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Freelance Journalist — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Irish Times

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.

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?
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Jul 28, 2016

@_melaniemay 'A bit ditsy' or 'stone cold thick'? The latter can goes viral; like that English couple where she pretends to know nothing

Jul 27, 2016

RT @pasamefe: Kara Swisher on the state of tech journalism is pretty great  by @karaswisher via #c0nvey

Jul 27, 2016

HIFW when I finally put an SSD, some extra RAM and a clean OS install on my 5 year old MacBook Pro 

Jul 25, 2016

While I was busy making all of these amazing observations, I missed the tickets to Bill Burr's gig going on sale. That's commitment. #UStech

Jul 25, 2016

Apple Maps is far more usable in the US than Ireland... But it still pales in comparison to Google Maps on almost every front #UStech

Jul 25, 2016

US also far ahead of Ireland and others with the acceptance of digital tickets/vouchers. Used Apple Wallet a lot over there #UStech

Jul 25, 2016

While a key weapon in the traditional taxi industry's arsenal is 'no surge pricing' #UStech (2/2)

Jul 25, 2016

The Uber/Lyft vs Taxi debate is in full flow. Interesting to hear both sides claim to be safest but for different reasons #UStech (1/2)

Jul 25, 2016

The US is in an odd place with card payments. They're way behind Ireland/Europe with Chip & PIN, but well ahead with Apple Pay etc #UStech

Jul 25, 2016

A few anecdotal tech observations from a few weeks in the US (SF/LV/NY) - Firstly, everyone is playing Pokemon Go. EVERYONE.

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