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How Do I Get Out Of A Mobile Phone Contract?

By Aoife Crilly January 26, 2017 (No)
Are you wondering how to get out of your mobile phone contract? You must be. If not you wouldn’t be here reading this! So, you’re probably pretty unhappy with the current contract you’re in and more than likely pretty desperate to break the contact some how. Phone companies tend to be extremely vague in advising how you can get out of a bill pay contract which makes a lot of sense because they want to keep getting your hard earned cash. It’s because of this you’ll find it very difficult to locate a clear guide on how to get out of the contract without it costing you a fortune. You might […]

5 Apps to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By Evan Coughlan January 20, 2017 (2 Comments)
Can’t sleep won’t sleep, can’t sleep won’t sleep. Sorry that’s probably not helping. Let’s be honest, sleep is the best, and we as human beings need at least 8 hours of it a night, or else we start acting nuttier than a squirrel’s sh*t. Most people have no trouble nodding off at night, but there are those of us who struggle quite badly when it comes to catching those all-important z’s. Unfortunately, if you’re reading this article, it probably means you’re a bad sleeper, but you need not worry because, we at The Sharpe, have scoured the web in search of the five best apps to help you get a […]

All You Need to Know About Wireless Headphones

By Evan Coughlan January 12, 2017 (2 Comments)
I believe it was the great philosopher, Mick Jagger, who said ‘You Can’t Always Get You Want’ and that is particularly true of wireless headphones, that is unless you’ve a few hundred quid stuffed under your mattress, of course. There’s no point in beating around the bush here, top quality wireless headphones are expensive, really expensive! Like any other form of technology today, your pair of wireless headphones will be either broken or out of style within a few years of purchasing, so what’s the point in spending a week’s wages on a pair, am I right? Let’s take a look at the three most important things when you’re considering purchasing […]

Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 2

By Annabel Hynes December 20, 2016 (No)
Tech geek? Still not sure what you want for Christmas off your parents, partner, godparents, grandparents? No need to panic. We’ve got your back. Have a look at part 2 of  what we think are some of the best gadgets available this Christmas. (Check Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 1 right here for even more suggestions) Kaiser Baas Alpha Drone+ The drone is becoming an ever more popular gadget because of the high quality and high fun nature with which you can make videos. This particular model is at the lower end of scale and is aimed at those of us who just enjoy having a bit of […]

Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 1

By Annabel Hynes November 18, 2016 (No)
Juice Power Station 11200MAH – £29.95 Buy it here: Juice Power Station Christmas is a time for gifts, and in the modern age we live in, that means a great deal of shiny new iPads and smartphones being drained throughout Christmas Day. What a treat then, to have the Juice Power Station – a charging station that can power up to two devices at once. With its 2.4 amp charging port and 1 amp port, your tech will be ready to go in no time. This gadget is ideal for the person on-the-go, or for those pesky kids whose tablet just died while you were on the way to visit […]

Web Summit 2016 – Bigger or Better?

By Geoff Dorrity November 11, 2016 (No)
The 2016 Web Summit has finished and the dust is just about settling on what is largely considered to be the years biggest annual tech conference around the world. The event, now in its seventh year has been referred to as the “Glastonbury for geeks”, boasted a powerful lineup of sports stars and celebrities from Ronaldinho to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As you can imagine, an event of this magnitude has developed quite the fan base with over 53,000 attendees represented by 15,000 companies, all of this proving that the Summit has come a long way from its humble beginnings of 400 attendees in Dublin back in 2010. So Why The Switch? […]

What Is ROKU?

By theSharpeUser September 6, 2016 (No)
Roku is a TV streaming service that is similar to devices such as Apple TV or Sky On Demand. It collects all your favourite streaming sites (Netflix, YouTube, Putlocker etc.) and catch-up sites (BBC/RTE player, 4od etc.) into one box. Dam useful! Unlike TV service providers such as Sky or Virgin Media, Roku is a one off payment for just the box and control. There is no contract and monthly payment scheme but many of the streaming sites on the box will require individual contracts which most people will be familiar with. To break it down, Roku is simply a way of choosing what you pay for and what you […]

What Has Social Media Become

By theSharpeUser August 30, 2016 (No)
There was a time when social media was just a simple Bebo, YouTube or MySpace account and you were only on one of them because it would cost way too much with the dial-up connection to go checking three different sites at once. Plus it would just take way too long. Now, however, social media is a way of life for so many people, whether it’s a means of living or not. If you’re a high flying blogger or photographer who gets paid by the post then well done to you, it’s the dream. Minimal work, probably free travel and all kinds of freebies you’re getting to advertise to your […]

What Is A Chromecast?

By theSharpeUser August 22, 2016 (No)
So what exactly is a Google Chromecast? So you’re having a lazy Saturday at a friend’s house and there is about 5 or 6 of you lounging around the living room playing on your phones, playing a bit of Xbox and just having a laugh. One of you finds a video that he thinks is well worth showing to everyone else but now that means you are all going to be cramped around a tiny little screen trying to see and hear it. That’s where a Google Chromecast comes in handy. (if you actually know what a Chromecast is!!) A Chromecast is a simple little circle device that you can […]

5 Apps that Will make your Day more Productive

By Geoff Dorrity August 17, 2016 (No)
Everyone has their own tips or techniques for being more productive, be it crossing through a list of items with their trusty red pen , drinking more coffee or just waking up earlier. But how about increasing your effectiveness via technology? Getting the most out of that smartphone in your pocket isn’t difficult — with just a few taps you could be well on your way to changing your workday for the better. Here’s 5 great apps that are sure to have a knock on effect on your productivity levels. Wunderlist I’ve used Wunderlist to plan a lot of stuff I need to get done, be it tasks at work, […]

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How Do I Get Out Of A Mobile Phone Contract?

