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  • Does Apple feel threatened by HMV’s new app? - Digital Times | Digital Times
    since its launch in the UK The HMV app which was downloaded 10 000 times in the UK is HMV s first serious move into the digital music era Apple gave no explanation as to why it pulled the app It is disappointing that Apple has chosen to suspend an app that has proven to be very successful in only a few short days despite Apple having already approved the exact same version on September 15th says HMV chairman Paul McGowan in a statement We are unable to explain the change in Apple s position as we have been given no explanation by them as to any difference they view between the approved version and the one suspended The HMV app is the first non iTunes based service on Apple s iOS platform to allow the purchase of digital music downloads through a native app experience says HMV and herein lies the potential rub If you buy MP3s from HMV using the app they will integrate into your existing iTunes account Apple wants people with iPhones and iPods to buy music from iTunes and not the HMV store and it clearly sees HMV as a potential rival The app is still available for Android devices from Google s Play store Related posts HMV enters the digital age with music store and app Apple s demise begins in earnest with new iPhones 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/does-apple-feel-threatened-by-hmvs-new-app/ (2016-02-11)
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  • HMV enters the digital age with music store and app - Digital Times | Digital Times
    HMV app free on iOS and Android allows users to shop look and listen to what s available in HMV The HMV app is the first non iTunes based service on Apple s iOS platform to allow the purchase of digital music downloads through a native app experience says the company What this means is if you buy MP3s from HMV using the app they will integrate into your existing iTunes or Windows Media library on your PC or Mac Another interesting feature of the app is the Sound Search function Like Shazam the feature will tell you what song is playing on the radio or on the TV or in a club and then allow you to buy that MP3 immediately The HMV app will be available to Irish users at the start of November 2013 It s already available to UK users Related posts No related posts Apps digital music HMV 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/hmv-enters-the-digital-age-with-music-store-and-app/ (2016-02-11)
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  • eircom rolls out 4G to Dublin, Carlow and Athlone - Digital Times | Digital Times
    users have access to free unlimited 4G data until March 2014 You need a 4G handset and a 4G SIM card to use of the service Consumer The Meteor Smart Essential plan available from only 49 per month includes unlimited calls and texts plus 3GB monthly data allowance and 4G phones from free 4G data is unlimited and free until March 2014 The eircom Bundle with eMobile Unlimited Data for 69 per month for new customers which includes 4G mobile superfast eFibre and home phone Existing eircom customers can add 4G mobile for as little as 24 per month for the first six months This also includes unlimited 4G data until March 2014 Business Business customers can choose an eircom business bundle from 60 ex VAT per month that includes 4G mobile eFibre superfast broadband and a fixed line Business customers have unlimited 4G data until March 2014 eMobile s Business Unlimited plan with a free 4G smartphone is 30 ex VAT with unlimited calls and texts and 15GB of data This also contains unlimited 4G data until March 2014 Vodafone will follow Vodafone Ireland says 4G will be available in five cities and 26 towns across Ireland before Christmas with a 4G data offering available from mid October The company will have a 4G Data offering in the market from mid October for customers in Dublin Kilkenny Cork Galway Waterford Limerick and large towns in the South East and South West of Ireland 4G smartphones and a supporting range of devices will be announced and available before Christmas says the firm 4G services on smartphones will be available at no extra cost for personal customers on Vodafone Red and Vodafone Super Red and business customers on Red Business and Red Business Super 4G prepay from Vodafone will be available

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/vodafone-says-4g-will-be-available-before-christmas/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Apple's demise begins in earnest with 'new' iPhones - Digital Times | Digital Times
    niche product not a leading device perhaps not a bad thing for the aging hipster Apple fan boy The reason why lies in the world s emerging smartphone markets With five billion people still on this planet not having daily access to the Web the next big push for the tech giants and hardware suppliers is to get the world connected through mobile devices Building smartphones for people with more limited budgets in emerging markets is now the next big thing Globally Samsung is the device manufacturer with the outright lead in connecting people through mobile devices Samsung which overtook Apple for the first time worldwide in June in terms of Web usage has extended its lead to 25 7 in August compared to Apple on 23 4 Nokia which led globally up until December last is now in third place on 21 7 In the U S Apple has 52 2 of the mobile web market compared to Samsung s 19 Nokia i e Microsoft is on 1 5 in the US meaning Nokia has enormous potential to grow its market share in this key digital economy In the gigantic and emerging economy of India Samsung has 26 7 usage share while Apple has just 1 This stat alone show how important a lower cost iPhone could be for the future fortunes of Apple Pity Globally there is an on going battle taking place between Apple and Samsung It will be fascinating to see if this less expensive iPhone will help it increase market share against lower cost competitors in global markets says Aodhan Cullen CEO StatCounter Apple while sticking to its core values of quality over price and practicality over annoying features will now start to slide into third place in the global smartphone market Not a bad

