The week in gadgets

Steve Jobs biography out today Walter Isaacson’s authorised biography of Steve Jobs is out today, just less than a month after the death of the Apple co-founder and former CEO. The biography, which was sanctioned while Jobs was terminally ill, was originally going to...

Netflix set to launch in Irish and UK markets

The company, which has more than 25m members in the US, Canada and Latin America, will offer Irish and UK customers unlimited TV shows and films streaming instantly over the internet to TVs, computers, mobile tablets and phones for a monthly subscription price. The...

Ireland more in tune with iPhone recycling than the US

E-waste experts such as EWSI are predicting that a simple new product announcement such as Apple's new iPhone 4S will likely create another 200m pounds of e-waste in the next two years.Somewhat surprisingly, it seems people living in Ireland are more in sync with...

iPhone 4S now available for pre-order in Ireland

Shipping time will be one to two weeks from when the phone becomes available. Apple has imposed a limit of two iPhones per customers. All iPhone 4S models on the store are SIM-free. The 16GB model will cost €599, the 32GB model will cost €699 and the 64GB model will...

iPhone 4S hits 1m pre-orders in one day, new record for Apple

The iPhone 4 held the previous record, clocking up 600,000 pre-orders in one day. “We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” said Schiller. “The first-day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever...

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ set for 15 September launch?

It makes sense. Microsoft will be hosting its BUILD developers conference in California, where it is also likely to unveil a Samsung tablet computer running Windows 8. In recent weeks, HTC unveiled two new Windows Phone Mango devices – HTC Titan, with a 4.7-inch...