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# smartphones - Friday 28 May, 2021

Opinion: Sexually violent pornography is being promoted to first-time users of top sites
# Online Pornography
# Online Pornography

Opinion: Sexually violent pornography is being promoted to first-time users of top sites

Updated May 28th 2021, 10:19 AM 36,382 Views 0 Comments

A comprehensive study by Dr Fiona Vera-Gray and Professor Clare McGlynn of Durham University uncovered worrying levels of access to violent pornography.

# smartphones - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey
# Cybersafe Ireland
# Cybersafe Ireland

Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey

Sep 10th 2020, 9:19 AM 13,296 Views 33 Comments

The survey was conducted by charity Cybersafe Ireland.

# smartphones - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

About 130 phones are stolen per week and only 10% are recovered
# Warning
# Warning

About 130 phones are stolen per week and only 10% are recovered

Sep 2nd 2020, 9:18 AM 17,375 Views 38 Comments

The mobile phones stolen in Ireland since 2019 are worth about €5 million.

# smartphones - Friday 17 July, 2020

Huawei announces plan to open three new stores just days after decision to strip it from UK's 5G network
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Huawei announces plan to open three new stores just days after decision to strip it from UK's 5G network

Jul 17th 2020, 10:55 PM 29,923 Views 38 Comments

Huawei’s consumer arm said that the £10 million expansion plan shows its ‘confidence’ in the UK.

# smartphones - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Covid-19 contact tracing app due to be launched by end of May
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Covid-19 contact tracing app due to be launched by end of May

May 3rd 2020, 2:44 PM 25,005 Views 68 Comments

The app will be released on an opt-in basis and use bluetooth technology.

# smartphones - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'

Updated Mar 29th 2020, 2:15 PM 64,661 Views 118 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Connors this morning described it as a “very important piece of technology.

# smartphones - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'
# Digital Literacy
# Digital Literacy

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'

Feb 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 34,006 Views 6 Comments

Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.

# smartphones - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Nov 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,709 Views 23 Comments

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

# smartphones - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?

Jun 29th 2019, 10:00 PM 92,076 Views 46 Comments

The scientific journal that published this recent study said it is now looking into issues regarding the paper.

# smartphones - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking
# Galaxy Fold
# Galaxy Fold

Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking

Apr 23rd 2019, 7:56 AM 22,504 Views 38 Comments

The €1,760 smartphone was due to launch this week.

# smartphones - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

Jan 16th 2019, 11:37 AM 16,260 Views 29 Comments

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

# smartphones - Friday 4 January, 2019

Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019?

Jan 4th 2019, 9:17 AM 17,980 Views 24 Comments

Many people spend several hours a day on smartphones and other devices.

# smartphones - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life
# Galaxy Note 9
# Galaxy Note 9

Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life

Aug 9th 2018, 8:20 PM 22,054 Views 47 Comments

Samsung suffered a 22% drop in sales in the second quarter of the year.

# smartphones - Monday 21 May, 2018

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools
# Phone Use
# Phone Use

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

May 21st 2018, 8:40 AM 8,326 Views 22 Comments

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

# smartphones - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?

Feb 17th 2018, 9:26 AM 26,894 Views 73 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones
# Hanging Up
# Hanging Up

66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones

Feb 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,355 Views 40 Comments

Just 22% think that this is OK, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

# smartphones - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

Jan 31st 2018, 10:49 PM 9,354 Views 62 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# smartphones - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone?

Jan 23rd 2018, 5:41 PM 1,284 Views 1 Comment

A thorny issue for many families.

# smartphones - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:30 AM 18,132 Views 13 Comments

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

# smartphones - Monday 14 August, 2017

Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema?

Aug 14th 2017, 12:45 PM 25,559 Views 87 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# smartphones - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones
# Student Attitudes
# Student Attitudes

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones

May 23rd 2017, 4:11 PM 7,838 Views 23 Comments

54% of students said they checked their phones in the classroom in the last seven days

# smartphones - Friday 5 May, 2017

Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'

May 5th 2017, 4:08 PM 17,026 Views 40 Comments

Every half hour a toddler spends with a smartphone increases their risk of delayed speech by 49%, say researchers.

