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# Apps

All time
# playthrough
These were the best smartphone games released in 2014
Say goodbye to bordom.
# Getting Started
Receive a new smartphone today? Here's what you need to know*
*And a recap for the rest of us.
# essentials
These are the apps everyone should have on their smartphone
Because some apps are more useful than others.
# Best Of
These were the best apps released in 2014
It’s been a busy year, but which apps of 2014 are worth your attention?
# Good Wishes
These messaging apps will help you wish someone a Merry Christmas*
*If you want to go a step further than sending a generic text message, that is.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring the return of an old classic, a way to keep your photos safe from prying eyes and a critically acclaimed game making its way to iPad.
# swipe right
Tinder claims 1 in 5 Irish adults use its app
# TechGuide
Looking for a good night's sleep? Here are your options
For when you’ve run out of Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozy-Snooze.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a proper rival to Google Maps, a way to properly sort out your contacts list, and your best opportunity to get into the Game of Thrones world.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way for you not to forget those important links, a way to practice those free-kicks (virtually) and a private web browser.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a brutally tough techno game, a way to send doodles via iMessage and a service that’s takes inspiration from Tinder to help those travelling.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an easy way to record podcasts, one of the best apps out there getting a new release, and a game that combines the best of Frogger and Flappy Bird.
# clarify
There's been a small, but important change made to the App Store
At the very least, it will make apps with in-app purchases a little more honest.
# new features
That Apple Watch you're eyeing up isn't going to be a standalone device
New guidelines for developers has revealed a number of details about the smartwatch including the fact you will need your iPhone to work it.
# unbundling
Facebook has decided that you need another app to download
This time it’s turned Groups into its own app, bringing the total number of available Facebook apps up to six.
# connected
Why this company wants to 'connect the dots' between software and hardware
If This Then That is making a long-term bet on the smart items industry and it wants to be at the centre of it, but progress will be gradual.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring Google’s latest attempt at a messaging service, a way to automatically manage your vast photo collections and a keyboard that’s designed for *ahem* larger fingers.
# App for that?
12 genius app ideas that should totally become a reality
“Tinder, but for avocados.”
# TechKnowHow
These are the best smartphone games for your kids
If they’re going to be using your phone to pass the time, they may as well be playing good games.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring your own portable drum machine, an accessible cookbook and a way to prove you have the best Android phone of them all.
# Question Time
This is why you were forced to download Facebook Messenger
The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained the reason why in a public Q&A held at its headquarters.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an alarm app that can only be turned off with a smile, a way to avoid awkward voicemail calls, and a cutesy puzzler featuring sheep.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring: a new game from the makers of Angry Birds, a portal for borrowing e-Books from your local library, and a brand new old-school chat room.
# do come in
Facebook has launched a new, anonymous chat room app
Introducing: Rooms.
Hailo Ireland promises to pull a Beyoncé with its new app update
Sadly no Hailo/Halo puns, though.
# pc or macgyver
7 apps that will transform your phone into the ultimate toolkit
Quality of life: Improved.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to control your music player via hand gestures, Skype’s answer to instant messaging, and the perfect app for those who just can’t get the right shot.
# tighter controls
Snapchat vows to improve security after third-party app leaks photos
In a statement on its site, the company said it was prohibiting access to any application that uses its platform as it develops its own public API.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to keep all your instant message notifications in the one place, a quick way to filter through your camera roll, and a keyboard that translates what you write.
# Apps
5 great running apps you should download before heading out this weekend
From Strava to Runkeeper, there’s plenty of choice.
# trial mode
Is Google going to introduce a 'try before you buy' feature for apps?
The company is said to be working on a system which would allow users to download micro versions of an app before paying for it.
# coding
Ten more CoderDojo clubs are to be set up over next twelve months
The exact locations has yet to be set in stone, but it’s expected that some of them will be set up in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a detailed timelapse app for Android users, an app based solely around notifications and the perfect app for those who struggle to put down their phone.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a pie-shaped controller, the camera app all professional photographers should have, and a way to find covers of your favourite songs.
# self control
Can you control what permissions each app has access to?
If you want to use an app but don’t want to give it access to certain features on your phone, what can you do?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
This week includes a way to prevent you from recording videos in portrait mode, possibly the next big photo/video app and the chance to experience life as a goat.
# TechGuide
Find app permissions confusing? Here's what you need to know
If you’re not sure what features each app is accessing every time you use one, this is the place to start.
# Cleanup
Do you know what apps have access to your Facebook info? You might want to check
The company has revamped its app settings page, allowing users to see what apps they’re signed in to with Facebook and what info they have access to.
# TechKnowHow
How to get a refund for that app you bought
Because there are moments where you might want your money back.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a proper way to view tweets by location, a nice travel journal app and a way to ensure your children can only see appropriate videos on YouTube.