Digital Life: Apple give us a taste of what’s to come
Apple previewed the next generation of its iPhone software last week — at last delivering full multitasking, better email handling and the iBooks e-reader app first seen in the iPad.
Due for release to coincide with a new iPhone in June, it will be a free upgrade to existing iPhone owners and will also be rolled out on the iPad later in the year. www.apple.com/iphone
For the next four months, Meteor will offer pre-pay customers 250MB a month of free data usage — more than enough for typical usage of checking email, browsing the web, etc. The catch is that you must top up by at least €20 every month — which is fine if that’s your regular routine but almost like a billpay contract if you don’t. The deal expires on July 31. www.meteor.ie
Bus Eireann’s new web service enables you to track when the next bus will arrive at your stop or any destination around the country. www.whensmybus.ie
If you’re unconvinced by the wave of hype surrounding 3D, you can make up your own mind when the first 3D TVs go on sale in Ireland this week. Samsung leads the way with the promise that electrical chains will begin getting stock this week, with Panasonic aiming for next month and Sony by June in time for the World Cup.