How Google Images can help you research your family history like never before
Why you can’t judge a social network by its number of users
BBC investigation doubts value of Facebook advertising
Irish PM to NYSE: We can become the cloud computing capital of the world
Two tourists capture stunning murmuration of starlings above Ireland’s longest river
Monthly Archives: January 2011
O2 Ireland victim of email phishing scam
O2 Ireland is warning its 1.7 million users to be aware of a fake “phishing” emails purporting to be from the company.
The fake emails tell O2 customers to click a link where they are asked to provide their O2.ie login details. These emails do not originate from O2 nor are they associated with the company.
Google Maps shows high resolution Aviva Stadium under construction
Google’s recent update of its Irish Google maps images, which we reported on yesterday contains high resolution images of the €410 million, 63,802 sq.m Aviva Stadium under construction. The stadium, which was built for between 2007 and 2010 can be seen in the early part of its construction – probably during the first six months of 2009, before the roof was added or pitch constructed (in November 2009). This would match the time Google’s Streetview cars were collecting images in Ireland. The satellite imagery shows cranes in the stadium constructing the stands.
Apple and News Corps. The Daily will launch this week
Apple and News Corp. have announced that the subscription based ”The Daily” iPad news app will be released on February 2nd in the US. They also confirmed that the app’s subscription model will cost 99 cent a week.
Is Nokia about to abandon Symbian for Android or Windows 7 Mobile?
Mobile phone behemoth Nokia may be about to abandon its Symbian operating system for Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Windows 7 mobile, if comments by the company’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop are to be believed.
Ireland receives large satellite imagery update in Google Earth
In the past few days Ireland has received yet another high resolution satellite imagery update in Google Earth. This follows similar updates that we reported in November and December of last year.
Mashable co-editor Ben Parr among the first confirmed to speak at the Dublin Web Summit
Mashable co-editor, Ben Parr, and Google’s European marketing director, Dan Cobley, are among the first confirmed speakers at the Dublin Web Summit this March in Trinity College Dublin.
Labour party turn to QR codes to bolster numbers
Earlier this week we asked the question – Are QR codes ready for mainstream adoption? Labour, the centre-left Irish political party, would appear to believe so as they introduced the technology to their website last week.
Geolocation apps causing new privacy and safety fears for smartphone users
Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
USI to register 50,000 student voters for #ge11
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will launch a campaign titled “Your Future, Your Vote” tomorrow outside Leinster House with the intention to registering 50,000 Irish students to vote in the upcoming general election.
BBC iPlayer app coming next month
BBC iPlayer, the popular catch-up service from the BBC, is reportedly releasing a dedicated iOS app next month. The app will work on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Microsoft’s Bing image search gets major update – now shows trending images
Microsoft’s Bing image search engine got a major redesign today with the launch of trending image gallery. The update, which is now live for all Bing users shows an image gallery of the top 20 searched terms on the image search engine.
Is Google rolling out an improved search interface?
Google appears to be in the process of rolling out an improved search interface for US (.com) users. The new design features a larger search box as well as a gray navigation box at the top of the screen. While Google has had a top navigation for some time it has never been this prominant or stylised.
Are QR codes ready for mainstream adoption?
Although the editorial content of the Irish Daily Star isn’t particularly interesting in my opinion, one half-page advertisement on page fourteen of yesterday’s publication caught my attention. The advertisement contained nothing more than an image of one man’s bald head with a note saying “Warning: Coming to a head near you”, and cleverly a QR code placed neatly in the top-right-hand corner. So once again we ask the question – are QR codes popular enough to use in mainstream media?