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Google Drive, coming soon to Android

Published on April 29, 2012 by in Apps, News

Google Drive, 6 years in development, is slowly rolling out to users. I happened to notice my Google Docs app had been replaced on my phone by an app simply named Drive. Alas, my account is not yet ready to access the Drive service but am indeed waiting in anticipation for it to be ready

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ICS App update available for Ultimate Bet Calc, new UI

Ultimate Bet Calc has been redesigned in line with ICS style guidelines, it now has a more user friendly and slick new user interface.  The interface never got much attention in the app until now, it is now a lot easier to use and a lot more readable. Here is a preview of the upcoming

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Zuckerberg purchases Instagram for $1bn cash in couch deal

Published on April 24, 2012 by in Facebook, News

Zuckerberg is doing things his way once again, in a couch deal to buy Instagram for a cool $1bn cash, no lawyers, no bankers, just two guys shaking on a deal. Negotiations happened at Zuckerberg’s $7 million Palo Alto home, according to the Journal, with Systrom initially starting with a price of $2 billion for the

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Instagram on Android

Published on April 20, 2012 by in Android, Apps

The popularity of Instagram is hard to avoid in recent times, mostly due to its popularity on iPhone.  Now the app has been ported to Android and at the time of writing has been downloaded over 5 million times. For the uninitiated, Instagram is a social photo sharing app, much like a twitter for photo

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Galaxy Note Is the rumoured Galaxy S3?

Published on April 20, 2012 by in News, Samsung

Many Samsung fans have been holding out with great anticipation for the Samsung Galaxy S3.  Samsung have eluded references and rumours of the highly anticipated challenger to the iPhone 4S out of the Samsung stable.  It is becoming evident that the Galaxy Note is the successor for the Galaxy S series. EDIT: Photos of an

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Google adds Bouncer to fight malware and virus apps

Published on April 16, 2012 by in News, Security

Google is addressing growing concerns about malware in Android Market with the formal unveiling of a scanning service called Bouncer that will attempt to weed out bad apps in its marketplace. The service has been running for some time now and has helped Google reduce the number of potentially malicious downloads by 40 percent from the first half of 2011 to the second

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Data roaming in Europe

Published on April 9, 2012 by in Tips

Anyone that has travelled around Europe has surely been stung at least once with extortionate data roaming costs, as indeed I have been myself on more than one occasion.  On a trip to Rome last week I racked up 6eur on the ride from Da Vinci Airport to Termini Station, at which point I decided it

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Patent Wars: Apple to pay AOL a cool $1bn for 800 patents

Published on April 9, 2012 by in News, Patent Wars

The patent war is fierce and many companies have decided to extend their patent portfolios by buying patents from others. Microsoft will be doing just that in a deal with AOL. They’ll be buying 800 patents from AOL, who will be left holding 300 more. As part of the deal, Microsoft will also get a

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Electronic paper goes into mass production

Published on April 9, 2012 by in News

  LG Display has revealed that it has started mass production of the world’s first plastic electronic paper display for use in e-books. The breakthrough technology has gone straight to Chinese manufacturers and is set to arrive in finished products in Europe in April.   The 6-inch e-ink plastic electronic paper display (EPD) technology is

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Train Times Ireland App

Published on April 9, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Train Times Ireland is an app for commuters to check train timetables and get live updates on the rail network.  It is surprising that Irish Rail have not yet developed any smartphone apps, or even a mobile optimized website as of yet, but in the meantime you can download Train Times Ireland by android app

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