UK Apps

Are Screens the Enemy of a Natural Childhood?

Kate Blincoe | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

We can't hide from it, just as we can't trot down the M25 in a horse and cart anymore, so we have to find a way of managing it and making it part of a balanced life. It is part of our children's lives and brings many wonderful benefits - any five year old who has played on Google Earth knows the mind bending sense of awe of zooming out and out from their home to see the planet as a green and blue sphere.

TfL Threatens Quality of the Private Hire Sector With Proposed Rules

Justin Peters | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

We strongly urge TfL to consider making a set of requirements that are applicable and fair to both parties, as each one plays an essential role in providing a safe and reliable transport service for Londoners. Passenger safety is not just an issue with minicabs on London's roads.

Uber Is Innovative, Cheap and Safe: So Why the TfL Crackdown?

Annabel Denham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Annabel Denham

TfL's proposals are anti-competition, anti-innovation and anti-entrepreneurship. Technological progress may seem inevitable, but history is testament to the fact that good or bad politics plays a huge role in a country's global competitiveness.

Going Though A Break-Up? This App Will Cure Your Blues

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Tech

When you're going through a break-up, there's not much that can stop you from crying six times a day. But as the saying goes; 'there's an app for that...

Walking Home After A Night Out Just Got A LOT Safer

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

"Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart, And you'll never walk alone." Chanted by Liverpool fans around the UK these words have also become the ...

Have We Hit Communication Overload?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

There is so much technological noise out there right now; so many apps; so many upgrades; so many content providers; so many packages, bundles and choices. In this new world, where we have so many technological options, it's easy to find our eyes glazing over.

No More Square Cropping! Instagram Introduced Landscape And Portrait Options

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Victory for hipsters everywhere! Instagram has announced plans to introduce landscape and portrait crop options, in addition to their traditional squa...

Amazon's Incredible New Android App Store Makes In-App Purchases FREE

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon has launched 'Amazon Underground', a free app store for Android phones which removes in-app purchases for thousands of apps. Some of the mos...

There's An App Called Pooductive For Chatting To Other People On The Loo

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Tech

We're back with yet more evidence to prove there really is an app for everything... Pooductive let's you chat with people who are also on the loo....

My Cancer Journey

Stella James | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stella James

Once treatment had finished and my hair was growing back I decided to go out into the dating world which was one of the scariest things I had to do - I thought 'no one wants to date someone that has had cancer!' But in December I met someone and we are still together.

Can an App Be a Therapist? The Problems With Using Screens to Tackle Mental Health

Emily Gosling | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech
Emily Gosling

Yet surely there's some good in making taking control of mental health more democratic. If it's worked for tracking calories, surely it can work for tracking mood? It can, but it also feels slightly dangerous.

Is Uber Using 'Ghost Cars' To Trick Us All?

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Tech

Uber's list of problems may have become a little longer. US researcher Alex Rosenblat alleges that the company uses 'phantom' cars to give customer...

Why I've Ditched the Yoga Studio

Kim Chambers | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

It seemed awkward at first, not being in a studio with a real person instructing, but I like that I'm saving money and that I can even do yoga in my pyjamas. For mums, the privacy of home also means unrepentantly ejecting the occasional, embarrassing noise caused by downward dog.

Beware the All-Knowing App

Graham Welch | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Do you ever check what permissions the apps you download to your smartphone or tablet require? Just why is it your torch app needs access to your contact lists and location? Or why your calendar needs to access your phone records?

Periscope and Intellectual Property: A Word of Warning

Wayne Beynon | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Just as broadcasters like Sky and the BBC have certain legal standards to uphold, so too do Periscope broadcasters. This mostly comes down to common sense, namely that users should not broadcast any illegal or immoral activity they're taking part in.

Why Snapchat, 3V and Truffle Pig Are a Perfect Fit

Jason Mander | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

As social behaviors continue to evolve, there's little doubt that Snapchat has been one of the main beneficiaries among younger groups and that it's capturing a lot of the conversations and activities that used to take place on "traditional" social networks. Snapchat can also lay claim to being the fastest-growing social app over the last year, having almost doubled its user base.

Who Deleted Me? Fiendish App Tracks The Facebook Friends Who Dumped You

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech

You can now find the culprits behind your dwindling Facebook friends list. A new app, launched by Anthony Kuske, allows users to discover who has r...

Tinder For Dogs Exists (Yes Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the couple in 101 Dalmatians were to meet in 2015, we can guarantee it wouldn't be through dog walking. Oh no, they'd be on Tindog, the new Tind...

Charity Partnerships, Empowered Patients and the Future of the NHS

Chris Spencer | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Chris Spencer

"The future health of millions of children, the sustainability of the NHS, and the economic prosperity of Britain all now depend on a radical upgrade in prevention and public health". It's a statement clear in its message and blunt in its truth.

Awful Tinder-Style App Lets Men 'Bin' Women In One Swipe

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

Breaking-up is not the easiest of things to do, but doing it over an app has got to be one of the worst examples of human behaviour possible. In on...

The Truth About Dating Apps and How to Get It Right

James Barber | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Barber

It is estimated that 15million singles in the UK are now registered for online dating. For people who live fast-paced life's in the city, online dating has made it quick and easy to meet people. But have the dating apps on your phone brought you any closer to meeting Mr or Mrs right?

Your iPhone Now Knows How Much Sex You're Having

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

Among the plethora of goodies Apple unveiled at its Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC 2015 this year, the company included a rather important new f...

Building an Apple Watch App: An Insider's Guide

Anthony Eskinazi | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Eskinazi

The Watch is especially valuable in situations where efficiency is of the essence - whether that's keeping track of incoming emails during a meeting, checking transport information whilst on the move, or extending your parking if you're running late.

Google Maps Just Took Away Our Last Excuse For Getting Lost

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech

You will soon be able to use Google Maps along with its voice directions, offline. Finally. The feature, one of the many surprises announced at...

Wikipedia, Fitness Trackers and Health Apps: Proceed With Caution?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

Apps and wearables may not yet be perfect but the good news is that this consumer-driven personalisation of healthcare is forcing positive change. There is great potential in the massive amounts of health data captured by these devices.