Fluffy Links – Tuesday February 19th 2008

Patrick’s app is helping freedom of speech and expression!

Rob on creative commons and sharing.

Congrats to Walter. Finally TechCrunch UK and Ireland managed to profile an Irish company, something Blognation constantly did. Looks like Walter managed to pitch something interesting and real, something many other Irish companies failed to do.

Awesome video contest from said the gramophone.

via Bon, someone doesn’t like your ad blockers.

iPhones are available in Ireland. Kinda. Sorta.

BBC reviewpa of the MacBook Air. This is mine.

From Mr. Obama – Words:

9 Responses to “Fluffy Links – Tuesday February 19th 2008”

  1. Damien B says:

    I found this out with your help on twitter; best place to get an iPhone to unlock is to nip across to the *ahem* disputed territory and head for an O2 shop. I picked one up last week without any contract questions, and unlocked it in a few minutes with ziphone (instructions at http://url.ie/939 )

    There’s O2 shops in the main border towns (Derry, Newry, Enniskillen) and indeed Belfast. Lacks something of the mystique of getting one from the states, but given the recent moves in the currency rates it’s now a better time than ever to buy.

    16gb was dearer than states at ~E442, but that’s cheaper than E599 for an 8gb!

  2. Adam says:

    It still works out as cheaper to buy from the US – but obviously only makes sense if you’re already going to be there and just pick one up on your travels.

    I’m still waiting for the 3G model and rumour has it there’ll be a $100 drop in price on the iPod Touch and iPhone very soon to facilitate such a model.

    As long as these rumours persist, I won’t be buying!

  3. Adam says:

    Oh and Apple have just dropped the price of the iPod Shuffle in the US to $49 – that’s around €33.

    I’d imagine the price in Ireland will drop to €49 too… just shows you that SDD storage is getting cheaper and cheaper.

  4. Damien B says:

    Certainly is cheaper for the item, much as practically everything is cheaper in the US. Still the E100 difference won’t cover a flight back and forth 😀

    I see the US Apple store is down at the minute – must be making a few changes as Adam notes.

  5. […] Via Damien… iPhone’s available in Ireland… how trustworthy does this look? […]

  6. Adam says:

    This is true Damien – it’s not cheap enough to justify flying over there just to get one.

    But if you’re already going, or you have a relative who’s going soon, it’s the most cost-effective option.

  7. Alan says:

    hmmm, that iphone site looks a bit dodgy. There’s fake ones doing the rounds in Ireland at the moment too.

  8. Adam says:

    I have to say I was a little put off by the fact that it was set up on a free hosting site and had a gmail.com account as its contact details.

    Always bad signs.

    Don’t they advise you not to buy stuff from a site that doesn’t have any kind of physical address/phone numbers on it too??

    This guy is completely untraceable – you can’t even do a whois look up.

  9. BlogNation was also run by slave labour, of course…