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# Mobile Phones

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# russ finn
Irish news producer freed by Egypt police after being held for five days
Russ Finn was freed yesterday, his employers Al Jazeera have confirmed. He was held without charge after being arrested with three colleagues last Tuesday.
# feel old yet?
9 things today's first years have no memory of
Secondary school first years were probably born in 2000. KILL US NOW!
# he so crazy
Here's a list of things that Paolo Di Canio has banned at Sunderland
The Italian coach has forbidden players from singing in the shower, claiming it “disrupts concentration”.
# Competition
Consumer Association calls for EU legislation on mobile costs
Figures from the EU commission show that Irish consumers pay five times more than the cheapest EU rates in Lithuania.
# force be with you
Here's what electromagnetic force field from a laptop looks like
Beautiful, but you might think twice about sitting with your computer directly on your lap.
# Roaming
Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday
The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.
# phone life
The 7 things you never thought you'd need your phone for (but can't live without)
It is a miracle we got anything doing before phones really.
# Mobile Phones
Three buys O2 and will now control 40 per cent of Ireland's mobile market
The deal has been announced by the Telefonica, the parent company of O2 Ireland, this morning.
# put it away
A simple guide to banishing phones from the dinner table
Oh you want to Instagram your dinner? DO IT ON YOUR OWN TIME BUDDY!
# Ring Ring!
Ireland has more mobile phones than people
…even though pre-paid Irish mobile phones are 36 per cent more expensive than the European average.
# brb texting
How not to text while sitting on top of a moving car
# turn it off
The 7 most annoying things about mobile phone users
When they said to make sure your phone was off, they meant YOU too!
# Roaming
Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year
The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda today also called for the parliament to take real action on cybercrime.
# G8
Power to shut down phone networks is 'proportionate' - watchdog
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says shutting down mobile phone networks is a fair power to deal with terrorist threats.
# tensions
Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points
The Minister for Justice also spoke about why he is backing a law which could see mobile phone networks shut down during the G8 summit.
# Your Say
Poll: Could you live without your TV?
A survey today has revealed that just 5 per cent of people don’t have one, so could you live without yours?
# Communication
Just 5 per cent of people don't own TVs - survey
That is according to a new survey from Comreg, which also found that 75 per cent of those asked said they own a laptop.
# bogus delivery
PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam
The scam involves mobile phones being delivered to an incorrect address by a legitimate company, before a bogus delivery person attempts to collect them.
# Theft
8,000 mobile phones stolen in first half of 2012
Gardaí have released figures on mobile phone theft as they prepare a new drive encouraging people to be wary of theft.
# seemed important
9 questions we were all asking in 2003
All these things are now a DECADE old.
# i'm on the bus
9 survival skills you needed before mobile phones
It was a tough time.
# Call Me Maybe
In pictures: 40 years of mobile phones
Including the indestructible Nokia.
# Phone scam
Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam
ComReg says it has worked with mobile networks so that users are now unable to return calls to a Slovenian premium line.
# Phone scam
Mobile phone users targeted by Slovenian premium number scam
Users have been getting brief calls from a Slovenian premium number that could be mistaken for an Irish mobile.
# iphone 6
7 people who have the inside track on the iPhone 6
They probably don’t.
# Roaming
NI committee wants to ban roaming charges within Ireland
Sinn Féin has won approval to approach the Oireachtas communications committee and examine whether roaming can be banned.
# Filtering
South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles
The government is reportedly looking at mandatory software to block swear words, purportedly to stop cyberbullying.
# shut down
Syria cuts off internet and phone networks
Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.
# Left luggage
What happens to stuff that gets left behind in Dublin Airport?
Dublin Airport hangs onto lost items for three months. So what happens if nobody comes forward to claim it?
# 4g
O2 to begin rollout of 4G mobile network in first half of 2013
Telefonica Ireland says the new data networks it can offer, following today’s ComReg auction, will increase broadband speeds fivefold.
# switchover
Mobile operators pay €855 million in auction for new spectrum space
The funding, half of which will be paid incrementally over the next 18 years, partially comes from the analogue switchoff.
# phone safety
How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile
Questions remain over the long-term effects of mobiles. What proactive precautions can you take, just in case?
# Apple tarts
Photo: Irish Apple fans queue up to get the iPhone 5
Here’s the queue outside O2 on Grafton Street at 6am this morning. Some people REALLY want that tall screen.
# Revolutionary
VIDEO: What mobile phones were like in 1989 – and 8 places to use them
According to this advert for a suitcase-sized mobile.
# Your Say
Poll: Should gardaí have the power to check mobile phone records of drivers involved in crashes?
What do you think of new proposals put forward by the Road Safety Authority?
# Road Safety
Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records
Noel Brett of the Road Safety Authority says it should be routine practice for drivers in crashes to have their records checked.
# parents' pockets
Sweden mulls law to stop kids' phones from 'ruining' parents
Case where parents held liable for €6k bill run up by their children has led to plans for new consumer protection legislation.
# Phone Ban
Lambert bans mobiles from Villa dressing room
“I’m here to win football matches, not to play on a phone or computer.”
# Phone Throwing
VIDEO: New world record set at... mobile phone throwing championships
Finnish teen has really raised the bar for future mobile throwers.
# Google
Google to cut 4,000 Motorola jobs
Announcement comes just months after internet company buys the mobile maker Motorola.