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# App

All time
# grá don ghaeilge
Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo
It’s estimated that almost a quarter of all Duolingo users are resident in Ireland.
# Death
Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan
The driver was playing the game when he hit and killed one woman and injured another.
# gotta catch them all
What the heck is Pokémon Go - and why is it so popular?
To think it all started out as an April Fools’ joke.
10 problems anyone playing Pokémon Go in Ireland will understand
I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was…
# It goes on and on and on
Some Norwegians spent two days reading the T&Cs of your favourite apps
The terms and conditions of 33 apps amounted to roughly 260,000 words or 900 pages.
# all changed
Instagram has said goodbye to its polaroid-inspired logo
And it’s been replaced by something quite different.
# Fitness
The app which allows you to do a indoor cycling class wherever you are in the world
If you like to cycle or take cycling classes this app is a must.
# point the way
This tiny box is helping people discover things they didn't know about
Pointy has been quietly growing in recent months, and wants to get all Irish retailers on board.
# Hate speech
Google takes down Taliban propaganda app
The app, which was designed to show news and videos from the group, was only up shortly before it was taken down.
# TechKnowHow
If Facebook's app is irritating you, there is a way to improve things
And it only takes a moment or two to complete.
# smartvote
Don't know who to vote for? 'Tinder for politics' will help
A new website links voters with candidates who have similar views.
# frisky bitz
The internet is obsessed with this weirdly addictive cat-collecting app
Neko Atsume is LIFE.
# 12 days of tech
This is how you find out which apps are draining your phone's battery life
Sometimes it can be one app that is causing the problem.
# 3nder
Ten thousand Irish people have signed up to the 'Tinder for threesomes' app
# Oops
Facebook admits its app is draining your iPhone's battery
But if you update to the latest version, it will solve most of the problems.
# Fitness
Have you downloaded the '7-minute fitness challenge' app on your phone yet?
It’s a lot cheaper than a personal trainer.
# Peeple
Everyone is talking about the creepy new app Peeple - but what even is it?
It’s like Yelp, but for people. And nobody’s happy.
# science-backed
This unique Irish app helps train distracted kids' brains
Its creator, entrepreneur and neuroscientist Aine Behan, tells us how it works.
# text back
9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp
Want to hide when you’ve read someone’s message?
# pay to replay
There are some big changes coming to Snapchat
You’ll soon be able to pay to replay a Snapchat.
# Someone like you
Someone's come up with a properly useful way to get through a breakup
We’ve all been there.
# swipe right
There's now a 'Tinder' specifically for people carrying an STI
MPWH (Meeting People With Herpes) aims to unite people suffering from the stigma of the virus, for which there is no cure.
Spotify has finally explained why it's looking for more of your data
After heavy criticism for its new privacy policy, it has updated it to include a plain language explanation.
# freeletics
This new free fitness app will help change the way you train and look
It’s a saturated market but Freeletics is the best app we’ve come across.
# because of course
The company behind Ashley Madison worked on an app called 'What's Your Wife Worth'
It’s exactly what you think it is.
# impress your friends
Nothing to do this Bank Holiday evening? Learn how to code Javascript
Sure you’ve nothing else to be doing.
# check in
Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes
The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been in touch with the airline.
# makes you think
Why does Tinder work? A biological anthropologist explains...
Users of the dating app assess potential partners in much the same way as neanderthals did, according to academic Helen Fisher.
# Popularity contest
Facebook Messenger has joined an exclusive club on Android
The app has been downloaded one billion times on the Google Play store.
# yakking around
10 times the Yik Yak app perfectly summed up Ireland
What is Yik Yak, you say? All will be revealed.
# rapchat
How a 22 year old turned a crazy idea into a company seeking $2 million
He realised the enormous potential that social media held in the area of freestyle rap.
# Final Preparations
The Wings For Life app is the perfect tool to help you get fit
There is just a week to go until the big day and we’ve got a great way to assist your training.
# Snap Happy
The Late Late Show tried to 'decode Snapchat' last night and nobody was impressed
Model Holly Carpenter was brought on to discuss how girls use the app to – whisper it – flirt.
# itsa me
Here's how everyone on Twitter is getting those creepy avatars
iPhone users can make them on a Chinese app called MyIdol. You may get addicted.
# dirty words
This app could stop people who write dodgy tweets from losing their job
And the guy who set it up knows exactly what can go wrong.
# snap out of it
So what's the deal with these new emojis on Snapchat?
The latest update has changed the game somewhat.
# elections made easy
Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you
Smartvote to the rescue.
# all dolled up
Mam uses makeup app on 7-week-old son, with hilariously unsettling results
# Fitness
'The mini marathon can help you make a complete lifestyle change'
With 16 weeks to go, you can revolutionise your life.
# Handy
Can't afford a personal trainer? Here are 5 great fitness tracking exercises
We’ve trawled the interest for the coolest ones out there – and taken a slightly unfair bias to the free ones.