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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Mobile Phones

All time
# Europe
Making mobile calls when abroad now costs less
The cost of roaming calls in Europe is now cheaper thanks to EU rules.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Stalking
Technology increasingly used by abusive partners to monitor women
Young women are increasingly being monitored by controlling and abusive partners through text messages or social networking sites like Facebook, according to a leading women’s charity.
# Patents
Apple to pay 'ongoing royalties' to end Nokia patent dispute
The Finnish mobile operator wins out in its dispute with Apple, after each side accused the other of patent infringement.
# Your Say
Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ?
Michael Noonan has ruled out the prospect of playing a new levy on text messaging. Do you think such a tax would work?
Noonan rulez out tax on txts :)
The Minister for Finance said he wasn’t aware of such a tax – previously proposed by Labour – anywhere else in the world.
# Mobile Phones
Eight ways to reduce the health risks from mobile phone radiation
The World Heath Organisation has officially classified mobiles as “possibly carcinogenic” after a new international study. Here are some simple steps to cut your exposure to the radiation that may be a danger.
# Cancer
Mobile phones possibly carcinogenic, according to group of international experts
International experts from the cancer-focused arm of the World Health Organisation have designation mobile phones in the same category as the pesticide DDT.
# Eircom
Eircom to axe 1000 more jobs as the company announces a drop in revenues
Eircom’s revenues are down 11 per cent for the first three months of the year. 1,000 jobs will go over the next two years via “exit schemes”.
# Road Safety
One in twelve back outright ban for drivers on mobiles
An AA Motor Insurance survey finds that 8 per cent of drivers would favour a zero tolerance policy on using phones at the wheel.
# Ivor Callely
SIPO probe into Ivor Callely's mobile phone claims discontinued
File on Callely gone to DPP as Standards in Public Office Commission finishes investigation into former senator’s phone expenses claim.
Poll: Do you use your mobile while driving?
We want to uncover the truth about your bad habits behind the wheel.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Our usual wrap-up of the day’s news, and some bits you may have missed from the last 24 hours.
# iPhone
One in five iPhone users is always overdrawn according to study
The study of UK phone users found that iPhone users are more likely to be on lower incomes.
# Driver Distraction
Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA
Nearly 75 per cent of drivers admit to eating while on the move, while almost half swear at their SatNavs.
# Motoring
Nine per cent admit to surfing the web while driving
An AA survey shows that ‘handheld mobile phone usage’ has increased since 2009, despite numerous safety campaigns.
# Quiet Please
PGA Tour to allow fans to use mobile phones on the course … if they behave
Nobody tell Tiger!
# Smartphone Viruses
Smartphone viruses increased 46 per cent in 2010
Growth of mobile malware has hit an all-time high, according to the latest report from online security group McAfee. The good news: the number of spam emails is down.
# Nepal
I'm on top of the world, Ma!: Everest gets mobile coverage
Climbers will be able to text home and check their email thanks to Nepalese telecommunications company.
# Take 5
You may want to put the mobile phone down now
Is this proof of just how much radiation you’re frying your brain with?
# Communications
More than a quarter of Irish people without landline
We’ve ditched landlines for mobiles and laptops.
# Roaming Charges
Ferry phone calls will cost you
Loophole in roaming charge regulations means ferry coverage for mobiles is expensive.
# Apple
Apple iPhones hacked
A new hack can give complete access to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
# Google
Google's Android beats Apple's iPhone
But the battle for the ultimate smart phone continues.
# What the...
Snap-happy pile-up driver told: delete the photos
# Apple
Three announce iPhone 4 plan
# iFail
If you had the iPhone time problem, reboot your phone
# iFail
Good morning! 45 minutes late, if you’re on O2