An Garda Siochana Lockscreen Virus

The Garda Virus is a computer virus which will display a bogus notification informing the user that the computer has blocked due to it being involved in the distribution of spam, pornographic material and copyrighted content.

The virus will lock you out of your computer completely and will instead display a message asking you to pay a fine in the form of a Ukash or Paysafecard code.

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PriceSpy – Compare prices and products,

google-headquarters-sign.jpgPriceSpy is a price and product comparison service in Ireland. It’s a pretty easy and foolproof way of ensuring that you are getting the best price for the product you wish to buy. 

Categories include Home and Garden, Audio and Video, Sports and Outdoor, Computers and components, Phones and GPS, Lifestyle and Beauty, Photo and Video, Games and Consoles and ‘More’ so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

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Google To Rank ‘Mobile Friendly’ Websites Higher

google-headquarters-sign.jpgThe day has finally arrived. The day where if your website is not mobile friendly, it will fall off the face of the Google Search Engine forever!!!!

This may be a slight over exaggeration, but from today, Google will rank mobile friendly websites higher.

Most businesses work very hard to get their website high on Google Search Engine, but all of that is about to change, if your website is not mobile friendly. With more and more people accessing websites through smart phones and tablets, a mobile friendly website is vital to reach these potential customers. But now there is another reason to make your website mobile friendly. To keep it on Google Search.
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App of the Week – Skitch

If you’ve always felt traditional screenshot applications are too much trouble, Skitch is what you’ve been waiting for.

skitchWhen your standing next to someone, pointing something out is as easy as could be–just lift a finger or nod, and they get what you’re talking about. But as soon as the Internet comes in the middle, this sort of quick visual communication becomes much more difficult. Skitch can restore the visual element to digital communication.

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App of the Week – AdBlock Plus


AdBlock Plus. Surf the web without annoying ads.

This weeks App of the Week is not an app but a browser extension. App or Browser Extension of the Week wasn’t a very snappy title though!

Ads are everywhere these days when you’re surfing the web. Banner ads, sidebar ads, autoplay videos, popup ads, ‘YOU ARE THE MILLIONTH VISITOR. CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’. It can make it difficult to read the content on a site and can ruin your surfing experience.  They are pretty much universally hated; in the list of lovable things in the world, ads rank pretty far down. On TV, in movie theatres, in magazines and online, ads are forced upon us and are impossible to avoid. Except that’s not true online. Ad-blocking software can be used to filter out the stuff you don’t want to see, making for a happier web browsing experience. Continue reading

Fibre Broadband. You need it in your life!


Ok guys, unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of fibre broadband or at least know that up to three quarters of the country currently have a crap internet speed/service.

Netflix, on demand services like RTE Player and online gaming means that the need for faster internet is becoming a major issue for many.

All of the above can be tricky to do unless you have quality high speed internet. People in cities across the country already have the luxury of high speed internet but now fibre broadband is finally being rolled out to a lot of rural parts of  the country over the coming months (about fecking time). There are big advantages to this for both the home and business user.


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