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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities
The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech and science news.
# Murdoch
After just 21 months, Rupert Murdoch closes iPad-only paper 'The Daily'
Analysts say the decision is not surprising as Murdoch’s “bold experiment” did not have enough paying readers to sustain it.
# iphone app
New app aims to help those with sight loss navigate the city
“Walk Dublin”, a free iPhone app, has been launched by Dublin City Council in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.
# Danske Bank
Danske Bank launches Ireland's first iPad banking app
Latest figures show that the use of online banking in Ireland is up 17 per cent and two million Irish adults own a smart device.
# gong gong gong and scoop three awards
eircom Spiders call Best Mobile App 2012; Irish Web Awards make us their Best Web-Only Publication and their Best Sports Site. Aw shucks.
# Electricity
Two power outages in Dublin this morning
Plus, did you know you can check if there is a power outage in your area by using a new ESB app?
# featherheads
Forgetful taxi customers leave phones, keys and even shoes behind
A new survey also revealed 55 per cent of people like their drivers to have the chats with them on topics like the economy, sports and politics.
# Engage
Brian O'Driscoll: You have to feel those disappointments to appreciate it fully when it comes around
Leinster’s leading try-scorer has won three Heineken Cups but can still vividly recall the semi-final heartache of 2003.
# samsung
Samsung and launch Smart TV property app
Samsung continues to grow its Smart TV offering with new partnership.
# mobile merchant
New app allows Chip and PIN processing on your mobile
The app uses a Bluetooth-connected PIN pad to securely process payments through a smartphone.
# volta
Stream movies via Facebook with new Volta app
You can even choose a film for a friend over Facebook as a present – now isn’t that nice?
# pesky gnats
'Pesky Gnats' help children understand therapy
A video game developed by an Irish clinical psychologist is being used to help children in therapy – now it is seeking volunteers to help turn it into an app.
# sea
New iPhone app from Coast Guard could ‘save lives’
The app will allow anyone going out to sea, whether it is professionally or for leisure or sport, to let the Coast Guard know in advance.
# potholes
App detects potholes on Boston streets
New app Street Bump allows drivers to automatically report the road hazards like pot holes to the authorities.
# Taxis
Smartphone taxi service launches in Dublin
The app sends you a picture of your driver, the roof sign number and a real time arrival countdown.
# Taxis
App for taxi customers monitors route and average fare
Kevin Fagan has created an iPhone app for taxi customers who don’t want to be taken for a ride.
# Travel
Journey Planner iPhone app released
Have you been using Transport for Ireland online planner or Android app? Did it help you find your way – or send you out of the way?
# London
Rioters to be traced through crowdsourcing app
The Metropolitan Police have uploaded thousands of images of people suspected of crimes during the 2011 London riots to a new app – and want the public to help identify them.
# Bloomsday
What the Blooming hell is going on today?
It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?
# LinkedIn
Almost 6.5million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked online
A hacker in Russia claims to have gained access to millions of passwords and is seeking help in removing the encryption.
# recycle
Over 75,000 disposable BBQs will be used in 2012
Repak wants consumers to think of the ‘forgotten recyclables’ from barbecue season over the June bank holiday.
# Instagram
What if Instagram was a real camera? It is now...
Would you like the Instagram app to become a real digital camera? One company has made a prototype which brings digital and film together. Now it is trying to raise money to build more.
# banking on the go
Bank of Ireland to launch iPhone app tonight
Don’t worry, Android users: an Android app will be launched in the coming weeks.
# IEC2012
Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress
A Dominican friar has developed the app to enable pilgrims around the world to experience the Congress, which takes place in Dublin in June.
# Facebook
Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion
Instagram pointed out that the existing app and accompanying site “is not going away”, while Facebook said the acquisition will help to improve its photo sharing capabilities.
# Still available
Here's how to access Wikipedia during its 24-hour blackout
How to get around its internet blackout, if you want…
# best apps ever
Irish company nominated in Best App Ever Awards
A Tipperary company that develops equestrian apps has been shortlisted for the Best App Ever awards.
# Tech Junkies
Got a new smartphone? Here are 10 sports apps you need to download
If you can’t wait to clog up your shiny new toy with app after app after app, here’s a helping hand.
# Not Facebook
Here’s the new social networking app that will make you want to delete Facebook
Lightweight social media app which restricts the number of friends a user has offers new way to keep in touch with your closest friends.
# Starbucks
Starbucks to launch mobile payment app in Ireland
The coffee-chain will launch the one-touch payment app in the new year, allowing customers to pay using their iPhone or iPhone Touch.
# TG4
TG4 launches free Irish language app
Does anyone know how to say ‘app’ as Gaeilge?
# Dublin
Explore Dublin though interactive video map
Young Dublin filmmakers aim to give Dublin tourists – and curious locals – a portable service equivalent to “ten walking tours” to carry in their pockets.
# iDance
For all your dancing needs: Riverdance launches its own app
The worldwide phenomenon is coming to a smartphone or tablet near you.
# Facebook
New Facebook iPad app 'discovered' by student
An engineering student discovered a hole in the latest Facebook iPhone app update that enabled him to see what may be the iPad version.
# iPad
Facebook ready to release iPad app
iPad users have had to wait over a year for an official Facebook app.
# iPlayer
BBC launches a global version of the iPlayer
An iPad app will allow people to view recent and archived BBC content. The iPlayer will be piloted in western Europe before going global.
# Controversy
NFL star Vick condemns dogfighting phone app
Dog Wars allows players to feed, water, train and fight their virtual dogs against others.
# google trike
The Google street view trike that captured tourist hotspots revealed
Google’s staff have been busy pedalling all over the world to capture some well known tourist attractions.
# fourplay
Smart dating: New app helps you track down where all the ladies hang out
Geo-location technology helping San Franciscans find best spots for chatting up women.
# App for that?
Six iPhone apps for Ireland's sports stars
Pittsburgh Steelers’ star Troy Polamalu has his own smart phone application. Or rather his hair does. Which Irish stars could follow suit?