UK Apps

FoodSwitch Is an Addictive App to Help Find Healthier Food

The Conversation UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Monday morning and here I am reaching my hand to a bowl full of my favourite granola. But wait, I have just downloaded this new app on my phone that helps me make healthier food choices by comparing the food labels of the foods I choose, versus alternatives with lower fat, saturated fat and salt content

Best New iPhone Apps You Need To Know About

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone still has one trump card up its sleeve: the App Store. Or, rather, the stuff stored inside it. Apps are still the fundamental core of th...

The Dangers of Becoming a Repeat Offender

Rytis Vitkauskas | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
Rytis Vitkauskas

London is a magnificent city - few places can boast the same cultural and social variety that is on offer in our capital. Practically bursting at the seams with a new theatre show, gallery launch, music gig, restaurant popup or cabaret performance every night, the options available for what to do with our free time have never been greater.

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

The Sharing Economy: Communism or Hyper Capitalism?

Markus Barnikel | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Markus Barnikel

Until now we have been approaching our cars and our apartments without thinking economically. If we want to change that, it is neither communism nor turbo capitalism. It is not to reach a higher moral goal either and certainly not an evil act. It is simply reasonable and in addition also human and beautiful.

Seven Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Tech
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

As entrepreneurs we have evolved into the modern day superheroes, constantly on the go, solving problems and creating jobs. With the same 24 hours as the rest of you, the question is, how do we get it all done in a day?

10 Essential Travel Apps for Your Next Trip

Frontier | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

For those traveling with technology, check out these 10 ways to enhance your experience.

The Era Of 99p Downloads May Be Coming To An End

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

The era of the 99p download might be coming to an end - all because of George Osborne. Buried within the Chancellor's 2014 Budget was a promise to ...

APIs: Bringing Athletes and Fans Closer Together

Mark O'Neill | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark O'Neill

The Premier League, like many sporting events, is followed avidly by fans. Many times have we heard our friends shouting at the television over the referee's decision to give the opponent a free kick. Now we can channel our passion for sport, beyond just watching it on TV.

How to Create a $19 Billion App

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

The staggering $19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp last week is not only an indication of the enormous value of social media, but also a reminder of the massive opportunity to play for in the growing app economy.

9 Apps Which Students Shouldn't Leave The House Without

StudentBeans | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Got your keys? Check. Got your travel card? Check? Wallet? Phone? Our friends at Student Beans have come up with a list of 9 essential apps that you s...

How To Reduce The Amount Of Salt You Eat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new app has been launched to improve our health by helping us cut the hidden salt inside shoppers' food baskets. The SaltSwitch app allows users ...

At Last, A Phone App To Rescue You From Awkward Social Situations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

We've all been there. On a bad date, usually. But also: in any situation where we've been desperate for someone to call us so that we can get out of a...

This App Can Teach You To Reach 1,000 Words Per Minute

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech

How fast do you read? Probably not as fast as you can. Spritz is a new way of displaying text via smartphones and watches which - its developers cl...

Why Tinder Might Be the Salvation of Gay Dating

Danny Hilton | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Hilton

Tinder isn't perfect - I'm sure there are tons of you who'll say that it's shallow and heartless to judge someone instantly on a photo (or often a range of photos, if you slow down and want to check each guy a bit more in depth). But Tinder has a human aspect that gives it a foot in the real world.

Can This 'Love Translator' App Help Men Understand Women Better?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fair or unfair, us women have a reputation for saying the exact opposite of what we really mean. When was the last time you said "I'm fine!" and genui...

How Personalised News Can Actually Help Us Live Longer

Grant Feller | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

The less privacy I attach to my health, the greater my chances of living longer. And the more health-positive messages I receive, perhaps the greater chance of me becoming a healthier person and thus less of a liability to insurers.

Audible: The Worst iPhone App I Have Ever Downloaded

Alex Thomson | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Thomson

This evening, on returning home from a gig and after watching some 'Always Sunny In Philadelphia', somewhere around midnight maybe, I decided it was time for bed. I didn't feel like reading though, or watching any TV, or going straight to sleep.

Who Do We Blame for Flappy Bird? Only the Human Brain

Michael Rundle | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

Flappy Bird didn't break the App Store. EA's Dungeon Keeper isn't an anti-game. And the people who play(ed) them aren't doing so against their will, or in contravention of natural justice, or in a sort of mindless stupor.

3 Must-have Apps For a Super Body, Mind and Soul in 2014

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Keep your mind strong, engaged and positive with this enjoyable and free podcast. It will give you the motivation to stick to all those great New Year's resolutions!

How to Send a Mass Email

Rachael Phillips | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael Phillips

Now I love public relations professionals but one of the key skills needed in this field is learning how to use that all important bcc box. Journalists, bloggers and anyone else who receive press releases know that they're not special. We know that PR's aren't sat in their fancy offices individually sending us press releases with love. But we don't need to KNOW that the emails are going out en masse.

SwiftKey Finally Launches On iOS

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

SwiftKey - the famed Android predictive keyboard - has launched on Apple's iOS App Store, albeit in a somewhat diminished form. SwiftKey has won le...

A New Spawn of Social

Sophia Parsons | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

Using Tinder for me is like eating a MacDonald's. It's something I do often but hate to admit to, however seek to it for some feeling of comfort or joy (that little air punch you do when you match with someone that doesn't look like a shoe)... then eventually having that feeling of guilt set in after my fast food flirting bender.

What's a Sense of Direction Got to Do With It?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

So where is this sense when it comes to directions? It turns out that this sense, or lack thereof, seems to be latent in grid cells in my brain. Last summer, neuroscientist Joshua Jacobs, of Drexel University, along with his colleagues, tested fourteen people who had electrodes implanted in their brain for epilepsy therapy, and learned that humans have similar 'direction cells' as animals.

Don't Be Afraid of Change: Don't Fix It If It's Not Broken!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.