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Dublin, Ireland
Freelance Journalist
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Journalist with RTÉ News; keeps a particular eye on tech, business & current affairs

Apple Watch coming to 7 more countries - but Ireland isn’t one one of them

teic.ie — Apple has announced that its Watch will go on sale in seven more countries from Friday, 26 June - but Irish buyers will be left waiting for a while longer. The Watch - already available in the US, Britain, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan - will soon hit shelves in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan as well.

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?
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Jul 01, 2015

Nine Maseratis and two Teslas have been imported into Ireland so far this year rte.ie/news/business/…

Jul 01, 2015

Two figures I would love to (but probably won't) see in 6 months' time - Spotify cancellations & regular iTunes music sales

Jun 30, 2015

It's only been 20 minutes or so and I've not heard a single song I know, but/so I can see myself tuning in to Beats 1 more often

Jun 30, 2015

RT @9to5mac: How to cancel/stop Apple Music subscriptions from automatic renewal after free trial bit.ly/1HsIeMq pic.twitter.com/hOROixGvye

Jun 30, 2015

Oh - Beats 1 has advertising too. Didn't expect that #AppleMusic

Jun 30, 2015

Apple also hasn't made the new Music app available on pre-iOS 8 devices. A small missed opportunity, but a missed one all the same.

Jun 30, 2015

I'm also surprised that there's no 'Buy Now' or 'Go to artist' button for songs playing on Beats 1 (or other radio streams on Apple Music)

Jun 30, 2015

So you can't access Connect content on Apple Music without subscribing? Seems like a missed opportunity to attract future users in.

Jun 30, 2015

RT @JoannaStern: Are we all listening to Beats 1? I feel closer to all of you as we all listen together to this relaxing Brian Eno music.

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