - this one focusing on iPads and Macs. That's according to a report on technology site Recode.

Why Meteor is going after O2 in its latest ads

teic.ie — It's fairly par for the course for a company to tell you how they're better than all the rest. Even specifically naming a rival is not uncommon in Irish ads - though it doesn't happen all that often. So why has Meteor opted to build an entire ad campaign around one of its rivals, O2?

Microsoft gives first look at Windows 10

teic.ie — Microsoft has given the world its first look at its next operating system - which will be called Windows 10. The company says the new software - due for release in 2015 - will be used on all devices, including smartphones and tablets.
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Mar 03, 2015

RT @mikemcaleer: Ford shows off a potential car of the show: a mint condition mark 1 Mexico pic.twitter.com/lYfT4K89S6

Mar 02, 2015

@pkellypr It really is excellent - would be great to see more (serious & not) aiming for that quality over quantity

Mar 02, 2015

John Oliver has done a 21 minute piece on infrastructure which manages to be as funny & engaging as the topic is not youtube.com/watch?v=Wpzvaq…

Mar 02, 2015

RT @ruskin147: Zuckerberg's message condensed - I love mobile operators, they shouldn't fear me, together we"ll connect the world #holdthefrontpage

Mar 02, 2015

RT @willgoodbody: RTE cameraman @ColmHand risking life and limb to bring you the story of a connected bike at #mwc15 ! pic.twitter.com/h6vA4AdPHV

Mar 02, 2015

@ThreeCare Either that or revert my account back to a regular consumer one...

Mar 02, 2015

@ThreeCare Can't log into business account online - had the same issue when it was with O2... any idea how I can reset it?

Mar 01, 2015

Great win, Ireland dominated in so many areas for so much of the game.. though they struggled without Sexton.

Mar 01, 2015

England seemed to have a lot of time to release in some of those phases - more than Toner got at one stage in the 1st half

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