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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

Lumia gets latest Windows Phone update — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 29, 2015

Big push from @GuinnessIreland for Hop House 13... They must hope it'll counter the normal sales slump now that the clocks have changed

Mar 29, 2015

Is @realDonaldTrump an advocate of all governments holding stakes in commercial companies, or just Ireland's?

Mar 28, 2015

RT @okmick: A target man or wrecking ball like Eoghan O'Gara is vital against a blanket defence & he will be missed...

Mar 28, 2015

Five points registered in the 1st half of Dublin v Derry. And here was me annoyed I wasn't going to make it to Croker...

Mar 27, 2015

RT @RTEsport: Ireland's Paul O'Connell has been named 6 Nations Player of the Championship #rterugby

Mar 27, 2015

RT @Orlaodo: Mr j tony hunt told the jurors he 110% agreed with their decision. #grahamdwyer

Mar 27, 2015

RT @rtenews: Graham Dwyer has been found guilty of the murder of Elaine O'Hara

Mar 27, 2015

Do we have a word for the split second where you wait to see if Auto-Correct will correctly interpret the jumble of letters you just typed?

Mar 27, 2015

@theJoeGriffin An odd grouping of people who were young enough to consider themselves 'lads', but too old to go to 'The Lad Bible'

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