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: December 2011
Facebook phasing out support for IE7
One year after Facebook officially renounced support for Internet Explorer 6, it seems that Internet Explorer 7 is destined to experience a similar fate as support for the ailing browser is lacking in Facebook’s most important recent innovation – Timeline.
Amazon had a great Christmas, we decode the numbers
Amazon says it had a record breaking Christmas, we take a look at the numbers to see just how good it was.
All Android’s wishes come true with 3.7 million activations this Christmas
This Christmas over 3.7 million Android devices and 242 million Android and iOS apps were downloaded, making for a very merry Christmas for Google and Apple.
Dropbox experiments with frictionless photo and video importing
Dropbox has introduced an experimental new feature to the latest forum build of the application that automatically syncs photos and videos from cameras and smartphones to Dropbox once connected to a user’s desktop or laptop.
Technological extinction: 9 technologies we should put on the endangered list
Technology adapts and evolves but like other forms of evolution that means that some will die away. So, what technologies will no longer be with us in a few years?
Do you like Firefox? This couple got a real one
A couple in China got a visit from a real life Firefox, a Red Panda. But unlike its technological namesake this Firefox has a nasty bite
Smartphones continued to replace traditional cameras in 2011, here’s why
In 2011, smartphones continued to replace traditional point-and-shoot cameras as the default device of choice for recording still images and video, with the percentage of photos taken on smartphones rising from 17% in 2010 to 27% this year, according to NPD Group data concerning the United States.
Go Daddy: How to lose 21,054 registrants in a day
Even after Go Daddy’s apparent reversal on their initial decision to support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) the fall-out continues in this escalating PR disaster as a reported 21,054 domains were transferred away from Go Daddy on Friday last.
Report: Ireland, the internet and mobile devices in 2011
As the year draws to a close we delve into our own site analytics to see what mobile devices Irish internet users were using in 2011. It comes as no surprise to find that Apple’s iPhone leads the way by a country-mile.
Does Santa exist? Siri says yes, probably
Over 100 years after Virginia O’Hanlon asked the New York Sun “Does Santa Exist?” People are still asking the same question but this time it’s Siri that’s providing the answers.
Opinion: Five Digital Security Predictions for 2012
In this opinion piece Threatscape’s Dermot Williams outlines his predictions for 2012′s IT security. He believes IT security threats could have dramatic effects of day-to-day life.
YouTube gets into Christmas spirit, adds falling snow video overlay
Although increasingly mild conditions of late suggests with certainty that we won’t experience a white Christmas this year (at least here in Ireland), YouTube is attempting to bring some much needed festive cheer by providing a snow overlay option on some of the millions of videos available to watch on the video sharing service.
How will the Data Protection Commissioner’s Facebook audit change the site for you?
An investigation by the Irish data protection authority into Facebook will bring major changes to the social network’s global privacy settings. Find out what those changes are here.
How an Irish audit of Facebook will bring greater privacy controls for global users
Within six months Facebook users should have access to greater controls over their personal data and be provide with more information about how their data is being used, according to recommendations by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner which will affect users of the site across the world.
AddThis reveals the trends we discussed in 2011 and how we shared them
We’ve seen end of year lists from Twitter, Google, and YouTube so far and now AddThis has added its data to the collection. And they reveal a little bit more than the others.
RTÉ Player app for iPhone and iPad arrives in time for Christmas
As promised by RTÉ’s director of platform development Aisling McCabe at October’s Dublin Web Summit, the RTÉ Player app for the iPhone and iPad has been released in time for Christmas. The universal iOS app made its way through Apple’s App Store approval process last weekend, and was made available for free download as of this morning.