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Snap Happy - 5 Incredible Photography Gadgets

Georgie Barrat | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Bridging the gap between old school Polaroids and phone photos the Impossible Project is a portable photo lab. Place your iPhone on the instant Labs tray and your Polaroid snap will shoot out the other end. But here's where it gets clever.

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Is No UI the Best UI?

David Akka | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

I recently wrote about my experiences with Google Glass, a device I've had for a few months now. For all the potential applications the device has, I find that the one I use most is Google Now, which isn't a traditional mobile app at all.

10 Simple Hacks To Improve Your Phone's Battery Life

The Huffington Post UK | Lottie Oram | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech

The daily battery drain is a common problem for modern phone users. Back in those heady early days of mobile use, your phone could be on standby fo...

Fingertip Stability: My Search for the Perfect Depression App

Rachel Kelly | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Kelly

Four years ago I became an app maker. It began with a conversation between me and another mother round a kitchen table. What had happened to the art of learning poems by heart? We came up with an idea for a children's poetry app which would equip the digitally-native generation with a store of verse.

Mobility: Making Customers Your First Priority

Miguel Milano | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Businesses simply can't afford to wait to respond to customer queries anymore. Anytime, anywhere, instant access and richer interactions with some brands have also fostered impatience across the board, as witnessed by the customer care streams on Twitter, jammed with customers thrilled by lightning-speed responses or appalled by slow ones.

Creative Businesses and the Digital Healthcare Revolution

Caroline Norbury | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech
Caroline Norbury

We learned this week that as part of the Conservative election manifesto the party will promise GP access seven days a week by 2020. This is to relieve pressure on hospitals, giving working people access to a doctor at weekends, with family doctors able to consult patients via email and internet video link as part of the plans.

Fresher In London? These 7 Apps Will Save Your Bacon

The Huffington Post UK | Kristina Egan | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

So, you've done it. You've moved out from your parents' cosy warm house in the sticks and into your cramped, smelly university halls in the Big Smoke....

Putting the Wellbeing Into Tech

Anna Chapman | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anna Chapman

One observation that I found really valuable was the idea that you shouldn't blame tech for your own stress. Instead, we need to find ways to manage how we use it in an always-on culture.

Raising Digital Natives: Learning to "App" With Impact

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sigrid Daniel

If your child is a digital native immersed in their games, messages and photos, going back to school and into the classroom can feel like a retrograde step. School, in an ideal world, is the environment for our children to learn and create.

How Often Do You Check Your Phone? This Free App Can Tell You

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

How often do you check your phone every day? And do you really want to know the answer? That's the question posed by Checky, a new app which is ...

Smartphones = Smart SMEs

Chris Ciauri | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

For most of us, our smartphones have become the equivalent of our modern swiss-army knives. Had your bank card stolen? Arrange emergency cash through your banking app. Missed the last train home? Book a taxi via Hailo. Lost? Use your GPS-enabled map.

The Government and the Cloud: The Perfect Combination for SMEs

John Davis | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
John Davis

Today, there is likely to be at least one app that helps with each of these challenges. The tech sector is constantly building cloud applications that help with all sorts of small business needs - taking a look at GetApp reveals over 5,800 app listed.

The 2014 Consumer: Living in a Data Wonderland

Jack R. Miles | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jack R. Miles

A couple of years ago the immediate actions of a cyclist following a lengthy ride would be eat, stretch and shower. This was until Strava came along. Strava is the app which allows cyclists to record their core metrics (distance travelled, average speed, elevation gain etc.)

The Apple Watch Can Do Some Really Weird Stuff

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

The Apple Watch is finally here and has -- we think it's fair to say -- surprised more than a few of us with its all-new interface. READ MORE: A...

Smartphone Kills the Radio Star

Juan Lobato | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

Since the arrival of the smartphone, and in reality the arrival of the iPhone, technology has been slowly killing off a number of different connected devices as it consolidates them into one tool. From the humble alarm clock, through to the digital camera, landline, Walkman and satnav, the list goes on as smartphones have made more and more devices redundant.

Rocking All Over the World

Neil Cossar | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Neil Cossar

I love music and the evolution of pop culture and its history... Over the past couple of years I've also been involved in a new project, which has been great fun and is now being unleashed on anyone who might be interested. It's a free App called Rocking All Over The World.

Kim Kardashian: Tech's Power Broker

Matthew Hussey | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

In the golden age of app development way back in 2008, anyone with a knack for coding could develop an app, release it on to Apple's App Store and wait for the cash to roll in. Probably the most famous example was in 2008 when Joel Comm, the developer of iFart Mobile, a crude app that made, yep, fart noises, was earning Comm $10,000 a day.

Nike's Amazing New Fitness App Tells You What You're Running From

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

"It's a problem all runners face. You run and you run and you run - but it's never enough. No matter how many miles you put in, that gnawing ache at y...

7 Clever Smart Home Inventions on My Radar

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Google may have cornered the market with its Nest range of thermostats and smoke alarms, and Apple ignited the battle for the Internet of Things a few months ago with the announcement of its "Home" app... Here are some of the most exciting and accessible smart products that I've spotted recently.

The Magic Men Making Us Broke

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Companies design for planned obsolescence - so that products breakdown forcing us to buy more and more often. But it was us that created psychological obsolescence. We want the newest, shiniest whatever the second it is available regardless of whether the slightly older, slightly less shiny thing is still working perfectly or is in no way demonstrably inferior.

There Are At Least 5 Other 'Gaza Games' On Google Play

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

After a huge wave of negative publicity, Google has removed a controversial game which asked players to 'Bomb Gaza' with fighter jets. The reasons ...

Never Trust Anyone Under 30

Madeline Parra | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Madeline Parra

Born in 1987, I was definitely not alive for the original version of the quip in the title, "Never trust anyone over 30," which exhorted young people ...

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

For years I've been aware of a cool app that allows you to text while seeing where you walk to prevent accidents like falling over... Though despite it being around for years, the integration and adoption of some technologies require a tipping point before they become mainstream.

Delighting the Customers of the 21st Century Business

Miguel Milano | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Subscription models are fast becoming the norm in our increasingly digital society, but the upshot is a much greater need for businesses to understand and create active two-way conversations with their customers.