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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Mobile Phones

All time
# icant
9 of the most idiotic iPhone survival tests ever attempted
Don’t try these at home… or anywhere.
# explicit images
'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law
The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.
# switching over
Lots of Irish mobile phone users have been ditching Vodafone
But it’s not all bad news here for the global telecoms company.
# manners matter
7 annoying phone habits that must be stopped immediately
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye…
# TechKnowHow
Not using your old phone any longer? Here's why you should recycle it
Considering how often we change our smartphones or devices, it’s worth knowing the best ways of safely disposing them.
# Online
More people with intellectual disabilities are using the internet, but it's still very low
The research also found that less than one in twenty could send a text message.
# bendgate
This 'Samsung' response to the bendy iPhone is just perfect
Well played, well played.
# androidproblems
13 problems only hardened Android users will understand
Calling all the aliens.
# iphone problems
16 constant struggles only iPhone obsessives will understand
Charge fast, die faster.
# Pre-order
Here's what the new iPhones will cost in Ireland
All the networks are offering them on 24-month contracts.
# the death of the text
Ireland ditches texting for web messaging as phones continue to outnumber people
The number of people in Ireland texting fell by 24.5% from this time last year according to new figures from ComReg.
# Ivor Callely
'If he'd been a kid from a disadvantaged area stealing €4k he might have got a different sentence'
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been reacting to the Ivor Callely sentencing today.
# Reaction
Willie O'Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment
A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.
# stay in your lane
A busy footpath in Washington DC got a 'no mobile phones' lane
But did people actually pay attention to it?
# sponsored by did electrical
6 indispensable Android hacks that will make your life much easier
These are not the Androids you are looking for.
# emoji art
9 emoji masterpieces that'll make your texts look boring
How did we communicate before emojis? HOW?!
Would you give up your smartphone....for this?
Some people are, you know.
# Three Into O2
EU approves Three takeover of O2, but ComReg is concerned
The deal brings Three’s market share to 37%, but ComReg isn’t sure it’s a good deal for the industry.
# Cancer
Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life
“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”
# Smut
iPhone users send filthier texts than those on Android
They’ve bitten the Apple of temptation.
# Dilemma
The Burning Question*: Is txtspk eva OK?
Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Roads
Over 1,200 people were caught on their phone while driving last Thursday and Friday
That is despite gardaí warning road users that they were clamping down on the offence.
# learning rate
Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries
The report from UNESCO found that access to mobile devices encourages people in developing countries to read full-length books and stories through their phone.
# Poll
Poll: Would you welcome a ban on mobile phones in restaurants?
Or should basic manners dictate the practice?
# Ready to go
The 6 most annoying things EVER about phone credit
“Sorry, I had no credit.”
# you can't stop it
The iPhone 6 is coming in September
That’s what the Japanese are saying anyway.
# gud nite?
10 text messages in your inbox, and what they REALLY mean
Decoding the communications that MATTER.
# stupidphones
18 things everyone knew before smartphones
Bring back the Nokia 3310, the Motorola Razr, polyphonic ringtones and non-predictive text.
# old skool
These kids don't know what to make of old-school telephones
Prepare to feel quite old.
# Courts
Former minister Ivor Callely pleads guilty to false phone expense claim
The former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator has appeared before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning.
# wb hun
10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past
The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.
# flappy days
Ireland is going mad for some unique Flappy Bird merchandise
When will the madness end?
# health risks
‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer
Investigating radio frequency fields associated with mobile phones and children should be a ‘high priority’ said the EU Commission.
# Competition
Europe isn't happy about Three trying to buy O2
Three Ireland wants to acquire O2 for €850 million, but the European Commission has raised questions about competition in the mobile phone market.
# Nabbed
Pic: Just one of the people caught by gardaí during mobile phone crackdown
The gardaí handed out more than 100 fixed penalty notices at checkpoints today.
# wayback machine
9 gadgets that seemed incredibly high-tech in the 1990s
Hit me on my beeper.
# sponsored by transport for ireland
6 ways your phone can improve your commute
You know what they say – there’s an app for that.
7 mortal dangers of sending a text message
We’re living life on the edge with every single text.
# John Gilligan
Gilligan loses appeal against constitutionality of sentences
The Supreme Court has rejected a bid by the criminal challenging consecutive sentences he was given for mobile phone use.
# why me
7 ways your phone is making you sad
You always hurt the ones you love.