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Seven Delicious Ways To Reduce Food Waste

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Food waste costs the average person in the UK £200 every year. We throw away a whopping 19% of food we buy, which adds up to 7 million tonnes per annum according to campaigners Love Food Hate Waste

Building Empathy One App At A Time

Raul Gutierrez | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Raul Gutierrez

As a contentious U.S. election took over the news worldwide in 2016, teachers told us they wanted an app that more directly helped them prompt conversations about empathy with kids. Angry political speech that was dividing the country was trickling down into classrooms

Just How Safe Are Our Mobile Apps?

Alastair Paterson | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

We live in a world dominated by smartphones and tablets, and by the applications that run on these mobile devices. These applications help us with everything, including expenses, mobile banking, the weather and access to your corporate and personal email

There's Now A Sassy App To Help You Deal With Your Break-Up

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An empowering new app promises to help guide you through your break-up so that, in the end, you can own it. ‘Break-Up Boss’, created by author Zo...

Best Travel Apps

Jim Roberts | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jim Roberts

If you're worried of breaking your phone then remember you are as likely to drop it after a few too many breezers at home as you are on a moped. If you're still worried get a case that is actually going to protect it.

How To Protect Yourself From In-App Fraud

Asaf Greiner | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Asaf Greiner

In short, there is a lot of cleaning up to do when it comes to in-app ads. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. You have to look for signs that don't add up, and research further. It's not always about technical tools, it's about being aware and giving hints to teams where there might be a problem.

The Death Of The Textbook: How The Rising World Of Parenting And Education Apps Is Transforming Digital Learning

Bhav Singh | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bhav Singh

Parents feel reassured knowing their children are making the most of their screen time development-wise, while also offering their children a more entertaining and fun learning experience. In essence this has the ability to introduce learning and development tools in a child's routine, while offering parent visibility.

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

The Fears Involved In Launching An App

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

That's when we sat down with one of our mentors for lunch at our local sushi place and told him about all our issues. We told him that we were considering postponing our launch yet again. That's when he gave my co-founder, Joris, and I the most valuable advice ever. Just get on with it and RELEASE the app! It is NEVER going to be perfect.

Uber Sent This Message About Its Sexual Harassment Claims To Some Users Who Deleted Their Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Uber told a small number of users who deleted their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment...

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.