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'Shocking' Cosmetic Surgery Apps Aimed At Children Linked To Under 18s Seeking Procedures

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Makeover apps and online plastic surgery games aimed at children as young as nine have been condemned as “shocking” by experts who want to see the...

Tent-Finding App Will Save You Hours Of Drunk Wandering This Festival Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech

It is a truth universally accepted that the UK music festival experience is basically just hours of searching your friends, the shortest toilet queue,...

‘Straight Acting' And 9 Other Dating Profile Red Flags

Jen Barton | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Gay, straight or any shade in between: dating’s changed. We’re past the tried and true method of ‘gets drunk in bar, makes slightly sloppy move...

Why I Probably Won't Stop Hitch-Hiking

Katie Lodge | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

"I personally wouldn't have taken the risk...", said one of my friends the other day, over a coffee, appalled at what I'd done with my daughter. "You never know...", she said, her eyes widening.

Brits Say Mobile Apps Are As Important As Breathing, Eating And Drinking

Duncan Hughes | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Hughes

A10 Networks has revealed in new research that Britons are so addicted to and dependent upon their smartphones and applications that a quarter believe mobile apps are equally as important as a basic human resource such as eating, breathing and drinking.

Not Going Out - Unsocial Media

Daniel Lewis | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Lewis

And that is my gripe with social media. I secretly quite like the silly memes, jokes and animal videos. What really annoys me though, is the fact that social media seems to be replacing the social. The physical act of going out and spending time with people you like.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Awareness Isn't The Issue, A Lack Of Effective Approaches Are

Barry Richardson | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK
Barry Richardson

From Prince Harry's 20 year fight with mental health, Lady Gaga's PTSD, to J.K. Rowling's battle with depression, there are no shortage of high-profile figures raising awareness of mental health illnesses. Of course there is also the tragic awareness of adorned celebrities such as Alexander McQueen and Robin Williams, who both took their own lives to escape their mental health demons.

Six Useful Apps For University Students

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

Six applications that we hope will make your life as a student not only easier, but also a whole lot more enjoyable. Now all you have to do is pass those assignments and exams.

Can Prince Harry's 20 Year Battle With Mental Health Encourage Children To 'Start A Conversation'?

Barry Richardson | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Barry Richardson

"I've spent most of my life saying I'm fine". That's how Prince Harry started a very honest and candid interview about his own struggles with mental h...

Disability Is No Barrier To Smart Tech Success

Niall El-Assaad | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Tech
Niall El-Assaad

There are an estimated two million disabled drivers in the UK, so I am far from the first one to experience these frustrations, and things are far worse for people without even my level of mobility. If you can't get out of your car then you simply have to drive from station to station trying to find one where the staff can help you, hoping that you don't run out of petrol before you get there.

What You Didn't Know About HIV And Dating, Until Now!

Christian Mercer | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Mercer

Most people's thoughts on HIV relate back to the tombstone campaign from the 1980's. Thankfully, much has changed since those daunting advertisements and there is now a much brighter future for those living with HIV.

How Technology Killed The Conversationalist

Mark Cowan | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Cowan

No longer does the pub need to facilitate the lads catch up. WhatsApp and other social platforms do that for us.  We can all be watching the same football match at the same time in different parts of the country, or responding to what is happening in an episode of Game of Thrones from the comfort of our sofa and still feel like we are getting the banter, and feeling the connection to our friends.

Everyone Is Out To Get You

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

For any company developing mobile and online offerings (which is nearly all of them) it is this approach that they should follow. View competition as defined not just within your industry but also from everyone. Focus on people and benefits, not features and functions. And above all, think through the ecosystem in which your users live in and plan accordingly.

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

Seven Delicious Ways To Reduce Food Waste

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Food waste costs the average person in the UK £200 every year. We throw away a whopping 19% of food we buy, which adds up to 7 million tonnes per annum according to campaigners Love Food Hate Waste

Building Empathy One App At A Time

Raul Gutierrez | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Raul Gutierrez

As a contentious U.S. election took over the news worldwide in 2016, teachers told us they wanted an app that more directly helped them prompt conversations about empathy with kids. Angry political speech that was dividing the country was trickling down into classrooms

Just How Safe Are Our Mobile Apps?

Alastair Paterson | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

We live in a world dominated by smartphones and tablets, and by the applications that run on these mobile devices. These applications help us with everything, including expenses, mobile banking, the weather and access to your corporate and personal email

There's Now A Sassy App To Help You Deal With Your Break-Up

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An empowering new app promises to help guide you through your break-up so that, in the end, you can own it. ‘Break-Up Boss’, created by author Zo...

Best Travel Apps

Jim Roberts | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jim Roberts

If you're worried of breaking your phone then remember you are as likely to drop it after a few too many breezers at home as you are on a moped. If you're still worried get a case that is actually going to protect it.

How To Protect Yourself From In-App Fraud

Asaf Greiner | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Asaf Greiner

In short, there is a lot of cleaning up to do when it comes to in-app ads. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. You have to look for signs that don't add up, and research further. It's not always about technical tools, it's about being aware and giving hints to teams where there might be a problem.

The Death Of The Textbook: How The Rising World Of Parenting And Education Apps Is Transforming Digital Learning

Bhav Singh | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bhav Singh

Parents feel reassured knowing their children are making the most of their screen time development-wise, while also offering their children a more entertaining and fun learning experience. In essence this has the ability to introduce learning and development tools in a child's routine, while offering parent visibility.

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

The Fears Involved In Launching An App

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

That's when we sat down with one of our mentors for lunch at our local sushi place and told him about all our issues. We told him that we were considering postponing our launch yet again. That's when he gave my co-founder, Joris, and I the most valuable advice ever. Just get on with it and RELEASE the app! It is NEVER going to be perfect.

Uber Sent This Message About Its Sexual Harassment Claims To Some Users Who Deleted Their Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Uber told a small number of users who deleted their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment...

My Week Eating Restaurant Meals For £3 A Pop (And How You Can Too)

Oscar Williams | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech
Oscar Williams

January is all about abstinence. Whether you're cutting down on drinking, meals out or nights in front of the TV, it's a time to readjust after weeks of excess. So when I told friends I'd committed to spending the last week of the month gorging on restaurant food, they were a bit confused.