By Aoife Crilly January 26, 2017 (No)
Are you wondering how to get out of your mobile phone contract? You must be. If not you wouldn’t be here reading this! So, you’re probably pretty unhappy with the current contract you’re in and more than likely pretty desperate to break the contact some how. Phone companies tend to be extremely vague in advising how you can get out of a bill pay contract which makes a lot of sense because they want to keep getting your hard earned cash. It’s because of this you’ll find it very difficult to locate a clear guide on how to get out of the contract without it costing you a fortune. You might […]

5 Apps to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By Evan Coughlan January 20, 2017 (2 Comments)
Can’t sleep won’t sleep, can’t sleep won’t sleep. Sorry that’s probably not helping. Let’s be honest, sleep is the best, and we as human beings need at least 8 hours of it a night, or else we start acting nuttier than a squirrel’s sh*t. Most people have no trouble nodding off at night, but there are those of us who struggle quite badly when it comes to catching those all-important z’s. Unfortunately, if you’re reading this article, it probably means you’re a bad sleeper, but you need not worry because, we at The Sharpe, have scoured the web in search of the five best apps to help you get a […]

All You Need to Know About Wireless Headphones

By Evan Coughlan January 12, 2017 (2 Comments)
I believe it was the great philosopher, Mick Jagger, who said ‘You Can’t Always Get You Want’ and that is particularly true of wireless headphones, that is unless you’ve a few hundred quid stuffed under your mattress, of course. There’s no point in beating around the bush here, top quality wireless headphones are expensive, really expensive! Like any other form of technology today, your pair of wireless headphones will be either broken or out of style within a few years of purchasing, so what’s the point in spending a week’s wages on a pair, am I right? Let’s take a look at the three most important things when you’re considering purchasing […]

Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 2

By Annabel Hynes December 20, 2016 (No)
Tech geek? Still not sure what you want for Christmas off your parents, partner, godparents, grandparents? No need to panic. We’ve got your back. Have a look at part 2 of  what we think are some of the best gadgets available this Christmas. (Check Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 1 right here for even more suggestions) Kaiser Baas Alpha Drone+ The drone is becoming an ever more popular gadget because of the high quality and high fun nature with which you can make videos. This particular model is at the lower end of scale and is aimed at those of us who just enjoy having a bit of […]

Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 1

By Annabel Hynes November 18, 2016 (No)
Juice Power Station 11200MAH – £29.95 Buy it here: Juice Power Station Christmas is a time for gifts, and in the modern age we live in, that means a great deal of shiny new iPads and smartphones being drained throughout Christmas Day. What a treat then, to have the Juice Power Station – a charging station that can power up to two devices at once. With its 2.4 amp charging port and 1 amp port, your tech will be ready to go in no time. This gadget is ideal for the person on-the-go, or for those pesky kids whose tablet just died while you were on the way to visit […]

Web Summit 2016 – Bigger or Better?

By Geoff Dorrity November 11, 2016 (No)
The 2016 Web Summit has finished and the dust is just about settling on what is largely considered to be the years biggest annual tech conference around the world. The event, now in its seventh year has been referred to as the “Glastonbury for geeks”, boasted a powerful lineup of sports stars and celebrities from Ronaldinho to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As you can imagine, an event of this magnitude has developed quite the fan base with over 53,000 attendees represented by 15,000 companies, all of this proving that the Summit has come a long way from its humble beginnings of 400 attendees in Dublin back in 2010. So Why The Switch? […]

What Is ROKU?

By theSharpeUser September 6, 2016 (No)
Roku is a TV streaming service that is similar to devices such as Apple TV or Sky On Demand. It collects all your favourite streaming sites (Netflix, YouTube, Putlocker etc.) and catch-up sites (BBC/RTE player, 4od etc.) into one box. Dam useful! Unlike TV service providers such as Sky or Virgin Media, Roku is a one off payment for just the box and control. There is no contract and monthly payment scheme but many of the streaming sites on the box will require individual contracts which most people will be familiar with. To break it down, Roku is simply a way of choosing what you pay for and what you […]

What Has Social Media Become

By theSharpeUser August 30, 2016 (No)
There was a time when social media was just a simple Bebo, YouTube or MySpace account and you were only on one of them because it would cost way too much with the dial-up connection to go checking three different sites at once. Plus it would just take way too long. Now, however, social media is a way of life for so many people, whether it’s a means of living or not. If you’re a high flying blogger or photographer who gets paid by the post then well done to you, it’s the dream. Minimal work, probably free travel and all kinds of freebies you’re getting to advertise to your […]

What Is A Chromecast?

By theSharpeUser August 22, 2016 (No)
So what exactly is a Google Chromecast? So you’re having a lazy Saturday at a friend’s house and there is about 5 or 6 of you lounging around the living room playing on your phones, playing a bit of Xbox and just having a laugh. One of you finds a video that he thinks is well worth showing to everyone else but now that means you are all going to be cramped around a tiny little screen trying to see and hear it. That’s where a Google Chromecast comes in handy. (if you actually know what a Chromecast is!!) A Chromecast is a simple little circle device that you can […]

5 Apps that Will make your Day more Productive

By Geoff Dorrity August 17, 2016 (No)
Everyone has their own tips or techniques for being more productive, be it crossing through a list of items with their trusty red pen , drinking more coffee or just waking up earlier. But how about increasing your effectiveness via technology? Getting the most out of that smartphone in your pocket isn’t difficult — with just a few taps you could be well on your way to changing your workday for the better. Here’s 5 great apps that are sure to have a knock on effect on your productivity levels. Wunderlist I’ve used Wunderlist to plan a lot of stuff I need to get done, be it tasks at work, […]

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