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Apps can help professionals spot a concussion

2014-04-07 13:10

Mobile apps provide a new dimension in concussion management for medically trained professionals and can help parents, coaches and trainers tell when an athlete has a concussion.

NYC to host smartphone Easter egg hunt

2014-03-17 18:56

NYC is to host an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt for giant eggs with a high-tech twist.

BlackBerry apps 'still important' in SA

2014-01-31 09:00

Applications for the BlackBerry are still relevant in South Africa because of the position the devices hold, but there are signs that the market is shifting.

Want a star app? Here's how

2014-01-30 09:40

There is a secret to developing a gaming app that can potentially be a hit, industry insiders have revealed.

Spies use apps to track people - report

2014-01-27 22:31

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in the apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

New apps aim to fight stress

2014-01-22 15:12

In a bad mood but not sure why? New smartphone apps provide short guided meditations designed to help users return to a positive state of mind.

Welcome back! Here's to a fresh start.

2014-01-09 12:42

We kick off 2014 with great ways to make your New Year's resolutions stick and bring you some of the most talked-about stories doing the rounds right now.

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 13:24

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be difficult, but new apps aim to help people get organised, track their progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

Mind the gap: Pothole app in the works

2013-12-27 11:30

While South Africans still dodge potholes on local roads, the UK government has funded the development of an innovative smartphone application allowing the public to report damaged roads and mark them for other road users.

New apps capture life's special memories

2013-12-10 14:04

Now there are apps that keep track of special moments by producing digital scrapbooks and journals to help users log where they have been and what they have done

Free cellular calls gain ground

2013-10-25 07:11

The cost for making and receiving cellular calls over the internet is so low that most people believe it is totally free.

High-tech twist to notes

2013-10-20 17:56

New apps aim to revive the tradition of hand-written notes.

Mobile apps don't strategise weight-loss behaviour

2013-10-08 11:09

Mobile apps to help people lose weight are lacking when it comes to strategies for changing behaviours.

200 mobile apps related to dermatology

2013-09-26 09:18

There has been a surge in the number of mobile dermatology apps which help people track skin conditions, but doctors urge caution over accuracy.

Dogs taught to use an iPad

2013-08-26 09:06

You may or may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly try to get Fido to use an iPad.

Baby apps don't make toddlers smarter

2013-08-08 10:45

A US consumer advocacy group filed a complaint, alleging that two baby app developers are creating false impressions about their online games.

Baidu to buy mobile app firm for $1.9bn

2013-07-16 11:59

China's top Internet search engine is to buy a smartphone app firm for $1.9bn in what is said to be the largest takeover deal in the country's Internet industry.

Cellphone addicts often unfit

2013-07-11 07:04

People who are constantly checking their smartphones have been shown to be less active and have poor fitness, a study shows.

Kid's huge iPad shopping spree

2013-03-06 11:49

5-year-old spends over R22 000 on game accessories in just 15 minutes.

Craft Beer app

2013-03-01 10:41

SAB has launched the new MyBeer app.

Cell users wary of apps - survey

2012-09-05 16:54

Users of mobile devices are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns about how much personal information is collected, a US survey showed.

Replace babies with cats!

2012-08-06 15:18

A new Facebook app replaces baby pics with pictures of cats. Or bacon.

App startup magnet

2012-06-11 11:30

China's dynamic app industry is luring foreigners.

Electronic task master

2012-03-09 07:00

App gives runners a boost with flesh-eating zombies

 

Microsoft chief crows on Twitter as iPad Office soars

2014-03-28 22:31

Microsoft chief Satya Nadella took to Twitter to crow as Office software tailored for iPads soared to the top of the charts at Apple's online App Store.

Hearing-aid apps pump up the volume

2014-03-10 18:16

New smartphone apps that link to hearing aids are helping people with impaired hearing to pump up the volume on their devices or to use them as headphones to stream phone calls, YouTube videos and music.

Social network for real-time connections

2014-01-30 18:08

Walk into a room of people, and your smartphone can tell if you have a connection to any of them, if it can find the right data.

Angry Birds site hacked after surveillance claims

2014-01-29 16:30

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment says the game's home pages have been hacked, after reports that the data of its customers have been accessed by spy agencies.

Meditation apps aim to lift the spirits

2014-01-22 16:48

New smartphone apps provide short guided meditations designed to help users return to a positive state of mind.

$32 million refund for kid’s bloopers

2014-01-16 10:20

Apple to refund millions to parents whose kids made in-app purchases.

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 17:30

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be difficult, but new apps aim to help people get organised, track their progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

Apps help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 05:30

Keeping New Year's resolutions can be difficult but new apps aim to help people get organized, track progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts

2013-12-20 19:10

Shopping for the techie who has everything? Check out these offbeat gift ideas...

Apps we wish we had

2013-12-03 16:15

Ever thought "I wish I had an app for that?" - well, here's a totes hilarz list of apps that we really, really want.

Human touch

2013-10-20 18:08

New apps aim to revive the tradition of hand-written notes.

Mobile apps don't strategise weight-loss behaviour

2013-10-08 18:15

Mobile apps to help people lose weight are lacking when it comes to strategies for changing behaviours.

200 mobile apps related to dermatology

2013-09-26 11:15

There has been a surge in the number of mobile dermatology apps which help people track skin conditions, but doctors urge caution over accuracy.

New apps read blood alcohol levels

2013-09-17 14:55

Before getting behind the wheel, drivers can test their blood alcohol level with new apps that not only give a blood alcohol reading, but also calls a cab.

5 relationship apps

2013-08-16 09:51

We have compiled a list of apps that will help any couple keep the spark alive.

iPads may help kids with autism

2013-08-05 11:59

Smart technologies such as the iPad and iPod may also serve as therapeutic tools for children with autism, according to new research.

Free app a guide to healthier living

2013-07-11 10:20

Argus, a free app for iPhones, takes detailed 'snapshots' of sleep, diet, activity and vital signs. This can help guide one to a healthier lifestyle.

Apps use brainwaves to guide, improve meditation

2013-03-06 08:36

A new smartphone app aims to ease stress and guide users through meditation by monitoring brain waves that change as people become more relaxed.

Apps for Africa

2013-02-12 07:34

BlackBerry puts its apps in a local context, says Arthur Goldstuck.

5 Android apps for parents

2012-08-15 13:19

We take a look at 5 great Android apps that can make your life as a parent a little easier.

5 apps to help you sleep

2012-07-06 00:00

If you're struggling with sleepless nights and disrupted sleep, trade in the old counting sheep for a nifty mobile phone app that will help you get a good's night rest.

 
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