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Snapchat May Be Getting Older, But Is It a Bad Thing?

Jason Mander | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

For a long time now, the name Snapchat has been synonymous with teens and young users. It's been the cool kid on the social networking block - the one that has been enjoying consistently strong growth among 16-24s and the one that, having rejected Facebook's bid some years ago, has remained the biggest thorn in Mark Zuckerberg's side.

Is This the Real World - Or Is It Just Fantasy?

Joe Irvin | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech
Joe Irvin

Pokémon Go has been capturing headlines across the globe. The smartphone game requires people to explore their local areas, searching for Pokémon via augmented reality (where the creatures are super-imposed onto the real world).

When All Your Friends Are Addicted To Pokemon Go

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech

It’s official, Pokemon Go has stolen all of your friends and you worry you might never go back to your pre-Pikachu levels of friendship. You tried d...

I Tried to Find a New BFF Using an App - And Found Something Amazing

Tristen Lee | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Tristen Lee

We're neck deep in the digital age, print media is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and the way we communicate with one another, meet new people, ...

Ten Top Travel Apps

Mike Gerrard | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Gerrard

What did we travellers do in the old days - all of about eight years ago - before travel apps arrived on the scene? We had to cart around atlases and ...

Pokémon Go Players Are Being Targeted By Armed Robbers, Say Police

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech

Police are warning Pokémon Go players to be extra vigilant after they arrested four armed robbers, suspected of deliberately targeting gamers. The O...

What Your Snapchat Filter Says About You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Tech

Unless you've been living under a rock without wi-fi, you'll be familiar with Snapchat. This is the app that allows us to procrastinate more than any ...

How Technology Has Changed the World of TV Entertainment

Sean Farrington | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sean Farrington

Looking around the pub, with the match in full swing and England desperately pushing for a winner, it struck me how few people - who had come dressed head to toe in England gear - were actually watching the match! Most were buried in their mobile phones or tablets, participating in what is a revolution in how we watch sport and TV entertainment in general.

If You Rely On Fertility Apps You May Be At Risk Of Unwanted Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are at risk of unwanted pregnancy if they're relying on a smartphone app to monitor their fertility levels in place of more traditional contrace...

Most Fertility Tracking Apps Get it Wrong

Dee Armstrong | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dee Armstrong

Photo: Sam Edwards - Getty Images/OJO Images RF A new study published in the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology says that most period and ...

New App Aims To Make Life Happier For People With Psoriasis

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Psoriasis affects 1.8 million people in the UK and its impact is not just physical. The chronic condition, which can leave skin itchy, flakey and cove...

Uber Launches Food Delivery App In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech

Your relationship Uber is about to get hella more integrated. After an Uber drops you off after a heavy night out and you wake up the next morning hu...

Facebook Rolls Out Suicide Prevention Tool Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is rolling out a new suicide prevention tool, which hopes to provide help and support to those in crisis. Suicide prevention charities Samari...

Apple's New App Will Help Young People To Learn Coding For Free

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has drawn the WWDC 2016 conference in California to a close by launching a free tool to teach people how to code. The Swift Playground app has b...

This Will Help People Recovering From Brain Injuries

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

New smart technology has been developed to help over one million people living with brain injuries in the UK. A research team at Brain In Hand develop...

Will Tech Turn Us Into a Nation of 'Passer-Buyers'?

Henry Holland | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Henry Holland

People are constantly trying to think of new ways that the worlds of fashion and tech can interact and work together. In a world where a new app seems to be made every minute, it is the simple, useful and practical tech that will stand the test of time.

Facebook Is About To Delete An Entire Album Of Hidden Photos From Your Account

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook will be deleting some of your personal photographs in three weeks time, and you might not even know they exist. In order to encourage users t...

Astonishingly 13-Year-Olds Can Use Tinder, Thankfully That's About To Change

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Tech

Dating app Tinder has announced that, beginning next week, they are raising the minimum age of users to 18. Tinder spokesperson, Rosette Pambakian ann...

Can an App Open Up the World to Children on the Autism Spectrum?

Rachel Oliver | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Oliver

That's how a child at the Rowan School in Sheffield, whose pupils all have a diagnosis of autism, described our circus show. The pupils attended, as do all of our audiences, free of charge and with their entire family so that they can enjoy the show as a family group.

A Mobile App to Prevent Postnatal Depression?

Judy Bretschneider | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Tech
Judy Bretschneider

The changes to lifestyle, financial worries, constant sleep deprivation and the pressure of being responsible for a tiny, demanding little person often mean that parents - couples, single parents, mums and dads - can feel socially isolated.

Introducing Tech For Good

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing blogs from inspiring innovators, who are using tech to change the world - from the charity helping sight impaired kids use public transport independently, to the start-up that have created an app to help parents suffering from postnatal depression... It's not about celebrating the technology by itself, it's about celebrating the humans and how they're using technology to achieve something great.

This Breathtakingly Simple App Could Put An End To Food Waste Once And For All

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK

An ingenious food app is saving tens of thousands of food items from ending up in the bin - and bringing neighbours together in the process. Almost 50...

WhatsApp Has Finally Unveiled Its App For PC And Mac

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has officially unveiled a desktop version of its instant messaging service for Macs and PCs. The new app retains almost all of the features o...

5 Things You Never Knew About Sleep

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sleep: we all do it, yet many of us are a bit rubbish when it comes to getting enough of it. Now, using an app called ENTRAIN, researchers have coll...

This New Fitness App Will Pay You To Get Active

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're lacking in fitness motivation, new app Sweatcoin could be just the thing you need. The app, which launches in the UK on Wednesday, effective...