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The first iPhone was more a hand-held computer than anything else. AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek

Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone

The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators' imagination and courage.
WeChat has transformed from a social media to a payment platform (among other things) and had success in China. Could Australia be next? Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Apple Pay may have won the battle but it may not win the war

While Apple Pay may have won the battle against some of Australia’s banks, it may lose the war against the providers of digital wallets, such as Tencent and Alibaba.
Developers need to be aware of any legal or ethical issues when creating any healthcare apps for smartphones. Shutterstock/thodonal

Who’s listening? The ethical and legal issues of developing a health app

Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Some mental health apps claim to track your mood over time, while others claim to “cure” your mental ill health with hypnosis. Adobe

How to find a good app for mental health

While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.

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