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  • An island of iPads and followers - Digital Times | Digital Times
    even more gadgets in the run up to Christmas A new survey commissioned by Argos shows the most popular tech item in Irish homes is a laptop present in 85 per cent of Irish homes This is followed by a digital camera 78 per cent DVD player 72 per cent and smartphone 68 per cent Almost half of Irish households own a tablet The rise of multiple products is also evident with an average of two smartphones per home As multimedia viewing becomes more popular 40 per cent of households now own a tablet and there is an average of three pairs of headphones per home says Argos Ye Olden Times While the Irish are becoming increasingly tech savvy they are also quite fond of the more traditional media devices Irish people like holding onto and using devices of yesterday says Argos The standard mobile phone is the most popular with over half 54 per cent of those surveyed admitting that their household has and uses one Over a third 36 per cent use an analogue radio The VHS player is still in use with a quarter of those surveyed admitting that their house has one and is used regularly When asked about Christmas wish lists those surveyed said smartphones 13 per cent and tablets 13 per cent would be the most popular tech devices for gifts this year Related posts RTÉ Player lands on Android as VOD grows by 35 in Ireland Twitter in Ireland some usage stats gadgets iPads Ireland tech Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/an-island-of-ipads-and-followers/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Badder Bing or better Bing? - Digital Times | Digital Times
    were all the rage and Google was yet a tiny algorithm in the nut scratchings of Sergy and Larry search was still in its infancy Who knew search would go on to define the next digital age the one after software Microsoft still the biggest player in global software has a search engine now Bing and it accounts for about 18 of searches in the U S whereas Google accounts for about 67 We don t have stats for Ireland but search in Ireland is dominated by Google with Yahoo lagging behind Bing however feels it s on a bit of a march Bing s market share in the U S has grown from 15 6 percent May June last year to the 17 9 percent May June this year ComScore With a pep in its step it has just unveiled a new design including its new logo It s also been re built for the first time since it launched four years ago Microsoft says the new Bing will offer a clean two column layout that adapts to how people search what they re looking for and the type of device they re using Bing is now aiming for Google and good luck to it Competition in the search market is a good thing for web users all over the globe Related posts No related posts Bing Google Microsoft search Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/badder-bing-or-better-bing/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Build A Site | Digital Times - Part 2
    July 2 2014 Ireland s first 1 000Mb fibre broadband residential area Build a site By Stephen Conmy July 1 2014 To hell with video games it s all about cloud gaming now Build a site New Ideas By Emma June 8 2014 Former marketer of Jay Z Rihanna Kanye to speak at TechXplore Build a site By Stephen Conmy June 7 2014 Google s 180 satellites of love Build a site By Emma June 3 2014 Microsoft demonstrates revolutionary Skype translation app Build a site New Ideas By Stephen Conmy May 28 2014 Would you travel in a Google car with no driver Build a site New Ideas By Guest Writer May 28 2014 SAP to create 60 Predictive Analytics jobs in Dublin Build a site By Stephen Conmy May 27 2014 Apply to OPTIMISE to help grow your online sales Build a site New Ideas By Emma May 22 2014 Young mathletes gather for national brain battle Build a site New Ideas By Stephen Conmy May 22 2014 1 2 3 4 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/technology-dt/page/2/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Mobile apps won't make money unless they are exceptional - Digital Times | Digital Times
    digital age by getting down with Facebook and Twitter and attending lots of digital marketing conferences A world ruled by greatness Fast forward to the start of 2014 and app development is now a different industry one that is ruled by exceptional apps and one that is dismissive of apps that were built for app s sake Since the iPhone was released seven years ago a few enormous industries have been disrupted The music industry as we knew it was entirely transformed The communications industry and the news industry was almost made irrelevant by mobile social media The camera industry was all but buried as people began using their smartphones as their primary photography tool And then we have the app industry a brand new industry built to satisfy the needs of the consumer as they move about the place Apps promised everything on the go but only a few truly managed to build successful businesses and empires from their services Rovio Angry Birds Evernote Facebook Twitter Instagram Hailo Uber Spotify these are just a few high profile companies that built their success on the back of their apps Today extremely useful beautifully designed apps for the medical community the construction industry the environmental industry and the music industry continue to make money for their publishers The app industry isn t in trouble as Gartner s headline suggests it s just there are too many bad apps out there The same can be said for any form of publishing books websites magazines newspapers Only the very few in each sector achieve greatness What the future holds The app industry won t die but like any it will be disrupted and the wheat will be separated from the chaff Gartner s report also suggests By 2017 the browser on mobile endpoint

