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# Downloads

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Digital piracy: 'People can't get the television they want, when they want it through legal channels'
Studios should concentrate on why people illegally consume content, rather than trying to stop them doing it, writes Gavin Nugent.
The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly
And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring help in keeping your camera roll clean, a security camera and a way to hail Hypnotoad.
Facebook Messenger has joined an exclusive club on Android
The app has been downloaded one billion times on the Google Play store.
There's a way to download free iPhone apps without using your password
Provided you have the latest version of iOS installed.
Turns out people are downloading fewer smartphone apps than before
Almost a third of smartphone users do not download any apps for their devices, as the age of new users increases.
9 tech stats you may not know about
Things can get very busy around here.
Twitter really wants you to download apps through its site
The company has announced the acquisition of TapCommerce, which will help Twitter push ads that encourage app downloads, and opened up its app ad platform to all advertisers.
Ban on Pirate Bay lifted by Dutch court
Access to Pirate Bay is still blocked to the majority of Irish internet users.
UK researchers create internet connection that could download 44 HD films in a second
The researchers used a new “flexible grid” infrastructure which increased internet speeds to 1.4TB per second.
Christmas Day sees spike in app downloads but overall growth is slowing
While the number of apps downloaded was higher than last year, year-on-year growth is beginning to decrease.
Golden Discs reopens today in its old haunt at Stephen's Green
After a successful year of expansion the music store is back in its city centre store.
Apple removes HMV music app from App Store
The music store say they have been given no explanation why.
Supreme Court: Eircom can continue 'three strikes' policy on illegal downloading
The Data Protection Commissioner had appealed a High Court ruling which had quashed an earlier decision to order Eircom to suspend it’s ‘three strikes and your out’ agreement with four music companies.
Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub
Eircom says the music streaming and download service is “not a core business activity”.
Got a new smartphone? Here are 15 essential sports apps you need to download
No self-respecting sports fan should be without this lot. You’re a self-respecting sports fan, right?
Google’s Nexus 4 launches... But not in Ireland
If you want to get your hands on a Nexus 4 you must get it sent to one of the countries it is being launched in and then get someone to ship it to Ireland.
Google releases data on copyright infringement reports
Data from the internet search company shows that Microsoft was the copyright owner with the most requests for link removals.
The burning question*: Do you prefer to buy CDs or (legal) downloads?
This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
Downloads exceed US physical music sales in 2011
A report commissioned by Nielsen and Billboard shows that downloads accounted for 50.3 per cent of US music sales last year.
Banks and UK taxpayer take stakes in HMV as part of rescue package
The British-owned entertainment chain secures a €250m lifeline to stay alive, but the deal comes at a cost.