Apple Announces Exciting New Features in iOS 18

Apple Announces Exciting New Features in iOS 18

Apple has unveiled a series of new features coming to iPhones with the iOS 18 update. Among the highlights are the ability to lock apps, record phone calls, and create custom emojis. One of the most talked-about additions is the integration of ChatGPT, enhancing the use of artificial intelligence on Apple devices. Technology Correspondent Jess … Read more

Whatsapp Age Limit

WhatsApp Lowers Age Limit to 13 in Europe, Updates Policies in Compliance with EU Regulations

In a recent development, messaging giant WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is set to lower its minimum age requirement across Europe, including Ireland, from 16 to 13. This change aims to establish a consistent global minimum age for users. The adjustment aligns with the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), two new … Read more

WhatsApp introduces new feature to edit messages

A new feature that is expected to transform WhatsApp will be introduced. WhatsApp users may now edit their sent messages to correct any mistakes, whether they were embarrassing typos or mistakenly pushing “send” before finishing your statement . But there’s a catch as the edit option will only be available for 15 minutes after the … Read more

IDA Ireland supports IBM multi-year training programme with Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin

The US-based multinational company IBM is launching a further significant phase of a multi-year transformational training programme across its research and digital sales teams in Ireland, which is intended to be worth more than €10 million over approximately the next five years. The programme is supported by the Government of Ireland through IDA Ireland. The … Read more

Irish woman selected for first civilian mission around the Moon

Irish woman Rhiannon Adam has been chosen to take part in the first civilian mission around the Moon. The mission, known as the DearMoon project, will launch on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship rocket the following year. In order to “give as many talented individuals as possible the opportunity to go,” Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa … Read more

Ireland makes €125m investment to help space-tech industry take off

Ireland has reaffirmed its commitment to the ESA as the nation prepares to launch its first satellite. The European Space Agency (ESA) will receive €125 million from the government over the following five years. This investment is anticipated to help Ireland’s expanding space industry grow even more. Minister of State for Business, Employment, and Retail … Read more

National Cyber Security Centre conducts successful emergency exercise simulating cyberattack on the energy sector

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has held a successful emergency exercise – simulating the national response to a hypothetical cyber incident affecting Ireland’s energy sector. The aim of the exercise, which took place in the National Emergency Coordination Centre yesterday, was to test the procedures outlined in the National Cyber Emergency Plan to ensure … Read more

€11m funding announced for Dundalk training centre

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk will receive an investment of €11 million from the government. During a visit to the centre, Minister of Further and Higher Education, Innovation, and Science Simon Harris made the announcement and confirmed that it had been given the go-ahead to name the main contractor to … Read more

Companies report increase in cyberattacks

According to a recent survey, approximately 88% of Irish executives said that the increased digital acceleration had caused an increase in cyberattacks at their organisation since 2020. 75% of Irish organisations plan to increase their cybersecurity budgets for 2023, according to the PwC 2023 Digital Trust Insights Survey. However, more than eight out of ten … Read more

WhatsApp comes back online after service outage

Many users have reconnected to WhatsApp after a service outage knocked the popular messaging programme down for around two hours on Tuesday morning. The Meta-owned site has not officially verified the reason for the problem, but early on Tuesday, it informed users that it was trying to resolve it. While app users all across the … Read more

First Irish satellite to be launched next year

EIRSAT-1, Ireland’s first satellite, is expected to launch into space between late January and late February from the European Space Agency’s centre in French Guiana on a four-year mission. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar called the effort a “big moment” for Ireland’s space sector and a “huge spin-off” for Irish firms and institutions. He was speaking after … Read more

Cyber attacks move from big targets to SMEs, Government warns

Gardai and government ministers have urged companies to prepare for potential ransomware attacks, citing an increase in the frequency of assaults on small and medium-sized firms. The government and Gardai launched a joint awareness campaign on Tuesday for October’s European Cyber Security Month. This year’s campaign focuses on the twin themes of phishing and ransomware, … Read more

New car sales down 11% from pre-Covid levels, while EV registrations continue to surge

New car sales are still 11% lower than pre-Covid levels, although new car registrations hit 101,745 by the end of September. The numbers are largely consistent with last year, with experts in the automotive industry blaming continued supply challenges for slowing sales growth. Despite difficulties in getting new cars into the State, the move to … Read more

Nasa’s Juno spacecraft makes close approach to Jupiter moon Europa

Juno, Nasa’s spacecraft, has made the closest approach in more than 20 years to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. Juno flew within 222 miles of Europa, which is estimated to contain an ocean beneath its thick icy shell, boosting the possibility of underwater life. Scientists are hoping for a lucky break and to see possible water … Read more

Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan Ioniq 6, taking on Tesla

Hyundai Motor unveiled its first electric sedan, Ioniq 6, on July 14. The South Korean automaker is betting the Ioniq 6 will help it grab a bigger share of the electric vehicle (EV) market dominated by Tesla Inc. The South Korean Motor Co. launched the car at the Busan International Motor Show in South Korea. … Read more