ARTICLES RELATING TO APPS

Genius parent creates app for annoyed parents

2014-08-20 13:54

Parent creates app for annoyed parents of teenagers who often ignore their calls.

Same-day travel apps help travellers

2014-08-05 15:10

Procrastinating travellers who find it difficult to plan trips in advance may find bargains with last-minute travel apps to book flights and hotel rooms.

Samsung battles as Apple readies iPhone 6

2014-07-16 13:07

Samsung Electronics is losing smartphone ground not only to cheaper Chinese rivals, but also at the high end to Apple.

Mobile apps offer last-minute deals

2014-07-09 16:21

Three free mobile apps that offer last-minute deals for quick jaunts to destination cities

Apps bring speed reading into the digital age

2014-06-24 13:04

Speed reading has been around for more than fifty years, but new apps are bringing the technique into the digital age, helping users breeze through books.

Freebie apps for footie fans

2014-06-09 22:04

Soccer fans eager to stay in the loop and follow their favourite teams and players during the World Cup can keep up with the action on their smartphones using apps.

Apps we wish we had

2014-05-20 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.

Music apps synchronise beat with runners' steps

2014-05-13 12:25

A free app provides playlists that change the tempo of music to match the pace of the runner, slowing down and speeding up as they do.

New social networks connects cooks and diners

2014-04-23 22:19

A new breed of peer-to-peer applications is moving the chef-diner relationship outside of traditional restaurants to homes and other offbeat locations.

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.

 

Fitness apps for short, sharp workouts

2014-08-18 16:02

People who don't have a lot of time on their hands or can't make it to the gym can turn to fitness apps for short bouts of exercise.

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

2014-07-27 19:00

Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.

New app introduces James Bond features

2014-07-10 20:00

A company known for mobile apps designed to thwart government surveillance, Silent Circle, is introducing a secrecy-cloaking phone service.

App your way to a job

2014-07-09 12:31

South African job hunters can now switch between various career apps on the go. Here's a selection of what you can do while queueing at Woolies.

Smartwatches may soon monitor blood sugar

2014-06-23 16:26

Medical technology firms are searching for applications that could turn wearable technology like bracelets into devices that can monitor blood sugar.

Mobile medical app explosion haywire

2014-06-05 19:03

Biotracking sensors are stirring concern in the medical community about misdiagnoses that could have serious consequences for consumers.

Blood pressure info on net and apps often wrong

2014-05-19 12:21

In a study, researchers who checked YouTube videos on high blood pressure found that one-third offered 'misleading' information. Home blood pressure devices also tended to be inaccurate.

Music apps for runners - beats in step

2014-05-12 22:05

Runners who listen to music while exercising can turn to new apps that match the beats to their steps, which app makers claim can increase enjoyment of the sport.

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.

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