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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Apps

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32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.
Parents Panel: What are your must-have apps for family life?
From educational games to the local mums’ network – our panel share their go-to tech tools.
Government looking to develop app for serious weather alerts
Many said they were caught completely off guard by the weather in Donegal last month.
Feel like work is taking over your home life? Try streamlining your apps
If you find your job reaching into your life at all times of the day and night, you might benefit from a tactical app cull.
From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone
With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.
Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at
You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.
It's time to take this evening off using your phone*
*As best as you can – that’s what we’re asking on the third day of the first week of the process.
6 tech tools every small business should know about
Dead handy.
Twitter is shutting down its Vine video app
No more looping videos for us.
Here is a quicker way to delete large apps on your phone
If you need to free up space quickly, there is a more efficient way of doing it.
Want to try out new phone features before anyone else? Sign up for beta testing
Once you’re aware of the obvious risks with such an approach, it’s useful in trying out features in advance.
Finding it hard to fall asleep? These apps can help you out
If you’re having trouble getting yourself to sleep, perhaps you need something to ease yourself into it.
The Irish landmarks on Pokémon Go are hilariously grim
Pokémon love pubs, it seems.
Need some help relaxing? These app could help you out
Because everyone needs a little bit of time to unwind.
These football apps will help pass the time in-between games
Because what else are you going to do while the Euros aren’t on?
You'll FINALLY be able to remove most of those annoying iPhone stock apps
iOS 10 will let you remove most of Apple’s stock apps like Maps, Contacts, Mail and Music.
These two apps could really help you in a medical emergency
Hopefully, you will never need to use them but you never know.
5 apps worth downloading this bank holiday weekend
Since you’re going to be out and about, you may as well have a few apps to help you.
Windows 10 is planning to pack your Start menu with more ads
The number of promoted apps on your menu will increase from five to ten.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a quick way to clear those redundant WhatsApp images, artsy photos and a motivational alarm from The Rock.
It's not just you! Apple's App Store is malfunctioning for everyone
Those searching for apps like Google and Spotify won’t see the correct results.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an app to hone your public-speaking, Giphy for Android, and a game in which you control a bucket of paint with legs.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to keep track of your subscriptions, an intelligent homescreen for Chromecast and magic Scrabble.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to get your family to put their phones down, telling your friends ‘I told you so’ and an endless runner with a twist.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring bad corgis, self-improvement and blocky mazes.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring Nintendo’s first app, a king rabbit and turning your speech into text.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a quick way to transfer your CD collection to Spotify, kids learning music and a strategic board game.
Headwreck: How to make those annoying apps that come with your phone disappear
Apps that you can’t delete can take up space unnecessarily but there are workarounds.
This is how you make sure your apps only update over WiFi
Usually, your apps update automatically, but it’s good to check.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring zooming GIFs, photos in van Gogh’s art style and a race to be king.
Here's how you can identify (and stop) annoying background apps
You don’t need to have games running in the background and draining your battery life.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring Wikipedia re-imagined, music makers and walkie-talkies.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring counting, completing tasks through cards and a master swordsman’s journey.
Microsoft gives up on its ambitious plan to bring Android apps to Windows
Although it hasn’t given up on its plan to bring more apps to Windows 10.
Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones
The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring photo ideas, public WiFi and 3D geometric shapes.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring personal podcasting, figuring out what to watch and drawing your own story.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring train times, dozing off to podcasts and expressions for alarms.
You can finally top up your Leap card using your phone (but not if you have an iPhone)
Good news, Android users!
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring oldschool Mega Man action, watching YouTube on any iPad app and quick notes