UK Apps

How To Get The Best Out Of Yourself - Why Learning And Memory Are Effectively The Same Discipline

Ed Cooke | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Cooke

The perfect 'bicycle for the brain' is subtly different for everyone, of course. The advent of mobile has made it easier than ever before for people to learn in a time and way that suits their lifestyle. Memory works best when we give it a little to do often, while learning in different contexts makes your memory more robust because you don't associate information with any one place in particular.

Another World Mental Health Day, Another Report On Rising Children's Worries, Another Reason To Think Differently

Barry Richardson | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK
Barry Richardson

A child's mental health problems will not come to an end like its awareness day - quite the opposite. This issue requires an ongoing, coordinated way of thinking that makes the best use of new approaches including technology; and this is very much the case when it comes to children.

There's A Mobile Game Where You Help Donald Trump Build Walls To Get To Space

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Comedy

There’s a new mobile game hitting the App Store, and it looks set to be YUUUUGE. Basically a politically themed Doodle Jump on steroids, ‘Jrump’...

Apps And Gadgets That Are Revolutionising Online Banking

PROMOTED BY CLYDESDALE, by Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Do you bank online? If so, you’re among the 60% of UK adults who do. When internet banking was first introduced by Nationwide in 1997, it was hailed...

App For Victims Of Domestic Abuse Launches In UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new app to help victims of domestic violence record evidence of their abusive relationships and seek professional help has launched in the UK. The a...

We've Got An App For That

Alastair Paterson | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

Of course, just because an app asks for these sorts of permissions does not mean there is necessarily anything underhand going on, but it seems the more convenience driven we become with our technology, the more casual we become with our digital profiles.

These Apps Could Help You Start Your own Business

The Huffington Post | Shihab S Joi | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

Finding room for all the paperwork, wall space for pinning up plans, lists and reminders used to mean you had to get an office just to plan how to get...

Uber Now Finally Lets You Book Trips In Advance

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

Uber users in London now have the ability to book trips in advance. From 4pm 25 August users will be able to schedule their trips through the Uber app...

Google's New Video Calling App Duo Is Basically Just Social Blackmail

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

The great news is that Knock Knock is an entirely optional feature - you can turn it off. That said, the fact it exists at all shows that companies like Google, Apple, Facebook continue to create services and features for perfect humans despite the fact we're all secretly terrible people.

How Well Do You Really Know Your Facebook Friends?

Suzanne Day | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Day

At the moment it seems that you can't escape a designated 'day' on social media celebrating friendship or the sisterhood! We've had Girlfriends Day, International Friendship Day, Sisters Day, and coming up soon Best Friends Day.

Best Foodie Snapchat Accounts: 9 People To Get You Back In The Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The rise of the foodie has no doubt been accelerated by Instagram and everyone trying to nail the secret of achieving the ultimate brunch flat-lay. Bu...

Founder Stories: How Tech Transformed My Dating Business

Nana Wereko-Brobby | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Nana Wereko-Brobby

We're never going to be a Tinder, but to grow it's become clear that our product is the app and that's a new financial and business burden to bear. So watch this space.

Instagram Stories: How Do They Work?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech

Instagram has launched a new feature, “Instagram Stories” so that users can easily capture and share all of their daily moments and “not worry a...

Tech Left Parents Behind. Now We're Catching Up

Ari Last | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech
Ari Last

What's more, when you consider the make-up of parents as a consumer group, us being left behind by these technology trends - the on-demand and sharing economies in particular - seems totally backwards

Want to Build a Pokémon GO Empire? Here's What You Need to Know

Gary Newe | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

But as we have seen over the last few weeks, a surge in popularity can leave a company more likely to be exposed to vulnerabilities. Here, we take a look at some of the challenges faced by Niantic Labs and Nintendo and what we can learn from them

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 ...