# smartphones - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services
# Oops
# Oops

Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services

Apr 25th 2017, 6:02 PM 24,598 Views 38 Comments

The phone service provider said the messages were sent in error and the issue has been resolved.

# smartphones - Sunday 1 January, 2017

French workers win 'right to disconnect' from emails out of work hours
# Always On
# Always On

French workers win 'right to disconnect' from emails out of work hours

Jan 1st 2017, 4:37 PM 18,692 Views 15 Comments

The French measure is intended to tackle the so-called “always-on” work culture that has led to a surge in usually unpaid overtime.

# smartphones - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start
# Preview 2017
# Preview 2017

Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start

Dec 29th 2016, 9:45 PM 30,049 Views 18 Comments

Sleep hygiene is a priority for our tech-obsessed society in 2017.

# smartphones - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help

Dec 28th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,970 Views 6 Comments

And you can do it without them accessing other parts of your phone or tablet.

# smartphones - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone?

Dec 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 22,842 Views 61 Comments

There are smartphones galore at this time of year.

Want an easy way to improve your outdoor photos? HDR can help
# Tech
# Tech

Want an easy way to improve your outdoor photos? HDR can help

Dec 21st 2016, 7:00 PM 10,554 Views 0 Comments

In certain situations, it can solve the brightness problem that outdoor photos can suffer from.

# smartphones - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life
# Disconnected
# Disconnected

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life

Nov 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,189 Views 27 Comments

An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.

# smartphones - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you
# Catching Fire
# Catching Fire

Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you

Oct 13th 2016, 11:08 AM 8,888 Views 26 Comments

The company has said it’s “truly sorry” about safety issues surrounding the smartphone.

# smartphones - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging
# Stop Gap
# Stop Gap

Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging

Sep 13th 2016, 3:23 PM 7,970 Views 9 Comments

An update will cap the Note 7′s charge at 60%, but it’s unclear if Samsung will roll it out worldwide.

# smartphones - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Apple has announced the new iPhone 7
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Apple has announced the new iPhone 7

Sep 7th 2016, 7:26 PM 31,819 Views 71 Comments

Say goodbye to the headphone jack, and say hello to dual-lens camera and water resistance.

# smartphones - Saturday 20 August, 2016

It's been a 'long, hard battle' but Samsung feels its efforts are really paying off
# Ready For Battle
# Ready For Battle

It's been a 'long, hard battle' but Samsung feels its efforts are really paying off

Aug 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 17,295 Views 10 Comments

After shaking up its range, the South Korean company is taking the fight to its major rivals.

# smartphones - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots
# Youth Festival
# Youth Festival

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

Jul 31st 2016, 8:49 AM 10,985 Views 105 Comments

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

# smartphones - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones
# Mixed Messages
# Mixed Messages

There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones

Jul 27th 2016, 9:15 AM 43,529 Views 95 Comments

Analysts were expecting worse though, so investors won’t be too unhappy.

# smartphones - Thursday 21 July, 2016

A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight
# Smashed Up
# Smashed Up

A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight

Jul 21st 2016, 12:32 PM 18,793 Views 22 Comments

The new Gorilla Glass 5 will be able to survive shoulder-height drops “up to 80% of the time”.

# smartphones - Saturday 28 May, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

May 28th 2016, 11:30 AM 17,544 Views 3 Comments

Featuring professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.

# smartphones - Monday 23 May, 2016

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?

May 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 20,230 Views 11 Comments

There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.

# smartphones - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse
# Q-tip
# Q-tip

Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse

May 19th 2016, 7:30 PM 44,786 Views 29 Comments

If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.

# smartphones - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly
# Without Delay
# Without Delay

The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly

May 18th 2016, 9:27 PM 19,011 Views 12 Comments

And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.

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