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November 29, 2015 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
November 18, 2016 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

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 […]

November 11, 2016 (No Comments) by Geoff Dorrity

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? […]

September 6, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

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 […]

August 30, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
social media

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 […]

August 22, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
what is a chromecast

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 […]

August 17, 2016 (No Comments) by Geoff Dorrity
5 Apps that Will make your Day more Productive

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, […]

August 4, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

If you are in the market for a smart watch then you will probably have noticed that, like all products in this area they vary wildly in price. You can really spend what you want and as far as brands go then you are not lacking choice in this department either. With the usual suspects like Apple and Samsung in the mix and long standing watch makers such as Tag Heuer not wanting to miss out on the smart watch boom, you are not lacking choice if you are looking to invest. If you are looking to get a good watch at on a budget then look no further because […]

July 23, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
The Benefits Of The Podcast

They’ve been discredited for being a waste of time on a number of occasions by people who just don’t recognise their purpose but podcasts are quite useful for people in the broadcasting or publishing worlds. Radio DJs, TV presenters and Journalists all spend their time searching and trying to find as much content as they can to fill their show or paper. If you don’t have time or space to utilise it all, a nice way to keep audience who would have been interested in that story is a podcast. It keeps people happy while also allows you to make use of all of your content which has no doubt […]

May 28, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
top apps for iphone

Are you struggling to find great apps for your new iPhone? Or just bored of your old mediocre ones? Well if this is you, keep on reading because I just might have a solution to your problem. Here are the top 10 best free apps you should have for your iPhone: 10: In at number 10 we have the small yet very useful app ‘Pic Collage’. Yes it is exactly what it says, this app puts together all your favourite pictures into one collage- Magic! Whether it is for any birthday, a collage of your favourite dogs, or embarrassing pictures of your siblings, this app has everything. You can also […]

April 6, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
DigiCon, Cork City Hall,

While Ireland is losing the jewel in its tech crown with the Web Summit moving to Lisbon there are still plenty of good tech events taking place up and down the country this year. Thanks to the success of the Web Summit and with so many of the world’s biggest tech companies based on our shores, Ireland has firmly put itself on the tech map. This year promises to be another busy one on the tech front with plenty to keep hardened tech heads and those with only a passing interest happy. No matter what part of the country you live in, there will be a tech event somewhere near […]

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