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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# App

All time
# 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.
# Apple
Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing
The US Federal Trade Commission says that at least $32.5 million will be repaid to US customers after the children bough Apps without parent’s knowledge.
# content
Facebook expected to launch news reader service this month
The service would be similar to the news reader app Flipboard, taking content from both publications and Facebook status updates.
# Children
Controversial plastic surgery apps no longer on iTunes, Google Play
An online Twitter campaign was launched today asking for iTunes to reconsider how it markets the app.
# family matters
This app stops your family bothering you on Facebook
Two statuses. One for your friends, one for your family. Ingenious.
# Smart Bike
Smart wheel turns bicycles into electric-hybrid vehicle
The Copenhagen Wheel can be attached to any bike and can monitor how hard a cyclist is pedalling and give them a boost when needed.
# lonely beast
Meet Ireland's Lonely Beast who teaches children their 123s
The last app was featured on an Apple TV ad – and now the Lonely Beast is back.
# Abduction
Gardaí to launch free Child Rescue Ireland Alert app tomorrow
It’s hoped the CRI alert app will be an added tool to help gardaí locate abducted children.
# Come Fly With Me
Paper airplanes get an upgrade with smartphone-powered engine
Power Up 3.0 allows you to fly a paper airplane for 10 minutes using your smartphone.
# Journey Planner
Ireland's public transport schedule now included in Google Maps
The app will now include schedules from Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Irish Rail, DART and LUAS services.
# i'd tind-'er
16 experiences you'll definitely have on the Tinder dating app
Teach me how to Tinder.
# Awkward
Instagram launches on Windows Phone, but runs into problems already
The app launched in beta mode last night, but confusion over whether the app could take photos or not meant it was anything but smooth.
# Mo Money Mo Problems
Explainer: Why did Snapchat turn down Facebook's $3 billion offer?
Turns out the makers believe it could be worth a whole lot more.
# On Demand
Netflix gives its TV app a major makeover
Large images and easier navigation are some of the updates rolled out today.
# down to it
Hook-up app is back - under a new name
Down – formerly known as Bang with Friends before a trademark infringement suit – has now turned up on Android.
# Downloading
HMV launches free music app
The app enables people to search for an album by scanning an album cover.
# Appy Days
So, what's Publin all about?
A new phone app can help you locate Dublin’s best pub prices.
# baby don't cry
Researchers create analyser that decodes a baby's cry
Eventually, they hope to make it an app. That would be handy.
# oh no he didn't
'Boyfriend Tracker' app removed from Google Play
The Brazilian app allowed partners track their boyfriend’s location, listen in on conversations and get copies of their texts.
# dubline
New app spills the secrets and hidden stories of Dublin
Each story on the Dubline Storymap is told by a different local person.
# it's over
New app composes your break-up text for you
Are you the kind of person that sends such a text?
# The Hangover
The Dublin Hangover Service has made its first ever delivery
All of the beige food please. And 17 cans of Fanta.
# get appy
The app is now available for Android!
You wanted it, you got it!
# apptitude
Introducing the new app!
Our exciting new app is now available! Here it is explained in cat GIFs.
# Trains
'Augmented reality' included in Irish Rail's new free app
The app will use a camera-based augmented reality feature to help people find a nearby station.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Bionic eyes, beer hunting and a test of how sexist you are
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# bumpin'
New app stops you having sex with your cousin
It sounds an incest alarm to prevent an “awkward reunion”.
# sing what?
Two-week-old karaoke app has 70k users and Lindsay Lohan's a huge fan
What on earth is Just Sing It?
# Domestic Violence
Safety app for women to be launched tomorrow
The app is from SAFE Ireland for android phones and contains information on services available to keep women and children safe from abuse.
# India
Indian women use smartphones to 'pin the creeps'
A new website allows victims of harassment to report it publicly and pinpoint the incident on a map to warn others.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Transparent computer, one night stands and a terrifying dog robot
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# tax drivers
New app lets you verify your taxi driver
The Taxi Driver Check smartphone app is from the National Transport Authority and lets you check the licence details of the vehicle and driver – and see an ID photo.
# Instagram
Instagram now has 100 million users a month
The social networking photo app has grown from being based in a cold office in San Francisco to one of the most popular apps in the world.
# lonely beast
Irish 'Lonely Beast' app featured on US Apple TV ad
The fun Alphabeast app, in which the Lonely Beast teaches children their ABCs, was created by a Dublin trio.
# chubby checker
Chubby Checker sues HP over penis-measuring app
Tech-giant Hewlett-Packard are being sued for using the singer’s name for a penis-measuring app.
# Oops
Twitter’s new video app accidentally puts porn as its ‘Editor’s Pick’
Vine users were surprised to see six seconds of smut as an editorial choice – which Twitter has blamed as ‘human error’.
# vine
We're trying out Vine, and have already seen a naked man
Vine is Twitter’s new video-sharing app, but why should you be a little afraid of it?
# Education
Irish firm launches 'Rollcall' app to help monitor school absenteeism
National Education Welfare Board research from 2012 showed that over 56,000 students miss school each day in Ireland.
# App
Irish app launched to aid suicide prevention and intervention
The free app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.
# Online Shopping
SuperValu launches country's first grocery shopping app
Now you can do your weekly shop from your smartphone.