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/the-mobile-app-sector-is-undergoing-its-latest-reincarnation/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Find out what apps can improve your life - Digital Times | Digital Times
    will be able to advise customers during a one on one session what the best apps and app cessories are that can be used to achieve your goals How long does a training session typically last A typical training session takes about 10 minutes one on one with a member of our in store team Our staff are up to date on the latest and most highly rated iPhone and Android apps and app sessories Will the sessions mainly focus on fitness health or will you also give advice on areas like financial management and creating a more efficient work style The sessions can cover all three areas diet exercise and organisation depending on what the customer wants to achieve These are three key areas that we ve focused on as we believe they directly impact on well being What are the top five apps you would typically recommend Without doubt my top picks at the moment are FlipBoard UP Map My Run Facebook and as an avid kite surfer the Wind Guru app Do app developers know about this initiative can they apply to get on your recommendation list We re currently working with iPhone and Android apps that are on the market and highly rated by Irish users We would absolutely love developers to get involved and send us their apps for review Many of our staff in store and in head office are very interested in quantified self so we re definitely not short of willing guinea pigs to test them out Finally the app you use most yourself It has to be the UP by Jawbone app I m constantly tracking my eating sleeping and exercising habits with my UP band The app allows me to connect my band and track while I m on the

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  • RTÉ launches the RTÉ Player International app | Digital Times
    available on the RTÉ Player as we know it they will have to pay a monthly subscription of 8 99 via the App Store RTÉ says the subscription helps to cover the cost of securing the international rights for the content as well as delivering the content The new app not only greatly strengthens our offering to international audiences providing them with a new way to connect to home but also serves as an important new international platform for Irish content creators says Kevin Bakhurst deputy director general RTÉ and managing director RTÉ News and Current Affairs RTÉ s digital offering to international audiences now includes RTÉ ie GAAGO RTÉ News Now RTÉjr RTÉ Radio Player and RTÉ Archives Combined these services attract an average of 2 2 million unique international browsers per month says RTÉ At the time of launch the RTÉ Player International app has over 500 hours of Irish TV content including just aired TV programmes box sets and collections featuring shows such as The Late Late Show Six One News Prime Time Nationwide and The Saturday Night Show which will be free and Callan s Kick s Second Captains Live The Meaning of Life which are part of the paid for content offering Related posts Over 51 million programmes viewed on RTÉ Player in 2014 RTÉ Player lands on Android as VOD grows by 35 in Ireland RTÉ Player app downloaded one million times RTÉ Player s new app for the Xbox 360 Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/rte-player-international/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Preparing for the Smart Future - Digital Times | Digital Times
    be a doctor or a vet If you were bad at it you aspired to be anywhere else but a classroom Today however in the Digital Age education should be all about utility What s the point of learning a dead language when you should be learning how to code dude Ireland has a pretty bad record when it comes to preparing students for life in the digital workforce so Science Foundation Ireland has come up with a solution to get more students equipped for this brave new world The SFI has just launched a three year strategy for its Smart Futures initiative aimed at delivering a 10 increase in uptake of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM subjects at second and third level by 2016 What this means is that there will be more people leaving schools and colleges who have useful skills that will apply in growth industries Smart and sporty swoon County Clare s All Ireland Hurling Final hero Shane O Donnell who is studying genetics at University College Cork UCC has been recruited by SFI to become an ambassador for Smart Futures The 19 year old star scored three goals in last year s All Ireland Hurling Final replay and quickly become one of the most talked about teenagers in the country Shane who has almost 16 000 followers on Twitter will help Smart Futures highlight the opportunities available to young people in the areas of science technology engineering and mathematics You can read more about Smart Futures here Related posts Education Minister says Ireland caught behind the curve of the digital revolution Irish made app aims to demystify Algebra for children Science Forward for Irish primary students Can Google properly ignite the smart watch sector education Ireland SFI STEM Emma Read more by Emma Follow

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/teaching-students-subjects-that-matter/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The top 10 Irish apps | Digital Times
    its own five years ago below are three top ten lists These lists are compiled using download and usage data Will your app be amongst them one day Enter The Appys if you have a great app SOME OF THE TOP NATIONAL AND GLOBAL APPS Top 10 Irish apps in terms of downloads and usage DoneDeal The Journal ie AIB Mobile Daft ie RTÉ News Now RTÉ Player Bank of Ireland Mobile Banking Adverts ie Dublin Bus Aldi Ireland Top ten iPhone apps of all time Chances are if you own an Android phone or a Windows phone you will have most of them installed also These apps are free and paid for 1 Skype 2 YouTube 3 Instagram 4 Pandora 5 Facebook 6 Angry Birds Seasons 7 Cut the Rope 8 Doodle Jump 9 Fruit Ninja 10 Angry Birds In the U S the world s largest app marketplace the apps that are used the most are 1 Facebook App with over 115 million monthly users 2 YouTube with 83 4 million users 3 Google Play with 72 million users 4 Google Search App with 70 million users 5 Pandora with 69 million users 6 Google Maps with 64 5 million users 7 Gmail App with 60 million users 8 Instagram with 46 6 million users 10 Apple Maps with 42 million users 10 Yahoo Finance with 42 million users Related posts Why messaging apps are a threat to old social media Mobile apps won t make money unless they are exceptional Irish YouTube users like music DIY tips and sharing Ford s AppLink means developers can make apps for drivers Apps best apps The Appys The Appys 2014 winners Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/top-10-irish-apps/ (2016-02-11)
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