UK Apps

NHS: Open for Business

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

To try to address some of these challenges, we designed the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) last year. Like many ideas it was taken from another sector. Accelerators aim to support the growth and spread of technologies, in the past developing solutions such as AirBnB and Dropbox. Microsoft, IBM and MIT all have accelerators, and now we do too.

Tinder's New Group Dating Feature Has Backfired Spectacularly

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech

Tinder is trialling a brand new feature designed to encourage groups of friends to go out and socialise with new people. It's called Tinder Social an...

This New Employee Tracking App Is Great For Productivity, Awful For Privacy

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Tech

FreshTeam is a new app designed for businesses which effectively lets your boss track exactly what you're doing during the day. It's the latest in a ...

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

New App Aims To 'Empower' Mums-To-Be To Help Prevent Stillbirths

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents

A pregnancy and stillbirth charity has launched an app to help expectant mothers track their baby's movements. Kicks Count said the launch is part of ...

Introducing Our App That's Like Tinder for Politics

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kenny Imafidon

At Bite The Ballot, we've been working across across the capital to engage communities in registering to vote, and helping those furthest away from politics to realise the issues they care about are political. And that if they continue to be by-standers and have politics done them, instead of doing politics, then they will never drive the political agenda...

How To Find Out If Your Partner's Cheating On You Using Tinder

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech

If you're worried that your partner is cheating on Tinder, there is a new website that is offering to help. Swipebuster.com's "help" however, comes at...

How To Increase Storage Space On Your iPhone Without Deleting Any Apps

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech

Rejoice everyone! The Internet has found a way to give us all more storage space on our iPhones without having to delete any apps or photos. Yes, tha...

Your Phone Isn't The Villain Of Sleep, It Can Be Your Best Friend

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

London is an incredible city, but when it's at its worst it can be loud, rude, aggressive, unpredictable and in every way a combatant to the peace and tranquility that we all need at the end of the day. Combine these negative elements with what could in all probability be a god-awful day at work and you've got just about every ingredient needed to make sure you have a truly crap night's sleep.

Trouble Sleeping? These Apps Can Help You Catch All 40 Winks

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech

Sleeping is life. Without it we cannot live, both literally and figuratively. Yet so many of us struggle to sleep enough, whether it's through finding...

A Week With This Digital Notepad Has Reminded Me That The Pen Is Still Mightier

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Take a guess at how many note taking apps I currently use? I won't drag this out but the answer is four. That is a simply ridiculous number of note-taking apps, especially when we're all desperately searching for that productive nirvana where we can organise our lives both digitally and meaningfully in the way that only a good old fashioned ring binder can.

9 GIFs That Will Get You A Response On Tinder

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Having trouble on Tinder? Step aside and let these GIFs set you up. According to a survey released by the dating app, these are the top GIFs giving u...

From Shoot 'em Ups to Emotional Intelligence: Gaming Gets Kind

Devi Clark | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents
Devi Clark

I met Rosie Linder a fortnight ago. Like me, she is a middle aged mother with two children. Like me she wants to connect with her children. "I wanted a fun way to talk about emotions with my daughters. If you just ask them, they are very resistant. They feel they are being put on the spot."

This Is How You Get Google Maps To Let You Take Toilet Breaks

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

Google Maps has finally added its 'Pit Stop' feature to iOS, allowing iPhone users to take a toilet breaks without ever leaving the navigation mode. ...

It's St David's Day, So Naturally There's A Welsh Emoji Keyboard

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

St David's Day, celebrated on 1 March is Wales' national day. It commemorates the death of the patron saint of Wales who died in c569 AD. Of course...

Are Wearables Helping the Right People?

Chris Spencer | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

Patients with heart conditions, diabetes, or asthma, for example, would all benefit from being able to track their own health data and share this with their GP to improve care - particularly from a preventative perspective.

6 Apple Watch Apps To Help You Unwind After An Awful Day At Work

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Tech

Technology has, rather unfairly, become the villain of staying stress-free. Well no longer. If used properly your iPhone or Apple Watch can become ...

The Honeymoon Is Over for Dating Apps

Gary Newe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?

In Defence of Twitter and Its Gawky Attempts to Change

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sara McCorquodale

Guys, let's all just chill for a sec, okay? Twitter is, contrary to #RIPTwitter, still alive. Yes it's obviously floundering - the new algorithm confirms that - but let's not consign it to the ranks of Friends Reunited or Bebo (dead and sort of dead) just yet.

These Skill-Building Apps Are Actually More Fun Than Trawling Tinder (We Promise)

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Mobile apps are designed to cater to our every whim: from gaming to dating, shopping to saving, posting snarky comments (in under 140 characters) or p...

Don't Let the Mavericks Destroy the Cab Industry

Artemis Mercer | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Artemis Mercer

I just couldn't sit by and watch the slow and painful death of the iconic black cab industry; I had to take action. After all, this is an industry that not only supports me and my family but also the families of 25,000 black cabbies in London, and related businesses such as garages and vehicle manufacturers.

Hurrah, WhatsApp Is Scrapping Everyone's Most-Hated Feature

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

The instant messaging service WhatsApp will soon be completely free after the company's CEO and co-founder Jan Koum announced that it would be scrappi...

These Apps Will Help You Save Cash, Stick To A Budget & Get Great Discounts

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There's an app for just about everything these days, but not all apps are created equal. Some apps can help you reduce your spending, save cash, o...

The Existing Social Network Model Is Broken, Interest-Based Networks Could Fix That

Anthony Rose | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Rose

Most posts on social networks these days are effectively spam. Between sponsored posts, cat photos, those BuzzFeed-style "6 amazing things you never knew about Hull" headlines and people live tweeting from events you're not at and don't care about, your social media feeds are becoming less and less relevant.

The Seven Guys You'll Find on Dating Apps

Krissie Rogers | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

It has become obvious to me that certain apps have certain reputations and whilst many are claiming their users are seeking meaningful relationships, I find this hard to believe judging by the types of guys I come across time and time again. Here are the seven stereotypical male profiles you are likely to find on dating apps...