Thursday 22 February 2018

Bits and Bytes: The Social Network

Ronan Price

Ronan Price

Who'd have thought you could make a movie out of the story of Facebook's creation? But director David Fincher has apparently created a blockbuster, no doubt helped by Justin Timberlake's role and the score by Nine-Inch Nails' Trent Reznor.

View the trailer for yourself ahead of the The Social Network's release in October.

  • Apple displayed uncharacteristic humility last week as it apologised for the iPhone 4 antenna problem, in which owners of the new phone lose reception if they grip it a certain way.

By way of compensation while it feverishly works on a full solution, Apple is offering a free case that fixes the issue to anyone who buys an iPhone 4 over the next few months.

Apple confirmed last weekend that the new iPhone will go on sale here on July 30 and announced yesterday that the iPad will be available here on Friday.

  • If uploading clips to YouTube is your thing, the site now has a nifty new editing function that enables you to trim videos and add audio.

It's simplistic compared to what's available on your desktop computer or even some phones but could be the trick that turns your bloated three-minute epic into a 30-second YouTube hit.

  • After dipping his toes in the water in social networking with some internet videos, Brian Cowen has ramped up the PR blitz with a whole site dedicated to the good deeds of the Government. is inspired by similar attempts to connect directly with the public by governments in Britain and France. So will Mr Cowen become our first tweeting Taoiseach? Digital Life can't wait.

Irish Independent

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