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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Mobile Phones

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Google to cut 4,000 Motorola jobs
Announcement comes just months after internet company buys the mobile maker Motorola.
€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme
Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, can reveal.
Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea
The pair stole the data, including the customers’ names, contact details and registration numbers, to sell onto telemarketers.
Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide
The struggling mobile phone company has also warned of a larger than expected loss for the second quarter of this year.
Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones
The planned changes could also cut the penalties for driving without a valid NCT – from five points down to three.
More than half of Irish workforce will work away from their desk by 2016
Mobile workers will represent 57 per cent of the total working population by 2016 it is estimated.
Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts
Using your mobile abroad will cost less from July – with limits on data charges for the first time.
Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé
Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.
How clean is your handbag?
If you’re an average person… the answer is: not very.
Vodafone to refund almost €2 million after billing error
The mistake was found in the billing of 1520, 1580 and 1590 premium-rate calls.
29 iPhone not-quite-Easter Eggs you might not have known about
There’s some handy tweaks and shortcuts hidden within iOS which you might not have known about. Here’s a guide.
O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland
The company is looking for voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,100 people.
Garda Commissioner confirms DPP meeting over Moriarty
Martin Callinan says that it is “right and prudent” for him to meet with DPP before launching any criminal investigation into issues raised by the Moriarty Tribunal.
Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal
A new price cap should be enforced in time for this year’s holiday season – with data charges among those to fall.
Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average
But contract plans in Ireland are cheaper than in many other countries.
MEPs vote to make further cuts to roaming charges
A Brussels committee votes to lower the ceiling for roaming charges within the EU, with call charges set to fall by June.
Nokia unveils new smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera
Yes, you read that right. (That’s five times the resolution of the latest iPhone.)
In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs
Concept design includes a curved back and a handy backlit Apple logo for finding your phone in the dark.
Nokia to end European phone assembly operation
Around 4,000 jobs are being lost in Finland, Hungary and Mexico as the mobile phone company shifts manufacturing operations into Asia.
Introducing a new mobile network... for young people only
The network, called 48, will be low-cost but only for people aged 18-22.
No leak of Irish O2 users' mobile numbers, company says
O2 admitted that it had accidentally leaked online the mobile numbers of some customers in the UK.
Apple iPhone makes half of entire mobile industry's profits
The iPhone accounts for just four per cent of phone sales, but 52 per cent of the proceeds.
In pictures: Fans queue to be the first with new iPhone 4S
The new iPhone went on sale in Ireland at midnight last night – and excitement ensued.
BlackBerry aims to placate angry customers after disruptions
The company’s customers will be offered free app downloads after outages left millions without services last week.
BlackBerry users consider switching brands
The smartphone company experienced a number of outages this week, which frustrated many customers. Now a survey says some have already bought new phones – and others are thinking of moving from BlackBerry.
BlackBerry users hit by second day of international outages
Problems with the smartphone now appear to have spread to four continents, despite earlier claims that they had been fixed.
BlackBerry users hit by international network breakdown
Up to ten million users across Europe and the Middle East were reportedly left without services today.
Poll: How old should you be before you get a mobile phone?
A new survey has shown that over a third of kids aged 8 now owns a mobile. Parents seem happy with this, but what do you think?
One third of 8-year-olds own a mobile phone
A survey of Irish parents, conducted by Tesco Mobile, shows that 37 per cent of kids aged 8 has a mobile.
San Francisco transport officials block phone signals to hinder protest
Mobile phone service in San Francisco’s downtown subway stations was shut off to prevent a repeat of a protest in July which ended in arrests. The protest was sparked when police shot a man.
This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts
Hackers are turning to smartphones to access personal information, with Android devices said to be especially vulnerable.
The world's richest man lost €5.6 BILLION this week
It’s fine, though: Carlos Slim and his family are still worth €46.5bn – the equivalent of 4.5 per cent of Mexico’s total economic output.
Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation
Ireland’s only Irish-owned prepaid mobile network provider is to wind down services over the next three weeks.
New York man 'shoved iPhone down girlfriend's throat'
Police officials say a 37-year-old man shoved the device down his 23-year-old partner’s throat during a row.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In today’s Fix: NOTW closes amidst phone hacking investigation; Leinster House blocks premium line calls; and what should you not miss at Oxegen 2011?
Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines
Children in war-ravaged Congo are mining the materials used to make our mobiles. Film-maker Frank Poulsen describes the horror inside the tunnels.
Did the Irish News of the World make use of info taken from hacked phones?
Journalist who worked on Irish edition in 1990s says they were “well schooled in the grey arts” of rooting out stories.
Travellers will be able to choose which network to roam with
New EU rules will mean temporary ‘roaming contracts’ – forcing mobile networks to become more competitive for travellers.
Half of Irish people think it's OK to make phone calls from the toilet
53 per cent of people say it’s alright – with nearly three-in-five Dubliners say they’ve no problem calling from the loo.