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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Apr 28, 2016

@siobhanbrett It's quickly growing on me. I liked the old harp but now looks... cheap. Lettering v old-fashioned. Probably the intention!

Apr 28, 2016

The trend in logo design has been to simplify, but it looks like @GuinnessIreland is going in the oppsoite direction underconsideration.com/brandnew/archi…

Apr 27, 2016

S11 of @alwayssunny comes to @NetflixUK in 11 days, and all will be right with the world once more #nightman #dayman #uhawwhaaww

Apr 25, 2016

RT @NatashaFatah: #BREAKING Ted Cruz, John Kasich issue startling statements that they are joining forces to stop Donald Trump https://t.cocnn.com/2016/04/24/pol…LYCXmzyk6S

Apr 21, 2016

Prince dead. Damn. He was one of those irritatingly talented types. twitter.com/bbcbreaking/st…

Apr 20, 2016

RT @DublinTown: Mary's Bar is offering 2 for 1 cheese toasties for anyone that comes in and says "Thank for the Cheese" #UFC200 https://t.cpic.twitter.com/bRyZ6StTYT/bRyZ6StTYT

Apr 19, 2016

@adrianweckler I can't see the appeal at all - but it must sell well if they keep adding the option to more product lines


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