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Adam Maguire

Dublin, Ireland
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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Sep 22, 2016

@Rigknee That's a real thing. You're supposed to do that... @IndoSport

Sep 22, 2016

@Jim_Sheridan That's probably what accounts for the £74,999,750 margin, so.

Sep 22, 2016

@Jim_Sheridan Is that one of those ovens with the disappearing door? That's key to the #GBBO vibe.

Sep 22, 2016

RT @CocuKitchen: What a welcome so far on Chatham St, coffees flying out 🙌 'Pay as you Please' lunch in aid @PietaHouse kicks off 12

Sep 22, 2016

Pitch for the BBC's #GBBO replacement: Mary Berry bakes while Mel & Sue utter innuendo to camera. Name: Mary Berry's Buns. You're welcome.

Sep 21, 2016

RT @MalachyClerkin: Dublin get a pass for not winning, Mayo don't. You are who you are until you change who you are.

Sep 18, 2016

RT @DubGAAOfficial: The All-Ireland Senior Football Final replay will be on the 1st October at 5pm in Croke Park #COYBIB #DUBvMAY

Sep 18, 2016

RT @LeanIago: Let's be honest here, the real winner is Coppers. #DUBvMAYO

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