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  • Facebook tests a 'snooze' button that lets you temporarily silence annoying friends on your News Feed

    18 September 2017 11:31

    We've all got that one friend who is constantly uploading photos from their latest holiday on Facebook. But you could soon avoid having to enviously see these photos, thanks to Facebook's latest feature. The tool, called Snooze, lets you temporarily unfollow friends, Pages or Groups, and is currently being tested on users in the US. It is unclear when, or if, Facebook

  • Do you know the best feature of iPhone X? The Rs 1.02 lakh price tag

    16 September 2017 06:33

    From November 3, Apple will be selling top model of iPhone X, a special tenth anniversary edition, in India for Rs 1.02 lakh—and lots of Indians would make a beeline for it. Why has no one dared ask if iPhone X is overpriced? The simple reason is that the Rs 1.02 lakh price tag is not the value of the phone but its most prized feature. Indians would

  • 'Oversight meant duo had to fly back for visas'

    16 September 2017 01:30

    But they were turned away at immigration in Johannesburg as a result of not having the correct visas - and had to spend hours waiting in the airport before their long return flight to Dublin. Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth yesterday, the coach said: "From our end, it's all new travelling to South Africa with a group so the logistics

  • Our sneak preview of the latest Sony Xperia XZ1 phones coming to Ireland

    15 September 2017 16:56

    One of these new Sony Xperia XZ1 phones lands next week, and the other follows in October The pair of stylish new devices were first revealed to the world at IFA in Berlin, and then launched in Ireland. They come hot on the heels of the Japanese tech giant’s awesome Xperia XZ Premium, one of the best handsets of the year. The 5.2in Xperia XZ1’s key selling

  • Apple's new watch lets you make calls, get messages and stream music

    14 September 2017 01:36

    The tech giant has built a digital SIM card into the Watch Series 3, which means the Watch has its own mobile connection. The SIM move means that runners, walkers and cyclists can do their daily routines without needing to take a phone with them. However, to use the mobile service will mean paying an additional tariff to an operator, even though you’re

  • Shares in Apple drop after iPhone launch

    13 September 2017 15:05 4

    The iPhone X won’t be shipped until November while the 8 model will ship in September Shares in iPhone seller Apple were trading down by as much as 1.82 per cent in New York early trade on Wednesday. The company’s much-hyped event on Tuesday unveiled three new phones, an advanced watch that can take calls and a new Apple TV, but die-hard fans will not be able to get their

  • Steve Jobs still loomed large at Apple’s big event. Tim Cook seems just fine with that

    13 September 2017 13:48 4

    Steve Jobs was literally a towering presence at Tim Cook's highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone launch event on Tuesday. The late Apple-co-founder's name was on the auditorium where the event at its new spaceship campus was held. Giant images of the company's iconic former CEO stared out behind Cook as he opened the event and dedicated the space

  • Here’s how you can get your hands on the new iPhone X

    13 September 2017 12:47 4

    The 10th anniversary special edition iPhone X, dubbed the “future of the smartphone” was unveiled with great fanfare on Tuesday, and is set to go on sale in October. Apple has done away with the home button and ushered in a range of new features, including Face ID, which allows users to unlock the device simply by looking at it. Its 5.8-inch edge-to-edge

  • 10 reasons Apple’s iPhone X event was really about future of AI

    13 September 2017 08:40 4

    Apple marked the 10th anniversary of the iPhone with customary style. But the real changes are what’s happening under the hood, writes John Kennedy. The shallow aspects of Apple’s iPhone X launch event in California will be covered in debates around the mouthwatering €1,179 price tag on the new device, its similarities to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and, of course

  • Apple faces the future: new iPhone X can read user's facial features

    13 September 2017 01:36 5

    The iPhone X replaces the home button with facial recognition scanners for unlocking the phone and for paying in shops. Some 30,000 facial points are measured by the new iPhone, which can't be fooled by beards, hats, tans or the natural ageing process, according to chief executive Tim Cook. "Facial recognition is the future of how we will unlock our phones