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Encryption at the Heart of New Apple File System (APFS)

Yesterday’s Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) announced a range of enhancements to its software development platforms, including a completely new filesystem, Apple File System (APFS), to succeed HFS+ which has been in use since 1998. Embed from Getty Images Times have changed since the days of spinning hard drives and floppy disks, and APFS is designed to reflect that. The […]

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Cool Concertina in a Sunny Studio – Notify [Video]

The concertina is a musical instrument especially associated with County Clare, where I live. It’s popular with kids, both boys and girls, and as the Fleadh Cheoil season approaches, many of them are practicing diligently for a summer of music! This video features my son’s teacher, Pádraig Rynne, playing with his band Notify, in the spectacularly sunning setting of Lettercollum Studios […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody Played On A Dot Matrix Printer

If you’re old enough your first printer was probably a dot matrix one. Remember waiting for ages for those pages to print? Remember the noise? Well some creative types have managed to hack a dot matrix printer to play music and the result isn’t bad at all. Here’s a rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as […]

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Spotify Buys Irish Startup Soundwave

Irish music discovery startup Soundwave has announced its acquisition by the music streaming service Spotify. Launched in 2012 it was jointly named as ‘One to Watch’ in the IIA Net Visionary Awards the following year, together with Trustev, which had its own successful exit just last month. The terms of the deal have not been made public, but The […]

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Kitchen Concert

Featuring some of the guys from Top Secret Drum Corps, this advert from IKEA Switzerland will bring a whole new meaning to kitchen equipment The advert was produced by Swiss advertising agency Wirz.

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