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# App

All time
# dizzy
This pointless app makes spinning in circles competitive (and we had to try it)
It’s all fun and games until someone loses their dinner.
# kippeneuker
Dad discovers Google Translate, immediately sets it to work with dad jokes
NSFW dad jokes, at that.
# the numbers game
Rugby analysis app brings magic number 54 into the foreground
We spoke to Andrew Quick, creator of the fascinating Rugby Analyser 54 app.
# Wakie Wakie
This app will give you a wake-up call from a complete stranger every morning
Another frontier broken down.
# hasta la vista
'Dubsmash' is the annoying video app taking over your Facebook feed
Have you been enraged by it yet?
# Twitter
How potty-mouthed are you on Twitter? You better watch out...
…naughty and nice lists are being made
# her
A new app called Samantha only lets you text a real woman named Samantha
One of the main rules is not to fall in love with her.
# sorry mam
You might never have to worry about turning off the immersion again*
*If this company has its way
# Data Protection
Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'
The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.
# Suicide Prevention
Is the new Samaritans app an invasion of privacy or will it save lives?
Perhaps both.
# procrastination
The Internet is stopping the next great novel from being written
Lots of writers in a survey said they have used funny animal views to help them get through a creative block…
# privacy breach
Hackers access 100,000 Snapchat photos and they're preparing to leak them
The collection includes a large amount of child pornography, including many videos sent between teenagers.
# Pseudonym
Facebook is preparing to release an anonymous chat app soon
And if you’re thinking this sounds similar to apps like Secret or Whisper, you would be correct.
# clear the air
Facebook really wants you to know its Messenger app isn't spying on you
The site has put together a post which aims to dispel the myths surrounding its app.
# flip the bird
The guy who made Flappy Bird has a new, equally frustrating game for you
Why does he keep DOING THIS to us?
# Convenience
Here's how you can turn your smartphone into a remote control
For those times you want to be able to control your Spotify playlist without touching your computer.
# up up and away
Ryanair thinks its new friendly approach is working
Passenger figures for last month show an increase of 4% compared to the same time last year.
# Snapshots of Ireland
WATCH: These short videos show the many sides to Dublin...
What can you capture of the place you live in?
# not sexy
Beam me down Scotty: William Shatner disses Facebook app
The Facebook app ‘Mentions’, designed to let celebrities interact with their fans, has drawn the veteran Star Trekker’s ire.
# saving grace
Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later
The new feature will allow users to scroll their News Feeds without interruption.
# Ice-breaker
Do you find turn-by-turn directions a bit boring? Try following penguins instead
A Tokyo aquarium have designed the navigation app to draw in visitors.
# regulation
Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers
Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.
# we're hiring
9 tech stats you may not know about
Things can get very busy around here.
# soundwave
The Irish music app trying to go from one million to 10 million users
Shortly after celebrating its first birthday, Soundwave has redesigned its app and placing a greater focus on social discovery through groups and private messaging.
# Ryanair
New Ryanair app lets you use your phone as a boarding pass
The app is part of the company’s friendlier policy which saw it simplify its website and allow two carry-on bags.
# game of apps
This 'Yo, Hodor' app is ten times better than Yo can ever be
Hodor, Hodor, Hodor.
# Venoo
Meet the app that wants to be the centre of your nightclub experience
By combining both payments, social and dating elements in one app, Venoo aims to become the only app you will use when you’re on a night out.
# no CV required
Want a job at this pub? You have to apply on Snapchat
There are 20 positions on offer at Sober Lane, which is opening a new pub in Dublin.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a gesture-based screen launcher, a game that only requires you to tap very quickly and a way to customise your own GIFs.
# app-ortunity
NUI Maynooth team chosen to compete in major student tech competition
The three computer science students, whose app provides info on buildings’ accessibility for those with mobility impairments, will compete in the Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals in Seattle at the end of July.
# Councils beware
You can now check how your council spends its budget and compare it against others
The new app also shows where the council budgets come from.
# gee wizz
This app tells you the best time to run out for a wee during a film
Because there’s nothing worse than holding it in JUST IN CASE.
# Prime Numbers
Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?
# secrets
Facebook considers working on anonymous features
The site is experimenting with ways to allow users to log in anonymously and are said to be considering developing its own anonymity app similar to Secret.
# Addiction
Addicted to Facebook games? You're not the only one
The site sees an average of 375 million people playing Facebook-connected games each month, just under a third of the site’s 1.2 billion members.
# set the record straight
WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won't be affected by Facebook deal
The company’s co-founder Jan Koum said its goal is “knowing as little about you as possible” and it wouldn’t have accepted Facebook’s offer if they had to compromise its principles.
# new sensation
This bionic hand can sense shape and texture
Amputee Dennis Aabo Sorenson said he could feel things with his new hand for the first time in nine years.
# you're so vine
8 amazing Vines to celebrate the app's first birthday
Who knew six seconds could be so magical?
# sex and glass
Google Glass app allows you to see what your partner sees during sex
# Leinster House
Oireachtas launches smartphone app 'on time', and 'within budget' at €20k
The new mobile app allows users to access contact details for TDs and Senators, and multimedia content from Leinster House.