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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 — 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.
Jun 04, 2015

The Apple Watch is coming to 7 more countries this month... but not Ireland (via @teicie)…

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.
Jan 16, 2015

Microsoft has finally creating an operating system for the die-hard Garth Brooks fan… @LumiaIE

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.
Nov 03, 2014

Building the blocks that make up the world’s blockbuster games (my piece in today's @ITInnovationMag)…

Nov 04, 2014

RT @idigmusicfest: Look who get a shout-out in @AdamMaguire’s @irishtimes article about Irish game creators today! (Hint: it’s us!)…

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.
Oct 15, 2014

HBO is to offer a standalone streaming service next year - could be great news for Irish viewers who aren't on Sky…

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.
Oct 13, 2014

"When it comes to failure, investors must take their share of the blame"; my piece in today's @IrishTimesBiz:…

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?
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Nov 19, 2015

Some retailers offering 'Black Friday' deals this weekend, and over multiple days. Is nothing sacred?

Nov 18, 2015

#SkyQ looks interesting - particularly syncing to other screens & Bluetooth/AirPlay features. Really puts it up to @VirginMediaIE's Horizon.

Nov 17, 2015

@ConorWilson @damienmulley ah yes. Truth be told, I'd be all over that if it was on offer now

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