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/why-a-low-cost-iphone-is-vital-for-apples-future/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Tom Dunne, Vicki Notaro and Abie Philbin Bowman to host the #RaboTweeties - Digital Times | Digital Times
    how instantaneous Twitter is It s a bit anarchic and if you follow the right people very funny There s no veneer to it it doesn t go through any third party to get to you like radio or TV it s just people being people It s answers the questions what s happening faster than any other medium and on European soccer nights in a house of girls it s the only informed football discussion I get says Tom Vicki Notaro says Twitter is an invaluable tool for her profession Twitter opened up a new world for me I m more aware more clued in more on the pulse as a journalist with independent ie and I have great fun on the platform Abie says Twitter is a window to a world that could simply never be seen through traditional media channels I love Twitter It has become the global water cooler a vital source of news gossip and all the latest jokes It s a place where party lines and Government spin are drowned out by a chorus of journalists satirists and punters curious to uncover the real story As one wit observed Facebook is where you lie to your friends Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers And where else would you find Maeve Higgins and Mia Farrow talking about Brendan Behan Or two former Star Trek captains complaining about their Internet provider Above all when I write a topical joke Twitter provides the fastest easiest way to tell it to a global audience and reach a whole new audience of tuned in observers worldwide Early bird tickets are on sale here Just go to EventBrite com and search for the RaboTweeties It s going to be a night to remember Related posts No related

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/16281/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Open data project leads to web app for political contacts - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Public Relations PR firm MCE Public Relations has developed Northern Ireland s first political contact web app using open data The project was partly funded by Invest Northern Ireland through its Innovation Voucher scheme The app was developed by Chris Brown head of public affairs at MCE in partnership with the University of Ulster It is the first mobile web app created using the Northern Ireland Assembly open data project What makes this project innovative is its use of open parliamentary data We built a mobile web based app that will allow people to immediately search for their local political representative and access their full contact details says Brown The Northern Ireland Assembly open data project allows data on the work of the Assembly to be published in its raw form The data can be copied published and adapted to create new products such as web and mobile phone applications We are developing a number of projects in the areas of political monitoring and open data and expect to bring them to fruition in the near future This first step shows that we can do it and continue to innovate and build on our work in this area concludes Brown www innovationvouchers com Related posts A bridge to a career in the real world of the games industry Apps NI open data politicians 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 ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/open-data-project-leads-to-web-app-for-political-contacts/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The Google Consumer Barometer 2014 is launched | Digital Times
    Google Consumer Barometer gives marketers retailers and producers very recent insights into how people behave online when they are researching a product category and also when they buy products online Free Google Consumer Barometer Anyone can use the free Google Consumer Barometer and if you want you can create and download customised data and market specific information The Google Consumer Barometer helps users discover everything from how often people go online to how many connected devices they may have how people research and purchase online how people are watching online videos or the differences between generations and their online behaviour It will enable Irish businesses to easily explore how consumers are behaving and tailor their business offerings to attract more customers online says Cera Ward country manager Google Ireland People use digital media for a lot of different reasons This free tool will help businesses to determine where to focus their attention For example the rise of mobile access to the internet continues with the consumer barometer showing that in Ireland 23 of Irish people researching a recent purchase online used a smartphone to do this 21 of Irish people researched online only before making their last purchase versus the European average of 18 The research also shows that the Irish online consumer is unforgiving If issues are encountered while accessing websites via a smartphone 25 will find another site that works better rather than trying on another device This shows that as a business in Ireland if you don t have a mobile strategy in place you re losing a quarter of the potential online buyers in market says Ward Related posts Google s mission to end the feature phone How to get online sell online and grow online Google s plan to get more Irish retailers online 89

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/google-consumer-barometer/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Google Barometer Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    By Stephen Conmy June 22 2015 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 ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New film about the

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/google-barometer/ (2016-02-11)
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