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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.

Mobile Banking Is More Than Just An App

Mark Grainger | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Grainger

How often do you visit your bank branch? I'm going to guess it's a lot less frequently than you used to, say, five years ago. And you wouldn't be alone - figures show that daily visits to branches have fallen by 32% since 2011 and the number of times people visit a branch is set to almost halve by 2020 as more people favour their smartphones to manage their finances.

Appy Valentine's Day

Caragh Little | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe, with life being so busy, we have to prearrange it all, even if it means that we all end up celebrating our love in one identikit packaged, shrink-wrapped night. And yet... something about all that prearranged perfection makes me want that Boredom app to vibrate on my wrist or phone.

Behind Every Relationship, There Is An App

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ripu Daman Singh

Lola is a 20-something, attractive woman whose long-term boyfriend dumped her three years ago. In a text that didn't even display the courtesy of a spell check. Tinking we shd backup (read breakup). She cried relentlessly (six times a day on an average) for months to follow.

Royal Ramblings: Talking TNA With Rockstar Spud

Robert Rams | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Sport
Robert Rams

TNA have a new app out. We ran a little poll asking fans whether they would pay for content and many questioned the price given TNA was previously free to air. What do you say to them who can't afford to get the app but want to carry on following TNA?

'Amicable' Divorce App Let's You Separate Cheaply Using Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

January has long been dubbed “divorce season” due to the high number of couples who choose to part ways in the new year. If you’re among them, y...

Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

Serious Health Conditions Are No Laughing Matter, But The Apps Managing Them Should Be Fun

John Miles | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech
John Miles

Bearing those individual journeys in mind, digital health apps must make sure they don't push content that is irrelevant and can easily overwhelm. Apps must act as content curators to make sure that people receive information relevant to them and at the right time. This keeps the content short, easy to digest and bespoke.

Using Mobile Games To Create Real-Life Superheroes

Kameni Ngahdeu | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Tech
Kameni Ngahdeu

tech for good A single game today has the potential to reach and entertain millions of people. However, the impact of most games usually stops there. They exist solely for entertainment and leisure. This didn't sit well with us, especially when we considered how many important problems there were all around us that were going unaddressed.

'Tis The Season To Be Sorry

Mike Foreman | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

For example too many employees, temporary or otherwise, think nothing of exchanging sensitive database information with colleagues via mobile messaging accounts, uploading the data to personal devices, sharing passwords and so on.

Getting A Graduate's Foot On The Employment Ladder

Ted Nash | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ted Nash

Don't forget too that many employers will offer graduate placements abroad - for the right person (and not every young person wants to work abroad, so don't allow yourself to be pressured) that can be a great chance to impress potential employers and see more of the world too.

Smarterphones - Looking Beyond Just Apps

Scott Curtis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
Scott Curtis

Recently, we undertook research looking at the mobile app habits of UK consumers. Overall the results showed that we're a fickle bunch. We have favourite apps and we like to stick with them. Getting into this list is tough, but that doesn't stop us flirting with alternatives..

Technology That Brings The Family Together At Christmas

Phillip Othen | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

When you’ve got the whole clan over for Christmas dinner, it doesn’t take much for the mood around the table to turn from merry to miserable. A fe...

Apple Has Revealed The Most Downloaded App of 2016

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has revealed the most downloaded app of 2016, and it’s not Pokemon Go. The AR sensation was pushed into third place by two social networking ...

Be Partners In Regulation, Or Be Prepared To Be Forced Out

Tom Kibasi | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech
Tom Kibasi

Different parts of the 'sharing economy' will inevitably need different forms of regulation. Governments need to be smarter and bolder in how they approach this task. If they want to retain their social licence to operate, companies would be well advised to cooperate rather than try to resist.

What Lord Sugar Taught Me On The Apprentice

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Overall, Lord Sugar was an excellent boss. Why? Because he explained the goal of the task clearly at the beginning of each week, and then he gave us performance reviews in the board room based on how well we reached his targets.

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

The Future Of Room Service Is Robots

Malminder Gill | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Malminder Gill

Following the trademarks of other delivery robots (AKA: drones), delivery innovations like Relay come equipped with mood lighting, touch screens, and even the ability to operate lifts on their own

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

How Travel Is Becoming A Little Less Scary

Edward Lowe | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

What will this trend of increased app use mean for the future of travel? It is only going to become more connected as these platforms develop to become more available throughout the world, and wifi connections become the norm.

Mario Is Coming To Your iPhone, But It Is Going To Cost You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech

The long-anticipated release date of Super Mario on iPhone has finally been confirmed as the 15 December, just in time for you to be completely antiso...

Why Tech Now Means You Do Not Need To Leave Home

Lauren Riley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lauren Riley

OK so I am exaggerating just a little with the title but we are not far off! As a tech entrepreneur, I look at some of my fellow tech startups and t...

Five Inexpensive Ways To Promote A Mobile App Launch

John Ifie | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
John Ifie

With increasing numbers of apps released every day, it couldn't be more pertinent to come up with a strong idea to promote and market a mobile app launch. The app market is a very competitive one, and without the right approach, there is a great possibility that a new product slips through the cracks and never attracts the attention of potential users.

This New App Helping Mums Make Friends Combats Loneliness After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Unless you happen to have a great NCT group, making mum friends after giving birth can be a bit of a challenge. Two mothers from South London knew exa...

The Un-invention Of Sex

Nick Abbot | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

For the purpose of getting indecorous and sticky, and living happily ever after, two people used to be selected for each other by their wiser elders. ...